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Service Contract 14A & 14B - Nido & Mantiloc Oil Fields
« on: August 13, 2017, 12:57:16 PM »
From: http://www.nido.com.au/irm/content/sc-14a-14b-nido-mantiloc-oil-fields.aspx?RID=237

Project:   Nido & Mantiloc Oil Fields
Location:   NW Palawan Basin, offshore Philippines.
Working interest   Block A: 22.49%
Block B: 28.28%
Operator   The Philodrill Corporation
Area   68,000 hectares
Initial Discovery:   Discovered in 1981 at 290 metre water depth

Brief description:   

The Nido oil field is located in Block A of Service Contract 14 (SC 14), at the southern end of the NW Palawan Basin, approximately 60 kilometres west of Palawan Island. The Matinloc oil field is located in Block B of Service Contract 14 (SC 14), approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Palawan Island and 54 kilometres north of the Nido oil field in 25 metres of water.

In mid-1979 three additional development wells (Nido-A2, -B2 and -B3) were completed and a production platform was installed at Nido-A and Nido-B standing in waters of 43 metres and 78 metres, respectively.

Matinloc is situated in 25 metres of water and was discovered in January 1979 with the drilling of the wildcat Matinloc-1 well, intersecting a carbonate reef build-up. The field is mapped as a four-way closure with a gross hydrocarbon column of more than 91 metres.

Matinloc-2 and Matinloc-3 were drilled directionally from the Matinloc-1 location in early 1980 and 1982, respectively.

The Nido fields produce crude oil with a gravity of 27° API and 2% sulphur content, and is marketed into refineries in the Philippines together with the Matinloc crude.
 
Recent activity:   

The Nido and Matinloc oil fields continue to produce oil on a cyclical basis.

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Re: Service Contract 14A & 14B - Nido & Mantiloc Oil Fields
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 04:27:43 PM »
DOE Joins Closing Ceremony of Northwest Palawan Offshore Oil Fields
November 11, 2019

https://www.doe.gov.ph/press-releases/doe-joins-closing-ceremony-northwest-palawan-offshore-oil-fields

EL NIDO, PALAWAN – The Department of Energy (DOE) participated on 7 November in the closing ceremony for the cessation of production operations of the Nido and Matinloc oil fields in Northwest Palawan. Held at the Huni-Lio Estate, the event was hosted by Service Contract (SC) 14 A and B’s consortia, composed of The Philodrill Corporation; Alcorn Petroleum; Oriental Petroleum; Nido Production; Phinma Energy; and Forum Energy.

“The closing of Nido and Matinloc’s production comes after over 40 fruitful years. Throughout their operations, these two oil fields have contributed significantly to our country’s energy needs. As this chapter comes to a close, we look forward to exciting times ahead as we continue our search for similar oil and gas projects that would help us attain energy security and fuel our continued development,” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said.

In July 1977, Cities Service, Inc. and its Filipino partners discovered commercial oil in what became the Nido A Field, in the Nido limestone reservoir of Service Contract 14’s offshore area. The discovery of the Nido B Field followed in January 1978. Production commenced on February 1979, which marked the first commercial oil production in the Philippines. During its early stages, peak field production reached 40,000 barrels of oil per day.

On the other hand, the Matinloc oil field was discovered in January 1979, followed by the Pandan and Libro discoveries in 1980, which led to the establishment of the Matinloc Oilfield Production Complex (MOPC), the central hub of production operations. In 1988, the North Matinloc oil field was discovered and connected to the MOPC. 

In over four decades of production operations, Nido and MOPC were able to produce 18.9 million barrels of oil (MMBO) and 12.5 MMBO, respectively.

Undersecretary Donato D. Marcos and DOE-Energy Resource Development Bureau Director Cesar G. Dela Fuente III received memorabilia from the SC 14 consortia, on behalf of the DOE.

Also present were members of the Western Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Task Force Malampaya, and different service contractors of the Philippine upstream petroleum sector.

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Re: Service Contract 14A & 14B - Nido & Mantiloc Oil Fields
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 03:00:36 PM »
NOTICE TO ALL MARINERS NUMBER 057-2020
Parent Category: NOTAM Published: 09 March 2020

http://www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php/notice-to-mariners/notam-2020/march-2020/3724-notice-to-all-mariners-number-057-2020

1. Reference: Letter from Mark B. Pamplona, Logistic, Sr. Supervisor of Supply Oilfield Services, Inc. dated 21 February 2020.

2. The Supply Oilfield Services Inc. will conduct Well Plug and Abandon Campaign for approximately two-weeks starting on 01 April 2020 at offshore Northwest Palawan thereby utilizing M/V Ena Wizard, owned and operated by Eastern Navigation Pte Ltd. The campaign activity is an offshore block service contract under SC-14 A&B between Philodrill Corporation and the Department of Energy (DOE). Coordinates of well location is 11°25.817’ N, 119°03.726’ E.

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting on the above-mentioned area on the said date are advised to an exclusion zone distance within 500m from the operation and to take precautionary measures at all times.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.