Indonesia has deployed a warship to its North Natuna Sea to monitor a Chinese coast guard vessel that has been active in the gas-rich maritime area, the country’s naval chief said on Saturday of an area that both countries claim as their own.
The Indonesian government has approved a plan of development for Harbour Energy’s (LON:HBR) Tuna oil and gas project that includes $3.315 billion worth of cost recovery. Significantly, Indonesia sees the development as a way to assert its sovereign rights in a maritime area also claimed by China.
UK-based Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) is close to finalising a supply deal with Vietnam for natural gas from its proposed Tuna gas development in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia.
Upstream oil and gas exploration activities in the North Natuna Sea will continue despite persistent protests from China, Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said.
Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) has made its first operated offshore exploration discovery with its Anambas-2X well in the Anambas Block offshore Indonesia.
UK-based Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) is driving forward with plans to commercialise discoveries at its Tuna Block offshore Indonesia following a successful appraisal drilling campaign after good flow rates were recorded.
China officially told the Indonesian government to stop appraisal drilling at Harbour Energy’s (LON:HBR) Tuna Block offshore Indonesia in maritime territory that both nations view as their own during a months-long standoff in the South China Sea, reported Reuters.
Indonesian independent Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) operator of South Natuna Sea Block B offshore Indonesia, has started shooting 270 square km of 3D seismic at the Kaci field starting on 29 September, according to upstream regulator SKK Migas.
Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) and its partner Zarubezhneft have successfully completed their first appraisal well in the Tuna Block in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia despite reports that Chinese vessels had been meddling in the area.
Indonesia has sent a naval ship to tail a Chinese survey vessel that has been operating close to Harbour Energy’s Tuna Block in the Natuna Sea within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
A Chinese ship has been meddling with Harbour Energy’s ongoing drilling campaign at its Tuna block in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia. Significantly, the appraisal drilling is funded by Russia’s state-backed Zarubezhneft and the incident underscores the fact that Moscow’s energy interests in the South China Sea are increasingly being threatened by China.
Medco Energi, which operates South Natuna Sea Block B, will share a jack-up drilling rig with four other operators offshore Indonesia as part of a pact that will save millions of dollars.
UK-based upstream player Harbour Energy has restarted development well drilling at its Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia after operations were suspended due to a helicopter accident last week.