Hess is an established operator and key gas supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The Hess-operated North Malay Basin is a development of 10 discovered gas fields in the Malay Basin. Phase 1 of full field development achieved first gas in 2017, just three years after sanction. Full field development Phase 1 achieved first production gas in 2017, Phase 2 achieved first gas in 2019 and Phase 3 first gas is expected in 2022. Carigali Hess Operating Company operates the Joint Development Area (JDA) on Block A-18 in the Gulf of Thailand, where first production was achieved in 2005. These two strong long-life gas assets have oil linked pricing in a premium gas market.