Merakes, the gas field off the coast of Indonesia

Platform viewed from above

The Merakes natural gas project, offshore Indonesia, is an example of how we optimise resources to increase efficiency and productivity.  The gas extracted from the subsea wells uses the transport infrastructure and processing plants already used for Jankrik, another offshore gas project not far away.  Thanks to this interconnection, we were able to start the project quickly and without having to build new facilities.  

 

Both Merakes and Jangkrik are located offshore Indonesia, in a region of great importance for natural gas supplies as it is a crossroads for markets in Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. In addition to natural gas production, we are also present in the country with local development projects we carry out together with institutions and stakeholders, which is an essential aspect of our way of operating.

Project features

Activity start date: 2018 – present

Indonesia

Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas

Eni East Sepinggan Limited

Neptune Energy East Sepinggan B.V.

PT Pertamina

Hulu Energy

Project development and operation

Use of resources and optimisation of plants

Merakes is a natural gas project in the Kutei Basin, offshore Indonesia.  Gas extracted from subsea wells is processed by the same Floating Production Unit (FPU) that also processes gas from the nearby Jangkrik project.  The FPU is operated by Eni and, by optimising the interconnection between the two projects, it achieves a production capacity of 21 million standard cubic metres of gas per day. By using the transport infrastructure already used for Jangkrik, part of Merakes' production is sent to the Onshore Receiving Facility (ORF) in Senipah, from where it reaches the internal market.  Another part of the production is processed at the Bontang LNG liquefaction plant, one of the most reliable in the world, which supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) for both the internal market and for export.

Highlights
450
MMSCFD

daily production capacity of the Merakes project


750
MMSCFD

optimized daily production capacity of the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU)


450
MMSCFD

daily production capacity of the Merakes project

750
MMSCFD

optimized daily production capacity of the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU)

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The development of the Merakes project

April

2021

December

2018

December

2018

April

2018

January

2017

Start of production

The Merakes project starts producing natural gas.

Approvals for investment plans

The Merakes development investment plan has been approved.

New gas discovery

Announced new gas discovery in Merakes East. .

Development plan

The project’s development plan is approved.

First appraisal well

The first appraisal well is drilled successfully.

Last update: 07 September 2023


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