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PETRONAS Carigali Makes Significant Oil and Gas Discovery at Block SK306, Off Coast of Sarawak

2022 Media Release - 7 Dec

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 December 2022 – PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, today announced an oil and gas discovery at the Nahara-1 well in Block SK306, located in the shallow waters of Balingian Province about 150 kilometres from Bintulu, off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.

The Nahara-1 well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 2,468 metres and encountered hydrocarbon in the Late Oligocene to Middle Miocene aged sedimentary sequences. Light oil with minimal contaminants was also established after production testing was conducted for the well.

PCSB is the operator of the block, with 100 per cent participating interest in its Production Sharing Contract.

PETRONAS Vice President of Exploration, Mohd Redhani Abdul Rahman said, “We are excited with this discovery and its impact to the future exploration effort in the surrounding areas.  Nahara-1 is a significant oil discovery by PCSB within the last decade. It is a testament to the vast potential in Malaysia’s prolific basins which remain highly prospective.”

“The discovery also reinforces PCSB’s current exploration strategy of renewing focus in its exploration efforts in Malaysia’s basins,” he added.