In a boost for Indonesia, BP (LON:BP) has today signed the 30-year production sharing contracts (PSC) for Agung l and Agung ll deep-water oil and gas exploration blocks with the government of Indonesia. The areas are underexplored with significant potential for natural gas resources, close to expanding gas demand markets.
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 has finished front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for its giant Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery on the Sakakemang Block in Indonesia. The Spanish company and partner Petronas are now moving towards preparation for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor selection, according to upstream regulator SKKMigas.
Shell has failed to generate any significant interest in the sales process for its share of the giant Abadi LNG project one year after the Indonesian government announced the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s intention to divest.
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.
Eni will work with Indonesian upstream regulator SKKMigas to process and interpret seismic data owned by Indonesia using the Italian major’s proprietary technologies and facilities.
ConocoPhillips is seeking to sell its share in the giant Corridor onshore gas block in Indonesia estimated to be worth more than $1.5 billion. However, given the scale of the project and uncertainties around its future, the US major could struggle to find a buyer.
Pertamina and PetroChina have made a joint proposal to operate the Jabung Block in Indonesia’s Jambi province when the current contract expires in 2023. The move marks a significant turning point, as before Pertamina would automatically takeover key legacy production-sharing contracts (PSCs) set to expire.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKKMigas does not expect operations at BP’s Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) Train 3 project, which is under construction, to start until mid-2022, due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposed new regulations signal that the Indonesian government appears to have recognised the importance of supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes. Such regulations will be crucial to encourage major companies, such as BP and Repsol, to invest in significant new upstream production in Indonesia.
Indonesia's first-quarter crude and natural gas production volumes missed their targets due to technical issues at wells and delays at BP's Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, data from upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas showed.
Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina has so far failed to agree a commercial deal with Chevron for a key chemical formula that is critical for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) efforts at the legacy Rokan Block.