Overview of the Oil and Gas Development in Malaysia Upstream


MPM is responsible to drive resource maturation and monetisation of more than 125 oil fields (STOIIP of > 32 Bstb) and 149 gas fields (GIIP of > 150.2 Tcf) through advanced subsurface studies and effective development project execution and delivery.



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Unlocking the full potential of Malaysia’s upstream sector


In driving resource maturation and monetisation, PETRONAS continues to work with industry players to adopt best-in-class practices to unlock opportunities and maximise value to all stakeholders.












HPHT = meet BOTH >10K psi BHP AND>300 degF BHT
HP = >10K psi BHP only





Monetising resources through technology


In striving for the sustainable development of Malaysia’s oil and gas resources, PETRONAS continues to collaborate with its partners to discover and develop value-adding technologies for Deepwater Wells, High Pressure High Temparature (HPHT), Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) / Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) / Small Field, Contaminants & Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and PETRONAS Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (PFLNG) / Infrastructure / Well.

Among notable achievements monetising resources through the leveraging:-






Enhancing project management efficiency


MPM continuously strengthens the shaping and enabling of roles in enhancing the sources values and efficient project delivery through strategic initiatives and collaborative platforms.






Gumusut-Kakap is Malaysia’s biggest deepwater producing field



Did you know?


To date, 116 Deepwater wells have been drilled thus far in Malaysia. At present, there are more than 6 BBOE (billion barrel of oil equivalent) waiting to be discovered in deepwater Malaysia, with the highest yet-to-find in Sabah, followed by Sarawak. This indicated that there are more opportunities in deepwater to be unlocked.


Knowledge Exchange and Management Platforms


PETRONAS provides various technical platforms to steer, drive and promote industry collaboration and innovative solutions among industry players while driving project delivery through the cultivation of knowledge sharing & technical excellence in the Malaysia’s Upstream sector.

TAR Dialogue


  • A platform for PAC to share and collaborate on E&P Technologies
  • Session: Quarterly


Malaysia Deepwater Summit


  • Technical avenue for PAC to share, strategise and outline the future of Malaysia Deepwater assets
  • Session: Biennial


Upstream Asset Management Summit (UAMS)


  • A platform to collaborate towards strengthening Reservoir Management & Surveillance practices
  • Session: Biennial


Improved Oil Recovery Excellence Forum (IORex)


  • Collaboration between MPM and PAC to share and exchange information and experience in Improved Oil Recovery (IOR)
  • Session: Biennial


Academia Collaboration Dialogue


  • Two-way sharing to ensure continuous momentum to meet business pain points and long-term capability building
  • Session: Biennial


Carbonate Forum


  • A platform to collaborate and provide avenues to share knowledge and experience on carbonate reservoirs for optimum surveillance and maximising hydrocarbon recovery
  • Session: Biennial


Deepwater Icon


  • A platform to establish and promote collaboration between DW players with the aim to place Malaysia as an attractive DW investment destination by 2030
  • Session: Annually



Industry Wide Project Execution and Collaboration platform


Drilling Technical Committee (DRILLTeC)


  • Platform to discuss drilling activities Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs) and formulate guidelines/procedures
  • Session: Quarterly


Completion Standardisation Technical Comittee (COMSTeC)


  • Industry level collaboration on Completions Standardisation and Optimisation Guideline
  • Session: Quarterly


Well Intervention & Integrity Technical Committee (WINTeC)


  • Collaboration efforts between PACs and MPM to address critical challenges, improve overall efficiency, and sharing of lessons learnt
  • Session: Quarterly


International Project Management Conference


  • Collaboration between MPM and PD&T. Forum to share project management’s best practices to increase productivity and lessen Life-Cycle costs
  • Session: Biennial


Barge Committee


  • Manages the Pan Malaysia Transportation and Installation barge schedule and cost sharing amongst PACs. Chaired by PETRONAS with members who are representatives from participating PACs
  • Session: Quarterly


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