Statoil and Conoco Phillips awarded deepsea exploration contract


Rakhine coast Photo: Air Bagan

Rakhine coast Photo: Air Bagan

The Myanmar Government has awarded a contract to Statoil and Conoco Phillips to explore an offsore block for oil and gas off the Rakhine coast. 

Statoil is a Norwegian company which operates in 36 countires while Conoco Phillips is based in Houston, Texas and operates in over 27 countries. 

The companies’ Singapore based subsidiaries will be responsible for the exploration and an enviromental impact assessment will be conducted first. According to the Kyemon newspaper the companies will invest over $323 millions dollars to explore the block and production sharing agreements would span eight years.

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