Scomi Energy's JV Ophir achieves first oil

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 14): Scomi Energy Services Bhd’s joint-venture company Ophir Production Sdn Bhd has achieved first oil following the completion of its field development plan of the Ophir Field located offshore of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Scomi Energy has a 30% stake in Ophir, which was granted a risk service contract (RSC) by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in 2014 to develop the Ophir Field. Australia-based Octanex Ltd has a 50% stake in Ophir, while Vestigo Petroleum Sdn Bhd holds the remainder 20%.

The Ophir Field is located in Block PM315 approximately 230 km offshore East Coast Peninsular Malaysia. Under the RSC with Petronas, the Ophir Field will be developed via three production wells, a wellhead platform, and a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel.

In a statement announcing the first oil achieved, Octanex said it expects the first lifting of Ophir crude to occur in December this year. It first commenced production of crude oil on Oct 20.

Source: Floating Production, Storage and Offloading