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.

The Top 10 Crude Oil Producing Companies in Indonesia in 2018

The photo showed the drilling activity at the West Seno field, the first deepwater field in Indonesia. The photo was taken by Dr. Tony Tirta.

The average crude oil production in Indonesia in 2018 is 803,000 barrels per day according to SKK Migas of Indonesia.

Here are the top ten crude oil-producing companies in Indonesia in 2018.

Chevron Pacific Indonesia – 209,000 BOPD

Chevron is the biggest oil producer in Indonesia in 2018 and has been a leading oil producer in Indonesia for more than 90 years. It started operating in Indonesia in 1924 under Standard Oil Company of California (SOCAL).

Chevron operated oilfields in Sumatera and East Kalimantan. It’s East Kalimantan assets came from the acquisition of Unocal in 2005. Chevron handed back all the assets in East Kalimantan to the Indonesia government on October 24, 2018, after 50 years of operation under Unocal and Chevron.

Currently, Chevron’s oil production comes mainly from the oil fields located in Riau, Sumatera under the Rokan Production Sharing Contract. The biggest oil field in the Rokan PSC is the Duri field which has been under steam-flood since 1985 and is one of the largest steam flood projects in the world. Minas is another giant oil field that Chevron discovered and operated in the Rokan Block.

ExxonMobil Cepu Ltd – 208,000 BOPD

ExxonMobil Cepu Ltd is the operator of the Cepu block located in Central Java and East Java. The Cepu Cooperation Contract (KKS) was signed on 17 September 2005 and will continue until 2035. ExxonMobil holds a 45% interest in the Cepu block.

ExxonMobil started exploration in 1999, and the oil from the Banyu Urip field started to flow in December 2008.

Pertamina EP – 79,000 BOPD

Pertamina EP operated 21 oil and gas fields located in various parts of Indonesia. These oilfields are managed under five asset groups based on their geographical locations.

Located in North Sumatera and some parts of South Sumatera, the Asset One oilfields include Rantau Field, Pangkalan Susu Field, Lirik Field, Jambi Field, dan Ramba Field.

Located in South Sumatera, the Asset Two oilfields include Prabumulih Field, Pendopo Field, Limau Field dan Adera Field.

Located in West Jawa, the oilfields included in Asset Three are Subang Field, Jatibarang Field dan Tambun Field.

Located in Central and East Jawa, the Asset Four oilfields include Cepu Field, Poleng Field dan Matindok Field.

Located in the eastern part of Indonesia, the oilfields in Asset Five are Sangatta Field, Bunyu Field, Tanjung Field, Sangasanga Field, Tarakan Field dan Papua Field.

Pertamina Hulu Mahakam – 42,000 BOPD

Pertamina Hulu Mahakam became the operator of the oil and gas fields located in the Mahakam Block on 1 January 2018. The fields were previously discovered and operated by Total along with Inpex as its partner. They acquired the block in 1966.

Several giant oil and gas fields are located in this block such as the Handil field, the Tunu field, and the Peciko field.

Pertamina Hulu Energi OSES (Offshore South East Sumatera) – 30,000 BOPD

Pertamina Hulu Energi OSES became the operator of the oil fields in Block South East Sumatera on September 6, 2018. The fields were previously operated by CNOOC, China National Offshore Oil Company.

Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ – 29,000 BOPD

Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ (PHE ONWJ) is currently the operator of the  Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) production sharing contract following the change of company ownership from BP to Pertamina in July 2009.

The contract area, located in the Java Sea, covers an area of approximately 8,300 square kilometers – stretching from the North of Cirebon to Kepulauan Seribu.

The giant Ardjuna field is located in this Production Sharing Contract area. It was discovered by ARCO – Atlantic Richfield Company –  in 1969 and operated by ARCO until BP – British Petroleum – acquired ARCO in 2000.

The production facilities consist of 670 wells, 170 shallow water platforms, 40 processing and service facilities and some 1,600 kilometers of sub-sea pipeline.

Medco EP Natuna – 16,000 BOPD

Medco EP Natuna, a subsidiary of Medco Energi, is the operator of the South Natuna Sea Block B. The field was initially operated by ConocoPhillips until Medco Energi acquired it in 2016.

Besides producing oil, Medco EP Natuna also supplies gas to Singapore using a 656 KM long 28” subsea pipeline.

Petronas Carigali (Ketapang) – 15,000 BOPD

Petronas Carigali Ketapang operates the Bukit Tua Field located in the Ketapang Block in East Java. Bukit Tua is an oil field but with a significant amount of associated gas. The offshore field is situated at a water depth of about 57 m.

The production facilities consist of wellhead platforms, an FPSO – Floating Production, Storage and Offloading – and onshore receiving facilities (ORF) in Gresik.

PetroChina International Jabung – 14,000 BOPD

PetroChina International Jabung operates the prolific Jabung Block located in Jambi in Central Sumatera.

The company produces crude oil, condensate, LPG and gas. PetroChina supplies gas to Singapore using a 450 KM long subsea pipeline.

An interesting aspect of the block is that PetroChina discovered the fractured basement rock contains a significant quantity of gas that can flow at significant rates.

Pertamina Hulu Kalimantan Timur – 13,000 BOPD

Pertamina Hulu Kalimantan Timur operates the East Kalimantan-Attaka Work Area. Chevron was the previous operator of the work area until it handed over the operatorship to Pertamina on October 25, 2018.

Attaka, the famous giant oil field is located in this block. The Attaka field was discovered and operated by Unocal until Chevron acquired it in 2005.

The oil fields in this work area are in the late declining phase. Around one billion barrels of oil and 3 TCF of gas have been produced from this work area.

This article was written by Jamin Djuang, a published author of “The Story of Oil and Gas: How Oil and Gas Are Explored, Drilled and Produced” for readers who have not seen an oil field.