Project TypeGas field
LocationAndaman Sea, Myanmar (Burma)
Estimated investmentUS$1bn (approximately)
Situated in the Andaman sea, the Yadana gas field is around 60km offshore from the nearest landfall in Myanmar. The project has been developed in partnership with local communities and western oil companies with the objective of involving local communities and protecting the environment.
The project consisted of developing offshore as well as onshore facilities. Platforms and subsea gas pipelines have been developed offshore. For onshore support, a land pipeline and a control and maintenance centre along with a gas metering station have been developed.
Total S.A. (Total), the gas field operator, is engaged in the development of Yadana offshore field and transportation of gas from the production unit to the Thai border.
Discovery and field development
With the gas discovery in 1980, the Yadana gas field development was divided into three phases. Phase 1 (1992 -1994) started with a technical survey of the field to check for the feasibility of the project.
Total and MOGE (Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise), a state owned company, entered into the contract for developing the field in 1992. The reserves at Yadana were confirmed in 1993 and further gas sale negotiations were initiated with the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT).
“The project has played a vital role in establishing long-term socioeconomic relations between the two countries.”
The first filed survey was conducted in 1994 for exploring options for a land pipeline route. During 1995, contract for supplying gas to Thailand was signed with PTT. As per the production sharing contract, MOGE exercised its option to take a 15% stake in project in 1997. During the same year, the land pipeline was laid.
Phase two included the construction and design of production facilities and transmission by the Moattama Gas Transportation Company (MGTC). Under phase three, the gas was produced by partner companies and transmitted by MGTC. Supply of gas from Yadana to Myanmar domestic market begun in 2001.
The oil field has two well-head platforms consisting of seven wells. It has one accommodation platform and one production platform. Other offshore facilities also include a 346km subsea pipeline and a 63km onshore pipeline connecting through the Tenasserim district to the Thai border.
In December 2007, a manifold compression platform was also installed for an initial project development plan ensuring targeted gas production levels and timely delivery of gas. Continue reading “Yadana Gas Field, Myanmar”