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Pertamina Collaborates with ADNOC Companies to Work on EBT Projects

    Pertamina cooperates with two companies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop energy potential and refinery production in Indonesia, namely Masdar which is a leading renewable energy company, and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

    This commitment was announced in the presence of President Joko Widodo and President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during the peak of Business 20 (B20) activities in Nusa Dua, Bali, Monday (Nov 14).

President of the UEA Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan 
with President Joko Widodo 

    The signing of the cooperation commitment was carried out previously some time ago in the UAE. The collaboration between Pertamina through Pertamina Power and New Renewable Energy (PNRE) with Masdar is the development of a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) in the Rokan Block with a cooperation agreement period of 2 years, starting November 12 2022 to 2024. PNRE and Masdar will work together to provide reliable and competitive solutions in the Rokan Phase 2 and Phase 3 PLTS development at the Rokan WK.

Nicke Widyawati

"This strategic collaboration between Pertamina NRE and Masdar will have the potential to accelerate the energy transition," said Pertamina Main Director Nicke Widyawati.

    PLTS Rokan Phase-2 is currently under study with a potential capacity of up to 50-MWp with an estimated total investment value of US$ 47 million. Meanwhile, PLTS

    Rokan Phase-3 with a potential capacity of up to 150 MWp with an estimated total investment value of US$ 140 million. This collaboration does not rule out opportunities for the development of other PLTS within Pertamina.

    Pertamina Power Indonesia (PPI) as the PNRE operator will form a joint venture with Masdar with the composition of ownership in the cooperation, namely PPI as much as 55% and Masdar as 45%. Meanwhile, the off-taker for Solar PV is PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan (PHR) with the benefit of cost savings, a reduction in CO2 footprint of up to 184,000 tons per year, and a reduction in gas consumption of up to 2816 MMSCF per year.

    In addition, PPI and Masdar also exchanged documents related to the Memorandum of Understanding for the Development of Renewable Energy Projects in Indonesia. These projects include developing new Renewable Energy (EBT) projects and sharing information for evaluating and analyzing project feasibility.


Masdar Mubdala Company

    Not only with Masdar, but Pertamina is also collaborating with ADNOC regarding the potential for cooperation in the production of Polyolefins in Indonesia. The agreement period is 1 year (12 November 2022 – 2023). 

    While the potential areas of cooperation are exploring opportunities for participation in cracker projects & new derivatives of the PT Kilang Pertamina International (KPI) Polyolefin project in Indonesia, where ADNOC is interested in utilizing ADNOC technology for Polyolefins, the potential for marketing Polyolefin products by ADNOC and supplying feedstock such as naphtha, LPG and Propane.

Transition Process

    Previously in the discussion session, Nicke also revealed that the energy transition process cannot be achieved in a short time. Requires various kinds of technology, costs, and human resources that are able to meet the standards of meeting the needs of renewable energy. 

    Meanwhile, when the transition process occurs the demand for energy needs also increases, so large-scale energy security must still be maintained. Nicke explained various strategies to face the challenge of alignment between transitions and energy needs.

    To achieve Net Zero Emission (NZE) aspirations while maintaining energy security in Indonesia, PT Pertamina has developed a comprehensive strategy that is delivered through two main pillars and 3 intermediate implementations. The first two main pillars are to focus on decarbonizing business activities, and the second is the development of a green mixed energy business.

    Then, three medium-term strategies that support the plan to drive Net Zero Emissions are first to develop carbon accounting standards that meet national and international standards. The second is stakeholder engagement to fully support the national NZE targets and commitments. This goal is supported by Pertamina's long-term investment strategy.

    The third is Pertamina's environmentally friendly sustainability business initiative which will focus on Biofuels, renewable energy sources, Carbon Capture Systems (CCS/CCUS), batteries as well as electric cars, hydrogen, and carbon businesses. Pertamina has also developed a strategy to support the energy transition by allocating capital costs (CAPEX) for low-emission energy and EBT development.

"We have set a goal to increase the Green Business portion in Pertamina's revenue mix from 5 percent in 2022 to 13 percent in 2030," said Nicke.

    Predictably, revenues from fossil fuels are expected to decline significantly from 86 percent in 2022 to 66 percent in 2040. The objective of this optimistic capital allocation has been coordinated with the Indonesian government and ensured that it is aligned with Indonesia's energy mix targets for renewable energy.

