Italian energy company Eni has kicked off gas production from its Jangkrik fields offshore Indonesia.
Eni said production from the fields would ramp up to 83,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
The 10 wells are connected to the Jangkrik floating production unit.
From there, gas will be transported ashore through a 79kilometre long pipeline.
Eni chief executive Claudio Descalzi said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved with the Jangkrik Development Project.
“The completion of the project and the start-up of production ahead of schedule further confirm Eni’s strategy and global capabilities.
“Furthermore, it provides the opportunity for the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit to become a hub for the development of our nearby gas discovery Merakes, which could start production within the next two years.
“We will consolidate our near field exploration strategy and operating model and maximize the integrated development of our projects also in Indonesia.”
Eni is the operator with a 55% stake of the Muara Bakau PSC through its subsidiary Eni Muara Bakau BV.
The other partners are Engie E&P with 33.334% and PT Saka Energi Muara Bakau with 11.666%.