Thailand’s PTTEP is forging ahead with its Lang Lebah giant sour gas field development offshore Malaysia with the award of a key front-end engineering and design contract and other FEED contracts set to follow.

Malaysia’s Ranhill Worley has won a FEED contract for the carbon capture and storage (CCS) element of the Lang Lebah project.

Market sources said this workscope, which has not been formally announced by operator PTTEP or the contractor, has been ongoing behind the scenes for a couple of months.