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Development & Production

We deliver value-driven, world-class operations with utmost priority given to Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and Asset Integrity.

PETRONAS’ Development & Production (D&P)

Activities consist of consolidated functions for our Upstream business’ Malaysia and International Assets, as well as a Centre of Excellence (CoE).

We deliver value-driven, world-class operations with utmost priority given to Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and Asset Integrity.

D&P CoE, which includes Petroleum Engineering, Wells, Operational Excellence, Petroleum Economics, Global Resource Planning and Capability Development, as well as Upstream Digital collectively provide value-driven operations in both technical and commercial solutions. This is done in collaboration with Assets, Exploration CoE, Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T), as well as Group Digital to support business growth.

Our Capability Development involves nurturing a high-performance workforce by offering structured capability building programmes through strong partnerships with our learning institutions, such as the Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). Located in INSTEP (Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS), it is the first of its kind in Asia and possibly the largest in the world. UDTP is supported by three (3) technical academies:


(Exploration & Production, Process & Analytical)


(Electrical, Mechanical & Inspection, Instrumentation)

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These programmes are focused on bringing out the full potential of our diverse talent stream across geographical boundaries to ensure a high level of technical competence.

We continue to spearhead innovations in the field of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), after pioneering offshore Water Alternating Gas (WAG) EOR. Our EOR efforts include:


Tapis EOR project offshore Peninsular Malaysia, World’s 1st Offshore EOR WAG.


Gravity Assisted Simultaneous Water Alternating Gas (GASWAG) EOR.

Our technology was used to develop an offshore oil field in Sabah, Malaysia and is expected to improve the field’s resource recovery by more than 50 per cent over the next 20 years.

We have developed the right tools to deliver value and dedicate ourselves to finding the right technical solutions for the field, from effective geo-imaging solutions to cost effective ways to remove contaminants. Our technology solutions include:

Improving Yields

We have developed an award-winning contaminant removal and operational technology solutions to improve the monetisation of our assets.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Offshore

Improved Oil Recovery, Improved Gas Recovery, and Infill Drilling Technologies have enabled us to extend the viability of our long producing oil and gas fields.

High CO₂ Fields

We are sustainably monetising our gas fields with high carbon dioxide content while minimising environmental impact through our solutions for carbon capture, utilisation and storage.

Deepwater Technology

We are opening new opportunities for growth by capitalising on new developments in deepwater exploration and production.

Precision Decision Making

We are able to make better decisions about where, when and how to approach our reservoirs for the greatest return with our proprietary modelling algorithms.

High Pressure High Temperature

We have made several discoveries under the intense conditions of drilling our first high pressure high temperature (HPHT) well in 2007. With the right capabilities, processes, and solutions, we have top-mark engineering solutions, while delivering outstanding cost performance and operational efficiency.

Terengganu Gas Terminal (TGAST)

Located in Kertih, Terengganu, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with our own carbon dioxide (CO₂) removal technology.

We also encourage the development of discovered resources to promote a vibrant oil and gas landscape.



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