Gajah Baru Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Premier Oil
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Location: Natuna block ‘A’ in the West Natuna Sea
  • Production start: 2011
  • Partners: KUFPEC, Pertamina, PTTEP and Petronas
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Gajah Baru field is located 25 km from the existing Anoa Natuna Gas Field which is also in the Premier operated West Natuna block A.
  • Gas from West Natuna is sold to Singapore under a 27 year gas sales contract in conjunction with other production sharing contracts through the West Natuna Transportation System gas pipeline.


  • Saipem: EPCI contract (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) for the Central Processing Platform , the Wellhead Platform, a connecting bridge and a 16" gas export pipeline 3-kilometres long
  • Process Group:
    • 1 x Deoiler Hydrocyclone
    • 1 x Induced Gas Flotation Package
    • MEG Regeneration package - MEG circulation rate 13.6 USGPM


  • 2000 - The Gajah Baru Gas Field discovered
  • 2004 - Premier announced the successful appraisal of the Gajah Baru field
  • 2009 - Saipem awarded EPCI platforms contract
  • 2011 - Gas production started
  • 2013 - Hess announces that it is to sell its share of the field


  • The appraisal well encountered gas bearing Miocene reservoirs (Arang formation) and, in deeper horizons, gas in Oligocene sands (Gabus formation).


  1. Saipem Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Major Projects
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. New Gas Discovered in Indonesia, Oil Development in UK
  4. Premier Drill Successful Well in Indonesia
  5. Saipem wins US$ 280 million offshore contract in Indonesia
  6. Gajah Baru – first gas
  7. Hess Announces Sale of Its Indonesian Assets

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