JAKARTA (RambuEnergy.com) – Mubadala Petroleum (Adaman 1) RSC Ltd, the operator of Adaman I oil and gas block and Premier Oil Adaman Ltd-led consortium have on Thursday (05/04) signed production sharing contracts (PSC) based on gross split scheme to develop Adaman I and Adaman II oil and gas blocks.
Two blocks, the first gross-split-based PSC for new working areas, are located in Andaman Sea to the north of Aceh. The PSC contracts will last for 30 years, including six years of exploration.
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) said in a statement that the PSC contractor for Andaman I and Andaman II are committed to invest US$9.7 million for exploration activities – such as G&G, 3D seismic data acquisitions.
The two block developers pay a signature bonus of US$750,000 and US$1 million respectively to the government.
2018 Block Auctions
The energy ministry is also in the process of auctioning 26 oil and gas working areas for 2018 based on gross split scheme. Of these 24 are traditional and gas WKs and 2 are non-conventional WKs. Of the 26 WKs, 8 of them were offered through direct offer scheme (6 conventional WKs and 2 non-conventional WKs) and are in the process of document evaluation.
The remaining 18 conventional WKs are offered through a regular auction method. The potential bidders are scheduled to return the bid documents by June 7, 2018. (*)