Reporting by Emily Chow, Muyu Xu and Mei Mei Chu; Writing by Florence Tan; Editing by Himani Sarkar
June 28, 202312:24 PM GMT+8Updated a day ago
SINGAPORE, June 27 (Reuters) - (This June 27 story has been officially corrected to fix timeline to 2030, not 2024, in paragraph 4, and remove reference to overseas production and add name Mohamed 'Firouz' in paragraph 5)
Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas sees its domestic oil and gas production peaking at about 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) by 2024, its exploration executives said on Tuesday.
About 60-70% of its production is natural gas and will remain so going forward, Adif Zulkifli, executive vice president & CEO upstream, said at the Energy Asia conference.
"We continue to look for more gas portfolio, but of course, there is commitment in Malaysia, I think we need to continue to do some oil exploration to fill up our refineries," he added.
Petronas also aims to expand its overseas portfolio to 700,000 boepd by 2030 as it ramps up output from its Canada LNG joint venture, said Adif and Mohamed Firouz Asnan, senior vice president, Malaysia petroleum management, upstream business.
Mohamed Firouz said the 2 million boepd of domestic production is expected to be maintained until 2030.
Petronas recorded an average production of 2.4 million boepd in 2022, including domestic and overseas output, it said in its fourth-quarter earnings announcement.
The company owns 25% of the 14 million metric tons per year LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, led by Shell (SHEL.L).