Top Oil and Gas Operators in Indonesia in 2022

Production and drilling operations at the Bekapai field of Pertamina Hulu Mahakam

Here are the fifteen oil and gas operators in Indonesia with significant production volume and the potential to increase them, according to SKK Migas.

  • BP Berau
  • Eni East Sepinggan
  • Exxon Mobil Cepu 
  • Husky-CNOOC Madura
  • Medco E&P Grissik
  • PetroChina International Jabung
  • Premier Oil Natuna Sea B.V.
  • Pertamina EP
  • Pertamina Hulu Energi Jambi Merang
  • Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ
  • Pertamina Hulu Energi OSES
  • Pertamina Hulu Kalimantan Timur
  • Pertamina Hulu Mahakam
  • Pertamina Hulu Rokan 
  • Pertamina Hulu Sanga Sanga

This post is adapted b LDI Training from information posted by SKK Migas, the oil and gas regulator of Indonesia.

Oil and Gas Activities in Indonesia in May – June 2022

A pumping well of Pertamina. Photo courtesy of Pertamina

Here is the monthly summary of oil and gas exploration and production activities in Indonesia in May 2022, according to SKK Migas.

·     Daily crude oil production: 616,800 BOPD
·     Daily gas production: 5321 MMSCFD
·     Daily oil and gas production: 1,567,000 BOEPD
·     Exploration wells drilled YTD: 11
·     Development wells drilled YTD: 291
·     2-D seismic survey completed YTD: 559 KM
·     3-D seismic survey completed YTD: 269 KM2
·     Amount of investment YTD: USD 3.9 billion
·     Number of Work Areas: 170

Here are other recent happenings in the oil patch of Indonesia.

·     Pertamina recorded $2.046 billion corporate profit in 2021. This almost doubles the profit it made in 2020. 
·     Pertamina EP has completed the construction of the Beringin A gathering station in Muara Enim in South Sumatera. The gathering station is designed to increase the capacity of the Prabumulih field to handle an additional 15 million MMSCFD of gas and 382 BPD of condensate.  
·     Pertamina Hulu Energy has made hydrocarbon discovery from its exploration well GQX-1 in the Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) work area.
·     Gas production from the newly completed JML1 platform in the Jumelai field operated by Pertamina Hulu Mahakam had come on stream. The gas is piped to the production facility of the Senipah-Peciko-South Mahakam field. The Jumelai project is expected to produce 45 MMSCFD of gas and 710 BPD of condensate.
·     PT BSP (Bumi Siak Pusako) has started drilling its exploration well Nuri-1X in the CPP (Corridor Plain and Pekanbaru) Block in Riau. The company plans to drill 15 development wells and two exploration wells in 2022.
·     Pertamina Hulu Energy has started drilling the exploration well NSO-R2 in the North Sumatera Offshore work area.
·     Gas production from the new platform WPS-3 of Pertamina Hulu Mahakam came on stream on 10 June 2022. The installation of the WPS-3 platform and the subsequent drilling of the development wells are part of the JSN (Jumelai, North Sisi, and North Nubi) project. This platform is designed to handle 45 MMSCFD of gas.

This article is curated by Jamin Djuang, Chief Learning Officer of LDI Training.

Oil and Gas Projects in Indonesia in 2022

Sail away from Bintan to East Kalimantan of two topsides for North Sisi and North Nubi fields of Pertamina Hulu Mahakam on 4 November 2021.

Oil and gas operators in Indonesia are investing USD 1.35 billion to expand and further develop their existing fields to increase their oil and gas production in 2022.

Here are the 12 oil and gas field expansion and development projects earmarked by SKK Migas to produce additional 19,000 barrels per day of oil and 567 MMSCFD of gas in Indonesia in 2022.

Bukit Tua Phase 2B Development At Offshore East Java

Operator: Petronas Carigali Ketapang II Ltd

Production Target: 14000 BOPD and 30 MMSCFD

Scope of work: Installation of Platform BTJT-B and drilling of development wells.

