Inpex Masela has transferred a 10% participating interest in the Abadi gas field in the Arafura Sea, Indonesia, to Energi Mega Persada.

Abadi, which includes a gas field and an LNG development project, is located in the Masela block and covers 3,221km.

Inpex Masela is operator of the field and the LNG development project, and will continue to hold its remaining 90% interest.

The field was discovered at the exploratory well Abadi-1, which was drilled in 2000. Subsequent appraisal works including six appraisal wells confirmed gas reserves.