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June 18, 2021

Eni teams up with SKK Migas for exploration activities in Indonesia

Italian energy giant Eni will offer its Green Data Centre supercomputers, as well as seismic imaging algorithms.

By Archana Rani

Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Indonesia, has partnered with Indonesian upstream regulator SKK Migas to collaborate on exploration activities in Indonesia.

Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the parties will process and interpret Indonesia’s seismic data by using Eni’s seismic imaging algorithms.

The partnership work will also leverage the computing and processing capabilities of Eni’s Green Data Center located in Ferrera Erbognone, Italy. The centre houses Eni-operated HPC4 and HPC5 supercomputers.

Eni is considered as one of Indonesia’s main partners in the upstream sector where it already commissioned the Merakes project earlier this year.

Recently, the Italian firm reported positive results of the Maha-2 appraisal well located in the West Ganal block off the coast of Indonesia.

In a press statement, Eni said: “The successful exploration campaign conducted by Eni in the deep water of East Kalimantan has already delivered the producing projects of Jangkrik and most recently Merakes.”

The Italian energy major has been operating in the country since 2001. Currently, the company has equity production of approximately 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the country.

Earlier this year, the Italian firm signed a non-binding MoU with British oil major BP to join their oil, gas and LNG assets in Angola.

The two firms will explore merging their interest in a new joint venture (JV) company.

The partners expect the new JV to bring significant opportunities to jointly boost future developments and operations in the country.

In Angola, Eni serves as operator of block 15/06, and exploration blocks Cabinda North, and Cabinda Centro.

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