Exploration & Production

Erawan and Bongkot auctions to take place as scheduled – Thai energy minister

Thailand’s upcoming auction of the offshore Erawan and Bongkot gas fields will take place as scheduled despite protests.
By Staff reporter 25 September 2018 0 32674

Thailand’s upcoming auction of the offshore Erawan and Bongkot gas fields will take place as scheduled despite protests, the Bangkok Post reported Thai energy minister Siri Jirapongphan as saying on Tuesday.

Chevron, Total, Thailand’s PTTEP and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum have prequalified for the auction and had until 4:30pm ICT (GMT: 9:30am) on Tuesday to submit bids to Thailand’s Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF).

“We cannot afford any more delays as it would affect the country’s development path for domestic energy...