Independent Texcal has received host government approval to drill 12 more oil producing wells on the PB field on the Mahato production sharing contract in Sumatra, Indonesia.

A further dozen wells are to be drilled on the producing PB asset under a Field Development Optimisation plan approved by upstream regulator SKK Migas.

The total number of approved production wells in the FDO is 20, including three water injection wells.

There are currently eight oil production wells and one water injector at the onshore field, noted partner Cue Energy.