Frontier Oil and Gas Exploration Still Exists – A Story from Onshore Myanmar


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The Union of Myanmar has had oil exploration since the first hand-dug wells were sunk in the Central Burma basin around 900 AD. In the 1880’s Burmah Oil Company drilled the first cable tool wells in 1889 in Yenangyaung, resulting in the “discovery” of the Yenangyaung Oil Field. So how can onshore Myanmar be considered a frontier region for oil and gas exploration? Changes in governments, civil and world wars, destruction of assets to protect national resources and a country locked in time for decades have all led to the perfect storm for Myanmar being a country rich in oil and gas resources but vastly underexplored. We share the story of Pacific Hunt Energy and its frontier assets in rich petroleum provinces.

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Krista Davies, PESA
Krista Davies, PESA

Krista Davies graduated in 1995 with a BSc (Hons)Geology (1st) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a MSc Environmental Science specializing in Inland and Marine Aquatic Systems from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Krista has worked for a number of oil and gas companies on global assets including Woodside Energy, Shell Development Australia and Ophir Energy in all areas of exploration and new ventures assessments. Krista is currently the Principal Geoscientist at Cryptid Energy Consultants and acts as Principal Advisor to Pacific Hunt Energy in Myanmar. Krista has a keen interest in sequence and seismic stratigraphy, depositional systems and deep water geomorphology.

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