    To offset financing, Pertamina has also implemented a long-term investment strategy consisting of 14 percent Capex for green energy business actions. In addition, Pertamina continues to invest in fossil fuels and petrochemicals as its current main business, in an effort to ensure that the energy transition will not interfere with energy security.

    In addition to the capital investment strategy, Pertamina also collaborates with various parties to accelerate target achievement. Collaboration is needed, in facing the same challenges during the energy transition, especially in technology and financing.

“The cost of technology is still higher than fossil fuels. That's why, we are open to partnerships and collaborations, to drive innovation and lower technology costs, "explained Nicke.

    Collaborative efforts are being intensified because currently the use of technology in new, renewable energy still requires high costs, so the selling price to consumers is still very high. In reducing these operational costs, financing issues are expected to attract more inward investment, both international and domestic, in order to improve global financing mechanisms to support energy transition and decarbonization projects.

 Investor Daily, Page-10, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

Pertamina Invites ADNOC Companies to Invest in Indonesia


    PT Pertamina (Persero) is working with two companies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop new and renewable energy potential, as well as domestic refinery production.

    In the series of B20 Summit activities, Pertamina signed a partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar a company that focuses on developing renewable energy. 

Masdar Mubdala Company

    With Masdar, Pertamina through Pertamina Power and New Renewable Energy (PNRE) will develop a solar power plant or PLTS in the Rokan Block with a cooperation agreement period of 2 years starting November 12, 2022.

Nicke Widyawati

    The Main Director of Pertamina Nicke Widyawati said that PNRE and Masdar would work together to provide reliable and competitive solutions in the development of PLTS Rokan Phase 2 and Phase 3.

"This strategic collaboration between Pertamina NRE and Masdar will potentially accelerate the energy transition," said Nicke Widyawati.

    PLTS Rokan Phase 2 is currently under study with a potential capacity of up to 50-megawatt peak (MWp) with an estimated investment value of US$47 million. Meanwhile, PLTS Rokan Phase 3 with a potential capacity of 150 MWp has an estimated investment value of US$140 million.

    Later, Pertamina Power Indonesia as the PNRE operator will form a joint venture company with Masdar. The plan is for Pertamina Power Indonesia (PPI) to own 55% of the joint venture, and Masdar to control the remaining 45%.

As for ADNOC, Pertamina will work on cooperation in the production of Polyolefins in Indonesia for 1 year from 12 November 2022. In addition, ADNOC will also explore opportunities for participation in cracker projects and new derivatives from the PT Kilang Pertamina International (KPI) Polyolefin project in Indonesia, because the UAE company is interested in bringing its technology to Indonesia.

Bisnis Indonesia, Page-4, Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

Pertamina imports LPG from the UAE Oil and Gas Company

 


    PT Pertamina (Persero) signed a cooperation agreement with an oil and gas company from the United Arab Emirates (UEA), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). Through this cooperation, Pertamina will import LPG from ADNOC, responding to the increasing demand for gas.


    Director of Central Marketing & Commerce of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga Hasto Wibowo said the national demand for LPG in 2022 is estimated to reach 8.3 million tons, then increase to 9.12 million tons in 2023, and increase again to 10.01 million tons in the year 2024. Through cooperation with ADNOC, Pertamina ensures the safety of the national LPG supply which is projected to continue to increase every year.

"Currently, the balance of national LPG import needs reaches 6 million tons per year. Hopefully, with this cooperation Pertamina can expand supply sources and maintain supply stability," said Hasto.

    Hasto explained that this cooperation is one of the procurement strategies for bundling LPG and petrochemical products that are purchased directly from producers. This agreement is also possible to be extended every year, subject to an evaluation before the end of the agreement.

"It is hoped that this collaboration can create long-term collaboration opportunities for LPG and petrochemical products by of course still paying attention to developments in the petrochemical business," said Hasto.

    With this cooperation, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to UEA Husin Bagis hopes that in the future there will be more collaboration between the two companies.

Surya, Page-7, Wednesday,  March 10, 2021

Pertamina: Imports from UAE keep LPG Supply

 


    PT Pertamina (Persero) has agreed on a sale and purchase agreement for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for the next four years. This cooperation is to ensure the supply of LPG in Indonesia.


