A subsidiary of state-owned PT Pertamina (Persero) of Indonesia has started producing crude oil and natural gas from KE-38B field at a total rate of 5,400 b/d of oil and 5 MMscfd of gas from the PHE-38B platform recently installed 70 miles offshore Bangkalan, Madura.
The KE-38B1 well flowed at initial rates of 2,100 b/d of oil and 5 MMscfd of gas. The KE-38B2 well flowed 3,300 b/d of oil.
The subsidiary, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi West Madura Offshore, operates the West Madura Offshore block. Two other platforms are due in the field.