Massive Oil depoisits found onshore Miri

Rich deposits of crude oil and gas discovered in Sarawaks inland areas
By STEPHEN THEN, ISABELLE LAI and CHOONG EN HAN
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MIRI: Rich deposits of crude oil and gas have been discovered in the vicinity of Miri City in northern Sarawak the first time in 24 years that black gold has been found in such a sizeable volume in the inland areas of Malaysia.

The discovery of the underground reserves by Petronas and Nippon Oil is poised to open up new frontiers in inland oil and gas exploration.

Miri MP Datuk Seri Peter Chin said yesterday it also signalled the possibility of more such finds in oil-rich Miri and the rest of northern Sarawak.

The Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister said he was informed by Petronas Exploration and Production Business Executive vice-president Datuk Wee Yiaw Hin that the national oil giant had announced the discovery at Block SK 333 onshore of Sarawak, via the Adong Kecil West 1 well, some 20km northeast of Miri city, yesterday.

This is a discovery well drilled by Nippon Oil and it has yielded such a sizeable amount of oil and gas reserves inland of Miri, he said of the drilling tests that achieved a flow rate of 440 barrels of crude oil per day and 11.5 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

More than 20 years ago, the oil companies abandoned their inshore drilling operations and ventured offshore because they found enormous amounts of oil and gas underneath the sea-bed offshore Sarawak.

However, this latest discovery shows that there may still be a huge amount of oil and gas inshore that has yet to be tapped.

This inland discovery is very exciting in that it will open up another frontier for oil and gas exploration on our shores.

It augurs well for future social and economic growth of Miri, of Sarawak and also of the country [size=150]because of the potential revenue that will come into the national coffers.[/size]

Sarawak Assistant State Minister for Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the Nippon Oil top brass had told him that the latest developments would spur another socio-economic boom for the northern hub of Miri.

Nippon Oil bosses confirmed that they discovered the hydrocarbon reserves during a discovery drilling, he said. They want to drill another discovery well to ascertain the exact volume of oil and gas inside and they will also carry out another seismic survey.

He said that while Nippon Oil had not decided when drilling for commercial production would start, this new discovery is a very good sign that there are better days ahead.

Chin said Petronas also made two other discoveries last November.

Sizeable reserves have been found offshore the coast between Miri and Bintulu in the Guang North Gasfield, and another reserve in the SK307 Tukau Timur East field, he said.

Chin said that under the Economic Transformation Programme, a key direction was to tap for oil and gas in marginal areas.

The focus was to carry out intensive drilling in oil fields that were considered marginal or which had been abandoned long ago, he said.

This included drilling inland in places like Miri, which has the countrys first inland oil well on top of Canada Hill.

Petronas, in a press statement, said the last time such an onshore discovery was made was in 1989, in the Asam Paya Oilfield, also in Sarawak.

It said the Adong Kecil well was drilled by JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Onshore Sarawak) Ltd, the operator for Block SK 333, together with its joint-venture partner Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.

The well was drilled to a depth of 3,170m and encountered a total of 349m of net hydrocarbon thickness, it said.

The two drill-stem tests achieved flow rates of about 440 barrels of crude oil per day and 11.5 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

Onshore of offshore, or its just right under my house, the money will go to Taib. Any advantages for us? None I guess.

the ground becomes unstable as well.

I guess Sarawak will still be getting 5% royalties and some left over white-&-blue-collar jobs from this find when it goes into operation. The service industry will certainly pick-up again (e.g. logistics, man-power supplies, local suppliers, hotels, bars & pubs, etc). Just a thought.

Harga gas dalam tong masih juak mahal dari Semenanjung…wtf of 1 Malaysia…

the most we mirian get is their leftover breadcrumbs.

who ever owns the land is an instant billionaire

nope. everything underneath that piece of land still belongs to the govt.

nope. everything underneath that piece of land still belongs to the govt.[/quote]

I think the govt. will simply take the land away from you and give you a certain amount of money. My state, my land.

[quote=“Jack”]I guess Sarawak will still be getting 5% royalties and some left over white-&-blue-collar jobs from this find when it goes into operation. The service industry will certainly pick-up again (e.g. logistics, man-power supplies, local suppliers, hotels, bars & pubs, etc). Just a thought.[/quote].

Good thing we give up our resources and future for 5% royalties…lol. Might as well just bend over and take it in the bum…

nope. everything underneath that piece of land still belongs to the govt.[/quote]

I think the govt. will simply take the land away from you and give you a certain amount of money. My state, my land.[/quote]

I like it!! Pure dictator style…lol.

expect to see A LOT more drilling activities around Miri.
Next Marudi then Ulu Baram.

Welcome to the world of pollution

I am pure Mirian so as my parents and grandparents. I don’t know what to say to this.

This will create many jobs

[quote=“Rockford”]expect to see A LOT more drilling activities around Miri.
Next Marudi then Ulu Baram.

Welcome to the world of pollution[/quote]
i saw nippon already building an oil rig somewhere along the Baram river on my way into Ulu Baram back in August 2012.

of cuz this is a good news to all Malaysian…so what ? 5% oil royalty, white king maybe take more than 3%? and what people get is just some jobs and pollution because of poor policy of the state government. do you think our government will do everything to ensure this activity does not harm the pollution ?

5% to Sarawak??? Or PR 20% to Sarawak??? Should be 5% to Miri. Create many jobs??? But Petronas mostly give the opportunity to WM and maybe 1% of the contract to Miri/Sarawakian.

at the end of the day it is not a Sarawak company that drilled.
It is not a Sarawak company that invested.
It is not Sarawak technology.

maybe we can get some bamboo and smash holes in the ground?

so 5% suddenly seems like a lot to me

i have to agree with you. Not like Macau Govt, making so much money that they are distribution their income to their citizen. I don’t see any of the 2 millions sarawakians gaining benifits from this other that his cronies. Nothing to be proud of the findings.

got oil got politic, got politic got oil… hmmmppffff… when’lah all of this end?