Mubadala Energy makes significant gas discovery in Indonesia

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mubadala Energy gas discovery in Indonesia
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Mubadala Energy, the global energy company, has made a significant gas discovery from the Layaran-1 Exploration well, drilled in South Andaman, about 100 kilometers offshore North Sumatra, Indonesia.

Mubadala Energy is the operator of the South Andaman Gross Split PSC, and this is the first deepwater well operated by the company, drilled to a depth of 4,208 meters in 1,207 meters of water depth.

The well encountered an extensive gas column with a thickness of over 230 meters in an Oligocene sandstone reservoir. A complete data acquisition was conducted, including wireline, coring, sampling and production test (DST). The well successfully flowed over 30mmscf/d of excellent gas quality.

Mansoor Mohamed Al Hamed_Mubadala Energy discovers gas in Indonesia
Mansoor Mohamed Al Hamed
Mubadala Energy

“With our strategy to expand our gas portfolio to support the energy transition, this development offers material commercial opportunities and adds momentum to our strategic growth story. This is not only a significant development for Mubadala Energy but a huge milestone for Indonesia’s and Southeast Asia’s energy security. We are proud to have achieved this by leveraging our world-class technical and operational capabilities.”

Mubadala Energy is the largest net acreage holder in the area with an 80 percent working interest in South Andaman. In line with the company’s gas-biased strategy, the positive outcome from the Layaran-1 discovery will de-risk multi-TCF of prospective gas resources in the area, providing the foundation for future organic growth and additional exploration drilling activities in 2024.

This newly confirmed discovery is the second consecutive successful well for Mubadala Energy in the Andaman area, coming after the success of Timpan-1 in Andaman-II, which itself came after the success of Cengkih-1 in our SK320 in Malaysia. These discoveries add material contingent volume and provide a platform for continued growth for Mubadala Energy in the region.

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