Pertamina’s Manapatu 1x exploration well in the Mahakam Block offshore East Kalimantan has hit gas. It marks the first discovery for Indonesia in early 2022.
Indonesian national oil company Pertamina is aiming to significantly boost production at the country’s second largest oil producing block, named Rokan, which it acquired from Chevron in August.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction and partner Saipem will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for Pertamina’s TPPI Olefin Complex project in Indonesia. Samsung Engineering and partner Technip have also signed a FEED contract for the same project.
One worker was killed in an accident last Thursday at the Rokan Block in Indonesia, operated by national oil company Pertamina. A subsidiary of the NOC, Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR), is aggressively trying to boost output at Indonesia’s second-largest oil producing block after taking over from previous operator Chevron in August.
Next month Italy’s Eni (BIT:ENI) will attempt to fix technical glitches that have forced a partial shutdown of its Merakes deep-water field offshore Indonesia.
The US-headquartered oil major will invest $15 billion in new and “aggressive” emissions reduction plans.
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and Pertamina will together evaluate large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities in Indonesia.
Italy’s Eni (BIT:ENI) has shut down a well at its Merakes field in its East Sepinggan production-sharing contract (PSC) offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia, due to subsurface problems. This has triggered a production loss of about 60 million cubic feet per day, according to Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas.
Korean firm Samin MTS is teaming up with Pertamina offshoot Elnusa (IDX:ELSA) to tap Indonesia’s giant offshore decommissioning wave.
Production and reserves at ExxonMobil’s (NYSE:XOM) giant Cepu Block - rumoured to be a divestment candidate - have exceeded expectations, reported Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas.
Indonesian national energy company Pertmina plans to invest $3 billion in the giant Rokan Block over the next five years in an effort to maintain upstream production after taking over operatorship from Chevron. Crucially, Pertamina said it is also seeking for partners interested in jointly developing chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology after failing to acquire the knowhow from Chevron (NYSE:CVX).
Jakarta is preparing to bolster its maritime security defences in the Natuna Sea, which is rich in fisheries and natural gas, after increasing incursions by Chinese vessels within Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The news should provide some comfort to upstream oil and gas investors operating in the Natuna Sea.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina has seen production at the giant Rokan Block edge up by 2,000 barrels per day (b/d) since taking over the field from Chevron last month. However, it remains to be seen if the NOC, which plans to spend $2 billion at Rokan by 2025, can significantly boost volumes in the longer term.
A production issue at the Shell-operated Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Sabah in East Malaysia will see exports of the country’s flagship crude oil Kimanis fall in October and November, reported Reuters.
US supermajor ExxonMobil said it is planning to restart exploration drilling at its giant Cepu Block in Indonesia, despite rumours that it is looking to divest its interest, in a bid to find new reserves. Cepu, which holds the Banyu Urip project, one of Southeast Asia’s biggest oil developments, is Indonesia’s largest oil producing block.
TotalEnergies will use two storage tanks at the Arun liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification and receiving terminal in Indonesia after signing an agreement with Pertamina.
The Indonesian government will allow Pertamina to divest more than 51% of its participating interest in legacy upstream blocks that it has acquired from former operators.
Indonesia’s Medco Energi and Spain’s Repsol are reportedly keen to bid for ConocoPhillips' share of the giant onshore Corridor gas block in Indonesia estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is doggedly pursuing US major ExxonMobil to help it develop oil resources at the giant East Natuna field in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Development of the field faces huge technical, economic and geopolitical challenges, but Pertamina believes a gradual phased development, starting with oil could offer a solution.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is now the official operator of the giant Rokan Block offshore Indonesia after taking over from Chevron today. Significantly, Pertamina will invest $2 billion over the next four years in an attempt to reverse declining production at the legacy asset.
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.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina is finalising studies to replace ageing facilities at its Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) and Offshore South East Sumatra (OSES) blocks to help improve production, according to upstream regulator SKKMigas.
Repsol and partner Petronas plan to take a final investment decision (FID) on the giant Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery on the Sakakemang Block in Indonesia next year with full production targeted by 2027.
Indonesia’s Pertamina has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Algeria’s Sonatrach.
Indonesian state-owned energy giant Pertamina posted a 58.4% drop in net profits last year after oil prices collapsed following a slump in energy demand due to the COVID pandemic.