Amerada Hess Ltd., operator of Pangkah production-sharing contract (PSC) area off Indonesia, has begun a two-well appraisal-drilling program to determine the western extension of Ujung Pangkah natural gas field. Current reserves are 478 bcf, and production is expected to plateau at 100-150 MMscfd.
Initial development calls for 6 production wells tied to an offshore platform connected via a 16-in. pipeline to an onshore gas processing facility at Gresik, Sumatra. Two additional satellite platforms could be added.
Oil reserves currently are estimated at 450 million bbl.
Partners are Amerada Hess, 66%, Dana Petroleum PLC, Aberdeen, 12%, and ConocoPhillips 22%.