1948 - 2024

Raisis Arifin Panigoro

Advisor of MedcoEnergi

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ibu Raisis Arifin Panigoro, MedcoEnergi's Advisor (2022 - 2024). Her service and contribution made her a role model for all of us.

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Login | Wednesday, 28 February 2024 |

MedcoEnergi Expands Operations to Papua New Guinea

Media Release


MedcoEnergi Expands Operations to Papua New Guinea

MedcoEnergi, through its wholly owned subsidiary Medco Asia Pacific Limited (altogether called “MedcoEnergi”), has completed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Moonbi Enterprises Limited (”Seller”) to acquire ninety percent (90%) shares in Moonbi Energy Limited, a subsidiary of the Seller. With this transaction, MedcoEnergi obtains an exploration license for six years to conduct oil and gas exploration activities in the Juha Extension area designated as Petroleum Prospecting License No.470 (“PPL 470”) in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

PPL 470 consists of four onshore blocks with working areas totaling 324 km2. The areas are located in the Papuan Fold Belt (Papuan Basin) and in a proven petroleum system as they are adjacent to the Juha gas field operated by major multinational companies since 2000.

Lukman Mahfoedz, President Director & CEO of MedcoEnergi, stated “This acquisition in PNG is in line with the Company’s strategy to focus on high-graded exploration opportunities and to expand our E&P operation internationally. The PPL 470 has very attractive oil and gas fiscal terms, with a royalty and tax system (not a PSC regime) in which the contractor share can reach as high as 70%. I am confident PPL 470 can play a key role in adding value to the Company and in supporting MedcoEnergi’s business growth in the near future.” Lukman also added, “Last year we had an aggressive exploration program. In 2013, we spent over US$ 90 million for exploration program and this year our exploration commitment will increase to US$ 155 million. And we now also have exploration in PNG.” Lukman closed his remarks by stating, “Our operations in difficult areas in the past 10 years, both in domestic and international locations, including drilling operations in remote sites, will be valuable experience in supporting the exploration program in this new frontier area.”