CNOOC commences production at MDA gas field in Indonesia

World Oil Staff November 23, 2022

CNOOC Limited announced that it commenced production at the MDA Gas Field, the largest gas field of 3M project in Indonesia, on Nov. 15.

3M Project is located approximately 75 km (46 miles) southeast of Madura Island in the Madura Strait, East Java, with an average water depth of around 80 m (262 ft). The project contains three gas fields with a total of nine gas-producing wells. The main production facility is a floating production unit (FPU) which will undertake the natural gas production and treatment process. The FPU was constructed in China with a design capacity of 175 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).

The MBH gas field of 3M project commenced production in October. Once the five gas-producing wells of MDA are put on stream, a peak daily production from 3M project of approximately 127MMcf/d is expected.

The 3M project in Indonesia is operated by HCML. As a joint venture partner, CNOOC Southeast Asia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd., holds 40% interest in HCML, Cenovus Energy Inc. holds 40% interest and Samudra holds 20% interest.

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