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After the Accident Incident, Petrochina's Production Activities Are Still Normal

    The PetroChina Cooperation Contract Contractor (KKKS) stated that until now, oil and gas production activities in the Jabung Working Area are still proceeding normally, following the accident in the WB-D7 well area in West Tanjung Jabung, Jambi, which is operated by Drilling Service Companies on Monday (9/1).

"Production activities are still ongoing and the investigation process in the field is continuing," PetroChina Vice President Human Resources and Relations Dencio Renato Boele said in a written statement, Wednesday (11/1).

    It was stated that the accident involved three workers, two of whom came from the Bohai Drilling Contractor company and one came from the Great Wall Drilling Contractor. The two service companies are contractors providing the Bohai-85 Rig which is currently carrying out a workover program at the WB-D7 well in the Jabung Working Area.

    Currently, the three workers who were injured in the accident have been treated at a hospital in Jambi. After a thorough examination, one employee was allowed to undergo outpatient treatment and the other two continued intensive care at the hospital.

"Two workers who are still being treated are currently in stable condition and are receiving further treatment from a team of specialist doctors. For information, one person is being treated for burns and one person is being treated for a broken bone," PetroChina Vice President Human Resources and Relations Dencio Renato Boele said.

"Currently, we continue to coordinate with the Drilling Service Companies for patient treatment and improvement of rig conditions on-site. We have also reported this incident to SKK Migas and the Directorate General of Oil and Gas," Dencio.

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    The Head of Representative of SKK Migas Sumbagsel Anggono Mahendrawan confirmed the incident. 

"We have received a report of a work accident at Rig Bohai-85 last night, there were no fatalities, but three people were injured," said Anggono. 

"Nevertheless, SKK Migas requests that the PetroChina PSC Contractors immediately investigate this incident and work together with stakeholders in the regions according to their respective duties and functions, which pay attention to the corridors of the applicable laws and regulations," he continued.

    Anggono said that in principle SKK Migas always emphasizes that PSC Contractors carry out upstream oil and gas operations in accordance with applicable SOPs including in terms of maintaining security and reliability. 

    Anggono also prayed that the condition of the workers, especially the two workers who are currently undergoing intensive care at the hospital, will soon improve and be able to go home.

#PetroChina

Investor Daily, Page-10, Thursday, Jan 12, 2023

Corruption Eradication Bureau Investigate BP's Gas Sale and Purchase Contract

    The government has approved the extension of the Tangguh Cooperation Contract (KKS Tangguh) to BP as the operator and partner of the Tangguh PSC for 20 years, from 2035 to 2055. 

    The Tangguh project, which is being worked on by contractors (KKS) Berau, Muturi, and Wiriagar, produces liquefied natural gas (LNG).

    It's just that this contract extension was given earlier, giving rise to a polemic. Before his abdication, President Jokowi's administration was considered to be selling out contract extensions to a number of jumbo companies in order to guarantee long-term investment.

    Economist for Celios, Bhima Yudhistira, considers it strange to extend the contract earlier. Moreover, the contract extension occurred before the 2024 general election, causing various speculations.

    Deputy for Prevention of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Pahala Nainggolan revealed that his party had not received any news regarding the extension of the operating permit that had been granted. Even so, the KPK will explore the details of the gas sale and purchase contract in question.

Blogger Agus Purnomo in SKK Migas

    The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) confirmed that BP Berau Ltd's contract extension had complied with regulatory requirements. Head of SKK Migas Dwi Soetjipto explained, there are a number of provisions that allow for earlier contract extensions.

    Dwi said that a number of provisions included the commitment of a gas buyer as well as the potential for exploration and development. Acting Head of SKK Migas Program and Communication Division, Mohammad Kemal, said that BP Berau has the commitment to buy and sell gas, both in the domestic and foreign sectors.

"There are domestic buyers, namely the State Electricity Company (PLN), while exports are sold to China, Japan, and Korea," said Kemal.

    Kemal said that if you refer to the provisions, then the acceleration of the extension can be carried out if the Cooperation Contract Contractor (KKKS) has a Head of Agreement (HoA) or a letter of intent (LOL) to buy gas during the contract period. 

    Referring to the provisions of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Regulation No. 23/2021 concerning the Management of Oil and Gas Working Areas for Cooperation Contracts that Will End, contract extensions may be given earlier.

