Wantimpres visit to PT. Pertamina EP Cepu Working Area

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Tuban - Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) DR. KH. Hasyim, made a working visit on Friday, August 21, 2015 to Tuban, as one of the working area of PT. Pertamina EP Cepu (PEPC). The Regent of Tuban, Fath Huda, welcomed and expressed his appreciation for this working visit. Fath Huda described in general the location and condition of the village where the exploitation of oil and gas wells were conducted in Tuban. He expressed the hope that the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program is further enhanced so that the benefits are enjoyed by all the villagers who are directly related to the oil and gas projects.

DR. KH. Hasyim conveyed the intent and purpose of the working visit that was to view the development of oil and gas projects that have been and will be run in the region of Bojonegoro, Tuban, and Blora. Harmony must be ensured between the Local Government and the company managing the project in the local area in order to avoid incidents that could worsen the economic condition of the region.

Both parties must be able to work together so that if there are problems and obstacles in the field in the execution of the project, they can be resolved by agreement between the local government and the companies involved in the project work, such was the message set forth by DR. KH. Hasyim Muzadi.

Before giving his speech, the PEPC President-director (CEO), Adriansyah, introduced the group who were present at this event, among others, the General Manager of the Banyu Urip project and Jambaran Tiung Biru, the President-director of Pertamina EP, Rony Gunawan, and other entourage. In his presentation, Adriansyah explained the working area of Cepu consisting of Bojonegoro, Blora, and Tuban. Banyu Urip project, which is jointly managed with ExxonMobil, will reach peak production at the end of 2015 with 165,000 barrels (20% of the total national oil production). This makes a strategic project for the government, especially to achieve the target of production lifting in 2015.

PEPC’s first task and role as an active partner ExxonMobil in the management of the Cepu Block (development of the Banyu Urip field) included: EPC1 - EPC5. PEPC’s second task, as supervisor for the channeling of Banyu Urip EPF oil to the FSO Cinta Natomas which provides facilities such as: the transfer pump, stock tanks GPP in Mudi, FSO Cinta Natomas. PEPC’s third task, as the operator of the Jambaran Tiung Biru (JTB) field development that have been and are being envisioned, the project is expected to begin mid-2016.

For the JTB project, Adriansyah explained in detail about the project scope, project work, production facilities, sales gas scenarios, and the project status JTB today being: EPC Early Civil (stage for technical bid submission), EPC GPF (prequalification phase), and land acquisition (ongoing). The support expected from the Bojonegoro Regency (Administration) so that the project could go well is, private land acquisition, permits arrangements, and manpower needs in the field.

Welfare of the surrounding community, especially for areas / villages directly affected during the construction and operation of the project, does not escape the attention of PEPC. The PEPC CSR programs in education, health, comunity economic empowerment and the environment continues to be carried out and improved. The effort is expected to improve the living standard and socio-economic life of communities with the project activities in the local area.

The Bojonegoro Regency Administration which on this occasion was represented by the Secretary of Bojonegoro and Agency Head from the Ministry of Energy, expressed his appreciation and will provide full support for the project plan of the JTB field development, and ordered that the entire project management, including the Bojonegoro Regency Administration to be more introspective and take lessons from incidents that occurred in August 1, 2015, to avoid similar incidents from recurring. The Wantimpres members working visit ended with a question and answer session by and between invitees and DR. KH. Hasyim Muzadi.