Jakarta, May 27, 2020. PT Elnusa Tbk (Elnusa), a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero), is currently distributing Elsa Regent, the largest Indonesian-flagged seismic survey vessel, to support the exploration activities of the Jambi Merang Commitment (KKP) in the open areas of Indonesia since mid-November 2019 then. This exploration activity is a collaboration between the Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Activities (SKK Migas) and PT Pertamina (Persero) Group and is the largest in the Asia Pacific & Australia in the past 10 years.
Elnusa as an energy service company has the full trust of SKK Migas & Pertamina to support this exploration activity and is part of the discovery of giant oil and gas reserves in the Indonesian ocean region. Until now Elnusa has almost completed its seismic survey work targets. This progress report was submitted to the Head of SKK Migas Dwi Sutjipto and Pertamina’s Upstream Director Dharmawan H Samsu in the Virtual Management Walk-through (Virtual MWT) on the Elsa Regent Ship, Tuesday (5/26) yesterday.
Elnusa’s Managing Director, Elizar P Hasibuan stated “We are grateful for the trust that has been given. The operational conditions in the waters and the Covid-19 pandemic are a major challenge in completing this work. Various adjustments to operational activities are needed to complete the work with data quality as expected. However, we are optimistic that this activity can be completed properly on the target. “
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Elnusa implemented a variety of infection prevention protocols. Every person on board is required to conduct a health examination including a rapid test, as well as isolation before going up to Elsa Regent. Meanwhile, to face operational challenges in the waters, Elnusa cooperates with various parties who can support the smooth running of activities. Elnusa also applies environmentally friendly seismic procedures that apply internationally to ensure data acquisition activities that are friendly to marine life.
“We hope that this seismic survey support will be a good start for the discovery of giant oil and gas reserves in Indonesia and the national oil production target of one million barrels per day can be achieved by 2030,” Elizar added.
Meanwhile Dharmawan H Samsu expressed his gratitude for the trust given by the Government of Indonesia and the good efforts made by Elnusa. “The 2D seismic survey progress in the Jambi Merang KKP in the open area has been acquired around 76.8% of the total program.
Although full of challenges, we are optimistic that this survey work will be completed by mid-July 2020. “
On the same occasion Dwi Soetjipto said, “There are 128 basins in Indonesia. Only 21 basins have been produced, 38 basins are in the exploration stage, the remaining about 70 basins are still untouched and potential as Indonesia’s oil and gas reserves. The existence of this survey has a very important meaning in encouraging the achievement of national oil and gas production targets. “
SKK Migas gave the highest appreciation to Pertamina and Elnusa who continued to be committed to carrying out the work even in the condition of the Covid-19 pandemic. “This is very encouraging because the longest seismic survey in the Asia Pacific can be carried out using Indonesian-flagged seismic survey vessels, commanded and manned by Indonesian sons and daughters. Elnusa can become a pioneer and pride in the future of oil and gas exploration services, “Dwi concluded. *