Eni’s Australian drilling campaigns which have been on and off since 2014 have finally reached tendering stage. Following their last market survey in June last year Eni have now tendered for a floater for 6 well abandonments in the Woolybutt field in WA-25-L and a 70-day well in JPDA 11-06 in the Timor Sea. There is also an option for a further well to be drilled in the Timor Sea area. Maximum water depths are 265m and commencement is set for April 2018.
Market reports say Eni has issued a market survey for a one-well plus one-option program in a yet-to-be-named location off China. Drilling is said to be planned to start in 3Q-4Q/2018 in water depths between 330' and 690', most likely requiring an MDW semi. Eni at one point had a well planned in Block 30/27, but that drilling never took place.
Saipem deepwater semi Scarabeo 7 is still on standby offshore Balikpapan in Indonesia but is now expected to resume work later this year. The rig is chartered by Eni until mid 2018 and had been undertaking the Jankrik development drilling, which began in September 2014, until early this year when Eni stacked the rig on standby rate while unsuccessfully seeking sublet opportunities.
Eni is expected to issue its tender imminently for its long delayed requirement for a floater for a combined drilling program in the Timor Sea and the North Carnarvon Basin. The latter consists of 6 well abandonments at the Woolybutt field in WA 25-L in 110m water depths with a duration of 50-60 days and the Timor Sea work is for a firm well with a duration of 70 days in JPDA-11-06 plus an option well. A market survey early in the year drew offers of none rigs.
Eni Indonesia has reissued its tender (i.e. refreshed) for a shallow water jackup for one HPHT well in the Arguni PSC off West Papua. Water depths are 7-8m only and the new commencement date is Q2-Q3 2018. The tender process for this requirement began in July 2012 and originally was for a swamp barge. A prolonged pre-qualification finally led to a tender in late 2015 which was then cancelled in early 2016 followed by another pre-qualification in March that year that never moved on to a full tender after pre-qualifying nine contractors. Although the earlier pre-qualifications had set a 45% [...]
Eni have been granted approval by regulators to proceed with two planned well abandonments in permit AC/P21. A floater capable of working in 102m water depths will be required likely to start sometime in 2018. The two wells, Vesta-1 and Vesta-2 were origi-nally drilled in 2005 and 2007.
Eni’s deepwater Jangkrik gas field has produced its first shipment of LNG, ahead of schedule, with the cargo destined for the domestic market in the country. The cargo has been shipped from the Bontang liquefaction plant to Bali as the first shipment of a long term LNG contract with Pertamina. Eni holds a 55% stake in the Muara Bakau PSC which contains the Jangkrik field with partners ENGIE and PT Saka Energi.
Eni has begun gas production from its deepwater Jangkrik development project in the Muara Bakau Block in the Kutei Basin in the Makassar Strait ahead of schedule. The project is fed by 10 deepwater subsea wells connected to an FPU in the Jangkrik and Jangkrik North East gas fields. Eni also recently announced a successful discovery appraisal well in the nearby Merakes field in the East Seppinggan PSC which ENI plans to tie into the Jangkrik FPU. The well was drilled by Saipem deepwater semi Scarabeo 7.