Chevron Announces First Gas From Bangka Project
On August 31, 2016, Chevron Indonesia Company Ltd. announced that it achieved natural gas production from the Bangka Field Development Project, the first stage of the Chevron-operated Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) Project in East Kalimantan.
"First gas for the Bangka Project is a significant milestone and highlights Chevron’s commitment to continue supporting the government’s energy goals and delivering energy to Indonesia safely, efficiently and reliably,” said Chuck Taylor, managing director, Chevron IndoAsia business unit.
“The project represents Chevron’s commitment to bring global capabilities and advanced technology to Indonesia and applies best practices and expertise from our deepwater developments around the world,” Taylor said.
The Bangka Project has a design capacity of 110 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4,000 barrels of condensate per day. Chevron has a 62 percent interest in the Bangka Project with the other contributing joint venture participants being Eni with 20 percent interest and Tip Top with 18 percent interest. A final investment decision was reached in 2014, following government approvals. Chevron began drilling the development wells in the second half of 2014.