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Eni starts gas production ahead of schedule

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Eni has announced that it has commenced gas production from the Jangkrik development project ahead of schedule.

The project – in deepwater offshore Indonesia – comprises the gas fields Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East, located in the Muara Bakau block, Kutei basin, in the deepwater of the Makassar Strait. Eni claims that production from 10 deepwater subsea wells, connected to a newly constructed floating production unit (FPU), Jangkrik, will steadily reach 450 million ft3/d, which is equivalent to 83 000 boe/d. Once processed on the FPU, the gas will flow via a dedicated 79 km pipeline to the onshore receiving facility (both of which were built by Eni), and then through the East Kalimantan Transportation System, finally reaching the Bontang liquefaction facility.

Eni claims that gas from Jangkrik will supply not only the local domestic market, but also the LNG export market. The company claims that this will help Indonesia to meet its current energy requirements, and also help contribute towards its future economic development.

The CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved with the Jangkrik Development Project.

“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%, Pertamina 15%), 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.”

Eni is the operator with a 55% 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% and PT. Saka Energi Muara Bakau with 11.666%. All of the activities are carried out in coordination with SKKMigas – the entity representing the Government of Indonesia.

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