Tuesday, July 16, 2024

CEOR Minas investment approved, PHR to increase Rokan Block production

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Gusty da Costa




Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR), a subsidiary of State oil and gas company Pertamina, is ready to increase oil production from Rokan Block through the development of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) upon securing approval on the Final Investment Decision (FID) for CEOR Minas by PHR President Director Ruby Mulyawan on June 30, 2024.

“This approval is required for the Minas CEOR Stage-1 Area-A project in order to enter the project execution phase where activities such as well drilling, workover and conversion of existing wells, chemical injection, reactivation and re-operation of existing facilities will be carried out,” Ruby said in a statement as quoted on Monday, July 8, 2024.

Executive Vice President for Upstream Business of PHR Rokan’s Working Area, Andre Wijanarko, said that the Minas CEOR Stage-1 Area-A project is an implementation of tertiary recovery technology, namely by injecting Alkali Surfactant Polymer (ASP) in 3 patterns of Area-A of the Minas Field to increase production of the Rokan Block. CEOR itself is an effort to increase hydrocarbon production from oil reservoirs or deplete oil for production by injecting special chemical-based materials or fluids.

“The first injection will be carried out in December 2025. The peak production potential of CEOR Minas is more than 2,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) with the addition of oil acquisition from Rokan Block of 2.1 million barrels,” Andre said.

Head of the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Tas Force (SKK Migas) Southern Sumatra chapter, Rikky Rahmat Firdaus, supports PHR’s efforts in implementing and developing CEOR Minas.

“As an operator whose operations are supervised by the government through SKK Migas, we support PHR’s steps to develop CEOR Minas, especially in an effort to increase production figures and efforts to achieve the target of 1 million barrels of oil in 2030,” said Rikky.

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