Pertamina Hulu Energi Lepas Pantai Bunyu (PHE-LPB) have launched the 3D Marine Seismic Acquisition in Maratua Block, Offshore Bunyu and Tanjung Ahus, North Kalimantan. Under the escort of KAL Mamburungan and Indonesian Navy, the S/V Nordic Bahari sailed towards the survey area in Maratua Block on 27 March 2023, to carry out the marine 3D Seismic survey acquisition which covers an area of 575 square kilometres, in Indonesia Borderline.

As further supports emerges, the Governor of North Kalimantan has formed the special task-force which consists of the key stakeholders from Kalimantan Province. This task-force named as Tim Pencegahan dan Penanganan Masalah (TPPM) which were formed specifically to support PHE-LPB and Mahakarya Geo Survey, on preventing and solving the problems that might occur during this 3D Marine Survey acquisition.

Visiting the S/V Nordic Bahari on 22nd March, The Secretary Province of North Kalimantan who is also Chief of TPPM, expressed his interest in gaining first-hand knowledge of Nordic Bahari Survey Vessel and Seismic Project. He also conveyed gratitude to the Government, PHE-LPB, and stakeholders, stating this activity is a part of history as a National Strategic initiative for a significant long-term impact on the province’s economic growth.

Quoting Sri Hartanto, Vice President of Exploration Regional 3 during the Kick Off Meeting in early March, he expressed his appreciation to Mahakarya Geo Survey (MGS) for their excellent preparation, equipment and collaboration with local stakeholders. PHE-LPB also takes pride in partnering with MGS as a National company with its S/V Nordic Bahari as an Indonesian flag vessel and operated by Indonesian.

We, MGS, are confident in being the pioneers of utilizing 3D 4 x 6000m streamers technology in Indonesia. Our aim is to acquire superior seismic data over a broader survey area, while ensuring safety and efficiency. We are committed to delivering top-notch data within the designated timeline and budget to contribute to the SKK Migas Giant Discovery Program, said Henky Suharto as founder of MGS.