INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced that through its subsidiary INPEX Masela, Ltd., and on behalf of its joint venture partner Shell Upstream Overseas Ltd. (Shell), it has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with PT PLN (Persero) (PLN) and with PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) (Pupuk Indonesia), each concerning the long-term domestic LNG and pipeline natural gas supply from the Abadi LNG Project (the Project). The agreements were signed in the presence of Arifin Tasrif, Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia, in Jakarta.
Discussions will now commence regarding sales and purchase agreements for the long-term
LNG and natural gas supply from the Project including (a) LNG to natural gas-fired power
plants operated by PLN and (b) natural gas (150 million standard cubic feet per day) to a coproduction
plant, which Pupuk Indonesia plans to construct.
The long-term supply of LNG and natural gas from the Project is consistent with the
Indonesian Government’s focus on optimizing domestic natural resource utilization and will
provide significant contributions to Indonesia where gas demand continues to grow, including
multiplier effects that will benefit the country, particularly in the eastern region.
The Project is the first large-scale integrated LNG development project operated by INPEX
in Indonesia and follows on from the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project in Australia. The
Abadi gas field features excellent reservoir productivity and contains significant resource
volumes, raising expectations of efficient development and stable LNG production operations
over the long-term.