Brunei, Malaysia to Jointly Develop Two Offshore Oilfields

Malaysia’s state oil company Petronas announced this month that it signed an agreement with Brunei Darussalam to jointly develop two offshore oilfields.

The Gumusut-Kakap and Geronggong-Jagus East fields straddle the maritime boundary of the two countries.

The unitization agreement is part of the ongoing collaboration between Malaysia and Brunei and establishes the platform for the joint development of the fields by Petronas and the National Unitisation Secretariat (NUS) of Brunei.

The signing of the agreement took place during the 23rd Malaysia–Brunei Annual Leaders’ Consultation and was witnessed by Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

In a statement, Petronas group CEO Tengku Muhammad Taufik said: “Today’s signing is indeed a testament to the synergy between Petronas and the Ministry of Energy, Brunei Darussalam, and embodies yet another step towards strengthening our long-standing relationship for greater shared success. Having now formalized this landmark agreement, Petronas believes that both parties can look forward to continuing the strong momentum towards developing our nations’ energy sectors for the long-term growth and prosperity of both Brunei and Malaysia.”