Sabtu, 26 September 2015

Jakarta(rambuenergy.com)- Top executive of chevron on Friday paid a courtesy to the Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss vorius issues, including the ongoing US$12 billion worth of indonesia Deepwater development (IDD) project in Makassar Strait and legal issues that are being encountered by some employees of the company at its Sumatera operation.

Coordinating Minister for the economy Sofyan Djalil said among agenda that was discussed was how to accelerate the IDD project, the first major deepwater project being developed in Indonesia.

In Principle, Chevron still committed to invest in oil & gas project in Indonesia, In particular the IDD project in makassar Strait. The IDD project Development will resume after last year it failed to get approval (From he Goverment),'Minister Djalil told at the State place, as reported by metrotvnews.com

He said the IDD project is considered strategic for Indonesia given that the existing oil reserves were found. Moreover, the Project is huge as it will require an investment of no less than US$12 Billion.

The Chevron Delegation was led by Chiev Executive Officer (CEO) John S. Whatson. He was accompanied by Senior Vice President Upstream of Chevron Coorporation by Johnson, President Director of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Melody Meyer, Managing Director of Chevron Indonesia Business Unit Chuck Tailor, President Director of CPI Albert Simanjuntakand senior VP PGPA Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit Yanto Sianipar.

The Energy and Mineral Resource Minister Sudirman Said that The Goverment will review the IDD project to make it more effective  and efficient.

Recently, Chevron said it has postponed the development of the IDD project as it needs to recalculated the cost of investment. It was also to extend its production sharing contrack (PSC) must earlier, which is yet to e approved by the Goverment.

Chevron is yet to issue statement about the fate of the IDD mega project. In October lasat Year, the Company ( Chevron Pacific Indonesia), submitted request to the Indonesian goverment to delay the IDD project. The request was made due to changes in the projects commercial viability.

The IDD project investment plan has been revised several times. in 2008, the project cost was estimated at US$6 Billion and futhrer to US$12billion in 2013. Chevron secured a plan of development (PoD) approval from the Goverment in 2008. The project involves four production sharing contracts (PSC), namely Ganal, Rapak, Makassar Starit and Muara Bakau.

The Makassar Strait PSC will expire in 2020. Chevron has requested the Goverment to extend the Makassar Strait PSC to 2028, so that the four PSCs wil expire at the same time.

Commenting on the legal issues, Minister Djalil said that the President will look at the case, but gave no further details.

Some executive of CPI and its contracting firms are facing court proceedings over bioremediation case. Bioremediation is process that use biological organism to remove or neutralized polutants.

The Jakarta Corruption Court (TIPIKOR) has sentenced the director of environmental services of PT. Green Planet Indonesia, Ricksy Prematury, and Director of construction service firm PT. Sumigita Jaya, Herlan in Ompo, to five and six years in jail, after finding that both executives were guilty of causing state losses.

The court verdict stated that Green Planted Carried out the testing of the oil-polluted soil characteristic wrongly as well applied wrong bacteria to neutralizied the pollutants.

For employees of CPI, Bachtiar Abdul fatah, Endah Rumbiyanti (Environmental Manager), Kukuh kertasafari ( Team Leader) and Widodo are now facing court proceedings.

Source: http://www.rambuenergy.com

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