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Oil and gas

Government Simplifies Business Permits for Oil and Gas

By simplifying oil and gas business permits in Indonesia, Minister Ignasius Jonan aims to make the legal process easier and the industry more investor-friendly.

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Foreigners Accused of Embezzling on Batam Flee Indonesia

Three businessmen from China-based Sinopec Group’s oil and gas project on Batam fled the country after being accused of criminal embezzlement.


Indonesia Will No Longer Recoup Costs for Oil Exploration

On Wednesday, January 18, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued new decree basing new oil and gas contracts on the gross split scheme, instead of the cost...

What Will Ignasius Jonan’s Energy Ministry Look Like?

Experts and analysts raise serious questions about the ability of newly appointed Ignasius Jonan to lead Indonesia’s complex energy and mineral resources sector. Rapid...

Indonesia Sets Vague Goals for Weaning Itself Off Fossil Fuels

In the wake of a cabinet reshuffle, and with BP expanding its operation in West Papua, Indonesia believes it can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. On July 27,...

Winning Hearts and Minds: Asok Kumar of PT Schenker Petrolog Utama

Asok is originally from Malaysia, although he has been an expat in Germany, the UK, Thailand and Japan before joining global logistics company DB Schenker in Singapore...

Age Does Make a Difference: Retirement Age Laws in Oil & Gas

Like working in Indonesia? Don’t get old. I was 38 years old when I first stepped off the Garuda plane in Indonesia for my first overseas assignment with an...