×
×
Project Insights

Malaysia aims to unlock sour gas fields

The country needs to develop new gas projects to feed the Bintulu LNG plant, but doing so will mean tackling its technically tricky sour gas fields The country needs to develop new gas projects to feed the Bintulu LNG plant, but doing so will mean tackling its technically tricky sour gas fields.
By Damon Evans 27 June 2019 Asia Pacific / Exploration & Production 0 34344
Petronas's Sabah oil and gas terminal. (Petronas)

The key issue: Malaysia is targeting development of nearly 255 billion cubic metres of sour gas reserves to help maintain exports from the Bintulu LNG complex in the state of Sarawak.

Interfax analysis: Malaysia’s Bintulu LNG plant needs new gas supplies to be developed in the medium term to maintain exports. The 29.3 mtpa facility, operated by Malaysian NOC Petronas, is already facing a short-term supply crunch resulting from technical issues with pipelines. 

However, many of Malaysia’s easiest-to-exploit fields have already been commercialised. This...