Completion date: 12 April 2022 (Completed)

Investment:  US$ 117 million

Hiu Gas Field Phase 2 development at Block B Natuna

Operator: Medco E&P Natuna

Scope of work: Drilling two development wells Hiu A05 and Hiu A06

Target of production: 49 MMSCFD of gas

Investment: 45 million USD

Expected date of completion: May 2022

Jumelai Field Development in East Kalimantan

Operator: Pertamina Hulu Mahakam

Scope of work: Installation of platform JML1 and drilling of development wells

Production target: 45 MMSCFD of gas

Completion date: May 2022

Investment: US$ 65 million

Baru Gas Plant Modification in Riau

Operator: Energi Mega Persada (EMP Bentu)

Scope of work: Gas plant modification and suppling 30 MMSCFD of gas to Tenayan power plant of PLN

Expected date of completion: May 2022

Investment: 13.5 million USD

South Sembakung Production Facility Expansion in East Kalimantan

Operator: JOB PMEPS – Joint Operation Body of Pertamina and Medco EP Simenggaris

Target of production increase: 30 MMSCFD of gas

Expected completion date: June 2022

Investment: 9,2 million USD

Development of MDA and MBH fields at offshore Madura

Operator: Husky CNOOC Madura Ltd (HCML)

Scope of work: Drilling of 5 wells at MDA field and 2 wells at MBH field to supply gas to the East Java Gas Pipeline.

Target of production increase: A total of 175 MMscfd of gas from MBH in May 2022 and MDA in July 2022.

Total investment: 625 Million USD

Belida Gas Field Extension at Block B Natuna

Operator: Medco E&P Natuna

Target of production: 40 MMSCFD of gas

Investment: 78 Million USD

Expected date of completion: August 2022

Tanjung Field Polymer Flood

Operator: Pertamina EP in South Kalimantan

Scope of work: Full-scale polymer flooding

Target: Increasing oil production and oil recovery factor

Expected date of completion: September 2022

Investment: 19 million USD

MAC Field Development in Offshore Madura

Operator: Husky CNOOC Madura Ltd (HCML)

Scope of work: Installation of a platform and pipelines, and drilling of development wells

Target of production: 60 MMSCFD of gas

Expected date of completion: October 2022

Investment: 163 Million USD

North Sisi and North Nubi Development in East Kalimantan

Operator: Pertamina Hulu Mahakam

Scope of work: Installation of Platform WPS3 at North Sisi and Platform WPN4 at North Nubi, and drilling of development wells.

Production Target: A total of 90 MMSCFD

Expected Completion date: Second half of 2022

Investment: US$ 133 million

Bekapai Field Phase 3 Expansion

Operator: Pertamina Hulu Mahakam

Scope of work: Modification of Manifold Wellhead Platform BH and BE to accommodate 5 new development wells.

Production target: 27 MMscfd

Completion date:  November 2022

Investment: US$ 28 million

YY Field Redevelopment at Offshore North West Java

Operator: Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ

Project scope: Relocating the wellhead platform due to the blowout of well YYA-1 in 2019

Target of production increase: 2000 BOPD and 1 MMSCFD of gas

Date of Completion: December 2022

Investment: 56.4 Million USD

This article is curated by Jamin Djuang, Chief Learning Officer of LDI Training, based on information provided by SKK Migas and other sources.

Oil Fields in Indonesia with EOR Potential

A jetty at Balikpapan Refinery – Photo shared by Zaldi Ansyah

In the efforts to increase the oil production of Indonesia, the government has identified 34 oil fields as candidates having potentials for enhanced oil recovery.

Here are the fields and their locations:

  • Rantau field – Aceh
  • Bangko field – Rokan Block
  • Bekasap field – Rokan Block
  • Kulim field – Rokan Block
  • Balam South field – Rokan Block
  • Petani field – Rokan Block
  • Pematang field – Rokan block
  • Zamrud field – Coastal Plain and Pekanbaru (CPP) block
  • Beruk field – CPP block
  • Pedada field – CPP block
  • Pusak field – CPP block
  • Sago field – Pertamina EP Asset 1 Jambi
  • Ramba field – Pertamina EP Asset 1 Jambi
  • Limau Q51 field – Pertamina EP Asset 2 South Sumatera – Limau
  • Jirak field – Pertamina EP Asset 2 South Sumatera – Limau
  • Belida field – Natuna D Alpha block
  • Melibur field – Siak, Riau
  • Gemah field – Jambi, South Sumatera
  • Makmur field – Jambi, South Sumatera
  • Kaji field – Rimau block
  • Semoga field – Rimau block
  • Iliran High field – Rimau block
  • Rama field – South East Sumatera (SES) block
  • Krisna field – SES block
  • Widuri field – SES block
  • E-main field – Offshore North West Java (ONWJ)
  • Zulu field – ONWJ
  • MQ field – ONWJ
  • Jatibarang field – Pertamina EP Asset 3 in West Java
  • Mudi field – Pertamina EP Asset 4 in East Java
  • Sukowati field – Pertamina EP Asset 4 in East Java
  • Tanjung field – Pertamina EP Asset 5 in Kalimantan
  • Handil field – Mahakam block
  • Gundih field – Central Java

Oil and Gas Activities in Indonesia in First Half of 2021

SSV Catarina drilled 5 Merakes development wells and the successful Maha-2 exploration well in ENI’s West Ganal block. Photo courtesy of Akhmad Syafrial.

