Petronas has achieved first oil from the Bukit Tua field.
The project is the company’s biggest Upstream project in Indonesia to date.
It is expected to produce around 3,700 barrels of oil per day and two million standard cubic feet of gas per day in its initial production stage.
PETRONAS’ general manager and country chairman of Indonesia Operations, Hazli Sham Kassim said: “This upstream project is an integrated development as it also involves the development of other supporting facilities such as Ratu Nusantara Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facility (FPSO), a 110km subsea pipeline and a 4.7ha onshore receiving facility (ORF).”
The Bukit Tua field is located in the Ketapang Block, 110km offshore East Java.
Gas produced from the field will be transported through a pipeline to the ORF in Gresik, East Java, while the oil will be offloaded to carriers for export.
Petrogas Jatim Utama – owned by the East Java provincial government – has signed gas sales and purchase agreement with Petronas whereby it will purchase the gas produced from the field for electricity generation to meet Indonesia’s energy demand.