SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Eni has started gas production from the deepwater Jangkrik Complex project in the Muara Bakau block offshore Indonesia, ahead of schedule.
The project comprises the Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East gas fields in 400 m (1,312 ft) of water in the Kutei basin in the Makassar Strait.
Production from 10 deepwater subsea wells that are connected to the newbuildfloating production unit (FPU)Jangkrik will gradually reach 450 MMcf/d, equivalent to 83,000 boe/d.
The gas, once processed onboard the FPU, will flow via a 79-km (49-mi) pipeline to the onshore receiving facility, both built by Eni, and then through the East Kalimantan Transportation System to the Bontang gas liquefaction plant.
The gas volumes will supply the local domestic market, the Indonesian LNG market, and LNG exports.
Production start-up was within three and half years from project sanction.
Eni is the operator with a 55% stake of the Muara Bakau PSC through its subsidiary Eni Muara Bakau B.V. The other partners are ENGIE E&P (through its subsidiary GDF SUEZ Exploration Indonesia BV) with 33.334% and PT. Saka Energi Muara Bakau with 11.666%. All the activities are carried out in coordination with SKKMigas, the entity representing the government of Indonesia.
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said: “The completion of the project and the start-up of production ahead of schedule further confirm Eni’s strategy and global capabilities. Furthermore, it provides the opportunity for the Jangkrik floating production unit to become a hub for the development of our nearby gas discoveryMerakes (Eni 85%, Pertamina 15%), which could start production within the next two years.
“We will consolidate our near field exploration strategy and operating model and maximize the integrated development of our projects also in Indonesia.”