France's Total starts up Myanmar's Badamyar gas project near Yangon

France-based Total has started production at its offshore Badamyar project, which is expected to extend the 8 Bcm/year production plateau of the Yadana gas field -- one of Myanmar's biggest -- beyond 2020.

Arnaud Breuillac, president, exploration and production said in a statement Tuesday that the project was completed on schedule and managed to keep costs 20% below budget.

Launched in mid-2014, the Badamyar project is located 220 km south of Yangon.

It involves the installation of a new wellhead platform connected to the Yadana production facilities, and the drilling of four horizontal wells to develop Badamyar gas field as a satellite of Yadana.

Total is the operator of the project with a 31.2% interest. Its partners are Chevron-Unocal (28.3%), PTTEP (25.5%) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (15%).

Source: Platts (via O&GLinks)

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Sunday, May 7, 2017