PETRONAS extends Java Sea production sharing contract until 2048

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PC Ketapang II Ltd. (PCK2L), a pivotal subsidiary of Malaysia’s PETRONAS, has successfully secured a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) extension for the Ketapang Contract Area in the Java Sea, which will now continue until 2048. This extension follows the recent approval by the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, cementing PETRONAS’s commitment to Indonesia’s energy landscape.

Under the extended contract, PCK2L retains a substantial 77.6% participating interest and remains the operator. The company is partnered with PT. Saka Ketapang Perdana and PT. Petrogas Jatim Sampang Energi. The formal agreement was signed during the prestigious 48th Indonesian Petroleum Association Convention and Exhibition (IPA Convex) by Yuzaini Md Yusof, President Director of PCK2L, in a ceremony witnessed by notable figures including PETRONAS President and Group CEO Tan Sri Tengku Muhammad Taufik and the Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif.

PETRONAS secures a vital PSC extension for the Ketapang Contract Area in the Java Sea until 2048, reinforcing its commitment to Indonesia's energy future.

PETRONAS secures a vital PSC extension for the Ketapang Contract Area in the Java Sea until 2048, reinforcing its commitment to Indonesia’s energy future.

Strategic Impact and Future Prospects

Yuzaini Md Yusof expressed his enthusiasm about the extension, highlighting its role in driving PETRONAS’s growth in Indonesia and solidifying its portfolio in East Java, where PETRONAS also operates two other Contract Areas. “The support from the Government of Indonesia for this extension provides us with even greater confidence, enabling us to play a more effective role in supporting the country’s energy landscape. We are profoundly appreciative for this support, as we collaborate with the Government towards achieving Indonesia’s 2030 production targets,” Yusof stated.

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Since its initial involvement in 2000, PCK2L has been instrumental in the development of the Ketapang Contract Area. Continuous production since 2015 attests to PETRONAS’s capabilities and commitment to meeting the region’s growing energy demands. The extension not only enhances PETRONAS’s operational footprint but also strategically positions the company to unlock more of Indonesia’s hydrocarbon potential.

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PETRONAS now operates multiple PSCs across Indonesia, including in offshore East Java and West Papua, as well as partnering in several other PSCs across regions like Sumatra, the Natuna Sea, and East Indonesia. This robust presence underlines PETRONAS’s strategic approach to expanding its influence in the Southeast Asian energy market.

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The extension of the Ketapang PSC is a significant move for PETRONAS in reinforcing its long-term commitment to Indonesia’s energy sector. This strategic initiative not only promises to bolster the local energy supply but also aims at fostering a sustainable energy future for the region.

From an expert perspective, this extension represents a strategic consolidation for PETRONAS in a region where stability and predictability in contract terms are crucial for long-term planning and investment. Such extensions are vital in ensuring continuity in operations and fostering an environment conducive to further exploration and development activities. This agreement highlights the mutually beneficial relationship between national governments and international oil companies in maintaining energy security and advancing economic development in resource-rich regions.

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