Eni reports significant gas find offshore Indonesia

Eni has made an important gas find in the Merakes exploration prospect, in the East Sepinggan block offshore Indonesia, where Eni is operator with a 100% stake.

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESEEni has made an important gas find in the Merakes exploration prospect, in the East Sepinggan block offshore Indonesia, where Eni is operator with a 100% stake. The block is located in the offshore East Kalimantan (Borneo), 170 km (106 mi) south of the Bontang LNG plant and 35 km (22 mi) from the offshore Jangkrik field, also operated by Eni.

The finding was made through the Merakes 1 well, which was drilled at a water depth of 1,372 m (4,501 ft) and reached a total depth of 2,640 m (8661 ft). The well encountered a significant accumulation of gas in the lower Pliocene clastic sequence. Merakes has crossed a hydrocarbon column of 60 m (197 ft) in high-quality sandstones.

Merakes is the first exploration well drilled by Eni in the East Sepinggan block, which was assigned to the company in 2012 following an international bid round.

10/28/2014

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