Source - RNS
RNS Number : 2402V
Premier Oil PLC
02 December 2019

Premier Oil plc

("Premier" or "the Group")

First Gas from BIG-P, Indonesia

2 December 2019


Premier is pleased to announce that it has achieved First Gas from its operated Bison, Iguana and Gajah Puteri (BIG-P) project in the Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia.  The two-year project was delivered on schedule and significantly below budget. 

Premier expects BIG-P's recoverable reserves to be in excess of the 93 BCF (gross) estimated at sanction as a result of the successful three-well drilling campaign which encountered additional productive sands. 

BIG-P production ties into the existing Natuna Sea Block A infrastructure, also operated by Premier, and supports the Company's long-term gas sales contracts into Singapore.

Tony Durrant, Chief Executive, commented:

"This is further evidence of Premier's ability to execute full cycle projects from exploration through to production.  BIG-P increases the deliverability from our operated Natuna Sea Block A enabling us to meet a growing market share within our existing gas contracts."



Premier Oil plc

Tel: 020 7730 1111

Tony Durrant, Chief Executive


Richard Rose, Finance Director




Tel: 020 3757 4983

Billy Clegg

James Crothers



Notes to editors

Premier, with a 28.67 per cent interest, operates Natuna Sea Block A on behalf of Kufpec, Petronas, Pertamina & PTTEP.


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact [email protected] or visit
Find out how to deal online from £1.50 in a SIPP, ISA or Dealing account.