Exxon Mobil starts Banyu Urip central processing facility in Indonesia


IRVING, Texas -- Exxon Mobil has started the onshore central processing facility at Banyu Urip field in Indonesia, helping increase production to more than 130,000 bopd.

With the central processing facility now online, production will continue to increase in the coming months. Once full field production is reached, Banyu Urip will represent approximately 20% of Indonesia’s 2016 oil production target.

Banyu Urip is expected to produce 450 MMbbl of oil over its lifetime. The project consists of 45 wells producing from three well pads, an onshore central processing facility, a 60-mile onshore and offshore pipeline and a floating storage and offloading vessel and tanker loading facilities in the Java Sea.

Exxon Mobil, partnering with PT. Pertamina EP Cepu and the Cepu Block Cooperation Body, commenced production from Banyu Urip in late 2008, and output has increased as additional facilities were brought online in 2014 and 2015.

Banyu Urip has been successfully developed by five Indonesia-led contractor consortiums responsible for engineering, procurement and construction. Together they employed more than 17,000 Indonesian workers at peak levels, representing 95% of the project’s overall workforce, and utilized more than 460 Indonesia subcontractors.

Exxon Mobil Cepu Limited, project operator, has a 45% interest in Banyu Urip, PT. Pertamina EP Cepu holds 45% and four local government entities under the Cepu Block Cooperation Body -- PT. Blora Patra Hulu, PT. Petrogas Jatim Utama Cendana, PT. Asri Darma Sejahtera, and PT. Sarana Patra Hulu Cepu -- hold the remaining 10%.

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