Manora
PRODUCTION FACILITY
Facility Name Manora FSO Duty Oil
Operator Mubadala Petroleum Current Status Producing since 2014
Host Type FSO/FSU Water Depth 50 m / 165 ft
Dev.Cost n/a Region Thailand
 
Location G1/48



Facility Name Manora Platform Duty Oil
Operator Mubadala Petroleum Current Status Producing since 2014
Host Type Fixed Platform Water Depth 50 m / 165 ft
Dev.Cost n/a Region Thailand
 
Location G1/48
 
OIL & GAS FIELD
Field Name Manora Discovery Date Jul 2010
Block G1/48 Reserve Type Oil
Current
Status
Producing Production Start Nov 2014
Water Depth 50 m / 165 ft
 
 
Description
 
The Manora field is located in Concession G1/48 in the northern Gulf of Thailand. Pearl Energy operates the concession with a 60 percent stake.

Discovered in 2009, Manora opened up a new oil play in the northern Gulf of Thailand. The operator further appraised the find by drilling three wells, and then shortly after declared the field commercially viable.

Field Development

The concept selected includes a wellhead processing platform with water injection facilities and an FSO. Production is slated to commence in early 2014, and reach a peak rate of about 15,000 bopd from 10 production wells and five injection wells in the main reservoir sequence.

