Eni has started gas production from the Jangkrik Development Project in deep water offshore Indonesia after three and a half years in development.
The Project comprises the gas fields Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East, located in the Muara Bakau block, Kutei basin, in the deep water of Makassar Strait.
Production from ten deep-water subsea wells, connected to the newly built Floating Production Unit (FPU) “Jangkrik”, will gradually reach 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d), equivalent to 83,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed).
The gas, once processed onboard the FPU, will flow via a dedicated 79 km 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.
"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 per cent, Pertamina 15 per cent), 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," said Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi.
Eni is the operator with a 55 per cent stake of the Muara Bakau PSC through its subsidiary Eni Muara Bakau B.V. The other partners are ENGIE E&P (through its subsidiary GDF SUEZ Exploration Indonesia BV) with 33.334 per cent and PT. Saka Energi Muara Bakau with 11.666 per cent.