The Government of Aceh supports the drilling and exploration of oil and gas (Migas) off the North Coast, Aceh, which is called the Andaman Block II by Premier Oil Indonesia as a contract cooperation contract.

Oil and Gas management at a distance of 12 nautical miles off the coast of Aceh is under the authority of the central government. But Aceh still gets a proportion of the results according to statutory provisions.

The Andaman II Block is located off the north coast of Aceh, precisely off the coast of Bireuen, Lhokseumawe and North Aceh districts. The block contract uses a gross split scheme with a contract period of 30 years starting with an exploration phase of six years. The Andaman II Block contractor has submitted an implementation guarantee according to the rules and has paid a signature bonus. Premier Oil will undertake several activities in the first three years with a total investment of US $ 7.55 million. The funds are for G&G studies and acquisition of 3D seismic data along 1,850 km.