Tabu field production begins off Malaysia

ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. has begun production of nonassociated gas from Tabu field, 200 km off Terengganu, Malaysia. Production is expected to peak at 150 MMcfd.

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 13 -- ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. has begun production of nonassociated gas from Tabu field, 200 km off Terengganu, Malaysia. Production is expected to peak at 150 MMcfd.

Gas from the unmanned facility will be transported via a new 16-in. full-well-stream, corrosion-resistant alloy pipeline to the manned Jerneh A platform for compression and processing.

ExxonMobil said the $182 million project was developed under its gas production-sharing contract with 50% joint venture partner Petronas to help meet increasing gas demand in Malaysia.

The announcement coincides with other recently announced developments aimed at increasing Malaysia's gas production.

In late March Kejuruteraan Samudra Timur Bhd. said ExxonMobil awarded it a 4-year contract valued at $17.4-20.4 million to provide tubular handling equipment and services.

In early March ExxonMobil awarded a 52 million-ringgits ($15 million) contract to Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Works Corp., Sarawak, for construction of the Jerneh B gas production platform 230 km off eastern Peninsular Malaysia.

The Malaysian company will fabricate and construct the platform jacket and topsides and undertake associated host tie-ins and offshore hook-up and commissioning works.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

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