Shell has applied to delay its commitment well for permit WA-496-P in the Carnarvon Basin which was due to have been drilled by October 2018. The operator has already completed its commitment for a 3D seismic survey. Hess has also applied to delay its drilling commitment in WA-518-P also in the Carnarvon Basin which was due by September 2018.
Hess has begun gas production from its North Malay Basin Integrated Gas Development project following hookup of the topsides for the central processing platform. The development, in Block PM302, is around 300km offshore the Terengganu Gas Terminal and consists of nine gas fields in an average water depth of 55m. Development involved installation of four wellhead platforms, aside from the central processing platform, intra-field and export pipelines and associated subsea isolation valve skids, a moored floating storage and offloading unit and drilling of 14 shallow production wells. Hess currently has UMW jackup Naga 8 carrying out the development drilling. Hess [...]
Hess has been granted an extension by NOPTA on the minimum work requirements for the lease for permit WA-70-R in which the Equus field is located. Hess now has until 2021 to finalise technical work for the development of the field that includes defini-tion of facilities, design and costs, progress FEED activities and undertake marketing studies for gas production. Hess had already reported it would delay further development of the Equus gas fields which lie in permits WA-390-P and WA-474-P off the north west shelf. Hess will use a floater capa-ble of working in 1,100m water depths for the development [...]
Earlier this month Hess in Malaysia were seeking a jackup for a short term non drilling charter, likely as an accommodation unit, to begin at the end of this month or in July. Water depths were quoted as 50m in PM302 offshore Peninsular Malaysia where Hess is currently installing production facilities. Duration of charter was to have been 3 months. However since then the operator has cancelled its enquiry and has apparently decided to use a tanker to fulfill this requirement.
Hess is to begin production within the next few months at its North Malay Basin full field development off Peninsular Malaysia. Topsides have already been installed on the central processing platform and is currently being commissioned. The 14th and final well of the Phase I development drilling campaign has been completed by UMW jackup Naga 8 and the FSO is en route to location this month.