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New SKKMigas deputy chairman vows to boost production

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14 2019   /  02:18 am

Former operations director at the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas), Fatar Yani Abdurrahman, was promoted on Monday as the task force’s new deputy head with a renewed commitment to push upstream oil and gas production.Fatar, who replaced retired official Sukandar, told reporters in Jakarta that his approach would focus on “kicking around here and there” stalled oil and gas projects in the country such as those in Riau Islands and East Java provinces.Fatar said his priority was to increase oil production, which has continued to decline annually. “But we are optimistic that the production can be increased, just like in the Banyu Urip block,” he told reporters after his appointment ceremony in Jakarta on Monday. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan also installed 10 other lower ranking SKKMigas and energy ministry officials during the ev...