India’s Reliance grabs two offshore blocks in Myanmar

The Ministry of Energy (MOE) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar yesterday selected Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) for two offshore blocks (M17 and M18) in Myanmar Offshore Block Bidding Round – 2013.

Both the blocks are located offshore in the Moattama basin of Myanmar in water depths up to 3000 ft and together encompass an area of 27,600 sq. kms.The 2013 Offshore Blocks Bidding Round saw participation from global E&P players. In all 36 companies submitted 64 proposals for the 30 offshore blocks on offer. RIL had submitted proposals for three (3) offshore blocks.
As per the process, RIL or its affiliates will enter into Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) for the aforementioned offshore blocks. The PSC allows for an initial preparation and
study periods before committing into Phase 1 of Exploration period.“RIL’s participation is in line with its strategy of portfolio rationalization by expanding its international asset base by investing in regimes having attractive internationally
competitive terms on offer. The company thus hopes to leverage its organizational capabilities and expertise to create value for the E&P segment,” Reliance said in a press release.
Related: Myanmar awards new offshore blocks 

Press Release, March 27, 2014

 

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