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PETRONAS Carigali, Shell and PETROS EP awarded exploration acreage offshore Malaysia

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PETRONAS has awarded Block SK437 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia to PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), and Petroleum Sarawak Exploration and Production Sdn Bhd (PSEP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS).

Block SK437 is located to the southwest of the prolific Central Luconia province, measuring 2015 km2 in size and in water depths of up to 50 m.

SSB is the operator for Block SK437 PSC, with a 85% participating interest, while PCSB and PSEP hold 7.5% each. Both PCSB’s and PSEP’s interests are carried during the exploration phase. SK437 is a new addition to Shell’s existing interests in 15 production sharing contracts in Malaysia, of which eight are located off the coast of Sarawak, whilst the remaining seven are located off the coast of Sabah.

Mohamed Firouz Asnan, PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management, said: “During its 130 years in Malaysia, Shell and other partners have built a legacy of milestones that contribute to the success of the country’s oil and gas industry. It is our hope that this new partnership with PSEP and PCSB in Block SK437 would bring the industry to greater heights through complementary strengths and capabilities.

“We also welcome PSEP’s first involvement in an offshore exploration PSC, expanding its current portfolio with participating interests in producing PSCs of MLNG and Kumang Cluster.

“Indeed, this new award is a further testament of Malaysia’s attractiveness as a global investment destination. Under our ‘right asset, right player’ strategy, supported by a progressive fiscal regime, we hope to unlock the full potential of the hydrocarbon resources in Malaysia, thus maximising value for our partners and PETRONAS as the custodian of the national hydrocarbon resources.”


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