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ExxonMobil Corporation said Friday it produced its first gas from its Damar field, off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Operator Exxon holds a 50% interest in Damar through ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.

The remaining 50% is held by Petronas Carigali.

The estimated capacity of Damar is 200 million cubic feet of gas per day.

ExxonMobil E&P Malaysia in late 2012 awarded a contract to Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering Sdn. Bhd. for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the topsides and platform jacket for the Damar project.

Exxon and Carigali plan a total of 16 development wells that will tie back to a four-legged gas satellite platform.

Full well stream gas will be produced via a 22-km pipeline to the existing Lawit A platform for processing.

The natural gas production facility is in 55 m of water about 200 km offshore.