Tangguh Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BP
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Location: Irian Jaya, Eastern Indonesia
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: BP / Pertamina
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 13 Trillion ft3 (Original)
  • Production Volume:


  • Tangguh is a collection of gas fields in the Wiriagar, Berau and Muturi production sharing contracts (PSCs)
  • The field used to be named Vorwata
  • The field is the main supplier of the Tangguh Lng Terminal
  • It utilises 3 offshore platforms


  • Saipem:
    • Engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of two platforms and two pipelines
  • KWSubsea: Preliminary design of the wet insulated 20km pipeline
  • Tripatra: FEED for Tangguh Gas Production Facilities


  • 1987 - Production-sharing contract signed for Berau block
  • 1995 - ARCO discovered the field
  • 1996 - Arco discovers Wiriagar
  • 1996 - Reserves were estimated to be 13 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas
  • 2005 - Saipem awarded platform contracts
  • 2007 - BP begins drilling production wells
  • 2009 - First production



  1. Saipem Fixed Offshore Production Facilities Project References
  2. KWSubsea Subsea References
  3. Tripatra Platform References
  4. Atlantic Richfield Berau Tests Natural Gas in Bintuni Bay, Indonesia
  5. ARCO Announces Successful Test of Wiriagar Deep-3 Appraisal Well in Indonesia
  6. ARCO Confirms At Least 13 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas Reserves in Eastern Indonesia; Discovery is Third Largest in ARCO's History
  7. Saipem wins 550 million USD offshore contracts
  8. Bp To Drill 15 Wells In Tangguh

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