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Indonesia Targets Oil Production of Nearly 600,000 BOPD in 2024

Indonesia Targets Oil Production of Nearly 600,000 BOPD in 2024

The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) is targeting oil lifting in 2024 to approach 600 thousand barrels of oil per day (BOPD). The Head of SKK Migas, Dwi Soetjipto, said that this year’s oil lifting target in the state budget is 635 BOPD, while the oil lifting target in the Work Program and Budget (WP&B) approved by the contractors, namely the Cooperation Contract Contractors (KKKS), is 596 BOPD.

“We have a 1% decrease in oil, we also report this as the lowest decrease in one year compared to the previous year, the 2024 target is 635 thousand in the state budget and 596 thousand in the WP&B,” said Dwi in a Hearing Meeting (RDP) with Commission VII of the House of Representatives, Wednesday (13/3).

Dwi stated SKK Migas will strive to achieve oil lifting production in 2024 so as not to be less than 600 thousand BOPD amid challenges at the beginning of the year facing natural disasters of flooding. “Even though at the beginning of the year we faced natural disasters of floods that hit so many KKKS wells, especially in Rokan and South Sumatra,” said Dwi. In 2023, SKK Migas recorded an oil lifting realization of 605.5 thousand BOPD. This number is down from the 2022 realization of 612.3 thousand BOPD and is still below the 2023 state budget target of 660 thousand BOPD and the work program and budget (WP&B) of 621 thousand BOPD. Dwi revealed many obstacles faced by SKK Migas, including extreme weather conditions, safety stand down that occurred throughout Pertamina’s territory for four months resulting in a reduction in production of about 3,000 BOPD, drilling that did not meet targets, rig availability, financial, lack of gas infrastructure integration, and overlap with conservation forest areas.

“We are facing a problem entry rate that decreased by 5,400 barrels per day, there are projects that delay causing a decrease of 6,100 barrels, and some equipment that stops planned or unplanned decreased by 7.4 thousand,” concluded Dwi. Contacted separately, the Executive Director of the Reforminer Institute, Komaidi Notonegoro, said the main problem of unachieved oil production targets is because the existing fields are old in pattern or trend and are in a continuously declining condition. “Fossils are indeed a law of nature that their production capacity will decrease,” Komaidi told KONTAN, Wednesday (13/3)

Source: Kontan.co.id