"Currently, the balance of national LPG import needs reaches 6 million tons per year. The hope is that with this cooperation Pertamina can expand supply sources and maintain supply stability, "said Director of Central Marketing & Commerce of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga SH C&T Pertamina Hasto Wibowo.

    Hasto explained that the national demand for LPG is estimated to reach 8.30 million tonnes in 2022. Furthermore, it will increase again to 9.12 million tonnes in 2023, and 10.01 million tonnes in 2024. Hasto said the cooperation agreement is likely to be extended every time. the year. In addition, an evaluation is carried out before the agreement ends.

"This cooperation is one of the procurement strategies for bundling LPG and petrochemical products that are purchased directly from the producer. It is hoped that this cooperation can create long-term collaboration opportunities for LPG and petrochemical products, "said Hasto.

    Senior President International Relations Adnoc Salem Raheb Al Meheiri welcomed the strategic cooperation with Pertamina.

"As one of the largest producers of LPG, crude oil, and petrochemicals in the world, Adnoc guarantees that it will supply products reliably to Indonesia," said Salem.

    The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan explained that the collaboration between Pertamina and Adnoc is one of the seven collaborations between Indonesia and the UAE signed at the Indonesia-Emirates Amazing Week 2021 event.

"These are all first steps to build better relations between the two countries and we will continue to support each other's economic growth in Indonesia and the UAE," said Luhut.

    The seven cooperation agreements in question are mangrove cooperation with the UAE, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) of cooperation in the creative economy, technical arrangements for a world conference on the creative economy, and a joint venture between Dubai Port (DP) World and PT Maspion in the construction of a container port. packing in East Java.

    Other collaborations are the world logistic passport agreement, the MoU between PT Pindad-Caracal, Pertamina-Adnoc, and the Lulu Lease Agreement financing agreement.

Suhail Al Mazrouei

    UAE Minister, Energy, and Infrastructure Suhail Al Mazrouei explained that currently, the governments of the two countries are sitting together to identify investment areas that can not only be worked on together between governments, but also the private sector.

"This is still the first step. Of course, we hope that this cooperation together can boost the economic growth of the two countries," said Suhail.

     Suhail said the LPG and sulfur sales contract will last for four years with an annual contract value of US $ 500 million. Thus, the estimated contract value will be the US $ 2 billion over the next four years.

“The LPG contract together with sulfur is a four-year contract and that's about 500 million dollars a year, so the contract is 2 billion dollars over four years and between 2 billion-2.2 billion US dollars depending on the price. So, it can be renewed, "said Suhail.

Republika, Page-9, Monday,  March 8, 2021

Pertamina and ADNOC LPG Contract Worth IDR 28 Trillion

    PT Pertamina has signed a partnership with an oil company from the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), for the supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) worth US $ 2 billion or Rp 28 trillion (exchange rate of Rp 14,000 per US dollar).

    Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that this cooperation is one of seven cooperation agreements signed by the Government of Indonesia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

"These are all first steps to build better relations between the two countries and we will continue to support each other's economic growth in Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates," Luhut said at the 2021 Indonesia-Emirates Virtual Press Conference.

Suhail Al Mazroui

    The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates Suhail Al Mazroui explained that the LPG contract is a full years contract for the next four years.

"More than US $ 500 million per year and a total of around US $ 2 billion. This is substantial considering the four-year contract," he said.

    Suhail added that in the future, Indonesia would be a priority for investment activities in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, a number of collaborations that have been agreed upon are the first steps in a series of cooperation between the two countries in the future. 

    However, both parties have not disclosed further about the volume of LPG that will be supplied by ADNOC to Pertamina.

Kontan, Page-13, Monday,  March 8, 2021

Pertamina Ensures Imported LPG Supply


    PT Pertamina (Persero) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company or ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi oil and gas company, United Arab Emirates, signed an LPG sale and purchase agreement. 


    Director of Central Marketing and Commerce of PT Pertamina Patra Niaga-a subsidiary of Pertamina-Hasto Wibowo said the agreement was to ensure the safety of LPG supply in Indonesia, whose demand is increasing per year.

    According to Pertamina, the demand for LPG is estimated at 8.3 million tons in 2022, then 9.12 million tons in 2023, and an estimated 10 million tons in 2024.

