JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – ExxonMobil Cepu Limited (EMCL), a subsidiary of US giant oil and gas company ExxonMobil and the operator of Cepu Block, has launched a tender for the provision of land drilling rig for Jambaran Tiung Biru and Kedung Keris fields within Cepu Block.
The tender is for the procurement of 1 unit of 1500 HP (horse power) AC type quick-skidding land drilling rig complete with top drives and solids control equipment to be utilized in connection with drilling activities in Central and East Java.
The drilling will cover approximately 6+3 sour gas and oil development wells within the Cepu Block. This also includes supply of camp and catering services for the rig.
The company has set registration date on July 6-10, 2015.
The Jambaran gas field is located within the Cepu block, which is currently operated by EMCL that holds a 45 percent interest in the block.
The other 45 percent is held by Pertamina EP Cepu and the remaining 10 percent by the Cepu Block Cooperation Bodies, which consist of locally owned companies run by the administrations of Blora regency, Bojonegoro regency, the East Java provincial administration and Central Java provincial administration.
Meanwhile, Tiung Biru field is located inside Pertamina EP’s operation area adjacent to the Cepu block. Pertamina EP and EMCL agreed to unitize both fields in September 2012.
Gas production from the Jambaran-Tiung Biru fields was initially expected to be on stream at the end of 2018. Under a new target, the fields are expected to start production in the second quarter of 2019.
Under a current plan, Pertamina, the parent company, will become the off-taker of the gas and then deliver it to its buyers, including industries and state-owned electricity firm PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara.
The gas will be delivered through the trans-Java pipeline that will connect West Java to East Java. Pertamina, through its subsidiary PT Pertamina Gas (Pertagas), is currently working on the development of a section of the trans-Java pipeline, namely the Gresik-Semarang section.
Currently, Banyuurip field is the backbone of Cepu Block. The field’s production is expected to pick up to 205,000 barrels of oil per day early next year.
Apart from Banyu Urip, there are other fields in the Cepu Block. They are Alas Tua East, Alas Tua West and Kedung Keris fields; and Cendana and Jambaran fields. (*)