Eni Plans Merakes Drilling Offshore Indonesia In March

Italian major Eni is gearing up to develop the Merakes gas field offshore Indonesia in the East Sepinggan Block with a six-well drilling campaign.

“East Sepinggan drilling is scheduled for March 2019,” said Wisnu Prabawa Taher, a spokesman for SKK Migas, Indonesia’s upstream regulator.

The operator has identified the sites to drill six wells as part of a plan to develop the Merakes Field as a tie-in to the existing floating production unit (FPU) in the neighboring Jangkrik Field in the Muara Bakau concession.

The Merakes development plan, approved by the energy and mineral resources ministry at an estimated cost of about $1.1 billion, includes construction of umbilical system, control system, infield flexibles and manifolds, and laying subsea pipelines of about 50 km (31 miles) tied in to the existing Jangkrik FPU.