PETRONAS reached a significant milestone in its upstream operations in Indonesia with the first oil achieved from the Bukit Tua field on 17 May 2015.
PETRONAS’ General Manager and Country Chairman of Indonesia Operations, Hazli Sham Kassim said, “We are proud that the Bukit Tua field has come on stream today and this is PETRONAS’ biggest upstream project in Indonesia, so far.”
“This upstream project is an integrated development as it also involves the development of other supporting facilities such as Ratu Nusantara Floating Production, Storage and Offloading facility (FPSO), a 110km subsea pipeline and a 4.7ha onshore receiving facility (ORF),” he added.
Located in the Ketapang Block approximately 110km offshore East Java, the Bukit Tua field is expected to produce 3,700 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 2 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) in its initial production stage. Upon ramping up the field, the production will increase gradually before reaching its peak production capacity of 20,000 bopd of oil and 50 mmscfd of gas.