Lundin Petroleum’s wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Malaysia BV (Lundin Malaysia) has achieved first oil from the Bertam field on the 5th April 2015.
The Bertam field has commenced production from four pre-drilled development wells. The remaining production wells will be drilled sequentially and put onstream through the remainder of 2015, with the field’s gross plateau rate of 15,000 barrels of oil per day expected to be achieved by late 2015.
The Bertam field is located on Block PM307, offshore the eastern side of Peninsular Malaysia. Lundin Malaysia is the operator with a 75 percent working interest and PETRONAS Carigali is partner with a 25 percent working interest.
The Bertam field has been developed with a wellhead platform adjacent to a spread-moored FPSO in a water depth of 75 metres. The Plan of Development for the Bertam field was approved by PETRONAS in September 2013, with first oil having been achieved within 18 months from approval of the Plan of Development. Through excellent collaboration with all stakeholders, the Bertam field project has been delivered on time and on budget, amounting to approximately USD 400 million gross.