PARIS – Total has signed production sharing contracts with the government of Indonesia covering the Telen and Bengkulu I-Mentawai exploration blocks.
Bengkulu I – Mentawai is in the offshore Bengkulu basin of the province of Bengkulu, in southwest of Sumatra. It covers 8,034 sq. km (3,102 sq. mi) with a water depths from 400 to 1,000 m (1,312 to 3,281 ft).
Telen is in the offshore Kutei basin of the province of East Kalimantan. It covers an area of 2,369 sq. km (915 sq. mi) with water depths in the range of 300 1,000 m (984 to 3,281 ft) and is adjacent to the country’s most prolific gas producing offshore Mahakam block operated by Total.
The exploration program envisages, for the first three years, a 3D-seismic study to be carried out on the Bengkulu I - Mentawai block and an exploration well to be drilled on the Telen block.
The blocks are held 100% by Total.