The Udang Field is located in the Natuna Sea, approximately 1,000 kilometers North of Jakarta. The discovery well was drilled in 1974. Field commenced production 18 January 1979. It now has 10 wells producing about 25,000 BOPD. A total of thirteen wells have been drilled.

Facilities installed consist of a 4,500-ton drilling and production platform supported on eight piles driven 320 feet into the ocean floor. The platform, the biggest in Indonesia, is connected by a 400-foot bridge to a flare tripod. Production facilities capable of processing 40,000 barrels per day of high pourpoint crude are installed on the platform. Processed crude is pumped through dual insulated pipelines to the Udang Natuna, a 93,000 deadweight-ton tanker which is permanently moored 6,100 feet from the platform by a single point mooring system. Export tankers breast moor alongside the Udang Natuna to receive finished crude.

A total of 24 months elapsed between commitment to the project and completed development.

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