JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – PT Pertamina EP Cepu (PEPC), a subsidiary of state energy company PT Pertamina has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) to develop gas processing facilities (GPF) in the Jambaran Tiung Biru, a unitization of gas project development, located in East Java province.
The EPC agreement, held at PEPC office in Jakarta on Dec. 4, was signed by President Director of PEPC Jamsaton Nababan and representative of the consortium, acting President Director of Rekin, Jakub Tarigan.
The consortium members are PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind), JGC Indonesia and JGC Corporation.
Vice President Corporate Communication of Pertamina Adiatma Sardjito said the EPC GPF will cover the development of well pad, flowline, gathering line, and export pipeline, refined facility of JTB and sharing facility CPF Banyu Urip.
Tarigan expects the JTB project will come onstream in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The consortium won an opened tender earlier as it offered the lowest price at US984 million or US$105 million lower than the price offered by other bidders.
The Jambaran Tiung Biru project consists of two fields — Jambaran within Cepu Block being developed by ExxonMobil Cepu Ltd (EMCL) and Tiung Biru within Pertamina EP’s working area, therefore the government pushed the project to be developed jointly (unitization).
The overall JTB project is estimated to reach US$1.547 billion, with an estimated gas production of an average 315 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) for 14.8 years. So far, it has secured a commitment from buyers to buy gas from the JTB project, totaling 172 MMSCFD.
The JBT project is estimated to absorb 6,000 new workers. (*)