ExxonMobil has announced the successful and safe startup of the onshore central processing facility at the Banyu Urip field in Indonesia. The plant is expected to produce more than 130 000 bpd.
Once full field production is reached, Banyu Urip will represent approximately 20% of Indonesia’s 2016 oil production target.
“This milestone demonstrates ExxonMobil’s project management expertise and illustrates the strong partnerships we share with our Indonesia co-venturers and contractors, the government, and the community,” said Neil W. Duffin, President of ExxonMobil Development Company. “Our top priority has always been the safe and cost-effective delivery of a reliable project that would result in decades of oil production for Indonesia.”
Banyu Urip is expected to produce 450 million boe over its lifetime. The project consists of 45 wells producing from three well pads, an onshore central processing facility, a 60 mile onshore and offshore pipeline and a floating storage and offloading vessel and tanker loading facilities in the Java Sea. ExxonMobil, partnering with PT. Pertamina EP Cepu and the Cepu Block Cooperation Body, commenced production from Banyu Urip in late 2008, and output has increased as additional facilities were brought online in 2014 and 2015.
“Banyu Urip is helping drive economic growth in Indonesia and has led to the training and employment of thousands of Indonesians,” Duffin added.
Banyu Urip has been successfully developed by five Indonesia-led contractor consortiums responsible for engineering, procurement and construction. Together they employed more than 17 000 Indonesian workers at peak levels, representing 95 percent of the project’s overall workforce, and utilised more than 460 Indonesia subcontractors.
ExxonMobil Cepu Limited, project operator, has a 45% interest in Banyu Urip, PT. Pertamina EP Cepu holds 45% and four local government entities under the Cepu Block Cooperation Body – PT. Blora Patra Hulu, PT. Petrogas Jatim Utama Cendana, PT. Asri Darma Sejahtera, and PT. Sarana Patra Hulu Cepu – hold the remaining 10%.
ExxonMobil expects to increase its global production volumes in 2015 to 4.1 million oil-equivalent barrels per day. The volume increase is supported by the ramp up of projects completed in 2014 and the startup of major developments in 2015.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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