    In Article 4 Paragraph 3 of the regulation, it is stated that the application for a contract extension is submitted no earlier than 10 years and no later than 2 years before the contract ends. As for Article 4 Paragraph 4, requests for contract extensions can be faster than the 10-year time limit for contractors who are bound by a natural gas sale and purchase agreement. 

    The next paragraph states that the natural gas sale and purchase agreement includes a letter of intent, memorandum of understanding (MoU), head of agreement (HoA), or sale and purchase contract.

    BP's Tangguh PSC actually expires in 2035. Applications for contract extensions can generally be submitted no earlier than 10 years before the contract period ends or 2025. 

    BP Berau signed an amendment to the Gas Purchase Agreement (PjBG) with PLN in 2016. This is a follow-up amendment from the signature on October 17, 2014.

    The government has approved the extension of the Tangguh Cooperation Contract (KKS Tangguh) to BP as the operator and partner of the Tangguh PSC for 20 years, from 2035 to 2055. The Tangguh project, which is being worked on by contractors (KKS) Berau, Muturi, and Wiriagar, produces Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).

#BP, #SKKMIGAS

Kontan, Page-12, Tuesday, Dec 27, 2022

BP Brings Additional Investment


    The upstream oil and gas industry received good news from the extension of the Tangguh cooperation contract for 20 years because it presents an additional investment commitment of up to US$4.6 billion.

    The extension of the Cooperation Contract (PSC) for the Tangguh block allows BP and its partners to develop the Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project until 2055. The Tangguh PSC area itself includes Wiriagar, Berau, and Muturi in Bintuni Bay, West Papua.

    In the Tangguh LNG Project, BP acts as the operator with a 40.22% ownership stake. Then MI Berau BV 16.3%, CNOOC Muturi Ltd. 13.90%, Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau) Ltd. 12.23%, KG Berau Petroleum Ltd. 8.56%, KG Wiriagar Petroleum Ltd. 1.44%, and Indonesia Natural Gas Resources Muturi Inc. 7.35%.

    Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif asked BP to immediately complete the Tangguh Train 3 Project, which is one of the national strategic projects in the upstream oil and gas sector. Because natural gas is considered a commodity that has an important role in the energy transition period towards net zero emission in 2060. 

    The extension of the Tangguh Cooperation Contract (PSC) also makes the availability of LNG to meet domestic and export needs more secure.

    Arifin Tasrif said we believe that gas will have an important role in achieving this target. Indonesia has great potential to produce gas in the future, therefore the government asks contractors to work together and develop the resources," said Arifin Tasrif.

    According to him, the government will support all efforts made by Cooperation Contract Contractors (KKKS) to optimize domestic resources. This also makes the government more open to cooperation in the management of upstream oil and gas in the country. For information, the Tangguh Train 3 Project is projected to be able to go onstream in the first quarter of next year.

    The target is that the project will produce 700 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas and 3,000 barrels of condensate per day. 

    The investment required for the Tangguh Train 3 Project is estimated at US$8.9 billion. The Tangguh LNG project started in 2009 and has shipped more than 1,450 cargoes from the two LNG production trains that are currently operating, with a production capacity of up to 7.6 million tonnes of LNG per year.

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    Head of the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) Dwi Soetjipto said that, in addition to providing certainty of gas supply, the extension of the Cooperation Contract (PSC) for the Tangguh block will also bring in an additional investment commitment of up to US$4.6 billion. In addition, it is also projected that the state will receive revenues of up to US$5.5 billion from 2035 to 2055.

"This contract extension also has a positive impact in the form of a contribution in driving the national and regional economies, as well as other multiplier effects," he said.

    According to him, the extension of the cooperation also reflects the government's commitment to continue to create a conducive investment climate, as well as provide certainty for investment activities in Indonesia. Moreover, Tangguh has been the largest gas producer in Indonesia, where around 20% of domestic gas production comes from the project. 

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath

    Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, BP Executive Vice President of Gas & Low Carbon Energy, said that the contract extension provides an opportunity for her party to continue the work that has been carried out together with the government and SKK Migas.

“This extension helps open up new opportunities for Tangguh's future,” said Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath.

    Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath said BP has a strong commitment to continuing long-term cooperation to meet energy needs in Indonesia.

