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Indonesia’s Oil Reserves May be Depleted by 2030

Indonesia's Oil Reserves May be Depleted by 2030 (pertamina)

JAKARTA NNC - Roby Hervindo, Pertamina Unit Manager Communication & CSR MOR I, said that Indonesia is estimated to run out of oil reserves by 2030. This is evident from Indonesia's oil reserves which currently only have around 3.3 billion barrels.

"While fuel consumption continues to rise to around 1.6 million barrels per day. In North Sumatra alone, fuel consumption in 2018 has increased by 3.5 percent compared to 2017," Roby said in a written statement on Wednesday (03/06/2019) .

According to him, for energy consumption to be more efficient, energy conservation awareness needs to be built. For this reason, Pertamina Marketing Operation Region (MOR) I along with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Sumatra (USU) held a seminar on K3 and Energy Conservation in the Oil and Gas Industry. The event was held at the USU Mechanical Engineering Postgraduate Hall.

Roby said that people need to use energy with efficiency and rationality. "Through this activity, we hope to create awareness of energy conservation. Of course without reducing energy use which is really needed, "he said.

Roby said Pertamina MOR I also implemented energy conservation in its operations. Among them through the R-22 Refrigerant replacement program with Musicool which is more environmentally friendly. Various energy conservation programs at MOR I, he said, resulted in savings of IDR890 million.

While Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) Kamojang, applies Micro Hydro technology for electricity generation. So as to produce electricity energy savings of 1,095 kWh per six months.

"Pertamina also develops New and Renewable Energy as a cleaner and environmentally friendly energy alternative. This supports the government's movement to reduce carbon emissions by 17 percent by 2030, "Roby said.

Through this seminar students and students can recognize the importance of Occupational Health and Safety (K3). So that the prospective workforce can later be practiced in daily activities.

HSSE Operation Astisten Manager, Ruli Handoko, said that applying K3 can increase work productivity. "K3 supervision is very important for all parties, so that it can reduce work accidents. We are aware of the importance of this K3 that we want to spread to USU students, "said Ruli.