Brunei Darussalam’s upstream sector is the biggest contributor to the country’s oil and gas industry with over 90 years of exploration and production activities.
Our focus is to ensure that the oil and gas sector remains stable and sustainable to drive socio- economic growth. In order to make the most efficient contribution to this, we must achieve:
- Optimum Exploration of Hydrocarbon Resources
- Promote Open Blocks and Unlock Marginal Fields
- Manage Hydrocarbon Maturation
Representing the Government in negotiation, implementation, supervision and enforcement of Petroleum Mining Agreement (PMA), Production Sharing Contract (PSC), and any contractual or commercial agreements that will benefit the Brunei Darussalam oil and gas industry as a whole.
Further development of the upstream sector in Brunei Darussalam by regulating and promoting investment in the upstream project portfolio.
Exercising the regulatory power to monitor and evaluate all upstream project developments and subsequent operations and maintenance.
Major Developments & Projects
SEISMIC ACQUISITION &
Petroleum Authority strives to promote and increase exploration activities in securing long-term oil and gas resources for Brunei.
We consistently build good partnerships with operators and all related stakeholders in ensuring safe and successful seismic acquisition and drilling activities both offshore and onshore.
Petroleum Authority monitors upstream operations in achieving the following objectives as a prudent regulatory body:
- Safeguarding the delivery of hydrocarbon production.
- Ensuring security of gas to power.
MARGINAL FIELD DEVELOPMENT
ASSET MANAGEMENT /
ONSHORE & OFFSHORE FACILITIES
90 years of discovery of oil