REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU - Oil and gas from Rokan block, Riau, managed by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI) still surpassed production of other Sumatran oil fields, Communication Manager CPI Sumatra Tiva Permata noted in a press release on Monday.
"Most of the oil and gas produced by CPI is derived from block Rokan, Riau, including the Duri and Minas fields, which are located in the block. Several small oil fields in Rokan block also play an important role in achieving the production targets set by the government," Permata stated.
Permata elaborated that CPI has implemented the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology to maintain its production and increase oil recovery from the old oil fields. Chevron seeks new opportunities in various regions of Indonesia to provide oil and gas energy as well as geothermal energy.
"As of now, Chevron operations in Indonesia have contributed about 40 percent of Indonesia's oil production," Permata pointed out.
M. Lukman Edy, a member of the House of Representatives from Commission VI, earlier remarked that CPI has managed to find a new oil reserve in Rokan Hilir, Riau, which was estimated to be the largest in Southeast Asia. He affirmed that Chevron has released details about its discovery of a new oil field found in Bagan Siapiapi, Riau, which has the largest reserves in Southeast Asia. Yet, Permata seemed still reluctant to confirm on Edy's remark.