09/15/2015 - Press release

Kutai Kartanegara University Delegation Visits Handil Field

Balikpapan, September 15, 2015 – Kutai Kartanegara University (Unikarta) members led by the Rector, Dr. Sabran, SE, Msi, on Tuesday (September 15, 2015) visited the operational area of Total E&P Indonesie (TEPI) in Mahakam Block, to Handil Field, to be precise - Central Processing Area (CPA) site in Muara Jawa Sub-District, Kutai Kartanegara District.

This visit is part of the cooperation program between TEPI and Unikarta in an effort to introduce the upstream oil and gas industry activities, by directly seeing various activities conducted by the company, particularly related to the exploration and production activities.

In his address, Sabran expressed his gratitude for the rare opportunity to visit an oil and gas field and directly saw the production process in Handil-CPA site. ”For Unikarta, this visit is the first opportunity, and we hope that the cooperation between TEPI and Unikarta can be continuously enhanced in future,” he said.

The delegation was received by TEPI’s management represented by Ari Kartika Dewa – Deputy Head of Division Sustainable Development & Societal Relations, and the head of CPA site, Fabrice Dang.  Ari Kartika Dewa in that occasion said that such activities are part of TEPI’s efforts TEPI to strengthen the cooperation and transfer of knowledge to the educational world and enhancement of human resource potential thru Corporate Social Responsibility/CSR  in the field of education and research.

On that occasion, Unikarta delegation got explanation on upstream oil and gas activities, health, safety and environmental (HSE) aspects and CSR program implemented by TEPI. At the end of the visit the delegation observed directly CPA production facilities existing in Mahakam Delta area.

Handil Field was discovered in March 1974, and started to produce in July 1975. This field is located at the end of Mahakam Delta, among muddy islands partially covered by thick layers of nipa palms. This field covers an area of 40 KM2 with oil reserve located in the main zone existing in the depth of 1.500 – 2.700 meters below the surface. In its peak, around at the end of 1977, Handil Field on the average produced 194.000 BOPD oil, and total production for 40 years reached 900 million barrels (including condensate) and more than 1,879 Tcf gas.  At present Handil Field produces oil 15.000 barrels/day and associated gas 30 mmscf/day.