Fossil energy – Malaysia
Malaysia is expected to contribute about 12% or 3.1bn ft3/day of global natural gas production in 2025 from key offshore planned and announced projects (new-build projects) that are expected to start operations between 2021 and 2025, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Global Offshore Upstream Development Outlook, 2021–2025 reveals that 2.0bn ft3 of natural gas production in Malaysia in 2025 is expected from planned projects with identified development plans, while 1.0bn ft3 is expected from early-stage announced projects that are undergoing conceptual studies and are expected to get approval for development.
GlobalData says that a total of 19 natural gas projects are expected to start operations in Malaysia during 2021-2025. Kasawari, Jerun and B14 are some of the key projects that are expected to collectively contribute about 50% of the natural gas production in the country in 2025.
GlobalData identifies Iran as the second highest country globally with 2.70bn ft3 of natural gas production in 2025 or about 11% of the total global natural gas production in the year.
Qatar follows with natural gas production of 2.67bn ft3 from planned and announced offshore projects in 2025.
Among the companies, QatarPetroleum, National Iranian Oil Co, and Royal Dutch Shell lead globally with the highest offshore natural gas production of 2.6bn ft3, 2.4bn ft3 and 1.2bn ft3 respectively, in 2025 from planned and announced projects.