Eni Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 17 June with the company SKK Migas – whose task is to implement the management of the upstream oil and gas commercial activities – for cooperation on exploration activities in Indonesia. The agreement represents a further international recognition of Eni’s technological resources, a company that is currently seen as one of the main partners in the country.
Eni has been operating in Indonesia since 2001, where it has a large portfolio of assets in the exploration, development and production phases. Thanks to a campaign conducted by Eni Indonesia in the deep water of East Kalimantan, the giant of San Donato Milanese was able to start the production projects of Jangkrik – where the gas field is in production thanks to ten subsea wells connected to the Floating Production Unit (FPU) – and, more recently, of Merakes. Eni’s current equity production in the country is approximately 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
The agreement between Eni and SKK Migas, in particular, defines the guidelines for further cooperation in the processing and interpretation of seismic data owned by the Republic of Indonesia by using Eni’s proprietary technologies and facilities: the Green Data Centre supercomputers in Ferrera Erbognone, Italy, and seismic imaging algorithms. The Lombard center contains the central computer systems of processing, in particular the HPC4 and HPC5 supercomputing systems.
The unique locations of Eni in Indonesia ’s portfolio areas reflect the company’s philosophy in operating in core business areas as well as frontier areas to manage the risk and achieve the best possible results in terms of hydrocarbon discovery. Furthermore, Eni always integrates business activities with social and environmental sustainability: in 2020, activities and initiatives were launched on the issues of access to water and renewable energy to support local development in the operational areas of Samoja, Kutai Kartanegara and East Kalimantan.