Te Giac Trang oil, gas field starts up off Vietnam

Hoang Long Joint Operating Co. has placed Te Giac Trang field H1 area on production in the Cuu Long basin off Vietnam.

Crude oil moves through a subsea pipeline to the Armada TGT 1 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel with 55,000 b/d nameplate capacity. It is to be exported to regional refineries. Gas will be shipped via pipeline to Bach Ho facilities for processing and transport to shore in existing lines.

Plateau production is 55,000 b/d and 30 MMcfd. The field was discovered in August 2005 and its development approved in September 2009.

HLJOC operates the field on behalf of SOCO International PLC, PetroVietnam, and PTT Exploration & Production PCL.

HLJOC is still drilling production wells in the H4 area of TGT Field and fabricating platform topsides in preparation for its start-up in August 2012.

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