Exxon Mobil Corp. is readying to ramp up oil production from Indonesia’s largest oil-producing onshore block—the Cepu Block located in Central and East Java.

The Irving, Texas-based oil major plans to boost production from Cepu to 235,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of oil over the next two years, up from the average 216,000 bbl/d in 2019. Exxon Mobil is currently awaiting approval from regulators for the increase in production, said Muhammad Nurdin, vice president of the company’s Indonesian subsidiary.

“High rate tests (HRT) have been carried out and submitted the revised EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) documents [for approval],” Nurdin said after a recent briefing at the parliamentary committee on energy.

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