Mahato PSC Operator has announced the IPM Tender for the upcoming 2017 Drilling Campaign in the National Newspaper on November 15, 2016. There were 12 Drilling Contractors registered with only 10 Companies submitted the Pre-qualification documents
Pre-qualification results has been released and now the Team is finalizing the Bid Package to be announced soon.
The IPM Tender covers 1 (one) Firm Exploration well and 1 (one) Optional Exploration/Delineation well as per WP&B 2017 Approval from SKK Migas. The Drilling Campaign is planned to be commenced in Q2 2017 with PB-1 well as the first well to be drilled.
The Mahato internal technical team has presented a paper publication entitled “ NOVEL NON DYNAMITE APPLICATION OF THE ACCELERATED IMPACT SOURCE FOR 2D AND 3D SEISMIC EXPLORATION SURVEYS IN THE INDONESIA CENTRAL SUMATRA BASIN REGION” at 40th IPA Convex, May 2016 (IPA16-592).
The presentation was aimed to introduce a newly non-dynamite seismic acquisition source method called AIS (Accelerated Impact Source) in the recent 3D seismic acquisition in Petapahan Area, Mahato, Central Sumatra Basin. Through this presentation, the team has successfully opened a broader knowledge about the benefit of the non dynamite AIS methods in reducing cost of seismic survey operation without sacrifcing reliability of the acquired seismic data quality to the experienced professional who attended the presentation.
Some intensive discussions with the audience after the presentation were handled by the team that indicated high number of curiosity and interests about this method and how this method can be deployed/applied in their respective area.
An AF750-AIS 3D seismic Survey method combined with the use of the recently developed OYO-GSX cable-free seismic data acquisition systems was conducted within an active Palm Plantation at Southern Mahato-Petapahan area, Central Sumatra Basin in August 2015.
The objective of the 3D seismic survey is to improve delineation and characterization of complex shallow and basement depth stratigraphic and fault controlled geostructural petroleum traps and reservoir systems. The project operation attributes and seismic data results are presented in terms of environmental impact, survey design and acquisition operations,overall performance, and seismic data quality.
The results of 3D AIS shows reasonably comparable quality with the existing 2D seismic data. Some of the strong deep reflectors can be observed and become an aid to map the main interval of interest. Additionally, the structural features such as basement, faults, and anticlinal traps are relatively clear to be identified. From the operational point of view, the AIS is proven to be more economical and environmentally friendly energy source, especially when combined with the use of the recently developed cable-free seismic data acquisition systems.