Italia’s Eni announced the approval of the Plan of Development for the Merakes field located in the East Sepinggan PSC in the Makassar Strait, East Kalimantan.

Based on the company statement, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has granted the approval just three months after the submission of the plan and less than eleven months after Eni started production from its deep water operated asset in Indonesia, the Jangkrik fields complex in the Muara Bakau PSC.

The Merakes field that is estimated to hold about 2 trillion cubic feet of lean gas in place is located in 1,500 meters water depth, 35 kilometers South West of the Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU).