Shell Upstream Overseas Services (I) Limited (“SUOS”), a subsidiary of Shell plc, has agreed to sell its participating interest in Indonesia’s Masela Production Sharing Contract (“Masela PSC”) to Indonesia’s PT Pertamina Hulu Energi (“PHE”) and PETRONAS Masela Sdn. Bhd (“PETRONAS Masela”). The sale concerns SUOS’ participating interest of 35% in the Masela PSC, which includes the Abadi gas project.
The base consideration for the sale is $325 million in cash with an additional contingent amount of $325 million to be paid when the final investment decision (FID) is taken on the Abadi gas project. The transaction has an effective date of January 1, 2023 and is targeted to be completed in Q3 2023, subject to completion of conditions, which include among others, regulatory approval to be obtained from the Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
“The decision to sell our participation in the Masela PSC is in line with our focus on disciplined capital allocation,” said Zoë Yujnovich, Shell’s Integrated Gas and Upstream Director. “We wish to thank all stakeholders, especially the Government of Indonesia for their support throughout the sales process. Shell remains active in Indonesia and continues to contribute to the country’s energy transition journey.”
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INPEX Corporation (“INPEX”) holds 65% operating interest in Masela PSC and is the operator of the Abadi gas project. This is located in the Masela Block, 150 kilometers offshore Saumlaki in Maluku province, Indonesia.
SUOS acquired interest into the Masela PSC in 2011.
Shell companies in Indonesia manage Downstream businesses, which include mobility, lubricants, and marine. In November 2022, Shell Indonesia completed the expansion of its Lubricant Oil Blending Plant, which doubled its production capacity, to produce up to 300 million litres lubricants products a year. Shell’s Mobility business manages 210 fuel stations in Indonesia as of June 30, 2023. For more information, please visit https://www.shell.co.id/en_id.html
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