Pertamina Makes New Discovery in Sumatra

Pertamina has made a new discovery from the development of several wells in Gunung Kemala village in Muara Enim district, South Sumatra. Pertamina's general manager for the Upstream Operation Area in South Sumatra, Kun Kurnely, said the deposits of 590 billion cubic feet of gas and 230 million barrels of oil could go into production as early as 2004. Pertamina oversees approximately 55 fields spread all over South Sumatra, 32 of which are active.

Kun said the wells in these active structures have deposits of 120 million barrels of oil and 3.68 trillion cubic ft of gas, with daily production of 14,000 barrels of oil and 250 million cubic feet of gas.