Thai oil and gas giant PTTEP International (PTTEPI) Ltd has started delivering the first natural gas from Myanmar’s Zawtika gas field, the firm’s Yangon branch said.
The first delivery was made to Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) last month.
The starting delivery rate is 50 million standard cubic feet per day and will increase the rate up to 100 million standard cubic feet per day by this month “to meet the domestic growing energy demand as well as to support the economic development in Myanmar,” PTTEPI said in a statement.
In 2007, PTTEPI discovered natural gas in block M9 and a partial of block M11 which was named “Zawtika project”. Zawtika project is located in Gulf of Mottama, approximately 300 kilometres south from Yangon. Later in 2008, PTTEPI conducted the development plan of Zawtika project.
PTTEPI Ltd, which is a subsidiary of PTTEP, holds 80 percent share of Zawtika project while Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) holds the rest. In addition to Zawtika Project, PTTEPI is the operator in PSC onshore blocks: PSC G and EP2 and offshore blocks: M3, M11, MD-7 and MD-8. PTTEPI started its business in Myanmar in 1996 through non-operating partnerships in Yadana and Yetagun Projects.