DRA increases Indonesia pipeline capacity to allow accelerated field production

Use of a drag-reducing agent (DRA) allowed an Indonesian pipeline system to overcome capacity constraints quickly, bring on stream additional crude production, and shut down some pumping capacity at substantial savings.Use of DRA also helped operator PT Exspan Nusantara (PTEN) to overcome line capacity limits on the Samboja-Balikpapan pipeline in East Kalimantan, permitting delivery of more crude production from new discoveries at the NKL field and preventing stock buildup at the main oil station at Sangasanga.Sumatra field Click here to enlarge imageThe Kaji-Semoga (KS) field, in south Sumatra, Indonesia, began producing in March 1997 from proved reserves of 77 million bbl of oil and pe...

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