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North Malay Basin

The North Malay Basin Block PM302 is located 186 miles (300 km) offshore Peninsular Malaysia in the Gulf of Thailand.

North Malay Basin is a long-life natural gas asset comprised of nine discovered natural gas fields with an estimated gross recoverable resource of more than 1.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and more than 20 million barrels of condensate.

The North Malay Basin Block PM302 is located approximately 186 miles (300 km) offshore the Trengganu Gas Terminal in the Gulf of Thailand, with a water depth of approximately 180 feet (55 m)  and multiple gas bearing zones located at depths of 3,500 – 10,000 feet (1,000 – 3,000 m).

This project utilizes Hess’ capability to safely and successfully implement complex, offshore development projects, including offshore drilling and project execution. It also demonstrates Hess' commitment to safety performance, logging more than 20 million man hours without a recordable incident.

Hess is the operator of the development with a 50-percent working interest. Petronas Carigali, also Hess’ partner in the adjacent Block A-18 located in the Malaysia–Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA), owns the remaining 50-percent working interest. The North Malay Basin Full Field Development project benefits from a strong and long-term Petronas-Hess relationship and leverages experience gained from other projects within the JDA.

The North Malay Basin Production Sharing Contract was signed in June 2012, and production began in October 2013 from the Kamelia Field. After project completion, the production capacity will quadruple to gross 400 MMSCFD.

Key Project Milestones


Offshore installation and drilling work for the first phase of the Full Field Development program has commenced with installation of four wellhead platform topsides and jackets, intra-field and export pipelines and associated SSIVs (subsea isolation valve skids), the Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) mooring systems and drilling of 14 shallow production wells were all completed in 2016. The completion and installation of the FSO and the Central Processing Platform (CPP) topsides is in progress. First gas is expected in the third quarter 2017. 

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