 
Activities
 
Northern Gulf Petroleum Defaults on G1/48 Concession Contributions
Date: Mar. 2015
Type: Operator Update
G1/48 concession operator, Mubadala Petroleum, has issued a notice to Northern Gulf Petroleum that they are in default for failing to pay their 10 percent of joint venture expenses which is approximately $27 million. If, after 30 days, the default amount has not been cured then NGP's share of proceeds from crude produced from the Manora field will be directed to the non-defaulting parties contributing to the default amount. If, after 60 days, the default amount has not been cured then NGP's 10 percent share of the concession will be directed to the non-defaulting parties contributing to the defaulf. G1/48 is located offshore Thailand and contains the Manora oil field. Partners in the concession are Mubadala Petroleum as operator with a 60 percent stake; Tap Oil with 30 percent and Northern Gulf Petroleum with the remaining 10 percent.
Tap Oil Provides Manora Development Ops Update
Date: Jan. 2015
Type: Development Activity
Junior partner Tap Oil recently provided an operational update for the Manora field in block G1/48 offshore Thailand. Production activities at Manora began in November 2014 at 2,200 bopd from a pair of development wells that were drilled by the Atwood Orca (400' ILC). Tap Oil reports that 5 wells are now online and flowing to the FSO at a rate of 11,198 bopd and the first cargo lifting occurred Dec. 25, 2014. Two water injection wells were drilled in the central fault block and confirmed to be in communication with the producing wells. The rig is drilling an additional injection and, once completed, will batch complete 3 more production wells. Production is expected to ramp up to 15,000 bopd in 1Q 2015. The Manora development plan calls for up to 15 development wells comprising 10 producers and 5 injectors.
Mubadala Initiates Oil Production at Manora
Date: Nov. 2014
Type: Production Start
Oil production is underway at Mubadala Petroleum's Manora development in the G1/48 block in the Gulf of Thailand. Production is expected to peak at 15,000 bopd once all production wells have been completed. The development plan calls for up to 10 production wells and 5 injection wells to be drilled into the main reservoir. When Manora was discovered in 2009 it was considered a play opener in the northern Gulf of Thailand. Development of the field was sanctioned in July 2012. Manora is expected to produce at commercial levels for the next 10 years with 20 million barrels in proved and probable reserves. Stake holders in the project include Mubadala (60%), Tap Oil (30%) and Northern Gulf Petroleum (10%).
Manora Development Drilling Proceeding Ahead of Schedule but Production Startup Suffers Slight Delay
Date: Oct. 2014
Type: Development Activity
Tap Oil, a junior partner in Gulf of Thailand license G1/48, reports 3 wells being batch drilled by the Atwood Orca (400' ILC) at the Manora oil development are ahead of schedule. Wells MNA-01 and 02 have reached total depth and encountered 172 and 160-feet of oil pay respectively. Both are to be completed as single zone that will draw from 2 of the 3 Manora reservoirs. MNA-03 is being drilled to target the third reservoir interval. Production startup was initially expected at the end of 3Q 2014 but poor weather and commissioning problems have pushed the projected startup to the end of October.
First Development Well Spudded at Manora Field
Date: Sep. 2014
Type: Development Activity
Tap Oil was notified by Mubadala Petroleum, operator of the Manora Oil development, that the Atwood Orca (400' ILC) is on location at the Manora A platform and has spud the MNA-02 well. MNA-02, the first of 15 planned development wells, will be batch drilled, along with MNA-01, to depths of 8,008 and 6,902 feet respectively. Both wells will be completed with electric submersible pumps and both will begin producing soon after completion. Manora is located in Block G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand and is being developed with a fixed platform and an FSO. The field is estimated to contain 20.2 million barrels of reserves. Development partners include Mubadala (60%), Tap Oil (30%) and North Gulf Petroleum (10%).
Manora Development Progressing Towards Third Quarter Startup
Date: Jul. 2014
Type: Development Activity
Tap Oil reports the Manora oil development project in the northern Gulf of Thailand is on schedule for production startup in 3Q 2014. Installation of the platform topsides was accomplished July 7 and effectively marks the completion of Phase 2 of the project. Final hook-up and commissioning and the installation of the FSO will be completed ahead of the 15-well development drilling program that will commence in August.
Manora Development Partners Expect First Oil in 3Q 2014
Date: Jun. 2014
Type: Development Activity
Subsea installation work at the Mubadala Petroleum-operated Manora development in the Gulf of Thailand is complete. The catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoy has been installed along with risers and connections to the pipeline end manifold (PLEM). Remaining milestones include installation of the topsides facilities and the arrival and hookup of the FSO. Topsides installation is being scheduled around lift vessel availability and is currently planned for mid-July. Development drilling will commence in mid-August with first oil following near the end of 3Q 2014.
Tap Oil Secures New Debt Facility Prior to Manora Field Startup
Date: Apr. 2014
Type: Development Activity
Tap Oil executed a 4-year borrowing base debt facility with BNP Paribas (BNP) for up to $90-million dollars. The new facility replaces a $50-million Manora development and $18.5-million corporate facility that was executed with Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced in March 2013. As a result, Tap Oil's 30% position in the Manora development is now fully funded. Tap anticipates repaying the facility in full within the first 36 months of production startup. Lift vessel availability has pushed back load out of the platform topsides from May to early June. The additional time will allow the majority of the remaining construction work to be completed onshore. Topsides installation is set for mid-July with development drilling to take place soon after. Production startup is now tentatively scheduled for 3Q 2014.
Costs Rise for Manora Development
Date: Aug. 2013
Type: Operator Update
Mubadala Petroleum indicates the Manora oil development project off the coast of Thailand is going to endure a cost overrun of approximately 13% and the start of production will slip to mid-2014. Estimated total project cost has risen from $246 million to $278 million. Tap Oil, Mubadala's partner in the project, cites additional engineering work, procurement delays and increased work scope as some of the main contributing factors of the cost increase and schedule delay. Manora was discovered in 2009 and development comprises 10 producing wells and 5 injection wells supported by a production platform and floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessel. Once on stream, production is expected to reach a peak rate of 15,000 bopd.
Tap Secures Manora Funding
Date: Mar. 2013
Type: Development Activity
Tap Oil secured a $50 million field development facility with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for the Manora oil field in block G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. The facility has a tenor of 4 years and is expected to be repaid within the first 24 months of production, which is scheduled for early 2014. Key contracts have been issued and construction of the platform and FSO has already begun. Manora will be developed with ten production and five injection wells. Recoverable reserves are estimated at 31.1 million barrels and production is expected to peak at a rate of 15,000 bopd. Pearl Energy operates the field with a 60% stake while Tap carries the remaining 40%.
