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Pertamina drilling in Mahakam Block to reach 188 wells this year

11 January 2019 02:58 PM  Company: []
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JAKARTA. PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam (PHM), a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero), plans to drill 188 wells in the Mahakam Block to increase gas lifting.

PHM General Manager John Anis said the target of drilling 188 wells this year is indeed greater than last year. "In 2018 we were targeting 63 new wells," Mr Anis said as quoted by Kontan, Thursday (10/1).

Mr Anis added that PHM will make a number of efforts to spur gas lifting this year. The reason is that lifting in the Mahakam Block is 149 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOEPD). Meanwhile, PHM targets gas lifting this year to reach 196 MBOEPD.

PHM will increase the number of drilling rigs from three units to five units this year. "We will try to do everything we can, with the help of the Oil and Gas Task Force," Mr Anis explained. (KR/MS)