Woodside's Myanmar Project Moves to Pre-Feed Stage
Australia’s Woodside December 17 said that the A-6 development offshore Myanmar has moved from the exploration and appraisal phase to the pre-front-end engineering design (pre-Feed) phase.
Woodside and its joint venture partners and Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE), successfully executed two agreements comprising the fourth amendment and a supplementary agreement to the production sharing contract and the agreement on upstream and midstream ratio, the company said.
“The Block A-6 joint venture and the government of Myanmar have agreed a fiscal framework that will enable commercialisation of Myanmar’s first ultra-deep-water resource,” Woodside executive vice president for development Meg O’Neill said.
The A-6 development concept includes the drilling of up to 10 ultra-deep-water wells (six wells in phase 1 and up to four additional wells in phase 2) in 2,000-2,300 metre water depth. The wells would be linked to a subsea gathering system routed up the continental shelf slope to a shallow-water processing platform.
The gas would then be exported via a 240-kilometre pipeline to a riser platform located near the existing Yadana platform complex. The riser platform would distribute gas via the existing pipeline infrastructure to Myanmar and Thailand. The A-6 development is targeting Feed entry in the second half of 2020, Woodside said.
The project, located in Block A-6 within Woodside’s Southern Hub, is being developed alongside joint venture participants MPRL E&P and Total E&P Myanmar.