MELBOURNE, Australia — Oil production from the Maari Field offshore New Zealand in the PMP 38160 concession has improved to about 4,065 bbl/d.
This follows continued good performance of the producing wells and the water injection system, said minority partner Cue Energy in its latest operations review.
However, the MN1 production well remains shut in after workover operations were halted in late December due to a downhole fault. The MR6a is also offline, with further well intervention work planned.
In the Sampang PSC offshore Indonesia (Cue 15%), gas production has been steady from the Oyong and Wortel fields. However, a final investment decision has yet to be taken on the new Paus Biru development as the partners await government approval of the commercial terms of the gas sales and other requested incentives.
Plans call for a single well and wellhead platform at the Paus Biru gas field, with a 27-km subsea pipeline connecting the well to infrastructure serving Oyong. Assuming clearance does come through, Paus Biru could start gas production by 2025 at a rate of 20 MMcf/d to 25 MMcf/d.