Maha Appraisal Hits Gas for Eni in Indonesia

The gas find is likely to be tied back to the nearby Jangkrik floater.

Jangkrik FPU
Jangrik FPU.

Eni encountered natural-gas-bearing sands with its Maha 2 well in the West Ganal Block offshore Indonesia. Drilled to a depth of 2970 m in 1115 m water depth, the well encountered 43 m of gas-bearing net sands in levels of Pliocene Age, according to the operator.

A production test, which was limited by surface facilities, recorded a gas deliverability of the reservoir flowing at 34 MMscf/D. The operator collected data and samples during the test, to study in preparation of a field development plan for the Maha field. Two additional appraisal wells are planned for the discovery.

Eni, along with partners Neptune West Ganal BV and P.T. Pertamina Hulu West Ganal, expect the field to be developed subsea and tied back to the nearby Jangkrik floating production unit (FPU), about 16 km to the northwest.

Eni has been operating off Indonesia since 2001. Its current equity production in the region is around 80,000 BOE/D.