Jakarta, August 5, 2020 – PT Elnusa Tbk (Elnusa), a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero), received appreciation from the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Activities (SKK Migas) and Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) for their support in the exploration of Definite Work Commitments (KKP) Jambi Merang in the open area of Indonesia. Elnusa with its seismic vessel, Elsa Regent, has supported the implementation of 2D seismic surveys at sea since mid-November 2019 and completed its activities on Monday (3/8).
The head of SKK Migas, Dwi Soetjipto, said that this success should be the pride of the Indonesian because it is 100% carried out by the nation’s and can be completed in less than one year even though they are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This seismic survey is the longest in Asia Pacific in the last ten years and Indonesia was able to complete it in just 261 days,” Dwi said in Jakarta (5/8).
“This seismic survey was also completed exceeding the previously set target of 30,000 km or the completion reached 103.6% with zero accidents or no work accidents,” he said.
Furthermore, Dwi added, “SKK Migas gives its highest appreciation to all teams involved for good cooperation and collaboration, especially to Elnusa as the executor of the work and especially to the crew of the Elsa Regent ship who has successfully carried out this noble task.”
Meanwhile, PHE Exploration Director, Medy Kurniawan also stated that the Jambi Merang KKP 2D marine seismic survey was the first implementation in an open area. “Hopefully, Pertamina can continue to support the increase in production and national oil and gas reserves, especially when it can get a giant discovery.”
Elnusa’s Managing Director, Ali Mundakir said, “The completion of this survey is an honor for us as the nation’s in supporting the discovery of giant oil and gas reserves in Indonesia. Elnusa with his long experience and competence will always be ready to contribute to the nation. ”
Elsa Regent is the most sophisticated seismic vessel, the pride of the Indonesian nation, headed and manned by 100% Indonesian people. The advantage of Elsa Regent compared to other Indonesian flagged seismic vessels is that it is equipped with 12 streamers with a length of each streamer reaching 10 km so it is ideal for conducting seismic survey work in large and deep ocean areas, capable of producing 3D seismic images of the subsurface with very high quality and accuracy. High, able to record data when turning so that it is time and cost efficient, data recording can be done continuously and can produce raw data that can be directly processed further.
Since its inaugural voyage at the end of 2016, Elsa Regent has conducted many marine seismic surveys in various blocks in Indonesia and abroad, with clients both from within and outside the country. Previously, Elnusa had also completed seismic surveys on the Indo-Chinese Peninsula and NSO.
In the marine seismic survey Elnusa not only has Elsa Regent, but ocean bottom nodes (nodal), which is a seismic survey technology that can capture types of seismic waves from various directions. The addition of this technology is to complement Elnusa’s capabilities in seismic data acquisition services both on land, transition zone and sea, according to the data required.
In this mature Elnusa age, Elnusa is increasingly confident to provide the best contribution in supporting national capacity by always providing energy services through Total Solution Services.