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Natural resources, all about exploration

  • George Barber

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Jakarta   /   Mon, August 12, 2019   /  12:20 pm
Natural resources, all about exploration Illustration of oil and gas industry. (Shutterstock/File)

I was present at two workshops recently, one was focused on geothermal development while the other was on oil and gas at “Technology Open Days”, organized by the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas) on July 31-Aug. 1. The theme was “Let’s find that giant” meaning let’s find that giant oil field; although this has been a hot topic for the past 12 months, very little action has been taken until now. Both opening speeches stressed that exploration is extremely important and that Indonesia needs to have an open mind to new ideas for exploration. A senior manager for geothermal stated recently that “we are not giving enough information to potential investors”, this is exactly what I have been saying for at least two years, and this statement also applies to the oil and gas and mining industry. We have seen some ...

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