Bertram field starts up offshore Malaysia

Bertram oil field has started production from four predrilled development wells flowing through wellhead platform into a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia (OGJ Online, Jan. 19, 2012).

The 20-slot platform and spread-moored FPSO are in 75 m of water on Block PM 307.

Operator Lundin Malaysia BV is developing the field with 14 horizontal wells and electric submersible pumps. It will drill the remaining wells this year, expecting plateau production of 15,000 b/d by yearend.

Lundin Malaysia estimates gross reserves in the Oligocene reservoir at 18.4 million boe. The reservoir depth is 1,600 m.

The operator holds a 75% working interest. Petronas Carigali holds the rest.

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