(in Southeast Asia)



AREA (on): 300,100 km2

OIL PEAK: 2009


The Philippines produces negligible amounts of onshore gas but began producing offshore gas from the deep water Malampaya-Camago complex in the Palawan basin north west of Palawan Island in 2001. Gas production continues to rise and should do for at least a decade.

The country has also had minor offshore oil production from the same basin since 1979 but output of natural gas liquids and condensate from Malampaya-Camago now dwarfs these almost depleted fields. Output of oil has risen steeply both as a result of these liquids and as marginal fields are developed but, on current prospects, 2009 may mark the peak.



The Philippines imports most of its oil and, although its economy has grown substantially over the last two or three years, high prices have reversed oil demand growth. Consumption is expected to remain flat for the next decade.

Meanwhile gas consumption has increased rapidly in line with production and new markets should be created as the country accesses more of its gas. Several potential new developments in Philippine waters have been identified.





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