Clough Wins Manora Platform Work
Date: Sep. 2012
Type: Facility Construction
The Pearl Energy-led joint venture has awarded Clough and TL Offshore the platform procurement construction installation and commissioning contract. Clough will be responsible for the procurement, construction and commissioning portion of the work while TL Offshore will be responsible for offshore transporation and installation. Work is expected to commence in September 2012. Completion is anticipated in early 2014.
Tanker Pacific Wins FSO Conversion Contract
Date: Sep. 2012
Type: Facility Construction
The Pearl Energy-led joint venture has awarded Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals the contract to carry out the conversion of the FSO to be used on the Manora field with work taking place in Singapore. Installation of the FSO is scheduled or early 2014.
Manora Oil Development to Proceed
Date: Jul. 2012
Type: Development Activity
The Manora oil development is scheduled to proceed after its joint venture partners reached a final investment decision. The $246 million project will see a single wellhead platform linked to a floating, storage and offtake unit and the drilling of 15 development wells consisting of 10 production and five injection wells. Tap said that several prospects are being finalized based on recently acquired 3D seismic. The project has also secured a rig to dill up to three wells later this year, and drilling is scheduled to start in the second half of this year. First oil from Manora is being targeted for early 2014 with output expected to peak at about 15,000 barrels per day. The Manora oil development consist of two offshore concessions - G1/48 and G3/48 - sited in the northern Gulf of Thailand. The two concessions could contain up to 31 million barrels of recoverable oil resources.
Pearl Energy, Tap Oil Increase Manora Reserves
Date: Oct. 2011
Type: Status Update
Pearl Energy has defined the field development concept and is finalizing development plans for the Manora field in Thailand. The concept selected includes a wellhead processing platform with water injection facilities and an FSO. Tap Oil, a partner in the field, has booked proved and probable (2P) reserves of 6.1 MMbbl of oil for the Manora field. The development concept means that the project has now progressed to the point where 6.1MMbbl of oil net to Tap fall within the 2P reserves. The addition of 6.1 million barrels increases Tap's 2P reserve position by more than three times to 8.2 million barrels. The company now estimates production from the field will expand to 31.1 million barrels of oil gross from the initial 24 million barrels of oil expected. This is from the main pay sequence that is the focus of the Field Development Plan (FDP) and two other oil pay sequences. Tap estimates that production will commence in early 2014, and reach a peak rate of about 15,000 bopd from 10 production wells and five injection wells in the main reservoir sequence. Manora lies in concession area G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. Pearl Energy operates the license, owning a 60 percent interest.
Pearl Energy to Submit Manora's FDP
Date: Jul. 2011
Type: Status Update
Tap Oil, a partner in the Manora field, announced that a field development plan is scheduled for completion in the third quarter 2011. As the project moves toward Final Investment Decision, the joint venture will present the contracts to build the facilities. Under this timetable, first production is expected in early 2014. Manora lies in concession area G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. Pearl Energy operates the license, owning a 60% interest.
Pearl Energy to Submit Manora's Field Development Plan in 2011
Date: Jun. 2011
Type: Status Update
Pear Energy said a field development plan for the Manora project is expected in mid-2011, which will lead to the booking of reserves. The consortium will submit a final investment decision for Manora in the first half of 2012 with the development phase lasting less than two years. Production will commence in 2014 with a forecast of 15,000 bopd. Manora lies in concession area G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. Pearl Energy operates the license, owning a 60% interest.
Pearl Fails to Hit Pay in Manora-4
Date: Nov. 2010
Type: Appraisal Operations
The Manora-4 appraisal well was directionally drilled to a bottom hole location beyond the operator's current field limits at a measured depth of 11,401 feet (3,475 meters) and a true vertical depth of 9,997 feet (3,047 meters). Wireline logging was completed, and while the deeper section provided useful data, hydrocarbons weren't encountered. The well will be plugged and abandoned. The Manora-4 appraisal well is located in concession area G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. Pearl Energy operates the license, owning a 60% interest; Northern Gulf Petroleum owns 40%.
Appraisal Drilling Continues on Manora-4 Well
Date: Oct. 2010
Type: Appraisal Operations
Tap Oil, on behalf of Pearl Energy, announced that the Manora-4 appraisal well encountered a good reservoir, but the well is water wet. This confirms the operator's pre-drill interpretation that the primary reservoir target of the well is in a separate area beyond the known field limits. The Manora-4 well is at a current depth of 8,901 feet (2,713 meters) where wireline logging operations are now in progress. About 259 feet (79 meters) of core was removed through the reservoir sands, which will provide reservoir data for the field development plan. Drilling will continue until the final depth is met. The Manora-4 appraisal well is located in concession area G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. Pearl Energy operates the license, owning a 60% interest; Northern Gulf Petroleum owns 40%.
Drilling Commences at Manora-4 in Gulf of Thailand
Date: Oct. 2010
Type: Appraisal Operations
Drilling has commenced on the Manora-4 appraisal well in concession area G1/48 in the Gulf of Thailand. The Manora-4 well is a stepout well targeting an area adjacent to the Manora field, and will be directionally drilled to a bottom hole location beyond current field limits at a measured depth of nearly 11,877 feet (3,620 meters) and a true vertical depth of about 10,105 feet (3,080 meters). The well is planned to penetrate a deeper interval, which has the potential for deeper oil reservoirs not yet discovered. Pearl Energy operates the license, owning a 60% interest; Northern Gulf Petroleum owns 40%.
 
Status History
 
Manora FSO

Producing - Nov 2014 to -
Manora Platform

Producing - Nov 2014 to -
Manora FSO

Under Construction - Oct 2011 to Nov 2014
Manora Platform

Under Construction - Oct 2011 to Nov 2014
Manora

Producing - Nov 2014 to -
Under Development - Oct 27, 2011 to Nov 2014
The development concept chosen by Pearl involves a Wellhead Processing Platform with water injection facilities and a Floating Storage and Offtake vessel.
Discovery (Appraised) - Nov 06, 2010 to Oct 26, 2011
Appraisal Drilling - Oct 01, 2010 to Nov 05, 2010
Exploratory Drilling - Jun 28, 2010 to Jul 31, 2010
Discovery (Drilled) - Nov 13, 2009 to Jun 27, 2010
Exploratory Drilling - Oct 21, 2009 to Nov 12, 2009
 
Project Image
Manora Field
 
Manora Field
 
Manora Platform
 
Location of Manora Field