Bangkok: Italian energy giant Eni has signed production sharing contracts for the exploration of two onshore blocks in Myanmar.
The joint venture is between Eni, the operator with a 90% participating interest through Eni Myanmar, and the Myanmar Production and Exploration Company Ltd (10%).
Blocks RSF-5 covers an area of 1.292 sqkm in the prolific Salin Basin about 500 km north of Yangon, while block PSC-K covers an area of 6.558 sqkm in the unexplored Pegu Yoma-Sittaung Basin, in the central part of Myanmar.
“This agreement marks Eni’s first entry into Myanmar, a rapid expanding economy, and confirms its strategy to reinforce its presence in the Southeast Asia region, where Eni is already present in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Timor Leste,” Eni said in a release. [01/08/14]