A subsea network of pipes, anchors, valves and control units connected to the main pipeline. Starting from a depth of 86 metres, following a slope and continuing on to a canyon, descending to 1,500 metres. There below are the locations from which the gas is extracted. Indonesia’s five Merakes wells, which entered into production in April.
It’s a rich gas field, which was discovered in ultra-deep waters off the coast of East Kalimantan, the second largest region in Indonesia. We’re 45 kilometres away from another site which has been in operation for some time, Jangkrik. Put together, deliver 21 million cubic metres of gas per day. To the extent that Fuad Krekshi, head of the company’s Middle & Far East Region, referred to it as, “one of the key projects in Eni’s strategy for the next four years contributing to increasing gas production in the region by around 45%. In this way, Indonesia is becoming a shining example of how gas continues to be a precious resource for everyone, even during this global transition to a low-carbon future. Mr Krekshi emphasized: "Eni’s ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions 25% by 2030, reaching zero emissions by 2050. Gas is a clean source of energy: it reduces emissions and gives a strong boost to the transition. Despite COVID and the current market situation, in recent months we’ve been able to launch two significant projects in the region, Mahani and Merakes”. Mahani, located in the emirate of Sharjah, commenced operation in January, “just one year after its discovery, and in line with the 2021 Strategy. Now that Merakes is also on stream, it has given a significant boost to production in the region."