Pertamina Finds New Gas Source in East Kalimantan Offshore Well – Pertamina Hulu West Ganal, a subsidiary of PT Pertamina Hulu Indonesia (PHI) discovered a new gas source in the Maha-2 Exploration well located off the coast of East Kalimantan.

Maha-2 is a deep water exploration-appraisal well which is part of a definite commitment to drilling activities in the West Ganal block.

Drilling began on April 16, 2021 and reached a final depth of 2,970 meters with a water depth of 1,115 meters on May 12, 2021.

“Maha-2 managed to find Hydrocarbon Gas with a thickness of 43 meters and excellent reservoir characteristics at the Pliocene age level,” said Senior Manager Relations of PT Pertamina Hulu Indonesia Farah Dewi in a statement, Tuesday (8/6/2021).

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Farah explained, from the results of the production test which was limited by the surface facility, a gas flow record of 34 mmscfd was obtained, which is one of the big fish discoveries of gas resources and the first in 2021 by PHI.

Gas production from the Maha field is planned to be connected to the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU) facility so as to maximize synergies and optimize the time and cost of developing subsea facilities.

“This discovery is very important in supporting the achievement of Indonesia’s production target of 1 mmbopd of oil and 12.3 bcfpd of gas in 2030 which is in line with Pertamina’s strategy in building strategic partnerships and developing deep sea oil and gas,” he explained.

For information, in 2020 PHI recorded a positive performance with the realization of oil production of 51.9 mbopd and the realization of gas production of 728 mmscfd.

PHI as the Regional Kalimantan Subholding Upstream Pertamina continues to be committed to drilling with priority on HSSE aspects and operational excellence to maintain the sustainability of oil and gas operations and production going forward.

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Source: – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by

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