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Total makes new discovery off Myanmar

Sep 24, 2018
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Total announces a successful appraisal of the A6 block Shwe Yee Htun-2 discovery, offshore Myanmar, completing a major step towards confirming a commercial project.

The well was drilled to a final depth of 4,820 meters and encountered 40 meters of net gas pay in a high quality reservoir. Total said that preliminary tests confirm good reservoir quality, permeability and well production deliverability.

The Shwe Yee Htun-2 adds to the Shwe Yee Htun-1 (2016) and Pyi Thit-1 (2017) gas discoveries made earlier on the Block. The cumulated resources are evaluated in the range of 2 to 3 Tcf.

“This new discovery on A6 block is a major step towards unlocking new gas reserves in an area closely located to the fast growing regional markets. Total’s track record of Myanmar’s Yadana gas field exploitation is a key asset to lead these discoveries to commercial development,” outlined Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total.

Total holds a 40 per cent interest in A6 block, alongside Woodside Energy (40 per cent, technical joint operator for exploration and appraisal operations) and MPRL E&P Pte Ltd (20 per cent, joint operator). As per joint venture agreements, Total is to take over operatorship in the development phase.