Indonesia offshore Eni Jangkrik

Eni successfully tests well off Indonesia

MILAN, January 31, 2017 – Eni declared on Tuesday that tests of Merakes 2, its first appraisal well on the Merakes block in East Sepinggan, had been successful.

Merakes, the production-sharing contract for which is jointly owned by the Italian major (85% participating interest) and Pertamina (15% participating interest), is estimated to hold some 56.6 bcm (2 tcf) of gas, with potential for further discoveries, Eni said in a statement.


“The well, drilled to a depth of 2,732m in 1,269 metres of water depth, encountered 17 meters of clean sands with very good petrophysical characteristics of Pliocene age confirming the extension also in this new area of the 2014 discovery by the well Merakes 1,” the press release also said.

The proximity of the discovery to the Jangkrik field, also operated by Eni, “will allow to [maximise] the synergies with existing nearby infrastructures,” the statement added. Jangkrik is scheduled to become operational in Q2.

In other news from Indonesia, GE said on Tuesday that it had signed a contract with Premier Oil for the installation of subsea trees and wellheads in the Natuna Sea. First deliveries are expected early next year.

“The deal includes the GE Oil & Gas Tree on Mudline (TOM) series and the SG1 wellhead system, suitable for shallow water operations using jackup drilling rigs, and fully aligned to the needs of the operator,” GE said in a press release, adding that the subsea trees would be manufactured locally.

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