10 June 2021

Elnusa Completes Search for Oil and Gas Reserves in East Kutai

JAKARTA, JUNE 10, 2021 - PT Elnusa Tbk (ELSA), a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero) (Pertamina), has just completed the oil and gas exploration work of a 2D onshore seismic survey in Batu Utak, Sangatta, East Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan which began in August 2020 until end of May 2021. Elnusa completed the work with a total track length of 963 km through six sub-districts and 24 villages.

Arief Riyanto, Director of Business Development and Director of Operations at Elnusa, said that Elnusa managed to fully support PT Pertamina EP in finding oil and gas reserves in the territory of Indonesia. This work was completed faster than the targeted time and worked successfully with zero accidents or no work accidents. "The achievement of safe working hours is 2,216,576 man-hours from 2,082 personnel and it involves local workers," he said.

According to Arief, currently it is not easy to pass, especially with the challenges while working in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Elnusa was able and managed to get through it by complying with the Covid-19 protocol so that repeated crew changes can run smoothly without any significant obstacles and this is a very good achievement.

"In addition, the support for coordination, assistance and cooperation from residents and the local government also helps carry out the survey so that it can be completed safely and smoothly," he said.

This achievement makes Elnusa more confident and confident of being able to synergize together with Cooperation Contract Contractors (KKKS) supported by other ministries and government agencies who are currently aggressively pursuing the target of increasing oil production of 1 million BOPD by carrying out massive, aggressive, and efficient activities.

For the record, in 2020, Elnusa also succeeded in completing the Jambi Merang 2D Marine Seismic Definite Work Commitment (KKP) for Pertamina along 32,000 km, which became the record for the longest total seismic trajectory in Asia Pacific in the last 10 years.

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