"Currently, Indonesia's demand for LPG imports is 6 million tons per year," he said.

Pertamina Imports LPG and Sulfur from UAE Oil and Gas Companies

 


    PT Pertamina Patra Niaga, the commercial and commercial subholding of PT Pertamina (Persero), has signed a purchase agreement for Liquefied Petroleum Gas / LPG and sulfur with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).


    The signing was carried out by Pertamina Vice President Trading and Other Business Patra Niaga Maya Kusmaya with ADNOC Senior President International Relations Salem Raheb Al Meheiri during the Indonesia-Emirates Amazing Week (IAEW) Business Forum last weekend. 

    The signing was witnessed directly by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan and the United Arab Emirates Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al Mazroeui.

Suhail Al Mazroeui

    Suhail said that the LPG and sulfur supply contract to Pertamina is valid for four years. The contract value reaches US $ 500 million per year or a total of US $ 2-2.2 billion depending on the price. This contract can also be extended. In fact, the opportunity for other deals is also open.

"We will always be committed and support Indonesia and all its requirements. If we do have supplies, Indonesia will always be a priority, ”he stressed.

    Pertamina's Central Marketing and Commerce Director Patra Niaga Hasto Wibowo said this cooperation ensures the safety of the national LPG supply which is projected to continue to increase every year. In the next year, the national demand for LPG is estimated at 8.3 million tons and will increase to 9.12 million tons in 2023 and then reach 10.01 million tons in 2024.

"Currently, the balance of national LPG import needs reaches 6 million tons per year. We hope that with this cooperation Pertamina can expand supply sources and maintain supply stability," he said.

    This agreement can be extended annually with still being evaluated before the agreement ends. This cooperation is one of the procurement strategies for bundling LPG and petrochemical products that are purchased directly from producers.

"It is hoped that this collaboration can create long-term collaboration opportunities for LPG and petrochemical products by of course still paying attention to developments in the petrochemical business and referring to the national energy mix policy as stated in the RUEN (National Energy General Plan)," added Hasto.

Investor Daily, Page-10, Monday,  March 8, 2021

Pertamina Partners with ADNOC to Ensure LPG Supply

 


    Pertamina signed the LPG and Sulfur Sales Confirmation Agreement which ensures Pertamina gets a supply of LPG and Sulfur from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). 

    The signing was carried out by Vice President Trading & Other Business Sub Holding Commercial & Trading (SH C&T) PT Pertamina (Persero), Maya Kusmaya with ADNOC Senior President International Relations, Salem Al Meheiri in the Indonesia Business Forum - Emirates Amazing Week (IAEW) activity and witnessed directly by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan and the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates (PEA), Suhail Al Mazroeui.

    National LPG demand in 2022 is estimated to reach 8.30 million tons, increasing to 9.12 million tons in 2023, and 10.01 million tons in 2024. Director of Central Marketing and Commerce PT Pertamina Patra Niaga, SH C and T PT Pertamina (Persero), On the same occasion, Hasto Wibowo said that this collaboration ensures the safety of the national LPG supply which is projected to continue to increase every year.

"Currently, the balance of national LPG import needs reaches 6 million tons per year. We hope that with this cooperation Pertamina can expand supply sources and maintain supply stability," said Hasto.

    Hasto added, it is possible for this agreement to be extended every year, while still being evaluated before the agreement ends.

"This collaboration is one of the procurement strategies for bundling LPG and petrochemical products that are purchased directly from the producer. It is hoped that this collaboration can create long-term collaboration opportunities for LPG and petrochemical products by of course still paying attention to developments in the petrochemical business and referring to the national energy mix policy as stated in the RUEN, "added Hasto.


    Meanwhile, ADNOC Senior President International Relations, Salem Raheb Al Meheiri, welcomed the strategic partnership with Pertamina.

"As one of the largest producers of LPG, crude oil, and petrochemicals in the world, ADNOC guarantees that it will supply products reliably to Indonesia," he explained.

    The Indonesian Ambassador to PEA, Husin Bagis also positively welcomed the signing by Pertamina and ADNOC.

"From the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, we hope that the realization of this cooperation in the field of LPG and Sulfur supply can open up opportunities for other collaborations such as petrochemicals and other downstream industries in the future," he concluded.

