Husky-CNOOC Madura Ltd. (HCML) has started production at MDA gas field, the largest gas field of the 3M project in shallow waters offshore Indonesia, CNOOC Ltd. said in a release Nov. 15.
The 3M project lies some 75 km southeast of Madura Island in the Madura Strait, East Java, with an average water depth of around 80 m. The project contains three dry gas fields with a total of nine gas-producing wells.
Gas is produced through a floating production unit (FPU) with design capacity of 175 MMcfd.
MBH gas field, also part of the 3M project, began production in October. Once the five gas-producing wells of MDA field are put on stream, a peak daily production from the 3M project of about 127MMcfd is expected.
The 3M project is operated by HCML. As a joint venture partner, CNOOC Southeast Asia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd., holds 40% interest. Cenovus Energy Inc. holds 40%, and Samudra Energy Ltd. holds 20% interest.