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November 30, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 12:46pm

Shwe Complex Conventional Gas Field, Myanmar

By Carmen

Shwe Complex is a producing conventional gas field located in shallow water in Myanmar and is operated by Posco International. The field is located in block A 1 and A 3, with water depth of 5,053 feet.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Shwe Complex conventional gas field, namely Shwe Phase-2 and Shwe Phase-3. The expansion projects are currently in the commissioning and feed stage, targeting start-up during 2022 – 2025.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Posco International, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise, Oil and Natural Gas, Korea Gas and GAIL (India).

Production from Shwe Complex

The Shwe Complex conventional gas field recovered 37.67% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2022. The peak production was approximately 608 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039. The field currently accounts for approximately 33% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 395.98 Mmboe, comprised of 2,375.87 bcf of natural gas reserves. Shwe Complex conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.13% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Shwe Complex conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Shwe Complex project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Baker Hughes, DORIS Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings and McDermott International

Main EPC: Baker Hughes, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings and McDermott International

Other Contractors: Mermaid Maritime Mauritius, OAG Group and Snc Process Services Sdn

About Posco International

Posco International Corp (Posco International), formerly Posco Daewoo Corp and a subsidiary of Posco, is an international trading and investment company. The company carries out international trade, resource development and project organizing. Its businesses include export services, export agency services, intermediary trading, manufacturing, distribution and natural resource development. The company trades various products such as industrial grade steel, metals, chemicals, transportation equipment, machinery, electronics, special materials, grain and petroleum. Posco International implements overseas development projects such as power generation, railroad, ports, plants and IT facilities; and invests in energy and mineral development projects globally. The company also manufactures and markets textiles. It has operations in North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Posco International is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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