Oil India signs contract for two oil blocks in Myanmar1 min read . Updated: 13 Dec 2014, 11:19 PM IST
OIL-led consortium won these blocks under Myanmar offshore bidding round in 2013
New Delhi: Oil India Ltd, the second largest state explorer, has signed contract for two offshore oil and gas blocks it had bagged in Myanmar. OIL along with its consortium partners signed production sharing contract (PSC) with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) for two offshore blocks M4 and YEB at Nay Pyi Taw, the company said in a statement here on Saturday.
OIL-led consortium won these blocks under Myanmar offshore bidding round 2013 which was launched on 11 April 2013. A total of 30 blocks (11 shallow water and 19 deepsea) were put on offer in this bidding round. OIL and partners bid for three offshore blocks M-4, M-8 and YEB and won two of them.
OIL is the operator with 60% interest in both the blocks. Other consortium partners are Mercator Petroleum Ltd (25%), Oilmax Energy Pvt. Ltd (10%), and Oil Star Management Services Co. Ltd (a local company of Myanmar with 5% stake). Block M-4 with an area of 4,008 square miles in water depth of less than 600 feet is located in Moattama Basin, while other block YEB with an area of 8.223 sq. miles in water depth of less than 600 feet is located in Thanintharyi Basin. OIL general manager (business development) P.K. Sharma signed the PSC while MOGE managing director U. Myo Myint OO signed the contract at a ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on 4 December, the statement added. PTI