ExxonMobil announced the successful and safe startup of the onshore central processing facility at the Banyu Urip field in Indonesia, helping increase production to more than 130,000 barrels of oil per day.
With the central processing facility now online, production will continue to increase in the coming months. Once full field production is reached, Banyu Urip will represent approximately 20 percent of Indonesia's 2016 oil production target.
'This milestone demonstrates ExxonMobil's project management expertise and illustrates the strong partnerships we share with our Indonesia co-venturers and contractors, the government, and the community,' said Neil W. Duffin, president of ExxonMobil Development Company. 'Our top priority has always been the safe and cost-effective delivery of a reliable project that would result in decades of oil production for Indonesia.'