Research discovers new oil, has resources in Aceh

Research discovers new oil, has resources in Aceh
Illustration. A joint research between two companies and two Indonesian universities has discovered new oil and gas resources in the Singkil Block and Meulaboh Block in Aceh's west-south coast waters. (Photo by Zbynek Burival on Unsplash)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – A joint research between two companies and two Indonesian universities has discovered new oil and gas resources in the Singkil Block and Meulaboh Block in Aceh’s west-south coast waters.

A statement from the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources received here on Friday stated that the discovery was a Joint Study Assessment (JSA) by the oil and gas company from Singapore, Conrad Petroleum in cooperation with the Indonesian Pembangunan Nasional Veteran University and Frontier Point Ltd in collaboration with Trisakti University.

The head of the Exploration and Exploitation Division at The Aceh Oil and Gas Management Agency, Ibnu Hafizh, said the discovery shows the upstream oil and gas industry in Aceh, attracting domestic and foreign oil and gas companies to invest in the Indonesian westernmost province.

According to him, the total oil and gas potential in the Singkil Block assuming P50 (refers to proven and probable reserves) is 296 billion cubic feet of gas (BCF).

Meanwhile the Meulaboh Block has oil potential with an assumption of P50 of 192 million barrels of oil (MMBO), and gas potential with the same assumption of 1.1 trillion cubic feet of gas (TCF) handled by Frontier Point Ltd.

Based on the results of the joint study, the potential for hydrocarbons is believed to be in the Offshore South West Aceh (Singkil Block) with an area of ​​work area of ​​8,200 square kilometers.

Meanwhile, the area of ​​Offshore North West Aceh (Meulaboh Block) is 9,200 square kilometers with moderate to high geological risk especially in source rock.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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