The Government of Indonesia has awarded BP two oil and gas production sharing contracts (PSCs).

The company secured 100% interests in both the West Aru I and West Aru II concessions, which are situated in the Arafura Sea, offshore Indonesia.

West Aru I covers an area of 8,100km2 and West Aru II covers 8,300km2.

Water depths between the two blocks range from 200m to 2,500m.

BP will begin seismic operations in the blocks over the next two years.

BP’s regional president for Asia Pacific William Lin said BP had deepened its position in Indonesia through access to four coal bed methane PSCs in Kalimantan and three conventional gas blocks in Papua over the past two years.