LONDON – Construction upgrades have started on the Anoa platform on Natuna Sea block A offshore Indonesia.
According to operator Premier Oil, prefabricated compression modules are currently being installed on the platform. The second phase of offshore construction will take place next summer.
Theentire project, designed to harness about 200 bcf (5.7 bcm) of undeveloped gas reserves and increase the capacity of the Anoa facility to 200 BBtud, will be completed in the second half of 2013.
Elsewhere in the region, partner and government sanction for the offshorePelikan and Naga projects came through during the first half of 2012.
An engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract was issued in May for two wellhead platforms and connecting pipelines, and detailed engineering and procurement are both under way. Fabrication of the jacket and topsides has started at the SMOE yard in Batam, and tenders are out for a rig to drill three development wells on each of the fields.
First gas from Pelikan and Naga, estimated to hold combined reserves of 150 bcf, is targeted for 2014.
Two out of the three exploratory wells Premier drilled earlier this year off Indonesia brought discoveries. The most significant wasAnoa Deep well WL-5X, which found gas in a new play beneath the Anoa field, testing at 17 MMcf/d from fractured Lama Formation sandstone reservoirs.
Integrated studies are in progress to mature further Lama prospects. The first well is planned for 2Q 2013.