JAKARTA (rambuenergy.com) – Total E&P Indonesie will soon begin the drilling activities at South Mahakam Project Phase 3 (SMK 3) project as the development of well-head platform is almost completed, Project Manager Construction Division of SMK 3 Alfie Hujiansyah said.
“The platform is almost done. I would say it is considered 90 percent completed,” he was quoted by Bisnis Indonesia as saying.
The South Mahakam Project Phase 3 is the company’s last largest project before the company’s contract to operate the Mahakam Block expires in 2017. The SMK 3 project is part of the company’s efforts to prevent natural declining of the existing fields.
Alfie said Total plans to drill 7 gas fields, called Jempang-Metulang. So far, there are already a number of fields that are in operation, namely, Main Stupa, West Stupa and East Mandu. The Jempang-Metulang field will be connected with the East Mandu production facilities.
Alfie Hujiansyah said Total E&P Indonesie targets to produce 80 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas from the new field. The SMK 3 platform actually has the capacity to produce 150 MMSC.
Once the well-head construction is completed, the drilling rig will be mobilized, which is scheduled for April 21. The gas production is expected to commence 3-4 months after drilling rig is stationed.
He added the total expenditure that has been spent so far to develop the SMK 3 project reached around US$130 million. This expenditure is yet to include the drilling activities. (*)