Baram is a producing heavy oil field located in shallow water in Malaysia and is operated by PETRONAS Carigali International Sdn. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block SK 307 and Baram Delta, with water depth of 213 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Baram, namely the Baram EOR Project. This project is currently in the feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Petroleum Sarawak and Petroliam Nasional.

Production from Baram

The Baram heavy oil field recovered 93.27% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2006. The peak production was approximately 54.91 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2033. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 31.27 Mmboe, comprised of 31.27 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Baram heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.07% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Baram heavy oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Baram project as follows.


EPC Contractors: Sapura Energy

Other Contractors: MMC, Hayward Tyler Group, Leighton Engineering and Intecorr Consultancy Sdn

About PETRONAS Carigali International Sdn

PETRONAS Carigali International Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) is a Malaysia based oil and gas company. The company is a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). The company is a fully integrated oil and gas corporation of Malaysian government. The company is engaged in exploration, development and production of oil and gas in Malaysia. The company operates in various areas such as China, North America and Southeast Asia. PETRONAS Carigali is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In July 2011, the company made two gas discoveries in the shallow water areas offshore the west coast of Sabah. The first discovery was via the Zuhal East-1 well located in the Samarang Asam Paya Block. The second discovery at the Menggatal-1 well located in Block SB312, about 110km northeast of Kota Kinabalu.

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