Canadian-Chinese joint venture Husky-CNOOC Madura (HCML) has taken a key step forward on its MAC gas field development in the Madura Strait production sharing contract off Indonesia.
HCML is qualifying contractors for a marine survey.
The workscope includes a geophysical survey along the route of an eight-kilometre pipeline and a soil-boring geotechnical survey of about 50 metres around the site for the mobile offshore production unit.
There is a minimum 35% local content requirement for this marine survey job.
Upstream previously reported that HCML is considering a leased MOPU for MAC, with expected production seen at 64 million cubic feet per day of gas.
It is understood that HCML has already approached the market with preliminary enquiries for a MOPU.
Husky Energy and CNOOC Ltd each hold a 40% stake in the Madura Strait PSC, with Indonesia’s Samudra Energy on 20%.
The partners are already tendering for a floating production unit and related contracts for the combined MDA-MBH fields on the same block.