PTTEP to focus capex on offshore Thailand, Myanmar projects

Offshore staff

BANGKOK, Thailand PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. (PTTEP) has budgeted $2.9 billion for E&P operations this year, comprising $1.64 billion in capex and $1.26 billion in opex.

Projects in Thailand account for 64% of the estimated capex, with most allocated for the offshore Arthit, S1, Bongkot, Contract 4, and MTJDA developments.

Other Southeast Asia countries account for 24% of capex, mainly on the company’s producing assets off neighboring Myanmar. Priorities include maintaining production levels from the Zawtika and Yadana fields, and exploration for the Myanmar MOGE 3 and M11 projects.

Australia, Africa, and North and South America, account for the remaining 12% of capex in 2017, mainly for operational activities in the PTTEP Australasia project and the pre-development of the Mozambique Rovuma Offshore Area 1 project.

The company’s estimated $138 million exploration expenditure will be used mainly for seismic acquisition, geological and geophysical studies, and drilling and appraisal activities.

PTTEP’s budget for 2017-2021 is $14.95 billion, taking into account the recent oil price recovery, and includes expenditure on pre-development projects such as Rovuma Offshore Area 1.


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