Italian giant Eni has gotten a jump-start at its deepwater Jangkrik Development Project offshore Indonesia, starting gas production ahead of schedule.
The Jangkrik FPU. Image from Eni Twitter.
Jangkrik consists of two gas fields, the Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East, which are in the Muara Bakau block, in the Kutei basin, in the deepwaters of Makassar Strait.
Production from 10 deepwater subsea wells, connected to the newly built floating production unit (FPU) Jangkrik, will gradually reach 450 MMcf/d, equivalent to 83,000 boe/d, says Eni. The gas, once processed onboard the FPU, will flow via a dedicated 79km pipeline to the onshore receiving facility, both built by Eni, and then through the East Kalimantan Transportation System, finally reaching the Bontang gas liquefaction plant.
Eni was able to achieve production start-up within 3.5 years from the sanctioning of the project. It was originally set to be online next month.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved with the Jangkrik Development Project,” says Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi. “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 maximize the integrated development of our projects also in Indonesia.”
In January, Eni discovered 17m of clean sands with very good petrophysical characteristics of Pliocene age, at the Merakes 2 well.
Eni is the operator with a 55% stake of the Muara Bakau PSC through its subsidiary Eni Muara Bakau BV. Partners include ENGIE E&P (through its subsidiary GDF SUEZ Exploration Indonesia BV) with 33.334% and PT Saka Energi Muara Bakau with 11.666%.