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Petronas has won the auction for the North Ketapang block

Petronas has won the auction for the North Ketapang block

KUALA LUMPUR, 19 March 2022 – PC Ketapang II Ltd, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, has won the North Ketapang block, located onshore and offshore East Java, during the second round of the Indonesia Petroleum Bid Round 2021.   

The result was announced by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia yesterday.  

Following this successful bid, PETRONAS will operate and hold a 100 per cent equity in the 3,131.8-square kilometre block with water depths of up to 100 metres below sea-level. 

PETRONAS Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Upstream, Adif Zulkifli says, “PETRONAS wishes to congratulate the Government of Indonesia on a successful bid round. We are delighted with the outcome of the bid round as the North Ketapang block is located to an adjacent block where an encouraging discovery was made last year. 

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“With the support of the Government of Indonesia, we will continue to strengthen our upstream ventures towards unlocking greater value that contributes to the development of Indonesia’s energy industry. As a progressive energy and solutions partner, PETRONAS is committed to deliver safe and reliable supply of energy to Indonesia,” he added.  

PETRONAS is also the operator for the Ketapang Production Sharing Contract and North Madura II PSC offshore East Java and is a joint venture partner in six PSCs located both onshore and offshore Sumatra, Natuna Sea, East Java, as well as East Indonesia.  

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