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Updated on September 27, 2018 From Daily Eleven

Gas discovered at Block A-6 offshore in Pathein Township

HINTHADA- Natural gas has been discovered at the Shwe Yee Htun-2 appraisal well which is located about 100 kilometers north-west of Pathein Township, Ayeyawady Region, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.

The Union Minister of Electricity and Energy, the Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister, the regional minister for electricity, energy and transport and officials inspected the test drilling on September 22nd.

Officials from Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise, MPRL E&P, Woodside and Total Companies, which are shareholders, explained about the natural gas test drilling processes, according to the Electricity and Energy Ministry.

The Energy Ministry reported that the appraisal well Shwe Yee Htun-2 in offshore block A-6 began drilling on July 20th this year. It reached a depth of 4850 meters (15,912 feet) on August 29th. About 40 meters of thick sandbar was found during the drilling process as well.

The Ministry also reported that the exploring works at the offshore Block-6 was jointly being implemented with the companies--- MPRL E&P in Myanmar has 20 percent stake, Australia’s Woodside Energy (Myanmar) Pte.Ltd holds a 40 percent stake and the remaining 40 percent is held by French national oil company Total E&P Myanmar.

The process of test drilling and appraisal wells will be carried out on a commercial scale.

The MPRL E&P Company announced that there were a total of five appraisal wells that have been drilled at the offshore Block A-6 of Shwe Yee Htun-2 and natural gas have been discovered in all five wells, which shows great potential for future extracted gas to go commercial.

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