Production begins at Manora oil field, offshore Thailand

Bangkok: Production has begun at Thailand's offshore Manora oil field, which is operated by UAE-headquartered Mubadala Petroleum.

Production is expected to reach a peak rate of approximately 15,000 bpd as production wells are completed.

Up to 10 production wells and five injection wells in the main reservoir sequence are planned, Mubadala says.

The field is located in the northern Gulf of Thailand within the G1/48 concession, approximately 80 km offshore.

First oil from Manora follows the hook-up and commissioning phase and parallel operations drilling of the first four of up to 10 production wells. All platform facilities have been constructed in Thai fabrication yards.

Facilities include a wellhead processing platform, with water injection facilities to maximize oil recovery, connected via subsea pipelines to a Floating Storage and Offloading(FSO) vessel. The commercial life of the field is projected to exceed 10 years.

Mubadala has invested around US$300m in the Manora development, together with its partners Tap Energy (Thailand) and Northern Gulf Petroleum. [11/11/14]

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