Duta Masyarakat, Page-6, Monday,  March 8, 2021

Ensuring LPG Supply, Pertamina Collaborates with ADNOC

 


    Pertamina ensures that it gets LPG and Sulfur supplies from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) after Pertamina signs the LPG and Sulfur Sales Confirmation Agreement, the signing of the collaboration between the Vice President Trading & Other Business Sub Holding Commercial & Trading (SH C&T) PT Pertamina (Persero), Maya Kusmaya with ADNOC Senior President International Relations, Salem Al Meheiri in the Business Forum Indonesia - Emirates Amazing Week (IAEW), witnessed directly by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan and the United Arab Emirates (PEA) Minister of Energy and Infrastructure ), Suhail Al Mazroeui.


    Meanwhile, the national demand for LPG in 2022 is estimated to reach 8.30 million tons, increasing to 9.12 million tons in 2023 and 10.01 million tons in 2024. 

    Director of Central Marketing & Commerce PT Pertamina Patra Niaga, SH C&T PT Pertamina (Persero), Hasto Wibowo revealed that this collaboration ensures the safety of the national LPG supply which is projected to continue to increase every year.

"Currently, the balance of national LPG import needs reaches 6 million tons per year. Hopefully, with this cooperation Pertamina can expand supply sources and maintain supply stability," said Hasto.

Bhirawa, Page-10, Monday, March 8, 2021

Investment Management of Pertamina Refinery Project



      Coordinating Ministry of Maritime and Pertamina Investment Management of Pertamina Refinery Project



The Maritime and Investment Coordinating Ministry will oversee all the refinery projects worked on by PT Pertamina (Persero). This follows the continued refurbishment of the Pertamina refinery project with its two partners, Saudi Aramco and Overseas Oil and Gas (OOG) Llc.


Deputy of Maritime Sovereignty and Energy of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa said the refinery project will continue. Regarding the withdrawal of two Pertamina partners from the national refinery project, this does not mean that the interest of international oil and gas companies to work on refinery projects is minimal.

"I am still optimistic that refinery investment will continue if it is well guarded," he said.

CPC Corporation - Taiwan

He recounted that he participated in overseeing one of the Pertamina refinery projects in Balongan, West Java Province, which is a refinery project that processes crude oil into petrochemical products. He continued to convince Taiwan Petroleum Corporation (CPC) of Taiwan to continue working with Pertamina. In fact, with the fall in oil prices, some companies actually withhold investment.
For information, at the end of last week, Pertamina and CPC signed the Head of Agreement / HoA for the development of the Integrated Petrochemical Industry Complex in Balongan. The petrochemical project is targeted to start operating in 2026. Purbaya said that the refinery project has many obstacles. One of them is the oil and gas mafia which complicates the construction of refineries.

oil and gas mafia

"I realize that investing in refineries is huge. We are dealing with oil and gas mafia. We are escorted. This can take place well, "he said.

Meanwhile, Energy Observer from Trisakti University Pri Agung Rakhmanto revealed, the investor's decision to invest in a project is very dependent on the return on investment from the project. If the return on investment offered falls within their criteria and there is a guarantee of certainty, investors will also work on the project.

"That's the principle. As long as there are no bright spots, investors will look for other investments, "he stressed.

He suggested, because Indonesia, which needed this investment, should be able to provide a guaranteed rate of return on investment for the refinery project. Moreover, the partnership between Pertamina and other oil and gas companies will facilitate the completion of the refinery project.

"If it can be a partnership, why should it be alone? If in business and investment, partnerships will not only strengthen but also for risk sharing, "explained Pri Agung.

Previously, in February, Pertamina said that it would not continue to work together on the development of the Bontang Refinery with OOG. Pertamina and OOG did not extend the framework agreement / FWA which formed the basis for the two companies to form a joint venture.

Pertamina also did not continue to cooperate with Saudi Aramco in the project of upgrading and upgrading the Cilacap Refinery. The reason is that the oil and gas company originating from Saudi Arabia is still focused on working on other projects, while Pertamina hopes to be able to work on the refinery project soon.

Still interesting

Purbaya added, oil and gas companies are still interested in working on refinery projects in Indonesia. One of them is that there is a company from China that plans to build a refinery. Unfortunately, Purbaya claimed not to know the details of the refinery project, including its capacity.

"There is a Chinese company asking for our approval to support the investment of US $ 6 billion-US $ 8 billion in the Batam, Riau Islands region," he said.

According to him, it is likely that the Chinese company will work on the refinery project itself, aka not cooperating with Pertamina. However, for the sale of refinery products, it is possible that the company will cooperate with Pertamina.

"But they say they can also sell international markets. Therefore the choice is in the Riau Islands Region, near international shipping lines, "said Purbaya.



In addition, Purbaya added that investment interest in the national refinery project was also conveyed by companies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), namely the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Mubadala Investment Company.



"So the enthusiasm and interest of investing in refineries is still very large," said Purbaya.

Referring to Pertamina's official statement, ADNOC agreed to learn more about the potential for developing the Integrated Petrochemical Refinery Complex in Balongan, West Java. Pertamina and Adnoc signed a memorandum of understanding at the end of last year.

the Tuban Refinery in East Java by Rosneft

While the Mubadala Investment Company is interested in becoming an investor in the Balikpapan Kalimantan Province Refinery Project worth the US $ 5.5 billion. In addition, Pertamina also continues to work on the Tuban Refinery in East Java with Rosneft Oil Company as its partner. 


    The two companies have formed joint ventures, namely PT Pertamina Rosneft Processing and Petrochemicals. Now the project has reached the stage of land acquisition and preparation of engineering design (general engineering design / DED).

Investor Daily, Page-10, Thursday, June 11, 2020.

To Increase Petrochemical Business, Pertamina Continues to Build Refineries




PT Pertamina (Persero) will continue to develop six of its refinery projects even though sales of fuel oil (BBM) at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic was down dramatically. Because the construction of the refinery will increase the petrochemical business which will be the backbone of the company in the future.

Nicke Widyawati 

Pertamina President Director Nicke Widyawati said, although fuel sales were down, the refinery construction was still promising to continue. One of them, the construction of refineries is needed to encourage national energy independence considering the current fuel imports still reach 40% of the total national needs.

In addition, by equipping the refinery with petrochemical facilities, the refinery project will sustain the company's business in the future. The reason is, when fossil energy needs to decrease, the petrochemical business is considered to be very good. For example, during a pandemic, the pharmaceutical business actually increased and petrochemical facilities could provide basic chemicals for this industry.

"Petrochemicals will become one of Pertamina's business pillars, so we will strengthen it," said Nicke Widyawati.

Nicke acknowledged that the refinery project could not be carried out aggressively during the Covid-19 pandemic given the limitations of mobilization. He said he would focus on completing the design and administrative affairs of the refinery project during this pandemic. Thus, construction can be accelerated after the pandemic is over.

"So it can be continued immediately after PSBB (large-scale social restrictions) ends, can immediately open up employment opportunities," he said.

For example, the construction of the Tuban Refinery in Gresik which is being implemented by the PSBB. He explained, the process of preparing the construction site had to be stopped temporarily. However, it continues to complete its administrative work.

"But as soon as [PSBB] opened, it immediately started operating. Our intention of the refinery continues to create jobs for the people there, "said Nicke.

Until the end of the first quarter, the progress of land clearing in Tuban refinery has reached 90.08% and restoration of 46.4%. The general design progress (GED) of this project still reached 6.22%.

At present, the implementation of the basic engineering design / BED and front end engineering design / FEED of the refinery project has also begun. For projects that have entered the construction phase such as the Balikpapan Refinery Project, he continues to work on.

"The Balikpapan refinery is still ongoing, but the HSSE is tighter so there is no Covid-19 deployment)," Nicke said.

Balikpapan refinery construction until the end of March reached 15.02% and is targeted to reach 40% until the end of the year.

"The Cilacap Refinery and Balongan Refinery projects also continue," Nicke added.

Pertamina targets the development of the Balongan and Cilacap Refineries to reach 10% each this year and will continue to accelerate according to the target stages of development. Discussions with Saudi Aramco as the company's partner in building the Cilacap Refinery continue. 



    As for the Balongan Refinery, the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for the potential development of the Petrochemical Integrated Refinery Complex which is the third phase of the Balongan Refinery Project. Currently a feasibility study is being conducted with partners and is in the location and land acquisition.

