Premier starts gas production from BIG-P offshore Indonesia

Premier Oil Plc has reported the start of natural gas production from its operated Bison, Iguana, and Gajah Puteri (BIG-P) project on Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia.


The 2-year project was delivered on schedule and under budget.


Premier expects BIG-P’s recoverable reserves to be over the 93 bcf (gross) estimated at sanction in 2017 as a result of the successful three-well drilling campaign which encountered additional productive sands.


BIG-P production ties into the existing Natuna Sea Block A infrastructure, also operated by Premier, and supports the company’s two long-term gas sales contracts into Singapore.


Natuna Sea Block A’s producing fields have been developed via a combination of platforms and subsea tiebacks to the Anoa facility and the Gajah Baru WHP and CPP.


Pelikan gas field, also on Natuna Sea Block A, came on-stream in 2015.


During the year’s first half, production from Natuna Sea Block A averaged 11,000 boe/d (net).


Natuna Sea serves as operator of Block A with 28.67%. Partners are Petronas, PTT, Pertamina, and Kufpec.


Source : Oil & Gas Journal