PT Pertamina starts unconventional drilling in Duri

July 26, 2023
PT Pertamina (Persero) has partnered with EOG Resources Inc. to conduct the first unconventional drilling technology exploration in Duri field, Indonesia.

PT Pertamina (Persero) has partnered with EOG Resources Inc. to conduct the first unconventional drilling technology exploration in Duri field, Indonesia.

The inaugural application of unconventional drilling took place in the North Duri Development (NDD) Area 14 Stage-1 of Rokan block. This technology is part of a new steam flood area development after Pertamina took over Rokan block management.

Duri is about 18 km long and 18km wide in Riau Province in South Sumatra basin on the eastern coast of Sumatra. It is the largest producing field in the Rokan PSC and has been producing under steamflood since 1985 as one of the world’s largest steamflood developments, the company said.

Pertamina acquired Rokan block from Chevron in 2021 (OGJ Online, Aug. 11, 2021).