Indonesia’s national oil company Pertamina has started to implement carbon capture and storage, and carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology with the initial injection of CO2 at its Jatibarang field onshore West Java.

Director of Exploration at Pertamina Hulu Energi, Muharram Jaya Panguriseng, said that the injection of C02 in the Jatibarang field is the first step in implementing CCS/CCUS in cooperation between Pertamina and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec) after conducting a joint study.

"The Jatibarang field is one of the giant fields in Indonesia… total production has [already] reached 101.8 million barrels, and [it] still has considerable potential. Hopefully it can be produced through CO2-EOR (enhanced oil recovery)," said Muharram.

Pertamina is already studying the potential for CCS and CCUS schemes at other domestic assets including Gundih and Sukowati.

Pertamina's SVP research technology and innovation, Oki Muraza, emphasised that the Jatibarang C02 injection was the realisation of the collaboration between Pertamina, subsidiary Pertamina EP and Jogmec.

"Today we see a new history of how CO2 is injected to increase production while reducing emissions," said Oki.

"The implementation of CO2 injection will be Pertamina's backbone in increasing oil and gas production and sustainability."

The Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources’ Director General of Oil and Gas, Tutuka Ariadji, welcomed Pertamina's implementation of CCUS technology, which the company claimed is the first time this has been performed at an oil and gas field in Indonesia.

"CCUS technology is an enabler that is able to increase oil and gas production through CO2-EOR while reducing greenhouse gas emissions significantly," said Tutuka.

He added that carbon dioxide injection in the implementation of CCUS will accelerate support for Indonesia’s target of boosting oil and gas production respectively of 1 million barrels per day and 12 billion cubic feet per day in 2030, and to achieve net-zero in 2060.

The Indonesian government is also targeting reducing by at least 29% its emissions versus business as usual by 2030.

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