Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - Gas firm Husky-CNOOC Madura Limited (HCML) announced it had commenced initial gas production of nearly 13.5 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) from its MAC Field in Madura Strait, East Java, on September 5.

HCML is one of the contractors of the production-sharing contracts with the supervision of Indonesia's Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas).

In a press statement that ANTARA received here, Friday, HCML general manager Kang An stated that the MAC Field would later reach its maximum production of up to 50 MMSCFD.

The MAC Project is located approximately 81 kilometers southeast of Madura Island in Madura Strait, East Java, with an average water depth of approximately 67 meters, he stated.

"It contains three gas-producing wells. The main production facility is a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU), with a design capacity of 60 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), which will undertake the natural gas production and treatment process," he remarked.

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The MAC Gas Field along with BD, MBH & MDA projects, which have already been in production, will have a total daily peak production capacity of approximately 280 MMcf/d as the approved Field Development Plan, he stated.

HCML will supply steady gas to East Java's areas to support the power and fertilizer sectors, he remarked, adding that the 3M project in Indonesia is operated by HCML that holds a 100-percent interest in the Madura Strait contract block.

As a joint venture partner, CNOOC Southeast Asia Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 40-percent interest in HCML. Cenovus Energy Inc. holds 40-percent interest through its subsidiary, and Samudra holds a 20-percent interest, he remarked.

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