PetroChina Launches Drilling Programs in 11 Development Wells in Jabung

03 February 2022 by
Lutfi Rakhmawati

Petrochina International Jabung Ltd., the Production Sharing Contractor (PSC) under the supervision of SKK Migas and operator of Jabung Working Area in Jambi Province, has begun its Drilling Campaign 2022 in 11 development wells in its Panen and Gemah Fields. The drilling program throughout this year was started with the spud-in of Panen-D10 development well on January 21, 2022.

SKK Migas Deputy of Operation Julius Wiratno gave the keynote remarks in the virtual drilling ceremony held on Thursday, January 27, 2022. SKK Migas Deputy of Planning Benny Lubiantara, Vice President Representative for PetroChina Maria Sondang, Drilling and Maintenance Division Head of SKK Migas Surya Widyantoro, and Chief of SKK Migas Representatives Sumbagsel Anggono Mahendrawan also attended the event.

Meanwhile, PetroChina management was represented by Act. President Dencio Renato Boele, Vice President Technical and Business Development Yu Jinbao, General Manager Jabung Wang Qilin, Vice President SCM Gusminar, Senior Development Manager Budi Tyas, drilling manager Zhao Chunlin and Field Manager Jabung Arif Hari Suseno.

“Projected as oil and gas well, Panen-D10’s initial rate is expected at 800 BOPD of oil and 0.8 MMSCFD while the cumulative production is expected to reach 634.7 MSTB (Thousand Stock Tank Barrels) of oil and 2.6 BSCF of gas,” said Yu Jinbao.

After Panen-D10 spud-in, the drilling program will continue in Panen-D11, Panen-D12, Panen-D13 and Panen-D14, with each well is expected to produce between 250 and 1,300 BOPD of oil and 2.7 MMSCFD of gas. Panen Field, located in Tanjung Jabung Barat Regency, is predicted to have oil and gas reserves up to 56,389 MSTB and 69,819 MMSCF.

Six development wells to drill in Gemah Field this year consist of four oil wells (Gemah-63, Gemah-64, Gemah-65and Gemah-66) and two gas wells (Gemah-67 and Gemah-68). Each well is expected to produce from 200 to 300 BOPD of oil and up to 2 MMSCFD of gas.

“Drilling Campaign 2022 highlights PetroChina’s commitment to maximize the block’s potential following the confirmation of Jabung PSC extension that we received last year,” Yu said.

In November 2021, the government of Indonesia, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, announced that PetroChina would continue the Jabung Working Area operatorship for the period of 2023 - 2043.

“With this opportunity, we will fully support the government’s production target of 1 million BOPD oil and 12 BSCFD gas in 2030,” Yu added.

Since operating Jabung Working Area in 2002, PetroChina has recorded stable performance through its main producing fields such as North Geragai, Makmur, Gemah, North East Betara, North Betara, Ripah, South West Betara, West Betara, South Betara, Marmo, Panen and North Betara Extension. In 2021, Jabung Working Area ranked seventh in national oil and gas lifting with average daily lifting of 15,436 BOPD of oil and 173 MMSFCD of gas.

“PetroChina Jabung is committed to continue the efficient drilling operations with the highest regards for health and safety principals,” Yu added. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all field workers go through multiple screenings prior to and after their assignments. While working, the workers implement strict health protocols including wearing mask, keeping the safe distance, and limiting public activities in their spare times.

While giving his keynote remarks in the virtual ceremony, Julius said that PetroChina must use the contract extension opportunity to develop the working area. “After the contract extension announcement, our confidence level is high. We hope the trust from the government will push PetroChina to perform more aggressive and efficient oil and gas operations,” Julius said.

“Jabung contributes more than oil and gas production and state revenue, but also creates multiplier effect for the people around the working area. SKK Migas fully supports all PetroChina’s efforts in developing Jabung in the next years,” he added.

Operating Jabung Working Area under the control of SKK Migas, PetroChina is partnered with PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Jabung, PT GPI Jabung Indonesia, and PETRONAS Carigali (Jabung) Ltd.

Beijing-based PetroChina was established in 1999 and is owned by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). PetroChina began its foreign investment in Indonesia by taking over Jabung Working Area operatorship in 2002.

Lutfi Rakhmawati February 3, 2022
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