"We look forward to further cooperation with Indonesia and our partners in the coming years," said Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath. 

Kathy Wu

    Meanwhile, BP Regional President Asia Pacific, Gas & Low Carbon Energy Kathy Wu said that the contract extension received by his party allows the company to continue accelerating domestic upstream oil and gas exploration activities.

"With the addition of our new blocks in Indonesia, this all shows our trust in the Government of Indonesia in continuing investment, and presenting various solutions to energy needs," said Kathy Wu.

    Apart from currently developing the Tangguh Train 3 project, BP and its partners have also started the Tangguh UCC Project which includes the development of the Ubadari Gas Field, enhanced gas recovery (EOR) through carbon capture, use, and storage (EGR/CCUS) in the Vorwata field, as well as onshore compression.

    Apart from the Tangguh LNG Project, BP also has interests in the Andaman II Block, as well as the Agung I and Agung II Blocks.

Gas needs

    On a separate occasion, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that gas power plants will still grow to replace the coal-based steam power plant (PLTU) in the net zero emission scenario.

    Until 2035, IEA predicts that gas will still be used to bridge the transition of global energy, especially when the transition from PLTU to new and renewable energy-based power plants (EBT). 

    In its research, the Reforminer Institute noted that the development of gas-based power plants has a number of advantages, such as capacity factor which is quite high and becomes one of the base load power plants, investment costs per megawatt (MW) for gas-based power plants are cheaper compared to the electric steam power plant (PLTU), geothermal power plant (PLTP), and Nuclear Power Plant (PLTN)

    Komaidi Notonegoro, Executive Director of the Reforminer Institute, said that oil and gas still have an important role in the Indonesian primary energy mix, and are projected to still be important up to 2050.

"Oil and gas shares in the Indonesian primary energy mix 2021 are around 51%, and in 2050 shares are projected to still around 44% of the total Indonesian primary energy consumption," he said.

    According to him, the National Energy General Plan (RUEN) also projects natural gas in the Indonesian primary energy mix in 2050 to be around 24%, the second largest after EBT. 

    From 2012-2021, the portion of gas utilization for domestic purposes increased by an average of around 1.50% per year.

    The industrial and fertilizer sector is recorded as a major contributor to increasing domestic natural gas consumption.

"The discovery of Indonesian oil and gas reserves in 2020-2021 was also dominated by natural gas, such as discoveries in Bronang-02, Wes EEL, Parang-02, Rembang-3B, and Wolai-02. 

    Candidates for the National Strategic Project of the Energy Sector 2020-2024 are also dominated and related to the use of natural gas, "he said.

    This makes natural gas have a more important role as a bridge in the implementation of fossil energy transitions to EBT. 

    Sugeng Suparwoto, Chairperson of Commission VII of the People's House of Representatives (DPR), said that oil and gas will still be an important sector of economic growth in Indonesia. For this reason, the government must think of ways to reduce emissions produced by fossil energy.

    He explained that the portion of EBT in the energy mix in 2050 was projected to be only 31%. That is, the remaining 69% will still be filled by fossil energy, fuel oil, coal, or natural gas.

"The world is also currently very dependent on fossil energy. This can be seen from OPEC+ which still produces around 100 million barrels of oil per day, "he said in an energy transition forum.

In an effort to reduce emissions from the oil and gas industry, the government can issue regulations related to the quality of fuel oil that is low in carbon and sulfur. That way, carbon emissions can still be reduced, without having to sacrifice the industry that has been a source of state revenue.

According to him, the upstream oil and gas industry must continue the exploration and exploitation of existing resources to ensure the meeting of community energy needs. 

    It's just that later the oil and gas produced should no longer become primary energy, but be processed into petrochemical derivative products.

    The reason is that Indonesia is still importing petrochemical products in very large quantities. During this time, only the fertilizer industry utilizes natural gas as raw material in the process of fertilizer production. 

    Another step that can be done is to optimize the use of natural gas as intermediate energy because the commodity is lower emissions. In addition, the use of natural gas can also reduce the import of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) which has been burdening the state budget.

"The government must also be consistent in efforts to increase national oil and gas production, because until now there are still around 68 oil and gas basins that have not been managed, and most are natural gas," he said.

