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Chevron kicks off Duri field expansion in Sumatra

  • Amahl S. Azwar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 27 2012   /  07:47 am

The nation’s largest crude oil producer PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) broke ground on Thursday on the North Duri Development (NDD) Area 13 project at its Duri oil field in Sumatra.

Chevron’s Jeff Shellebarger, the managing director of the IndoAsia business unit, said on Thursday the NDD Area 13 project was expected to add 17,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) to the Duri field’s total oil output at its peak production.

The US$500 million project will consist of 539 new wells, including 358 producing wells, 145 steam injection wells and 36 temperature observation wells.

“The Duri field is a remarkable success story for both Chevron and Indonesia. With the continued application of advanced technology and investment, we have been able to extend the life of this field and increase the amount of oil recovered,” Shellebarger said in a statement made available ...