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Jakarta Post

Total ‘keen’ to develop Mahakam with Pertamina

  • Amahl S. Azwar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 26 2013   /  09:47 am

Amid uncertainty over its future involvement in the Mahakam block, France-based oil and gas firm Total E&P Indonesie has reiterated the company’s willingness to jointly operate the gas-rich fields with Indonesia’s state-owned energy firm, PT Pertamina, a top executive has said.

Total E&P Indonesie president director Elisabeth Proust said on Monday that global giant Total SA’s subsidiary would be keen to work with Pertamina should the government oblige the contractor to do so after the current Mahakam concession expires in 2017.

“If the government is asking us to do that then we are ready. We can go on as the [Mahakam’s] operator or we can work with Pertamina. We are flexible on that,” she said after receiving the Woman of the Year Award from The Oil and Gas Year annual publication in Jakarta.

Proust, who received the award for her performance as...