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Jakarta Post

Industrial action may hit Pertamina output target

  • Amahl S. Azwar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 9 2012   /  08:19 am

Pertamina EP is less upbeat about meeting its oil output target this year after the firm was
forced to shut down operations at its Jatibarang oil field in West Java, following industrial action by its employees demanding that the company end its outsourcing scheme.

The upstream business unit of state-run energy firm PT Pertamina initially aimed to produce 132,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) this year, as specified in the 2012 revised state budget, Pertamina EP spokesman Agus Amperianto said on Monday.

“However, we expect our oil production to reach less than 131,000 bpd by the end of this year because output from our Jatibarang field has been halted since last week,” he told The Jakarta Post in a telephone interview.

 Around 700 outsourced workers at Pertamina EP’s oil field in Indramayu, West Java, have reportedly staged a series of protests since l...