Eni successfully drilled and tested the Maha 2 appraisal well in West Ganal block offshore Kalimantan, in Indonesia. The field is operated by Eni and located 16 km Southeast of Jangkrik FPU, according to Eni’s press release.

The Maha-2 well drilled in 1,115 meters water depth, encountered 43 meters of gas-bearing net sands in Pliocene reservoirs, with the production test delivering flow rates of up to 34 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d).

Eni will use the test and coring data in its studies for the field development plan, and other plans to drill two further appraisal wells. The most likely outcome is a subsea completion and tie-in to the Jangkrik FPU.

It is worth noting that Eni is the operator of West Ganal Block through its affiliate Eni West Ganal Limited and holds 40% stake, while Neptune West Ganal B.V. and P.T. Pertamina Hulu West Ganal hold 30% stake each.