The cluster comprises South East Collins and Lokan fields located 70km north east of Labuan Island


The cluster is located in water depths of 42 to 45 metres (Credit: Keri Jackson from Pixabay.)

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has awarded the production sharing contract (PSC) for the South East Collins Cluster to Vestigo Petroleum.

The PSC has been awarded pursuant to the newly implemented Small Field Asset (SFA) PSC terms, said the company.

Located 70km north east of Labuan Island, the South East Collins Cluster comprises South East Collins and Lokan fields, which were discovered in the 1980s.

The cluster, located in water depths of 42 to 45 metres, has combined estimated recoverables of 10MMstb.

According to the company, the cluster is primed for development under the new SFA PSC terms.

Vestigo is a subsidiary of Petronas Carigali, and currently operates Irong Cluster PSC, SK315 PSC, PM335 PSC and the Tembikai Chenang small field risk sharing contract.

Petronas Malaysia petroleum management senior vice president Mohamed Firouz Asnan said: “The award of the cluster of fields under the much-anticipated new fiscal terms is expected to spur the development and production of more small fields in the future.

“The new SFA PSC is aimed at monetising an inventory of small discovered resource opportunities available in Malaysian waters. Vestigo was chosen based on its track record as a low-cost operator in developing and operating small fields.

“We welcome operators who are specialised in the development of small fields to extend their capabilities here in Malaysia.”

Last month, Petronas has announced a new oil and gas discovery in the Sirung-1 wildcat exploration well of Block SK405B Production Sharing Contract (PSC).

The discovery is located in the shallow waters of Balingian Province, nearly 237km off the coast of Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.