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JX Nippon awarded approval to develop Malaysia play

13th May 2014

JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration has announced approval of its field development plan for Layang Field in Block SK10 from Petronas, the national oil company of Malaysia

JX Nippon awarded approval to develop Malaysia play
JX Nippon plans to install an FPSO at the field and commercial production is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016

JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Malaysia) is the operator of the block offshore Malaysia with a participating interest of 75 per cent.

Layang Field is located approximately 8 km east of the producing Helang Gas Field in Block SK10. JX Nippon plans to install an FPSO at the field and commercial production is expected to start in the second quarter of 2016 with the initial estimated incremental production of Helang/Layang gas to be about 100 MMscfd and Helang condensate/Layang oil/Layang condensate to be about 7 kbd.

Natural Gas produced from Layang Field, together with natural gas from the Helang Gas Field, is to be supplied via subsea pipelines of approximately 200km long to the MLNG Tiga liquefaction plant in Bintulu, Sarawak, which is partly owned by JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation. The natural gas will be sold as LNG after liquefaction, while the condensate and Layang oil is planned to be shipped from the FPSO.

With the current commitment in a total of 7 blocks including SK10, the company considers Malaysia as one of its important core countries and seeks to increase its activities and presence within the country.

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