SINGAPORE – KrisEnergy anticipates first oil from the Apsara field development in block A offshore Cambodia around mid-year.
Renovation and upgrades of the Ingenium II production barge continue in the Benoi yard and Gul drydock in Singapore. Installation and integration have been completed of the new power generation equipment, central control room, electrical switch room, living quarters, pedestal crane, electrical transformers and produced water processing package, and mechanical completion of all systems should finish shortly ahead of commissioning.
Construction of the topsides and jacket for the minimum facilities wellhead platform started in December at the PT Profab1 facility on Batam Island, Indonesia. Once concluded, this will be loaded onto a barge for transportation to the field location.
Fasttrack processing of 200 sq km (77 sq mi) of 3D seismic data acquired over the Apsara development area in mid-2019 was also completed in December. According to KrisEnergy, this should improve imaging of geological faults and sand bodies for the design of well trajectories ahead of development drilling.
Processing of 1,000 sq km (386 sq mi) of 3D data over a large prospective area in the southwestern part of the block is expected to finish by mid-year.
Elsewhere in the region, the Fugro Mariner performed a geotechnical survey for the company late last year over the Bussaba-2 exploration well location in the G6/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand.
The program included a 300-m (984-ft) pilot hole for shallow hazard assessment and 40-m (131-ft) soil borings for future drilling requirements.
Indonesia’s authorities have approved the company’s request to extend the Sakti PSC, offshore East Java, into the second phase exploration period to Feb. 25, 2024. At the same time, the acreage of the contract area has been reduced to 989 sq km (382 sq mi).