US operator Hess is set to imminently start the hook-up and commissioning of its Bunga Zetung wellhead platform A on its North Malay Basin (NMB) asset in the South China Sea off Malaysia.

The second phase of NMB development includes the Zetung and Anggerik fields from which first gas flowed early this year.

The phased NMB project comprises nine gas fields with an estimated gross recoverable resource of more than 1.5