Chevron Corporation reported that its Thailand subsidiary has commenced natural gas production from the Platong II project in the Gulf of Thailand.
The US$3.1 billion project is expected to ramp up production to 330 million cubic feet per day. The natural gas will feed growing demand for energy in Thailand, increasing the country's domestic production by more than 10 percent, and boosting Chevron's net natural gas production from the Gulf of Thailand by more than 20 percent. The project is also expected to produce 18,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids.
George Kirkland, vice chairman, Chevron Corporation, said, "Asia is becoming the center of global energy demand growth. Platong II is one of Chevron's many developments in the region that will allow us to supply safe, reliable, and affordable energy to meet this need."
Melody Meyer, president, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company, said, "Chevron's commitment to providing energy to the Kingdom of Thailand has been unwavering.
"From the start-up of the first natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand 30 years ago, to Platong II, Chevron has worked in close partnership with the Kingdom to develop the energy industry, building a foundation for energy security and long-term economic development."