Eni  announced that it has started to produce natural gas from the Merakes Project, located at the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait in Indonesia, a press release reported.

According to the press release, the project is a development deep-water gas field at offshore Kutei Basin and it will produce about 450 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d) which is equivalent to 85,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

The  natural gas produced from this project is to be exported to the Jangkrik FPU through subsea pipelines and then pumped to the Onshore Receiving Facility (ORF) in Senipah, after being processed via the existing Jangkrik export pipelines.

On this occasion, Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi said “We are really proud of the start-up of Merakes, a project which is synergetic with existing operated facilities and is the result of the fruitful collaboration with our partners and with the Indonesian authorities. Merakes is one of Eni key projects in 2021. It will support the growth of gas production, in line with Eni strategic goals.”