Bisnis Indonesia, Page-4,Monday, Dec 26, 2022

The government wants to accelerate the Masela Gas Project

    Commission VII of the House of Representatives (DPR) of the Republic of Indonesia summoned SKK Migas and Inpex Corporation in a closed Working Committee Meeting, Monday (December 12). One of the points discussed at the meeting was the acceleration of the Abadi Masela project.

the Abadi Masela project

    When met at the DPR Building, Inpex's management was reluctant to comment on the discussions at the meeting. The Council also cannot provide an overview regarding the preparations for the Masela project in the near term.

Blogger Agus Purnomo in SKK Migas

    Deputy for Development Exploration and Management of the SKK Migas Work Area, Benny Lubiantara, gave a brief description. One of the discussions discussed in the Working Committee is how to speed up the Masela project so that it starts immediately.

"The head of SKK Migas Dwi Soetjipto said that this project is taking place in parallel, so there is no waiting for more, so activities will begin immediately in early 2023," said Benny Lubiantara.

Shell

    While waiting for Shell replacement, which is processing the sale of its 35% participating interest, Benny explained, a number of other activities in the Masela Block are still taking place in parallel. One of them includes Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies in the Plan of Development (PoD) plan.

"The study already exists, it must go forward," said Benny Lubiantara.

    Regarding the value of Shell's Participating Interest (PI) that is being bid by Pertamina, Benny could not comment. Benny said the PI valuation was based on a business-to-business (B2B) process between Shell and Pertamina.

    Head of SKK Migas Dwi Soetjipto hopes that in December 2022 the revision of the PoD which already includes the implementation of CCS/CCUS will be entered soon.

"Based on the results of a study regarding the CCS/CCUS facility that will be implemented in the Abadi Masela Block, it requires an investment of US$ 1.2 billion to US$ 1.3 billion," said Benny.

    Not long ago, BUMN/State-Owned Enterprise Deputy Minister Pahala Nugraha Mansury said that the due diligence process for Pertamina's takeover of Shell's 35% participating interest in the Masela Block could be completed in the first quarter of 2023. According to Nugraha Mansury, the due diligence process will be followed by the submission of a binding offer by Pertamina to be evaluated by Shell.

Kontan, Page-12, Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022

Petronas Interested in Working on the Masela Block


    The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Activities (SKK Migas) stated that a Malaysian oil and gas company, Petronas, expressed interest in working on the Masela Block, replacing Shell, which had left the largest gas project in Indonesia.

Petronas

    Petronas is also interested in entering into cooperation with Pertamina in terms of replacing Shell if possible. This is the latest development regarding Shell," said Head of SKK Migas Dwi Soetjipto in a hearing with Commission VII.

The Masela Block

    Apart from Petronas, previously there were two companies that were known to be interested in replacing Shell in acquiring a 35% stake in the Masela Block, namely Pertamina and ExxonMobil. Dwi said Pertamina had opened the Masela Block data room this November. It is hoped that Pertamina can submit a Non-Binding Offer to Shell.

ExxonMobil

    The government is targeting that discussions on the acquisition of Shell's participating interest (PI) in the Masela Block by Pertamina can be completed this year. One of the main conditions for reaching an agreement is the certainty of PI's acquisition value. According to Dwi, Pertamina must find an agreement with Shell to get into the Masela project.

Shell

    According to Dwi, Shell already has a minimum value base that must be prepared by Pertamina. This value is the total funds that have been spent by the company while being Inpex's partner in Masela.

Blogger Agus Purnomo in SKK Migas

"Pertamina is negotiating with Shell. SKK Migas monitors and provides direction so that Shell sells at moderate prices. To keep the project going. We wrote to Shell to support the divestment. Around US$1.4 billion has been spent by Shell," Dwi said.

Inpex Corporation

    Meanwhile, for Pertamina, there is ExxonMobil which was also offered by Inpex to conduct the study. SKK Migas said Dwi hopes that there will be opportunities for cooperation between Pertamina and ExxonMobil to open again, instead of the scent of competition. However, it all comes back to the management of each company whether to continue the collaboration as it has been in the Cepu block.

"If all this time ExxonMobil is also conducting studies, it could be a potential collaboration with Pertamina. But we'll see now that each study has its results, whether we want to continue or not," said Dwi.


