Shell Completes Sale of Interest in Indonesia’s Masela Block

Source Press Release
Company Shell PlcPertaminaPetronas 
Tags Exploration, Asset Deals, Deals, Upstream Activities
Date October 18, 2023

Shell Upstream Overseas Services (I) Limited (“SUOS”), a subsidiary of Shell plc, has completed the previously announced sale of its 35% participating interest in Indonesia’s Masela Production Sharing Contract (“Masela PSC”) to Indonesia’s PT Pertamina Hulu Energi and  PETRONAS Masela Sdn. Bhd (“Petronas Masela”).

The sale includes the Abadi gas project. Completion of the sale follows regulatory approval from Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources for the transfer of SUOS’ stake to PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Masela and  Petronas Masela.

This divestment is in line with Shell’s focus on disciplined capital allocation. Shell remains active in Indonesia’s downstream and low-carbon fuel sectors.

Notes to editors

  • INPEX Corporation (“INPEX”) holds a 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 its interest in 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 more than 200 fuel stations in Indonesia as of September 30, 2023. For more information, please visit
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