Spanish oil and gas company Repsol (BME:REP) is waiting for the issuance of an Indonesian presidential regulation and the derivative regulations to progress its proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Sakakemang block, onshore South Sumatra, in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s state-backed energy company Pertamina aims to work with Japan’s Mitsui to undertake a joint study for carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology at the firm’s upstream assets in central Sumatra.
Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas is considering acquiring further upstream acreage offshore Indonesia’s Aceh province as it seeks to develop more gas projects in the Southeast Asian nation. Significantly, more incentives are expected to be offered to encourage exploration investment.
Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas has confirmed that Repsol’s (BME:REP) Kali Berau Dalam (KBD) gas discovery, initially thought to be the country’s biggest find in 18 years, is significantly smaller than expected, putting the mega project in doubt.
Italy’s Eni (BIT:ENI) is offering to sell its Krueng Mane Block offshore Aceh in Indonesia to London-listed Harbour Energy (LON:HBR), reported Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas. Significantly, the potential acquisition seems logical given that Harbour’s recent exploration success could trigger a new development area in the region.
UK-listed Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) has announced initial success at its play-opening deepwater Timpan-1 exploration well offshore Indonesia in the North Sumatra basin. Significantly, the initial result bodes well for the frontier area and could open up more petroleum plays, which are thought to be gas prone.
UK-based Aquadrill – formerly Seadrill Partners – reported that its Capella drillship will head to Indonesia’s Andaman area to carry out a deep-water drilling programme for Harbour Energy (LON:HBR) and Repsol (BME:REP).
Medco Energi, an ambitious Indonesian independent oil and gas company, is preparing to raise capital that will help fund acquisitions. Significantly, Medco Energi is 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.
Aquadrill Offshore’s ultra-deep water drill ship West Capella is favoured to win the single-well contract for Repsol’s much-anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the North Sumatra basin offshore Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.