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Pipelines off Myanmar carry Shwe gas, imported oil

Shwe Phyu felds in Block A-1 and

By Nina Rach

Mya feld in Block A-3.

he Myanmar-China natural In February 2013, MOGE estimated gas pipeline is now delivering the gas pipeline cost at US$2.15 hydrocarbons produced from billion.

T the Bay of Bengal, offshore Myanmar, to China. The soon-to-be complete,

Gas facilities parallel oil pipeline will transport The Shwe project includes a produc-

Middle East and African oil. The pipe- tion and processing platform with 11 line projects have fve investors from wells and the Mya-North subsea well- four countries: China, Myanmar, South head/manifold with 4 wells.

Korea, and India. Dockwise Ltd. installed the 22,000- ton jacket in March 2012, in about

The Shwe project is about 43.5mi 110m water depth.

(70km) off Myanmar’s Rakhine- The 30,000-ton topsides for the

Arakan coast and is operated by a

Shwe production platform were built consortium led by South Korea’s at the HHI fabrication yard in Ulsan,

Daewoo International Corp. Daewoo

Korea. Dockwise used the same barge said that it will invest US$3.2billion to install the topsides in a foatover on in developing the Myanmar gas felds, 8 Dec 2012.

and has a 30-year contract with China The new platform accommodates

National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC)

Myanmar license blocks; Shwe area shown 200 people, along with drilling and to provide up to 500 Mcf/d. The in red outline. Map: MOGE, February 2013.

production equipment.

gas pipeline will help meet rapidly expanding demand in southern China connecting to a 5.7km-long, 32-in.- diameter segment that leads to the and the oil pipeline will reduce

Oil pipeline onshore gas terminal at Kyauk Phyu, The 32-in.-diameter crude oil pipeline dependence on oil imports through the Strait of Malacca.

at the northern end of Ramree Island. is still under construction, and will

Daewoo has a majority stake of 51% From the terminal, the gas fows be 2402km long, traversing 771km in the consortium with the remaining through a 40-in.-diameter onshore in Myanmar and a further 1631km shares are held by Korea Gas Corp. gas pipeline that stretches 793km east in China. CNPC and MOGE created (KOGAS; 8.5%), India’s GAIL (8.5%), across Myanmar to Ruili, just across the Southeast Asia Oil Pipeline Co.

Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise (MOGE; the Chinese border, and 1727km (SEAOP) to develop the oil pipeline 15%), and India’s Oil and Natural Gas further into China, ending at Naning. project.

Corp. (ONGC; 17%). The project has an annual throughput CNPC began building the wharf capacity of 12 billion cu. m. for the crude oil pipeline on Ma Day In June 2010, MOGE and CNPC Island, Myanmar, in October 2009.

Gas pipeline In February 2010, Daewoo fnalized created the joint-venture Southeast The commencement of the wharf a US$1.4 billion EPCIC contract with Asia Gas Pipeline Co. (SEAGP) to construction was the formal start of

Hyundai Heavy Industries to build direct the gas pipeline project. the oil pipeline, which will be able to the Shwe platform, subsea produc- After three years of construc- carry up to 12 million tons/yr of crude tion system, subsea pipelines, onshore tion, the Myanmar-China natural gas oil into China. Nearly 80% of China’s gas terminal, jetty, and supply base. pipeline began fowing on 29 July oil is currently shipped through the

French company Doris Engineering 2013, carrying gas from the Shwe feld Malacca Strait, and this new pipeline designed the systems and HHU carried complex in the Rakhine Offshore Area, will bypass that sea route.

out fabrication and installation. Bay of Bengal, to Yunnan province, In February 2013, MOGE estimated

The offshore gas pipeline is 32-in. southwest China. The natural gas is the cost of the crude oil pipeline at diameter and about 110km long, being produced from the Shwe and US$2.45 billion.

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