Gulf of Martaban


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Martaban, Gulf of

(märtəbăn`, –bän`), arm of the Andaman Sea, indenting S Myanmar and receiving the waters of the Sittaung and Thanlwin (Salween) rivers. The small port of Mottama (formerly Martaban), located at the mouth of the Thanlwin across the river from Mawlamyine, is famous for its glazed pottery.

Martaban, Gulf of

 

a gulf in the northern Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Burma. The Gulf of Martaban is about 150 km long, about 220 km wide at the point of entry, and up to 20 m deep. The gulf has semidiurnal tides of 7.2 m. Rangoon, an important ocean and river port and the capital of Burma, is situated at the mouth of the Rangoon River, which empties into the Gulf of Martaban.

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Officials from Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and representatives of the consortium signed production-sharing contracts for the exploitation of oil and natural gas in block A-4 off western Rakhine State and block M-10 in the Gulf of Martaban on Tuesday, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported.
The 15,534-square-km block M-10 is located between Yadana gas field and the Yetagun field, both in the Gulf of Martaban off the Tanin-tharyi coast in southern Myanmar, which has a combined estimated reserve of 9.
Myanmar has 24 offshore gas fields, with 11 in the Gulf of Martaban, seven off the Rakhine coast and six off the southern Tanin-tharyi coast.

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