Kutai Kartanegara University Delegation Visits Handil Field
Balikpapan, September 15, 2015 – Kutai Kartanegara University (Unikarta) members led by the Rector, Dr. Sabran, SE, Msi, visited the operational area of Total E&P Indonesie (TEPI) in Mahakam Block, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Handil Field-Central Processing Area (CPA) site in Muara Jawa Sub-District, Kutai Kartanegara District.
This visit was part of the cooperation program between TEPI and Unikarta in an effort to introduce the upstream oil and gas industry activities, by directly observing the various activities conducted by the company, particularly those related to exploration and production.
In his address, Sabran expressed his gratitude for the rare opportunity to visit an oil and gas field and directly observe the production process at the Handil-CPA site. ”For Unikarta, this visit is our first opportunity, and we hope that the cooperation between TEPI and Unikarta will continue to increase in the future,” he said.
The delegation was received by TEPI’s management, represented by Ari Kartika Dewa – Deputy Head of Division Sustainable Development & Societal Relations, and the head of the CPA site, Fabrice Dang. Ari Kartika Dewa stated on this occasion that such activities are part of TEPI’s efforts to increase cooperation and the transfer of knowledge to the educational world and increase the human resource potential through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the fields of education and research.
The Unikarta delegation was provided information on upstream oil and gas activities, health, safety and environmental (HSE) issues, and the CSR program implemented by TEPI. At the end of the visit, the delegation directly observed the CPA production facilities existing in Mahakam Delta area.
Handil Field was discovered in March 1974, and started to produce in July 1975. This field is located at the end of the Mahakam Delta among muddy islands partially covered by thick layers of nipa palms. This field covers an area of 40 KM2 with the oil reserve located in the main zone at a depth of 1,500-2,700 meters below the surface. At its peak, around at the end of 1977, Handil Field on the average produced 194.000 BOPD of oil, and total production for 40 years reached 900 million barrels (including condensate), and more than 1,879 Tcf of gas. At present, Handil Field produces 15,000 barrels/day of oil and 30 mmscf/day of associated gas.