Three gas fields were brought on stream in Indonesia during the first quarter of the year, which have a combined output potential of up to 130 million cubic feet of gas per day.
The three fields were Pertamina-operated APN E&F in the offshore North West Java Block, Wortel at the Santos-operated Sampang Block and Tambang Subsea at Block B which is operated by US-based ConocoPhillips, according to the Jakarta Post.
The newspaper quoted BPMigas spokesperson Gde Pradnyana as saying the APN E&F and Tambang Subsea fields could potentially produce 50 MMcfd and 40 MMcfd respectively, adding Wortel was expected 40 MMcfd of gas, 500 barrels per day of oil and 250 bpd of condensate.
Gde also said the installation of an oil transfer pipeline at the Tampi field, on the Merangin Dua Block in South Sumatra, during the first quarter was expected to boost oil output at the field from its current rate of 1300 bpd to 1900 bpd. -By Josh Lewis