Eni has started gas production from the Jangkrik Development Project in the Muara Bakau block in Kutei basin, offshore Indonesia.
Located in the deepwater of Makassar Strait, the project consists of Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East gasfields.
The ten deepwater subsea wells of these fields are connected to the newly built floating production unit (FPU) ‘Jangkrik’.
Eni intends to ramp-up production gradually to 450 million standard cubic feet per day (Mscf/d), which is equivalent to 83,000boed.
The gas will be processed on the FPU and transported through a 79km pipeline to the Onshore Receiving Facility, which is also built by Eni.
From this facility, it will be delivered to the Bontang gas liquefaction plant through the East Kalimantan Transportation System.
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 discovery Merakes (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 maximise the integrated development of our projects also in Indonesia.”
Gas produced from these fields will be exported to foreign markets.
Eni holds a 55% stake, along with the operatorship of the Muara Bakau block through its subsidiary Eni Muara Bakau.
Engie E&P through its subsidiary GDF Suez Exploration Indonesia owns a 33.334% stake in the block and PT Saka Energi Muara Bakau holds 11.666%.
Image: Eni Headquarters. Photo: courtesy of Eni/Flickr.