Eni brings giant Indonesia gasfield on stream
JAKARTA, April 26, 2021 – Eni is marking first gas at its giant Merakes gasfield offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia, the super-major revealed on Monday.
Merakes, part of the East Sepinggan PSC, is slated to produce 12.7 mcm (450 mcf) per day, equivalent to 85,000 boepd, through its five subsea wells.
The field, estimated to hold 56.6 bcm (2 tcf), was developed as a tie-back to the Jangkrik FPU and export pipelines.
“We are really proud of the start-up of Merakes, a project which is synergetic with existing operated facilities and is the result of the fruitful collaboration with our partners and with the Indonesian authorities,” Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said. “Merakes is one of Eni key projects in 2021. It will support the growth of gas production, in line with Eni strategic goals.”
Gas from Merakes will in part flow to the Bontang LNG plant.