The region’s first commercial hydrocarbon production began at 3-5 MMscfd, flowing to a 155-Mw power plant being commissioned by Indonesian National Power Co. (PLN) 3 km away.
After commissioning of the plant, Kerendan output will be 5 MMscfd, restricted by nearby power needs.
Gas output will increase to 20 MMscfd after completion of a transmission line to Tanjung later this year.
Ophir said 122 bcf of Kerandan gas is covered by an existing sales agreement. It estimates the field has a contingent resource of 458 bcf gross not covered by contract.
The company holds a 70% operated interest in the Bangkanai production-sharing contract (PSC) encompassing the field. PT Saka Bangkanai Kalimantan holds a 30% equity interest.
Ophir also holds interests in nearby the nearby Northeast and West Bangkanai PSC areas, which it says have structures analogous to Kerendan.