IDD Project

    Meanwhile, Dwi also stated that the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) project is expected to start running in early 2023, due to the certainty that the replacement operator for PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia will be completed by the end of this year.

Chevron

“Chevron has decided to leave the IDD project. Now there is a potential replacement. IDD could run next year," said Dwi.

    According to information, an Italian oil and gas company, ENI, is rumored to be controlling 62% of Chevron Pacific Indonesia's (CPI) participating interest in the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) Gas Project. The IDD project has the potential to produce up to 844 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscfd) and 27,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD). The plan is for the project to be targeted onstream in the fourth quarter of 2027.

Investor Daily, Page-4, Thursday, Nov 17, 2022

Petronas Becomes Pertamina's New Competitor in the Masela Block

    The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) said that a new competitor in the takeover of Shell Upstream Overseas Ltd.'s 35% stake has decided to leave the Masela Block.

    The presence of Petronas has increased the number of potential investors in the Masela Block. Because, previously, Pertamina-INA-Medco and ExxonMobil were reportedly interested in taking over Shell shares. Deputy Head of SKK Migas Fatar Yani Abdurrahman revealed that Petronas has just expressed its interest in replacing Shell in the Masela Block.

the Masela Block

"After someone made an offer, Petronas was interested in joining, but we are currently studying it. We will discuss this," said Fatar.

    Currently, Petronas is only waiting for the government's commitment. However, SKK Migas cannot confirm whether Petronas will enter with partners or alone. What is certain, "Petronas has expressed its interest in investing in this LNG project with a capacity of 9.5 million tons per year," said Fajar.

Blogger Agus Purnomo in SKK Migas

    SKK Migas previously targeted Pertamina to submit an offer to Shell for the acquisition of a 35% stake in the Masela Block this November.

    Until now, the filing of this interest has not been carried out. Pertamina's consortium is currently still being evaluated with various options.

    Potential replacement investors for Shell in the Masela Block must invest around US$ 1.4 billion if they are interested in taking over shell shares. The amount of this investment does not include the funding requirement of US$ 6.3 billion for the first five years of development as capital expenditure.

    In addition, with the addition of the Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage (CCUS) project to the Masela project, there is a potential for additional investment of around US$ 1.2 billion to US$ 1.4 billion.

    Fatar emphasized that learning from Shell's release in the Masela Project, SKK Migas is prepared to strengthen the existing provisions in the future oil and gas block Plan of Development (PoD).

    Fatar revealed that SKK Migas felt like it had been lied to by Shell leaving the Masela Block. Moreover, "When the POD, we provide incentives, but the conditions are poor. For example, until the commercial production is not allowed to leave the Masela Block," said Fatar.

    The Masela Block project is the first very large-scale project in Indonesia. This also makes the government happy. But unfortunately in the terms and conditions of the contract, there is no protection for the project so that investors don't just run away.

    So, in the future, SKK Migas is targeting regulations to provide protection so that investors do not leave the project until the commercial production stage. This provision applies to projects that receive incentives. As a result of Shell's escape, the construction and development of the Masela Block was delayed. Moreover, the release of management shares or Shell's participating interest requires approximately 18 months for a 35% stake in the Masela Block.

Kontan, Page-12, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

FRESH WIND FROM PETRONAS AND BP

 


    The national upstream oil and gas industry gets fresh air from the commitments of Petronas and BP in three of the four work areas offered by the government through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

    The inclusion of Petronas and BP in the Working Areas (WK) or oil and gas blocks North Ketapang, Agung I, and Agung II is considered as the success of the government is seeking to improve the investment climate in the country.

    Moshe Rizal, Executive Director of the Association of National Oil and Gas Companies (Aspermigas), said Petronas in the North Ketapang WK, and BP in the Agung I and Agung II WKs is a good thing. The reason is that the two companies are large National Oil Company (NOC) and International Oil Company (IOC).

Blogger Agus Purnomo in Petronas PC Ketapang 

"We hope like that, we will see the realization in the next three years," he said.

    Moshe also hopes that the government will continue to support oil and gas companies in realizing their investment in the country, especially when conducting exploration activities.

"The challenges that will be faced are both technical and non-technical, and the exploration stage is always the riskiest period."

    When announcing the winner of the direct bid bidding for the oil and gas Working Area phase II 2021, Director General of Oil and Gas at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Tutuka Ariadji said that the terms and conditions offered by the government this time received a good response from the cooperation contract contractors or KKKS.

“We also received input from KKKS that the terms and conditions offered in this auction are very attractive, and their terms are solid. We can see that in Working Area with high risk, the split can be up to 50-50, and if the risk is reduced, the government's share will be bigger," he said.

    He said the government would seek to improve the investment climate in the national upstream oil and gas industry and offer 17 other Working Areas this year.

    To note, the government received a definite investment commitment of US$14.14 million from PetronasBP, and Mitra Multi Karya in the auction. In addition, there is also a signature bonus of US $ 1.2 million obtained by the State.

Working Area Ketapang Block Petronas 

    In detail, Petronas through PC Ketapang II Ltd. will conduct a G&G study at WK North Ketapang with a budget of US$1 million, 3D seismic covering an area of ​​300 square kilometers worth US$6.39 million, multi-client uplift fee from 3D seismic covering an area of ​​​​262 square kilometers US$750,000, and a signature bonus of US$500,000

    In WK Agung I, BP through BP Exploration Indonesia Limited will conduct a G&G study with a budget of US$500,000, 2D seismic covering an area of ​​2,000 square kilometers worth US$2 million, and a signature bonus of US$100,000. As for WK Agung II, BP through BP West Papua I Limited is ready to conduct a G&G study worth US$500,000, 2D seismic covering an area of ​​2,000 square kilometers with a value of US$1 million, and a signature bonus of US$100,000.

    Then Mitra Multi Karya will do a workover of eight wells with a budget of US$2 million, and a signature bonus of US$500,000.

    Tutuka said that the investment commitments from the three companies were a positive signal for national upstream oil and gas investment in times of challenging global conditions.

Blogger Agus Purnomo in SKK Migas

FULL SUPPORT

    Head of SKK Migas Dwi Soetjipto ensured that his party will provide full support so that the management of the North Ketapang Working Areas (WK) ​​can run smoothly until new reserves are found.

    According to him, the election of Petronas as the manager of North Ketapang shows that Indonesia's upstream oil and gas investment is still attractive to world-class investors.

Petronas is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. With the additional investment in Indonesia, hopefully, this will be able to attract other world-class investors to follow Petronas' footsteps."

    Petronas Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Upstream Adif Zulkifli said his party was very happy with the results of the auction. Moreover, Working Areas (WK) North Ketapang is located close to where the company discovered oil reserves last year.

"We will continue to strengthen our upstream oil and gas business to provide value and contribute to the development of the energy industry in Indonesia. As a progressive energy and solutions partner, Petronas is committed to providing Indonesia with a safe and reliable energy supply," he said.

    Separately, BP through its official statement stated that Working Areas (WK) Agung I and II are unexplored areas. The two Working Areas (WK) with very significant gas sources are close to the increasing demand for gas.

"The addition of Agung I and Agung II Blocks to our portfolio reflects our ongoing commitment to invest and grow our business in Indonesia," said BP Regional President Asia Pacific Nader Zaki.

Bisnis Indonesia, Page-4, Monday, March 21, 2022

SKK Migas Expects Onstream Schedule to Match POD

    The Abadi gas field project in the Masela Block is delayed in production in 2030. Meanwhile, the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities or SKK Migas still hopes that the onstream schedule will match the development plan.

Inpex Masela Ltd and Shell

    The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) asked Inpex Masela Ltd and Shell as the operator of the Masela Block to carry out the Masela Block Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) investment in accordance with the approved Plant of Development (PoD). The Masela Block LNG project is agreed to be completed and start production by the end of 2027.

Blogger Agus Purnomo in SKK Migas

    The Deputy of Operations for the Special Unit for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas), Julius Wiratno stated that his party continues to push for the project to be completed in accordance with the approved PoD. SKK Migas also said that it had not yet received a revision proposal from Inpex.

Inpex

"SKK Migas to this day continues to push for implementation according to the approved PoD, for immediate production as soon as possible. We have not received a revision proposal from Inpex at all and we are still fighting for acceleration efforts," said Julius.

    Julius emphasized that the government through SKK Migas is still encouraging Inpex's investment in Masela, this must be realized immediately. Because some preparatory work has been and is being started, such as the approval of the Environmental and Impact Analysis (AMDAL), metocean surveys, and land acquisition.

