SapuraKencana inks gas sales agreement for B15 field off Malaysia

Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum has signed the SK310 gas sales agreement in relation to the production of gas from the B15 gas field, offshore Malaysia, between Petronas as gas buyer and the SK310 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) contractors as joint sellers.

SapuraKencana’s subsidiary, SapuraKencana Energy Sarawak (SKE), is the operator of Block SK310 PSC which was awarded by Petronas on June 17, 2008.

SKE has participating interest of 30%, Petronas 40%, and Diamond Energy Sarawak, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, 30% interest.

The B15 Gas Field which was discovered in December 2010 is located within the SK310 PSC area, offshore East Malaysia. The development will comprise a central processing platform with a 35km gas evacuation pipeline to be tied into the existing infrastructure.

The B15 gas field will deliver gas to the Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) complex in Bintulu, Sarawak. The first gas delivery is targeted to be in the fourth quarter of 2017.

“I would like to thank Petronas and the SK310 JV partners for their efforts in getting the project to realisation. The SK310 UGSA marks SKE’s first participation in a Gas Sales Agreement for East Malaysia,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsuddin, President & Group CEO of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad.