Pertamina Getting Ready to Take Over Management of the Rokan Block


Suara.com – PT Pertamina (Persero) is preparing Transfer Management of the Rokan Block which will be operated by Pertamina through its subsidiary PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR) on August 9, 2021.

President Director of PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR), RP Yudantoro, stated Pertamina’s readiness to run the Rokan Block going forward.

“We coordinated intensively with SKK Migas and PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI), especially for the transition to 9 main areas to ensure the continuity of all operational and routine activities after the block is operated by PHR,” Yudantoro said in his statement, Tuesday (16/2 / 2021).

The nine main areas of the Rokan transition include Drilling Work Over, Power and Steam Supply, Contracts and SCM, IT and Petrotechnics, Data Transfer, Human Capital, SOPs and Licensing, Chemical EOR, and Environment and ASR (Abandonment and Site Restoration).

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Subholding Upstream Pertamina through PHR has also prepared a long-term program to maintain production and curb the rate of decline in oil. The Rokan Block is a block that has experienced a natural decline in production from year to year. For this reason, efforts to contain the rate of decline and increase production are the most crucial things.

There will be at least 44 development wells that will be drilled in 2021 after the block is transferred to Pertamina. And another 40 additional development wells are planned, according to discussions with SKK Migas.

Yudantoro explained that besides drilling development wells, in the long term other programs have also been prepared in the form of Infill Drilling, exploration well drilling, workover or well intervention, optimization of waterflood and steamflood programs, CEOR, and other programs to increase reserves.

“In accordance with the period of the production sharing contract with the Government, the Rokan Block will be operated until 2041 by PHR. At that time we must ensure that the Rokan Block continues to be able to contribute optimally to national production through the various programs we run,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Pertamina Hulu Energi Corporate Secretary Whisnu Bahriansyah added, readiness for management transfer is not only carried out in the operational aspect, but also in fostering good relations with stakeholders.

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“Subholding Upsteam Pertamina through PHR also prepares community programs, so that after the transfer of management it is not only the operational side that will run sustainably, but also on the social, community and environmental side,” he added.

To note, the Rokan Block is a production contributor block as much as 24 percent of national production. Currently operated by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia with an average production of around 165 thousand barrels per day.

The Rokan Block has five large fields, namely Duri, Minas, Bangko, Balam South, and Petapahan, which are spread across five districts in Riau Province.


Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by www.suara.com.

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