Mubadala Discovers Gas Field Off Malaysia

The Cengkih discovery will likely be tied back to the nearby Pegaga field.

Pegaga gas field offshore platform

Mubadala Energy and its partners have announced a new gas discovery offshore Malaysia via the Cengkih-1 exploration well in Block SK 320. The exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 1680 m and encountered a 110-m gas column in the Miocene Cycle IV/V pinnacle carbonate reservoirs. The Cengkih-1 well is located nearly 220 km off the Bintulu coast in Sarawak.

The discovery is near the Pegaga gas field, also located within Block SK 320. Mubadala Energy and its partners began production from the Pegaga field in March 2022.

The Pegaga field has been developed with an integrated central processing platform built to handle throughput of 550 MMcf/D of gas plus condensate. A new pipeline transports gas from the platform into an existing offshore gas network and subsequently to the onshore Petronas LNG Complex.

Mubadala Energy is the operator of Block SK 320 with a 55% stake. Partners Petronas and Sarawak Shell hold 25% and 20%, respectively.