Bentu Block Gas Production Targeted to Increase 17 Percent in 2022


Suara.com – Bentu Limited targets ready-to-sell production (lifting) Gas Block Bentu this year amounted to 96.5 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd). The target is 17.6 percent higher than the 2021 lifting achievement of 82 MMSCDF.

Head of SKK Migas Dwi Soetjipto said the average daily production of the Bentu Block in 2021 was 81.4 MMSCFD. This amount is equivalent to 14,535 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from a total of 16 wells currently producing.

“We hope that in 2022 the EMP Group, especially Bentu WK can increase its lifting, and of course if there are challenges and obstacles the Government and SKK Migas will always be ready to help,” said Dwi during a working visit to EMP Bentu Limited in Kampar Regency, Riau Province, Monday. (3/1/2022).

He hopes that the lifting contribution from the Bentu Block in the future will also continue to increase. In 2023, for example, production is expected to be at the level of 130 mmscfd and increase to 144 mmscfd in 2025.

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EMP Bentu Limited is the owner of 100 percent participating interest in the Bentu Block and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Energi Mega Persada Tbk (ENRG).

The Bentu Block gas production is currently being absorbed by PT Pembangkit Listik Negara (Persero) (PLN) and Refinery Unit (RU) II Dumai which is owned by PT Pertamina (Persero). As well as one of the largest pulp and paper producers in Indonesia, which is located in Riau Province.

In addition, gas from the Bentu Block is also used for the city gas network in Pekanbaru City for about 10,000 households and the city gas network in Dumai City for about 5,300 households. Currently, PLN absorbs about 30 standard cubic feet per day, equivalent to the need for about 30 percent of electricity in Riau Province.

Currently, the production of Bentu WK is the backbone of gas production for electricity and industry in Riau Province and its surroundings.

EMP Bentu Limited announced the discovery of a potential oil reserve of 101.5 million barrels in the Timah structure, the Bentu Block. This is known from the results of a 3D seismic survey covering an area of ​​551 square kilometers that has been carried out by the company.

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Meanwhile, General Manager of EMP Bentu Tri Firmanto said to prove these findings, his party is currently preparing a follow-up plan. One of them is by drilling one exploration well this year.


Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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