A steel cutting ceremony marked the start of the project Merakes oil and gas field development project. The ceremony was held in Bintan at TechnipFMC subcontractor’s yard.
ENI, the operator of Marakes field, awarded TechnipFMC as the contractor for integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Transportation and Installation for this project.
The Merakes project covers five deepwater wells, and their 50-kilometer tie back to the existing Jangkrik Floating Production Unit in Indonesia.
in addition to above the project also includes engineering, procurement, installation and pre-commissioning of subsea equipment such as subsea trees, a manifold, large bore deepwater high pressure flexible lines, umbilicals and distribution hardware, flexible risers, flowlines and jumpers.
The Merakes field, which is located in the East Sepinggan PSC in the Makassar Strait, offshore Balikpapan East Kalimantan, Indonesia, is estimated to hold about 2 trillion cubic feet of lean gas.
the water depth of the field is approximately 1,500 meters. The project contract value is between $500 million and $1 billion. First production from the field is expected in the second half of 2020.