MELBOURNE, Australia – Indonesia’s upstream regulator SKK Migas has approved the plan of development for the Paus Biru gas field in the offshore Sampang PSC.
Santos operates the field, which was discovered in December 2018.
According to partner Cue Energy, production will come from a single horizontal development well with an unmanned wellhead platform (WHP), connected by a subsea pipeline to the Oyong field WHP, 27 km (16.8 mi) distant.
From there, the gas will be transported through an existing pipeline to the Sampang PSC joint venture’s Grati onshore production facility for processing.
The project will now proceed into the FEED phase, with negotiation of gas sales agreements. The partners expect to take a final investment decision by mid-2021, with first gas set to follow in late 2022.