35 Telok Blangah Rise #01-285 Singapore 090035


6742 1183


Natural Gas Myanmar: Opportunities in LNG, Exploration and Production, Offshore Marine and Technology

Natural Gas Myanmar 2018 Conference and Exhibition will take place on the 23- 25 May 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar.  As the only natural gas event supported by all major stakeholders in Myanmar, this year’s event is expected to see a record attendance of delegates and exhibitors as we go through two days of sharing, networking and exploring business opportunities in the natural gas industry of Myanmar and a site visit to natural gas facilities in Yangon. 

Contrary to the rest of the world, Myanmar remains one of the few countries left where the demand for gas exceeds its supply, largely due to its undeveloped infrastructure.

Myanmar has undergone massive transformation in the past 5 years, fueled by its very robust GDP growth is averaging at more than 6% per annum coupled with massive FDI which, according to Statistic by Myanmar government, has exceeded 77 billions USD in 2017. 

Nevertheless, such short term high economic growth brings with it demand for energy that must be met before further growth can continue. With a forecast demand growth for energy at 10-15% per annum, Myanmar’s demand for natural gas must be met either through new productions or imported LNG.

LNG Situation in Myanmar

At LNG Myanmar 2017 Conference, the Ministry of Energy and Electricity (MOEE) together with the World Bank Group highlighted the urgency of the development of LNG terminal(s) in Myanmar. During the conference, The World Bank Group also reaffirmed they could take up the role as the ‘guarantor at last resort’ if financing is an issue for the investment in the LNG terminal.

It is expected that the LNG terminal will be targeted with annual capacity of 4 million tonnes with a 200km pipeline link and a 1 gigawatt power station near the terminal. As for the location, The World bank Group has also completed a technical study to shortlist 5 suitable areas as the proposed site for the LNG terminal in Myanmar. 

The Myanmar government has recently awarded four "Notice to Proceed" for LNG-to-Power Projects on 30th January 2018. These 4 projects are:

1.     TOTAL & SIEMENS A.G for Kanbauk Area

2.     Zefu & Supreme for Meelaung Gyaing Area

3.     TTCL Public Company Limited for Ahlone 

4.     Sinohydro & Supreme for Kyaukphyu CCGT

These projects are expected to bring a total of 3,000 megawatt of capacity to the country. The first three projects are for LNG to Power and the last project is for Natural Gas to Power.

E&P, Offshore and Marine

Demand for electricity will increase from 300% to 450% by 2030, according to estimates by MOEE and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Currently, gas from domestic production accounts for almost 45% of all electricity production in Myanmar. With expected decline in production from existing offshore gas blocks by 2021, the Myanmar government needs to find more ways to increase the supply before shortages affect the continuous growth of the economy.

The Myanmar government is widely expected to release multiple Gas Blocks in the second half of 2018 for tender and bidding.  Boosted by recent improvement of global gas prices over the past few months that significantly improve the commercial viability of these gas blocks, the tenders and bidding for these new blocks are widely expected to be competitive.

Upcoming E&P Activities in Myanmar

Petronas Carigali 
Myanmar PCML is planning to drill 2 exploration wells by Q4 2018. 

PTTEP Myanmar 
PTTEP is planning for Appraisal Drilling Campaign for Block M-9 East. They are planning for Firm 8 Appraisal Wells + 2 Optional Wells in 2018-2019. 

Petro Brunei 
Myanmar PB Myanmar is planning to drill 2 exploration wells in onshore Block EP-1 in Q4/2018.
TOTAL E&P Myanmar 
TOTAL is planning to shoot Time Lapse 4D for Yadana and SEIN field in May 2018 to study the Reservoir.
Woodside /SHELL/ MPEP
Plan to drill one exploration well in A-7 in Q2- 2018. 

For more details of the event, please connect with our dedicated sales staff at info@gasacademy.com.sg or give us a call at +65 6742 2485.

Please download our event brochure here.