Offshore Field Development Projects
Manora
Operator:Mubadala Petroleum
Water Depth:50 m / 165 ft
Region:Asia - SouthEast
Country:Thailand
Last Updated:Mar 22, 2015    (view update history)
Project 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.

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
Status Updates
Northern Gulf Petroleum Defaults on G1/48 Concession Contributions
Type: Operator Update

Mar. 2015 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Jan. 2015 - 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
Type: Production Start

Nov. 2014 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Oct. 2014 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Sep. 2014 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2014 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Jun. 2014 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Apr. 2014 - 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
Type: Operator Update

Aug. 2013 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Mar. 2013 - 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
Type: Facility Construction

Sep. 2012 - 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
Type: Facility Construction

Sep. 2012 - 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
Type: Development Activity

Jul. 2012 - 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
Type: Status Update

Oct. 2011 - 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
Type: Status Update

Jul. 2011 - 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
Type: Status Update

Jun. 2011 - 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
Type: Appraisal Operations

Nov. 2010 - 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
Type: Appraisal Operations

Oct. 2010 - 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
Type: Appraisal Operations

Oct. 2010 - 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%.

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

Update History
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Field Updated Mar 22, 2015 941
Activity Added Mar 22, 2015 941
Field Updated Jan 13, 2015 1009
Facility Updated Jan 13, 2015 1009
Activity Added Jan 13, 2015 1009
Field Updated Nov 13, 2014 1070
Facility Updated Nov 13, 2014 1070
Field Status Updated Nov 13, 2014 1070
Field Status Added Nov 13, 2014 1070
Facility Status Updated Nov 13, 2014 1070
Facility Status Added Nov 13, 2014 1070
Activity Added Nov 13, 2014 1070
Field Updated Oct 02, 2014 1112
Activity Added Oct 02, 2014 1112
Facility Updated Sep 05, 2014 1139
Field Updated Sep 05, 2014 1139
Activity Added Sep 05, 2014 1139
Field Updated Jul 10, 2014 1196
Facility Updated Jul 10, 2014 1196
Activity Added Jul 10, 2014 1196
Field Updated Jun 27, 2014 1209
Activity Added Jun 27, 2014 1209
Facility Updated Apr 28, 2014 1269
Field Updated Apr 28, 2014 1269
Activity Added Apr 28, 2014 1269
Field Updated Nov 18, 2013 1430
Facility Updated Nov 18, 2013 1430
Field Updated Aug 27, 2013 1513
Activity Added Aug 27, 2013 1513
Field Updated Mar 15, 2013 1678
Activity Added Mar 15, 2013 1678
Facility Status Updated Dec 07, 2012 1776
Field Updated Sep 14, 2012 1860
Facility Updated Sep 14, 2012 1860
Activity Added Sep 14, 2012 1860
Facility Updated Aug 01, 2012 1904
Activity Added Jul 23, 2012 1913
Field Updated Jul 23, 2012 1913
Facility Updated Jul 23, 2012 1913
Project Description Added Feb 01, 2012 2086
Field Updated Feb 01, 2012 2086
Field Status Updated Oct 27, 2011 2183
Field Status Added Oct 27, 2011 2183
Field Updated Oct 27, 2011 2183
Facility Added Oct 27, 2011 2183
Facility Status Added Oct 27, 2011 2183
Activity Added Oct 27, 2011 2183
Field Status Updated Jul 26, 2011 2276
Field Status Added Jul 26, 2011 2276
Activity Added Jul 26, 2011 2276
Field Updated Jul 26, 2011 2276
Activity Added Jun 14, 2011 2318
Field Updated Jun 14, 2011 2318
Field Status Updated Nov 15, 2010 2529
Field Updated Nov 03, 2010 2541
Field Status Updated Nov 03, 2010 2541
Activity Added Nov 03, 2010 2541
Field Status Updated Oct 27, 2010 2548
Field Status Added Oct 27, 2010 2548
Field Updated Oct 27, 2010 2548
Activity Added Oct 27, 2010 2548
Field Added Oct 18, 2010 2557
Activity Added Oct 18, 2010 2557

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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
 
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