Mubadala Petroleum has signed a Gross Split Production Sharing Contract for South Andaman that was awarded by the Government of Indonesia as part of its Third Direct Tender Round.
Following the signing, Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the South Andaman and the adjacent Andaman I PSC and a partner in the Andaman II PSC.
The South Andaman PSC is located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. With participating interests now in three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the largest net acreage holder in the area, securing the core of the North Sumatra basin for future exploration growth.
The work commitment for the South Andaman PSC is to conduct sub surface studies and to acquire 3D seismic, in the first 3-year term.
Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri, Mubadala Petroleum’s chief executive officer, commented: “The South Andaman PSC is our third offshore block in Aceh under the gross split regime and marks a further extension of our Indonesia portfolio in this high potential region. Our successful bid for South Andaman underscores our commitment in this new high impact growth area together with Andaman I and II and supports our growth strategy of finding and, if successful, developing gas for Indonesia’s growing market. We look forward to completing the seismic work programme across all three blocks as soon as possible before taking our evaluation to the next stage.”