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Total embarks on Thai offshore project

25th April 2012

Thailand’s growing appetite for gas could be whetted with the release of reserves from an offshore gas field

Production starts from offshore gas and condensate field

French energy giant Total and partners of the Bongkot Joint Venture have begun production from the Greater Bongkot South (GBS) gas and condensate field in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Joint Venture is operated by PTTEP (44.45 per cent), alongside partners Total (33.33 per cent) and BG Group (22.22 per cent).

Jean-Marie Guillermou, Senior Vice-President for Total Exploration-Production said: “I am delighted with the start-up of the Great Bongkot South field in line with the schedule and within the budget which will increase by 50 per cent our production capacity in Thailand and will enable the Bongkot Joint Venture to further contribute to the growing gas demand in Thailand.

“After the recent successful start-up of Pazflor and Usan, in Angola and Nigeria respectively, this development is a new milestone in the implementation of Total’s growth strategy.”

The offshore GBS field is located in the Gulf of Thailand’s blocks B16 and B17, approximately 200 KM East of Songkhla. This new standalone development consists of a central processing platform, a living quarter platform and 13 wellhead platforms.

The processing platform has a capacity of 350 million cubic feet of gas per day and 15,000 barrels of condensate per day. Gas is exported via a new build spur line to the PTT grid while condensate is exported to the existing Floating, Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel at the Greater Bongkot North field, which is located 80 KM to the north.

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