East Kalimantan News

09 May 2019

U.S. seizes 'sanction buster' North Korean Ship

The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of U.S. and United Nations sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday.The ship, known as the "Wise Honest," was first detained by Indonesia in April 2018. Under an unusual U.S. civil forfeiture action, the vessel is now in the possession of the United States and is currently approaching U.S. territorial waters heading toward American Samoa, U.S. Justice Department officials said.The announcement comes after North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday, its second such test in less than a week and an apparent protest by leader Kim Jong Un after U.S.

18 Dec 2018

Indonesia Approves Eni’s Merakes Project

Image: Eni

Italian energy giant Eni announced that Indonesia has approved its investment plan for the Merakes project, located in the Kutei Basin, offshore East Kalimantan.Eni will now start work on developing the project, which will involve drilling and constructing subsea wells in water depths of 1,500 metres. These will be connected to the Jangkrik floating production unit 35 km northeast of the site.he gas production will be shipped to the Bontang LNG plant using also all the other existing facilities of Jangkrik field as well as the East Kalimantan transportation network.

12 Oct 2018

Piracy Rises 3% in Asia

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A total of 64 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia during January-September 2018, a 3 percent increase compared to the same period for 2017, ReCAAP ISC said in its latest report.Of the 64 incidents so far in 2018 (including 50 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents), three were incidents of piracy and 61 were incidents of armed robbery against ships.Of the 50 actual incidents reported, one was a CAT 1 incident, five were CAT 2 incidents, 10 were CAT 3 incidents and 34 were CAT 4 incidents.

11 Jul 2018

Chevron exits Indonesia's Makassar Strait block

Chevron will exit the Makassar Strait gas block in the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) offshore natural gas project to focus on more promising areas in the venture, Indonesian officials said on Wednesday.Indonesia's energy minister had issued a decree terminating Chevron's Makassar Strait production sharing contract (PSC) after it decided not to extend its operation of the block beyond 2020, upstream oil and gas regulator SKKMigas said."Chevron was not interested in requesting an extension," SKKMigas chairman Amien Sunaryadi told reporters.

09 Feb 2018

Piracy, Armed Robbery in Asia Drop in January: ReCAAP

Location of the five actual incidents and two attempted incidents reported in January 2018. Map: ReCAAP ISC

A total of seven incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia - five actual incidents and two attempted incidents - in January 2018, compared to 16 incidents reported in December 2017, according to regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Out of the seven reported, five were actual and two were attempted incidents. One of these was a piracy incident and six were armed robberies against ships. Five incidents occurred on board ships while at anchor/berth…

23 Jul 2017

Mermaid Maritime Wins Subsea Charters

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Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime, a subsea and offshore drilling services company, has  been awarded two subsea contracts with a combined estimated value of $4.6 million. The company press release said that the first contract award will involve a short ROV campaign for pipeline touchdown monitoring for an international EPCIC contractor offshore in the Middle East GCC. The second contract award, with work scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2017, will involve use of a diving vessel with work class ROV carrying-out a subsea services project offshore East Kalimantan…

20 Jun 2017

Offshore Gas Safety atop the Agenda for Martek Marine

Gas Sampling System (Photo: Martek Marine)

Maritime industry technology specialists Martek Marine say it is setting the bar high when it comes to offshore gas safety. The company has developed a first-of-its-kind gas sampling system for a new moored floating production unit, which forms part of the Jangkrik Complex gas fields development in Indonesia. The system has been developed to dramatically improve offshore crew safety through the use of advanced gas sampling technology. The worst offshore disaster in history, the Piper disaster on July 6…

07 Feb 2017

Indonesia Port Disruptions Cause Coal Delays

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Loading disruptions at ports in East and South Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are causing a coal supply shortage in one of the world's most important export regions, causing delays as ships wait to take on new cargoes. Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon and port loading schedules seen by Reuters show 136 ships were offshore Indonesia as of Feb. 6, waiting to take on coal. The affected coal ports and anchorage zones include Samarinda in the province of East Kalimantan and Taboneo, near the capital of South Kalimantan, Banjarmasin, on the island's southern coast.

17 Jan 2017

Pertamina Looks to U.S. for LPG

Indonesia expected to import 70 pct of LPG in 2017. Country seen shipping in around 5 mln T of LPG this year. Indonesian state energy company Pertamina expects to import liquefied petroleum gas from the United States to meet growing demand, with U.S shipments to Asia set to climb following transport developments like the extension of the Panama Canal. That comes as Southeast Asia's largest economy is expected to look overseas to meet at least 70 percent of its demand for LPG in 2017, said Daniel Purba, senior vice president of Pertamina's integrated supply chain unit. "In 2017, as we know with the commencement of operation of canals that can accommodate larger vessels…

16 Apr 2016

Pirates Take 4 Hostages Near Malaysia

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Four Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped by a group of armed men when their vessels was hijacked between the Malaysian and Philippine waterways on Friday evening (Apr 15). According to a statement from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry  four of the 10 crew members who were Indonesian nationals were reported to have been abducted by the armed group who were believed to have overtaken the tugboat. Shortly after the incident that occurred in international waters, six of the crew members who escaped were believed to have entered Malaysian waters before being rescued by Malaysian security forces.

