Statoil Awarded Exploration Acreage Offshore Myanmar

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/26/2014, Location: Asia

Together with partner ConocoPhillips, Statoil has been awarded a deep-water exploration block in the Myanmar waters of Bay of Bengal.

Block AD-10 cover more than 9,000 km2, and is located 200 km from the coast in water depths of approximately 2,000 meters. The license has been awarded to Statoil and ConocoPhillips, each with a 50% equity share and with Statoil as the operator.

"This is a large and virtually unexplored area in a basin with a proven petroleum system and thick sedimentary deposits. With this award, we have accessed at scale in another frontier acreage with significant upside, in line with our exploration strategy," says Erling V?gnes, senior vice president for Statoil’s exploration in the Eastern hemisphere.

The award represents a new country entry for Statoil, now operating in 34 countries.

"We have been following the development in Myanmar closely since 2011. Through several visits we have established a good relationship with the authorities in Myanmar, and we have had a continuous dialogue with Norwegian authorities and drawn upon experience from other Norwegian companies present in the country. We look forward to contributing to the further development of the energy sector in Myanmar with our competence and capacity," says Vagnes.

Statoil has committed to environmental and social impact studies and acquiring new 2D seismic during the first study period of 2,5 years. After this the partnership will decide whether or not to enter a three year exploration period.

"Our first steps will be to engage with the appropriate agencies and stakeholders and conduct the studies necessary for safe and secure acquisition of new seismic data. This is a long-term opportunity with high subsurface risk, but with high-impact potential," says Vagnes.


Brazil >>  6/27/2022 - Petrobras, following the announcements released on 02/08/2021, 08/25/2021 and 10/01/2021, informs that it restarted the sale processes of the Abreu e ...
South Africa >>  6/27/2022 - In accordance with a farmout agreement (the "Agreement"), Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with a focus on the offsh...

United States >>  6/27/2022 - Sitio Royalties Corp. (STR) ("Sitio") announced that it has completed the acquisition of over 19,700 net royalty acres ("NRAs") in the Permian Basin f...
Brazil >>  6/24/2022 - Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on 06/23/2022, informs that it signed with BW Energy Maromba do Brasil Ltda (BWE), the contracts for ...

Brazil >>  6/23/2022 - Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on 06/14/2022, informs that its Executive Board, in a meeting held, approved the sale of its total st...
Brazil >>  6/23/2022 - BW Energy has been notified that the Company’s offer to acquire the Golfinho and Camarupim Clusters offshore Brazil has been approved by the Petrobras...

Related Categories: Accounting, Statistics  Acquisitions and Divestitures  Asset Portfolio Management  Economics/Financial Analysis  General  Industrial Development  Insurance  Investment  Mergers and Acquisitions  Risk Management 

Related Articles: Accounting, Statistics  Acquisitions and Divestitures  Asset Portfolio Management  Economics/Financial Analysis  General  Industrial Development  Insurance  Investment  Mergers and Acquisitions  Risk Management 


Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2021 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.