Mubadala Energy, Abu Dhabi, discovered gas in Block SK320, Central Luconia province, offshore Malaysia.
Cengkih-1, about 220 km off the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak, is near Pegaga field, also within the block, which started commercial gas production in March (OGJ Online, Mar. 22, 2022). The exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 1,680 m in August 2022, hitting a gas column of more than 110 m in Miocene Cycle IV/V pinnacle carbonate reservoirs, increasing gas resources within the block, the operator said.
The discovery builds on exploration successes in the region and “confirms the large potential of this proven carbonate play type in Central Luconia,” said Mohamed Firouz Asnan, PETRONAS senior vice-president of Malaysia petroleum management. PETRONAS holds 25% interest in the block.
Mubadala Energy, which recently changed its name from Mubadala Petroleum, is operator of the block with 55% interest. PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd holds 25% and Sarawak Shell Berhad holds the remaining 20%.