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Commercial oil production begins at Layang field offshore Malaysia

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JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation's subsidiary, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited, the Operator of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia together with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, commenced commercial oil production from Layang Field on 3 December 2019.

Layang Field (“Layang”), in addition to its natural gas production since May 2017, commenced oil production by using a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading System (FPSO) named “FPSO Helang”.

The production of oil from Layang is estimated at about 3000 bpd, and about 10 000 boe/d with natural gas combined.

“FPSO Helang” is also planned to be utilised for production and shipping of oil from the Helang field in Block SK10. The production of oil and natural gas from Layang and Helang with the use of “FPSO Helang” is estimated to reach about 20 000 boe/d.

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