For the first phase, the Balongan Refinery Project is still in the Dual FEED Competition (DFC) phase which is targeted to be completed this May. Next for the second phase, a feasibility study is currently being carried out as well as starting the Revamp Study Unit of the ARDHM.

Furthermore, the Plaju Refinery Project has now entered into the BED Licensor procurement and is starting the BED work. While the Dumai Refinery Project is in the stage of conducting a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) revisit tender.

Regarding the Bontang Refinery Project, the company had considered moving the location and is still under review. The company also continues to build new olefin production facilities at the PT Trans Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) refinery where the company is a shareholder.

     If all refinery projects are completed, Pertamina's crude oil processing capacity will increase to 2.15 million barrels per day (BPD) from 1 million BPD. Not only that, Pertamina's refineries can also process oil with sulfur content up to 2%. Then, the company's petrochemical production will increase to 12,000 kilo tons per year (kilotonnes per annum / KTPA) from 1,660 KTPA. While the company's fuel production will increase to 1.7 million BPD from 600 thousand BPD.

Investor Daily, Page-9, Thursday, May 14, 2020

Positive Pertamina Refinery Progress



PT Pertamina (Persero) continues to record positive progress to complete the construction of a national refinery to meet the targets set. The project, known as the Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP) and Grass Root refinery (GRR) megaprojects, continues to be accelerated to pursue national energy security and independence, which is marked by the stop of imports of fuel oil (BBM) in 2026.


Fajriyah Usman

    Pertamina Corporate Communication Vice President Fajriyah Usman stated, the RDMP and GRR megaprojects showed very significant developments at each stage of development. The East Kalimantan Balikpapan refinery, up to the quarter 1-2020, has reached 15.02 percent, and by the end of this year it is targeted to reach 40 percent.

Meanwhile, the Balongan Refinery in West Java and the Cilacap Refinery in Central Java are each targeting 10 percent this year and will continue to be accelerated according to the target stages of development. In the context of acceleration, Pertamina has carried out a number of works, such as jetty construction, site development, workshop and warehouse construction, construction of laboratory buildings and Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), as well as other supporting facilities, "said Fajriyah Usman
Fajriyah explained, Pertamina had also completed the procurement of the main equipment, which took a long time to ensure the project went on target. At present the main equipment is in the process of making or manufacturing. In addition, negotiations with business partners and investors also continued well.



A number of memorandum of agreement and business agreements have been signed between Pertamina and various parties, such as The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mubadala




Rosneft, K-Sure, and so forth. Including negotiations with Saudi Aramco also continues which is targeted to be completed by the end of April 2020.



Balongan RDMP Project, divided into three Phases. The Balongan Phase 1 RDMP development is currently in the Dual FEED Competition (DFC) stage with two consortia, namely the RRE Consortium (PT Industri Industri, PT Teknik Engineering, and PT Enviromate Technology International) and the JSW consortium, including J GC Indonesia, PT Synergy Engineering, and PT Wijaya Karya.

This process is targeted to be completed in May 2020. For Phase 2, a Feasibility Study is currently underway and the ARDHM Unit Revamp Study is currently underway. While for Balongan RDMP Phase 3 (New Refinery and Petchem Complex West Java), the Feasibility Study will be conducted with partners and are in the location and land acquisition.

Progress of Balongan Phase 3, currently in the process of procurement of land and partnership, namely Pertamina and ADNOC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of the Petrochemical Integrated Complex in Balongan, West Java. The Plaju refinery is currently entering into a BED Licensor procurement, and is starting the BED Work. Meanwhile, Dumai RDMP is in the stage of conducting a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) revisit tender.

"Meanwhile, Tuban GRR has been completed with the land acquisition process and is in the process of payment. Pertamina and Rosneft have even signed a Tuban Refinery design contract with selected contractors on October 28, 2019. At present the Basic Engineering Design (BED) and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) have begun.

Land Clearing progress has reached 90.08 percent and restoration progress has reached 46.40 percent. The progress of General Engineering Design (GED) has reached 6.22 percent.

"With the support of all parties, the construction of the refinery is expected to run smoothly and be completed according to the targeted time so that we can be sovereign energy," said Fajriyah.

When the COVid - 19 pandemic that hit the world, Pertamina delivered the good news of oil and gas production in the first quarter of 2020 which recorded an increase of two percent compared to the average production in 2019.

Pertamina Upstream Director, Dharmawan Samsu stated, oil and gas production in the first quarter of 2020 recorded 919 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOEPD), an increase of two percent compared to the average production in 2019 of 901 MBOEPD.

In detail, oil production averaged 421 thousand barrels per day (MBOPD), while gas production reached an average of 2,887 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD).

"By adjusting work systems and personnel to anticipate the Covid-19 pandemic, Pertamina is still working to keep oil and gas production in line with the targets in the RKAP. Until now, it has reached 99 percent of the target, "said Pertamina Upstream Director, Dharmawan Samsu.

Dharmawan added, positive performance also came from oil and gas field operations operating abroad through a subsidiary of PT Pertamina International EP (PIEP) which successfully contributed oil and gas production by 156 MBOEPD or 103 percent of the 2020 Quarter-1 target.

"This increase in production is mainly from field performance in Algeria," Dharmawan said.

Republika, Page-9, Wednesday, April 9, 2020

Pertamina Assesses Transfer of Bontang Refinery Location


PT Pertamina (Persero) is reviewing the transfer of the location of the Bontang Refinery Project with a capacity of 300 thousand barrels per day (BPD) to Arun, Aceh or Kuala Tanjung, North Sumatra. The relocation of the refinery location because the company is targeting the international market.

Heru Setyawan, Director of Investment Planning and Risk Management, said that there were several locations considered by her to be the location of the construction of this new grass root refinery / NGRR. However, his party has not confirmed the chosen location because it is still conducting studies.

"We have plans to move the Bontang refinery, one of the locations from Bontang, Kuala Tanjung and Arun. So there is another study, "said Heru Setyawan.

Heru Setyawan explained, the consideration of moving the location of the Bontang refinery was because the existing infrastructure at the current location in Bontang, East Kalimantan was also used by other companies. On the other hand, the company is trying to optimize the use of existing assets. In addition, relocation also takes into account the availability of land and markets.

"Because Kuala Tanjung is close to the market, there is land. Because there is near the international market, then in Sumatra there is also a market, "said Heru.

Overseas Oil and Gas LLC (OOG)

Before deciding on the relocation of the Bontang Refinery, it still has to complete several agreements with its previous partners namely Overseas Oil and Gas LLC (OOG). He said he decided not to continue working with the oil and gas company from Oman.

"We propose to be revoked, terminated, but this must be an agreement between the two parties," he explained.

Therefore it will look for new partners to build this refinery project. While selecting partners, the Bontang Refinery work will continue. The selection of partners has already begun by Pertamina right now.

Previously, Pertamina Corporate Communication Vice President Fajriyah Usman revealed, his party no longer partnered with OOG in the Bontang Refinery Project because the framework agreement signed by the two companies had ended in December 2019. The Company no longer continued cooperation because OOG's performance was not in accordance with its commitments.

The operation of the refinery is still ongoing. This year it will complete the Bontang Refinery study location, feasibility study / FS, and search for partners.
The company also plans to start the general engineering design / GED engineering work in 2020. The latest development, OOG has signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of the Bontang Refinery facility with PT Meta Epsi and PT Sanurhasta Mitra Tbk (MINA).

The two companies will build supporting facilities (outside battery limit / OSBL), such as pipes, water treatment facilities, and fabrication. In addition, OOG has conducted open bidding in Singapore to engineering companies with a good reputation for conducting a financial feasibility study on 30 April.

Pertamina plans to accelerate the Bontang Refinery Project by combining the front end engineering design / FEED package auction and engineering, procurement, and construction / EPC. On the other hand, the company monitors OOG's efforts in seeking project funding.

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

Because this project's investment of US $ 1015 billion will all be borne by partners. Maritime and Investment Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan had encouraged Pertamina to partner with oil and gas companies from the United Arab Emirates for the construction of the Bontang Refinery.

    At that time Luhut said that Pertamina's partners could have been replaced if the performance was not good. The reason is, even though the project was agreed upon several years ago, this project has not yet been completed.

ADNOC

"We want to replace the company from Oman, maybe with Abu Dhabi, ADNOC or other companies," said Ruhut Binsar Pandjaitan.

Investor Daily, Page-9, Thursday, March 5, 2020

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