Takayuki Ueda

    Previously, Inpex CEO, Takayuki Ueda explained, that Inpex is conducting comprehensive size studies such as the introduction of carbon capture, utilization, and storage facilities, known as CCUS.

the Masela Block LNG

    The CCUS installation is intended to make the Masela Block LNG project more environmentally friendly, but the project could be delayed until 2030.

"SKK Migas has asked Inpex to immediately revise the POD, if that is what is desired, for us the planning team, in particular, can immediately conduct a review and evaluation," explained Julius.

    As is known, currently Inpex Masela Ltd and Shell as the operator of the Masela Block are revising the PoD of the oil and gas working area that is included in the National Strategic Project (PSN). The PoD revision relates to the inclusion of CCUS. This is done so that the assets of the Masela Block in this case the Masela LNG can be said to be competitive because it has green energy requirements.

    The majority of Masela Block's participating shares are 65 percent owned by Inpex Masela. The rest is owned by Shell. But Shell has said it will leave the block. However, the plan failed to materialize because there were no investors who wanted to buy Shell shares.

    In addition to the Masela Block, SKK Migas also hopes that the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) project located in the Kutai Basin, East Kalimantan, can be completed immediately and start production in the fourth quarter of 2025. The IDD project is a development project for five deep-sea gas fields that are carried out in an integrated manner to meet the gas needs of the domestic market and the Bontang LNG Plant. The IDD project has production reaching 844 MMscfd for natural gas and 27,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD).

the IDD project Chevron

    In the IDD project, Chevron acts as the operator. The company controls 62% of the participating interest or interest (PI). The rest is controlled by ENI with a 20% stake and Sinopec Group 18%. However, the continuation of this mega project is still uncertain. Because, since 2020, Chevron declares to discontinue the IDD project.

ENI

"For this IDD project, the update now is that the operator Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) is still looking for a replacement operator," said Julius.


DIFFICULT MISSION

    On the other hand, the government has targeted oil lifting of 1 million BOPD and gas of 12 BSCFD by 2030. However, this target is impossible to achieve without new large-scale oil and gas projects. Previously, the government through the Directorate General of Oil and Gas together with SKK Migas and cooperation contract contractors [KKKS] had identified the planned production profile of each KKKS and it was known that total oil production would reach 1 million BOPD in 2030.

    The government has also prepared several strategies to increase production, namely routine work programs such as infill drilling/step out in existing fields, and workover/well service. In addition, acceleration of the transformation of resources into production is also carried out, by accelerating new PoDs and pending PODs.

    An energy and oil economist from Trisakti University Pri Agung Rakhmanto said that without a new large-scale oil and gas project the oil lifting target of 1 million bopd would not be possible to achieve.

"To achieve the oil and gas production target of 12 MMscfd and 1 million BOPD, there needs to be a new project on a large scale," said Pri Agung.

    According to him, efforts to increase the production of existing oil and gas fields are not sufficient to achieve the government's ambitious targets.

“If it's EOR, we need EOR on a large-scale oil and gas field. The current EOR has just been done on a small scale. EOR and other efforts can only stop the rate of decline in production in existing fields so that it doesn't decline further," he explained.

    Pri Agung is of the view that this 1 million BOPD is not worthy of being called a target because there is no clarity on the details of the work program. For example, from which field the production target was produced.

    The Executive Director of the Reforminer Institute Komaidi Notonegoro also said the same thing. According to him, without finding large reserves, the target of 1 million BOPD is just wishful thinking.

"To be able to reach 1 million BOPD, it is calculated that additional production from large-scale oil and gas fields or the majority is generated from large-scale investments made by major International Oil Companies [IOCs]," said Komaidi.

Jambaran Tiung Biru in Central Java

    Currently, Indonesia has four giant oil and gas projects, namely, Jambaran Tiung Biru in Central Java, the Abadi Field in the Masela Block in the Arafura Sea, IDD in the Kutai Basin in East Kalimantan, and Tangguh Train 3 in Papua. Unfortunately, these projects are expected to be completed longer than the target set. The reason is, recently, the foreign oil and gas giant that manages this mega project has stated that it will leave Indonesia.

Bisnis Indonesia, Page-4, Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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