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Seven oil and gas fields to come onstream in 2017

JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – At least seven oil and gas fields that are being developed will commence production this year, boosting the country’s oil and gas output and offset falling production in some other oil and gas fields, the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business (SKK Migas) at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said.

Among biggest production will come from Jangkrik field in Makassar Strait, which is expected to commence production in July 2017, which is estimated to produce 450 million standard cubic feet of gas (MMSCFD), or equal to 1 train of LNG. Gas from this field will be transferred to LNG Bontang plant, said the head of Public Affair of SKK Migas Taslim Z. Yunus said Tuesday (Feb 14).

Jangkrik gas field is operated by ENI Indonesia.

In South Sumatera, Pertamina EP Asset 2 which operates Musi Timur gas field will begin producing 150 MMSCFD of gas this month, Taslim said, as quoted by detik.com.

BD gas field in Madura Strait, operated by CNOOC is scheduled to come onstream later this month or early March, producing 110 MMSCFD. The gas field will also produce oil of 6,600 barrels per day.

The other field that will begin producing is Sumpal Compression field in Grissik Block, Jambi, which is operated by ConocoPhillips, which is expected to produce 310 MMSCFD of gas.

West Madura Offshore (WMO), operated by Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) WMO, expects to kick off production of CPP 2 field, at a volume of 12,600 bpd of oil and 30 MMSCFD of gas in March 2017.

The other fields that will begin producing are Paku Gajah in South Sumatera, operated by Pertamina EP, which is projected to produce 35 MMSCFD of gas.

In Riau, Petapahan field within Rokan Block, operated by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia, will add oil production by 9,000 bpd. The production is boosted by the installation of waterflood facility upgrade, which is expected to commence operation in September 2017.

As for oil lifting in January, SKK Migas said the oil lifting in the month reached only 726,000 bpd, lower than target of 820,000 bpd. The lower-than-expected production was due to bad weather.

Lifting from Cepu Block was 170,000 bpd, lower than target due to bad weather, which made it difficult for tanker vessels to conduct normal loading activities. As a result, FSO in Cepu was over capacity, forcing ExxonMobil Cepu Limited to scale down production in the month. (*)

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