Gas flow starts at B15 field off Malaysia

Sapura Exploration & Production (Sarawak) Inc., Kuala Lumpur, has started production from B15 natural gas field off Sarawak, East Malaysia. The field, discovered in December 2010, is on Block SK310.

Sapura Exploration & Production (Sarawak) Inc., Kuala Lumpur, has started production from B15 natural gas field off Sarawak, East Malaysia.

The field, discovered in December 2010, is on Block SK310. It produces through a processing platform linked by a 35-km pipeline to an existing system carrying gas to the Malaysia LNG plant at Bintulu.

The company expects B15 production to peak at 100 MMcfd.

Sapura E&P (Sarawak) operates the Block SK310 production-sharing contract with a 30% participating interest. Other interests are state-owned Petronas Carigali, 40%, and Diamond Energy Sarawak Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., 30%.

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