The upstream oil and gas operators in Indonesia contributed 6.67 billion USD of revenue for the government of Indonesia in the first half of 2021. This amount is 91.7% of the full-year Indonesian government revenue target from E&P activities in 2021.

Mr. Dwi Soetjipto, the head of SKK Migas, is thankful that the 2021 first-half revenue contribution was better than expected in a meet-the-press event on 16 July 2021.

Here are the results from the oil and gas exploration and production activities in Indonesia in the first half of 2021 according to SKK Migas.

Oil Lifting Costs

The oil industry managed to lower the oil and gas production cost in 2021. The average production cost in the first half of this year is USD 12.17 per BOE (barrel of oil equivalent) whereas it was USD 13.71 per BOE in the same period last year. 

Oil and Gas Production

The average oil production in the first half of 2021 is 667,000 BOPD. This is below the 705,000 BOPD target set by the government for 2021.

The average gas production is 5430 MMSCFD in the first six months of 2021. This is below the 5638 MMSCFD targets of the government for 2021.

To make up for the shortfall of oil and gas production, SKK Migas is asking the oil operators to speed up their work programs.

The average combined oil and gas production in the first half of 2021 is 1.64 million BOEPD.

Proposed Incentives

To stimulate oil and gas exploration and production in Indonesia, SKK Migas is pushing for government approval on several incentives.         

The three incentives that are currently being proposed are:

  1. Providing a certain type of tax holiday to all oil and gas operators
  2. Reducing the processing fees charged by the Badak LNG plant to US$0.22 per MMBTU.
  3. Lowering tax paid by companies who provide certain types of goods and services to oil companies.

Completed Oil and Gas Projects in Indonesia

Seven upstream oil and gas projects out of the 12 targeted for 2021 have been completed in the first half of this year, according to SKK Migas.

These 1.46 billion USD projects contributed 9850 BOPD of new oil and 475 MMSCFD of gas.

Here are the 7 completed projects:
1. First phase production from Belato-2 oil field by Seleraya Merangin Dua in South Sumatera

2. EOR in Jirak Field by Pertamina EP in South Sumatera

3. Development of KLD gas field by Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ

4. Gas Supply to the Balikpapan refinery from Bontang by Pertamina Hulu Mahakam

5. West Pangkah field development by Saka Indonesia Pangkah Ltd

6. Merakes gas field development in East Sepinggan block by ENI

7. Gas supply from South Jambi B block to PLN Jambi by Jindi South Jambi B.

The Jambaran Tiung Biru Project

SKK Migas is working closely with Pertamina EP Cepu on the development of the significant Jambaran Tiung Biru project. This gas field development project in East Java is categorized as a national strategic project.

The Jambaran Tiung Biru project is more than 90% complete and gas production is expected to come on stream in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Plans of Field Development

SKK Migas approved 14 plans of field development (POD) that will potentially increase the oil and gas reserves by 131.2 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).

Exploration Drilling and Discoveries

Oil operators completed seven exploration wells with the following results:

  • Gas discovery in two wells: Maha-02 and Fanny-02
  • Oil discovery in two wells: Hidayah-01 and MSDE-01A
  • Three dry wells: Barakuda-1x, NSD-1 ExpTail and Plajawan Dalam.

The P50 reserves from Well Hidayah-01 are 87 MMBOE. The P50 combined reserves from wells Maha-02, Fanny-02, and MSDE-01A are 154 MMBOE.

P50 reserves are oil and gas reserves that have a 50% or greater probability of being recovered from a petroleum asset.

Drilling, Workovers, and Seismic Survey Activities

  • Number of development wells drilled – 186
  • Number of exploration wells drilled – 13
  • Number of workovers – 309
  • Number of well services – 11307
  • 2D seismic survey completed – 1917 Km
  • 3D seismic survey completed – 673 Km2

This article is adapted by Jamin Djuang based on the information provided by SKK Migas. He is the Chief Learning Officer of LDI Training.

Oil and Gas Activities in Indonesia in 2020

The upstream oil and gas industry of Indonesia invested 10.21 billion US dollars and performed well in 2020 according to SKK Migas, the special task force in charge of upstream oil and gas activities of oil companies in Indonesia.

