Lupa Kata Sandi? Klik di Sini

atau Masuk melalui

Belum Memiliki Akun Daftar di Sini


atau Daftar melalui

Sudah Memiliki Akun Masuk di Sini

Konfirmasi Email

Kami telah mengirimkan link aktivasi melalui email ke rudihamdani@gmail.com.

Klik link aktivasi dan dapatkan akses membaca 2 artikel gratis non Laput di koran dan Majalah Tempo

Jika Anda tidak menerima email,
Kirimkan Lagi Sekarang

Natuna Holds Largest Oil and Gas Reserve, SKK Migas Says

6 January 2020 14:55 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Natuna Sea in the vicinity of the Riau Archipelago, which was recently claimed by the Chinese Government, houses the largest natural gas and oil field, according to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) communication and program head,Wisnu Prabawa Taher. 

Wisnu revealed that the natural reserves contained under the Natuna Sea could potentially reach dozens of trillion cubic feet (TCF).

"Natuna's significant potential is currently in East Natuna where its gas reserve is around 46 TCF," said Wisnu in a text message to Tempo on Monday, January 6, 2020.

This level of reserve highly outnumbers the ones located in Maluku's Masela Block and the Makassar Strait, which currently contains up to 16 TCF of oil and gas reserve. Meanwhile, the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) located at the Makassar Strait houses 2.6 TCF of oil and gas reserve.

However, despite having a large number of reserves, Natuna waters also contain a high amount of carbon dioxide levels where the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry (ESDM) records found that the CO2 levels in Natuna reached 72 percent.

In the past, the Indonesian government was adamant to launch its gas megaproject on the Natuna Sea and trusted the project to state-owned energy firm PT Pertamina as the lead consortium at the time. The government had also partnered with ExxonMobil and PTT EP Thailand which led to a joint effort among the three firms to conduct an in-depth study back in 2016. 

Following the results, ExxonMobil decided to back out as it did not perceive the reserves in Natuna to be worthy of long-term investment

Moreover on the dispute in the Natuna borders, China and Indonesia's relations briefly heated as Indonesia's North Natuna border is being claimed by China based on the country's Nine-Dash Line, which the Indonesian Government strongly opposes. 

The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Sumadi says China's Nine Dash-Line claim cannot be used as a legal basis as it is not acknowledged under the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). 

"We do not acknowledge the Nine Dash-Line as it is claimed by china unilaterally, which does not bear a legal basis acknowledged by the international law, mainly the UNCLOS 1982," said Retno Marsudi regarding the Natuna Sea dispute on January 3, 2020.

FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA | BISNIS



Philippines' Military Chief Urges Fishermen to Ignore China's New Coastguard Rules

2 hari lalu

Philippines' Military Chief Urges Fishermen to Ignore China's New Coastguard Rules

The Philippines' military chief urged Filipino fishermen to keep fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.


Indonesia, China Discuss EV and Petrochemical Development Cooperation

2 hari lalu

Indonesia, China Discuss EV and Petrochemical Development Cooperation

Indonesian Industry Minister discusses cooperation for developing electric vehicles (EVs) and the petrochemical sector with China.


5 Countries with Unique Festivals, Including Scotland's Burns Night

9 hari lalu

5 Countries with Unique Festivals, Including Scotland's Burns Night

Countries around the globe each have their own unique festivals that are tied to the nation's cultural identities.


Philippines Accuses Chinese Coast Guard of 'Barbaric' Blocking of Medical Evacuation

10 hari lalu

Philippines Accuses Chinese Coast Guard of 'Barbaric' Blocking of Medical Evacuation

The Philippines' coast guard accuses its Chinese counterpart of blocking efforts to evacuate a sick member of its armed forces in the South China Sea.


China to Establish Carbon Footprint Management System by 2027

11 hari lalu

China to Establish Carbon Footprint Management System by 2027

China will prioritize the calculation standard releases for products including coal, steel, natural gas, aluminum, lithium batteries, and new energy.


Security Tight in Hong Kong, China on Tiananmen Crackdown Anniversary

12 hari lalu

Security Tight in Hong Kong, China on Tiananmen Crackdown Anniversary

Security was tight and access restricted to Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Tuesday, the 35th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown.


List of Communist Countries in the World, Including North Korea

12 hari lalu

List of Communist Countries in the World, Including North Korea

Several countries in the world adhere to communist ideology.


Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World, Five in United States

13 hari lalu

Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World, Five in United States

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in the United States maintained its position as the world's busiest airport for June 2024.


Top 10 Most Turbulent Flights in the World; Mostly in China, Japan

24 hari lalu

Top 10 Most Turbulent Flights in the World; Mostly in China, Japan

Turbulence is one of the things long-haul passengers dread most. Check out this list of the top 10 most turbulent flights in the world.


Philippines Says China Coast Guard Rules a Provocation

24 hari lalu

Philippines Says China Coast Guard Rules a Provocation

Philippines' Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro says Friday that China's rules about how its Coast Guard can operate in the South China Sea.