Natuna D Alpha-Batam-Duri Gas Pipeline
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The Natuna D Alpha-Batam-Duri Gas Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline in Indonesia.
The pipeline would run from the Natuda D field in the South China Sea to Duri, Riau province.
- Operator: PG Persero; Thailand PTT
- Parent Company: PG Persero; Thailand PTT
- Current Capacity:
- Proposed capacity: 1,000 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 460 miles / 740 kilometers
- Status: Cancelled
- Start Year:
The Natuda D field, or East Natuna field, was discovered in 1973 by Agip Oil of Italy. In 2017 ExxonMobil pulled out of a consortium with Pertamina Gas (now owned by PGN Persero) and Thailand PTT to develop the field and Natuna D Alpha-Batam-Duri Gas Pipeline. One reason for the delay in development has been the high content of carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the field's gas, around 60-70% which needs to be separated. The project appears to have been cancelled.
Articles and resources
- Projects of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines, Indonesian Commercial Newsletter, Feb. 1, 2010
- Natuna D Alpha Oil Field, A Barrel Full, accessed October 2018
- ExxonMobil pulls out from East Natuna gas project, Rambu Energy, Jul. 21, 2017