The oil and gas industry of Indonesia successfully met and even exceeded some of the 2020 targets that were set by the Indonesian government in the following key areas:

  1. Reserve Replacement ratio (RRR).
  2. Oil lifting
  3. Controlling the cost recovery
  4. Revenue intake by the government
  5. Completion of oil and gas projects

RESERVE REPLACEMENT RATIO

The reserve replacement ratio in 2020 is 101.6%. The oil industry added 705 MMBOE of reserve in 2020.  

OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION

The average daily oil lifting in 2020 is 706,000 BOPD. This exceeded the government target of 705,000 BOPD.

However, daily gas production in 2020 is 5461 MMSCFD. This is below the government target of 5556 MMSCFD.

COST RECOVERY

The amount of cost recovery in 2020 is US$ 8.12 billion which is in line with the government expectations.

OIL REVENUE TO GOVERNMENT

The oil industry contributed US$ 8.4 billion of revenues to the Indonesian government. This amount is 41% higher than the expected amount of US$5.86 billion.

COMPLETION OF EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROJECTS

Fifteen oil and gas projects went on stream in 2020. These new projects added 9182 barrels of oil per day and 111 million SCF of gas per day.

3199 Km of 2D seismic and 1251 Km2 of 3D seismic surveys were completed in 2020.

SKK Migas was active and running in 2020 to keep the oil and gas exploration and production activities at a high level. Here are some of the key actions that SKK Migas undertook in 2020: 

  • SKK Migas signed twenty-four PSC side letters and sixty-one letters of agreement (LoA).
  • The government reduced the prices of gas sold to domestic companies to stimulate economic growth.
  • Allowing oil and gas operators to delay topping up the Abandonment and Site Restoration fund.
  • Eliminating the costs to oil operators of using government assets in their exploration and production activities.
  • Allowing oil companies to accelerate asset appreciation.
  • SKK Migas and Chevron Pacific Indonesia signed the Heads of Agreement to ensure the continuity of a high level of activities such as well drilling and production optimization in the Rokan Block during the final phase of the PSC contract. Chevron will hand over the operatorship of The Rokan block to Pertamina when its production sharing contract expires in August 2021.
  • SKK Migas approved the Plan of Development (POD) submitted by Repsol for the development of the huge Kaliberau gas field having 445 billion SCF of gas reserve in the Sakakemang block. The total investment in this project is estimated at 359 million US dollars.

PERFORMANCE OF THE OIL AND GAS OPERATORS IN 2020

Here are the top nine oil and gas operators who exceeded their oil production targets in 2020.

  • Chevron Pacific Indonesia
  • Pertamina Hulu Mahakam
  • Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ  
  • Pertamina Hulu Energi OSES
  • Petrochina International Jabung
  • Medco E & P Natuna
  • Pertamina Hulu Sanga Sanga
  • Medco E&P Rimau
  • JOB Pertamina – Medco Tomori Sulawesi

Here are the top nine oil and gas operators who exceeded their gas production targets in 2020.

  • BP Berau
  • Pertamina Hulu Mahakam
  • Eni Muara Bakau BV
  • JOB Pertamina – Medco Tomori Sulawesi
  • Premier Oil Indonesia
  • Petrochina International Jabung
  • Medco E & P Natuna
  • Kangean Energi Indonesia
  • Pearl Oil (Sebuku)

EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TARGETS FOR 2021

Being optimistic that Indonesia will meet the target of 1 million BOPD and 12 BSCFD of gas by 2030, SKK Migas is committed to keeping oil and gas production high in 2021. Here are its ambitious targets for oil and gas activities in 2021:

  • Daily oil production – 705,000 BOPD. This is the same target as in 2020.
  • The number of exploration wells – 43. This is a significant increase from 28, the actual number of exploration wells drilled in 2020.
  • The number of development wells – 616. This target is much higher compared with the 240 development wells drilled in 2020.
  • Number of workovers – 615
  • Number of well services – 26,431
  • 2-D seismic survey – 3569 Km
  • 3-D seismic survey – 1549 Km2

The Indonesian oil industry performed well in 2020. Mr. Dwi Soetjipto, the head of SKK Migas said: “The year 2020 was a difficult year for many oil operators due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the low oil prices. Nevertheless, the oil industry of Indonesia was able to meet several targets set by the government. Hopefully, this will help the country’s economy.”

This blog article is adapted from “Kinerja Hulu Migas Gemilang Sepanjang 2020” published by SKK Migas on 4 January 2021.

This article is adapted from SKK Migas news by Jamin Djuang – Chief Learning Officer of LDI Training.