Conrad Petroleum Ltd is a private oil & gas exploration and production company headquartered in Jakarta. Our asset base includes a number of production sharing contracts in shallow water near existing infrastructure and is predominantly composed of natural gas. As we currently operate all of our projects, we control the development of all of our assets.


Acquire late stage, high-reward exploration blocks with targets confirmed through rigorous seismic and subsurface evaluation.


Acquire undervalued, overlooked, and/or technically misunderstood assets and benefit from historical activities & accumulated knowledge

Return and Re-invest

Mature projects and monetise principally via divestiture or farm-out for development. Allow others to fund lower-risk / lower ROI development expenditures.

Duyung PSC

The Duyung Production Sharing Contract (Duyung PSC) covers approximately 890 km2 in the Riau Islands province, situated in the offshore Indonesian waters of the Natuna Sea. It is close to the West Natuna Transportation System (WNTS), a natural gas pipeline connecting three producing blocks in Natuna Sea to Singapore. WNTS currently supplies approximately 0.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas per day to Singapore.

In June 2017, Conrad drilled the successful Mako South-1 exploration well, discovering the Mako gas field. The Duyung PSC was converted from the cost recovery scheme to the gross split scheme in early 2019 upon the agreement of Conrad and the Government of Indonesia.

The development plan for the Mako gas field (the POD), originally submitted in August 2018 and re-submitted under the gross split regime in January 2019, was approved by Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) in February 2019. In November 2019 the Company concluded another  successful appraisal drilling campaign in the Mako gas field drilling the Tambak-1 and Tambak-2 wells. The wells flowed dry gas to surface through a drill stem test and discovered a thicker than expected sand package of high permeability, the best drilled to date in the field.

Having now drilled three wells around 17 kilometers apart maturing the Mako gas field and proving it is one continuous single tank of natural gas, the recoverable resources is currently being upgraded.

Participating Interest

Conrad Petroleum Ltd
Coro Energy Plc
Empyrean Energy Plc

The Mako Gas Field

The Mako gas field is a very large gas accumulation with lateral extent of approximately 340  km2 located adjacent to underutilised infrastructure and a strong energy market.

Offshore North X-ray PSC

The Offshore North X-ray PSC covers 800 km2. It is located in a proven petroleum province and is close to existing producing blocks operated by Pertamina and CNOOC. The PSC is close to Indonesia’s largest gas market and lies approximately 100 km from one of the country’s main gas receiving terminals.

Conrad has fulfilled all of its work commitments on the block. After analysing 2,000 km of 2D seismic acquired in 2017, Conrad has identified a series of prospects and leads lying updip from existing wells with gas shows, and is looking to acquire a 3D seismic survey over the most prospective part of the PSC to mature some of its leads to prospect status.

The location in shallow waters near the shoreline and infrastructure provide a low cost impactful exploration opportunity. Conrad will seek partners for the next phase of exploration in this underexplored PSC.

Participating Interest

Conrad Petroleum Ltd

Low cost asset base with excellent fiscal terms

X-ray benefits from the combination of being in shallow water depths near a high demand market and having favourable PSC terms.

Offshore Mangkalihat PSC

The Offshore Mangkalihat PSC covers an area of 1,650  km2 in the prolific Tarakan Basin (northeast Kalimantan), a proven petroleum province of Indonesia established for almost a century, containing giant fields such as Bunyu and Pamusian with reserves exceeding 200 million barrels of oil equivalent.

The PSC contains low-risk high-impact exploration targets close to, and on-trend with known oil and gas accumulations and oil discoveries. Conrad has an aggressive exploration program planned for the PSC having recently purchased a 1,800 km2  multi-client 3D seismic survey. The Company plans to acquire a further 650 km2  of tightly spaced 2D seismic to mature a very large prospect.

Several prospects and leads have been identified in the northern and southern parts of the blocks with large potential for a commercial discovery of gas and oil. Any oil discoveries will be able to be brought online and into production quickly.

Participating Interest

Conrad Petroleum Ltd

High-impact exploration in prolific basin

The Offshore Mangkalihat PSC is a low risk exploration block near known oil and gas accumulations, including giant oil discoveries. It contains several identified leads with very large potential.