Gas, condensate found in Arafura Sea, Indonesia

Click here to enlarge imageA Japanese operator has made the first discovery in solely Indonesian waters of the western Arafura Sea east of the Zone of Cooperation in an area where the government plans to tender more blocks this year.The Inpex Masela Ltd. unit of Indonesian Petroleum Ltd., Tokyo, said its Abadi-1 wildcat on the Masela PSC Block flowed 25 MMcfd of gas and 260 b/d of condensate.The site is 140 miles northeast of the 1988 Evans Shoal gas discovery and a similar distance southwest of Tanimbar Island.Abadi-1 went to 4,230 m in 457 m of water. The 5,725 sq km Masela PSC Block is in 300-1,000 m of water 800 km east of Kupang, West Timor.Inpex did not reveal geology, but the fin...

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