Production of natural gas from two Indonesia offshore projects, Bangka and Jangkrik, is expected to commence this year and the next, respectively, Reuters reported Friday.
The Bangka project, majority owned by Chevron, will start operation in August this year, Wiratmaja Puja, the director general of oil and gas at Indonesia's Energy Ministry, told Reuters in an interview. While the Jangkrik project is 80 percent complete and is expected to commence operation in July 2017. The project is operated by Italy’s Eni.
Both projects are located in the Kutai Basin offshore East Kalimantan province.
Chevron has a 62% interest in the Bangka project. The project has a design capacity of 115 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,000 barrels per day (bpd) of condensate, according to Reuters.
Eni owns 55% stake in Jangkrik project. The project is expected to produce 450 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,400 bpd of condensate.