JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – PT Badak NGL, the operator of Badak LNG plant, plans to produce 156 LNG cargoes this year, up from 140 cargoes in 2017, the Head of the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas (SKK Migas) Amien Sunaryadi said.
The Badak LNG Plant received gas from Mahakam, Sanga-Sanga, East Kalimantan and Attaka blocks and as well as Jangkrik gas field, operated by ENI of Italy.
Sunaryadi said the increase will be boosted by the gas production of the Jangkrik field, which produces 600 million standard cubic feet per day. Last year, LNG production was lower than 2016 production, which reached 172 cargoes of LNG.
Badak NGL is a major and historic LNG producer in Indonesia. The LNG plant has been producing LNG for more than 4 decades, supplying LNG to major LNG buyers in Japan and other east Asian nations, including Chubu Electric Co., Kansai Electric Power Co., Kyushu Electric Power Co., Nippon Steel Corp. and Osaka Gas Co. under long-term contracts.
The Badak NGL plant has 8 trains and has a capacity to produce 22.5 million tons of LNG per annum.