Pertamina Oil Well Production Increases After Mudflow

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Production oil from PAM-235’s well Pertamina EP Tarakan Field increased after the mud spray in Kampung Satu, Tarakan. Mudflow it is known to be mixed with oil.

“After the PAM-235 well was reproduced, there was an increase in production from the original seven barrels per day to 19 barrels per day,” said General Manager of Zone 10 Krisna, as reported by the press. Among, Wednesday (7/4).

He hopes that after the natural flow event from the well that was built in the Dutch colonial period in 1930, the production will increase again for the Tarakan Field.

Pertamina Sub Holding Upstream (SHU) Zone 10 of Tarakan Field succeeded in handling the natural flow of PAM-235 well on Monday (5/4), after the incident occurred on Sunday (4/4).

After the mudflow was resolved, the PAM-235 well succeeded in reproducing it by producing a flow of fluid and gas which was separated through a sparator.

The fluid is flowed to Collecting Station 1 (SP1). Meanwhile, flaring is carried out for gas. The emergency response team is currently focusing on monitoring well activity and housekeeping around the PAM-235 well.

The emergency response team continues to disseminate information to the surrounding community not to have activities close to wells, production facilities, and oil and gas operational work areas.

Krisna also added that the team had carried out a gas test procedure around the well area to ensure there were no safety risks, with the measurement results of the gas content showing zero percent or safe from dangerous and toxic gases.

The Tarakan Field is one of the fields managed by Pertamina SHU and is included in Zone 10.

Based on SKK Migas’ Integrated Operating System (SOT) data on April 5, 2021 year-to-date, oil production stands at 1,848 bpd. Meanwhile, gas production is around 2.14 million standard cubic feet per day.

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