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Abadi LNG Project

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Contract area(block) Project status Venture company(established) Interest owned(*Operator)
(As of July 31, 2018)
Masela Preparation for development INPEX Masela, Ltd.
(December 2, 1998)
INPEX Masela* 65%
Shell 35%

INPEX acquired a 100% interest in the Masela Block in November 1998 through an open bid conducted by the Indonesian government authorities and subsequently went about exploratory activities as the operator, discovering the Abadi Gas Field through the first exploratory well drilled in 2000. The Company subsequently drilled two appraisal wells in 2002 and four in 2007–2008, all of which confirmed the presence of gas and condensate reservoirs.

In December 2010, the authorities approved the initial plan of development (POD-1) deploying a floating LNG (FLNG) plant with an annual processing capacity of 2.5 million tons, and from November 2012 to November 2014, INPEX undertook SURF (subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline) and FLNG FEED work.

INPEX drilled three more appraisal wells in 2013 and 2014 with the aim of expanding the volume of recoverable reserves, confirming a greater volume of natural gas reserves that were certified by the authorities.

Having revised its concept selection studies to factor in this increased volume of reserves, INPEX decided it would be optimal to center development on a large-scale FLNG. The Company submitted a revised plan for the development based on an FLNG plant with an annual LNG processing capacity of 7.5 million tons to the authorities in September 2015. In April 2016, however, the Company received a notification from the authorities instructing it to re-propose a plan of development based on onshore LNG. The Company subsequently entered into constructive discussions with the authorities, including in regard to securing economic efficiencies, and conducted Pre-FEED work based on an onshore LNG development scheme with annual LNG production capacity of 9.5 million tons from March to October 2018. Currently, INPEX is in discussion with the authorities on the POD.

The authorities recognized the Abadi LNG Project as a National Strategic Project in June 2017. The project was also given Priority Infrastructure Project status in September 2017, continuing to enhance expectations for an acceleration in various licensing processes.

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Drillship for the Abadi LNG Project

Sebuku Block Ruby Gas Field

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Contract area (block) Project status
(production on the basis of all fields and average rate of FY2017)
Venture company(established) Interest owned(*Operator)
(As of July 31, 2018)
Sebuku In production
-Natural gas: 67 MMcf/d
INPEX South Makassar, Ltd.
(May 17, 2010)
INPEX South Makassar 15%
Mubadala* 70%

In September 2010, INPEX obtained a 15% interest in the Sebuku Block off the shore of South Makassar, Indonesia. Thereafter, work began to develop the Ruby Gas Field in the block, and production of natural gas followed in October 2013. The natural gas produced here is transported from offshore production facilities via an undersea pipeline to onshore process facilities that receive products from the Offshore Mahakam Block. The natural gas is then mainly sent via an inland pipeline to a fertilizer plant in East Kalimantan.

Sebuku Block Ruby Gas  Field

Tangguh LNG Project (Berau Block)

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Contract area(block) Project status
(production on the basis of all fields and average rate of FY2017)
Venture company(established) Interest owned(*Operator)
(As of July 31, 2018)
Berau In production
-Crude oil: 5 Mbbld
-Natural gas: 964 MMcf/d
MI Berau B.V.
(August 14, 2001)
MI Berau 22.856%
*BP 48.000%
Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau) 17.144%
KG Berau 12.000%
Tangguh Unit MI Berau 16.30%
*BP 40.22%
CNOOC 13.90%
Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau) 12.23%
KG Berau 8.56%
LNG Japan 7.35%
KG Wiriagar 1.44%

MI Berau B.V., jointly established by INPEX and Mitsubishi Corporation, acquired an interest in the Berau Block in October 2001. In October 2007, MI Berau Japan Ltd., a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation, acquired a stake in KG Berau Petroleum Ltd., effectively increasing the Company’s interest to around 7.79% in the Tangguh LNG Project.

In March 2005, the Indonesian Government approved an extension of the production sharing contract (PSC) and project development plans for the Tangguh LNG Project through 2035. Development work commenced thereafter, and the first shipments of LNG began in July 2009.

The FID for expanding the Tangguh LNG Project was announced in July 2016. The Tangguh Expansion Project will add a third LNG process train with 3.8 million tons per annum (mtpa) of production capacity to the existing two trains with 7.6 mtpa of production capacity. Plans call for production to commence in 2020.

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