12 Apr 2016

Pertamina Plans to Develop South China Sea Border Areas

Energy company Pertamina plans to explore for oil and gas in areas close to Indonesia's maritime border in the South China Sea to assert the country's territorial rights, the upstream director of the state-owned company said. "The government needs to have activities around the borders and one of Pertamina's strategies is to support this," Syamsu Alam told Reuters in an interview on Monday. He said Indonesia had lost sovereignty over two disputed islands in the past because it was not developing those areas. "So, like the South China Sea and the borders in North Kalimantan, we need to have some activities there," he said. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea…

12 Apr 2016

Pertamina Plans to Develop South China Sea Border Areas

Energy company Pertamina plans to explore for oil and gas in areas close to Indonesia's maritime border in the South China Sea to assert the country's territorial rights, the upstream director of the state-owned company said. "The government needs to have activities around the borders and one of Pertamina's strategies is to support this," Syamsu Alam told Reuters in an interview on Monday. He said Indonesia had lost sovereignty over two disputed islands in the past because it was not developing those areas. "So, like the South China Sea and the borders in North Kalimantan, we need to have some activities there," he said. China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea…

23 Jan 2016

Indonesia to Open Mini LNG Terminal in March

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Indonesia's first mini liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, considered an ideal concept for a gas terminal an archipelago, is set to start operations in March, supplying 40 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of gas to Bali’s Pesanggaran power plant. PT Pelindo Energi Logistik (PEL) is aiming to see operations at its Benoa liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal kick off by March, delivering LNG from Bontang in East Kalimantan to Pesanggaran power plant in Denpasar, Bali.

16 Jun 2014

Golden Eagle Energy Eyes Coal Mines

PT Golden Eagle Energy, a unit of Rajawali Group, plans to buy more than 51 percent shares in coal companies in either South Sumatra or East Kalimantan, worth up to about $94 million, said CEO Hendra Surya. (Investor Daily) Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.  (Compiled by Jakarta Newsroom; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier) ($1 = 11790 Rupiahs)

22 Apr 2014

Offshore Floating Production Hits Headwinds

Floating production has been one of the most significant developments in the oil and gas industry over the past four decades. Since the first floating production unit (Argyll) was installed in 1975, more than 350 offshore fields too deep, too remote or too small for fixed platforms have been developed using floating production facilities. Looking forward, the future of the sector continues to look very promising, but some barriers and threats to growth have appeared. Three hundred and twenty (320) oil/gas floating production units are now in service…

12 Apr 2013

Eni CEO Discusses Projects with Indonesian Prime Minister

Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni (center) meets the Indonesian Minister of Energy Jero Wacik (to his left). Photo: Eni

The Indonesian Minister of Energy, Jero Wacik, and Eni’s CEO, Paolo Scaroni, met today in Jakarta to discuss Eni’s activities in the country. During the meeting, Paolo Scaroni updated the Minister of Energy on the progress of ongoing projects, which are considered strategic for both Eni and the Indonesian Republic. In particular, Paolo Scaroni has illustrated the importance of the project Jangkrik Complex, operated by Eni and located in the East Kalimantan deep waters, where production is expected to start less than seven years after the discovery.

15 Aug 2011

Expro Retains Wireline Contract in Indonesia

International oilfield service company Expro has renewed a three-year contract with Total in Indonesia for the supply of slickline services. As part of the contract, Expro will provide six slickline equipment packages and seven crews to support the drilling and completion operations in the Mahakam permit area. This area includes the following fields: Sisi Nubi, Tunu, Handil, Tambora Peciko. The Mahakam delta is located in East Kalimantan, Borneo. Expro is a leading global provider of through tubing and completion wireline services. Focusing on well performance and service, Expro provides a comprehensive range of services for cost-effective operations.

24 May 2011

Eni Awarded Arguni I Exploration License, Indonesia

In the 2nd Indonesian International Bid Round 2010, Eni has been awarded the 100% participation interest and operatorship of Block Arguni I located on and offshore in the West Papua Province, Eastern Indonesia. The Block Arguni I covers an area of 5,386 square km in the Bintuni Basin, a mainly gas prone, prolific hydrocarbon province, with several giant gas discoveries already in production. The deal involves the drilling of 2 wells and the carrying out of 500 km of 2D and 200 square km of 3D seismic surveys during the first 3 years of exploration.

29 Feb 2008

Sleek Design for Indonesian Tug

The team, composed of owner H. Darmansyah, naval architect Surjo Adji and yard manager Heri Nurcahyono, has built the Muji Rahayu Shipyard into a major player amongst Asian boat builders The yard is located near Samarinda in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.In mid-February they had more than 15 vessels nearing completion. But more than tugs ware under construction. The steel framework for huge covered areas was being assembled so that work could proceed more easily in the rainy season. In other parts of the yard concrete abutments were being built for fitting out piers.

25 Feb 2008

Beside the Mahakam River

One of the world’s least known boat building areas is in and around the city of Samarinda on the Mahakam River in the province of East Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of the Island of Borneo. While some yards are building a dozen and more boats at a time in modern facilities, the tradition of building on the riverbank is alive and well. One such builder is Mr. Suwandi who, in mid-February, was preparing to launch a 28 by 8.1-meter tug for Mr. Syarifuddin who operates a stone quary at Palu on Sulawesi Island. The tug, registered in Samarinda and named Syarasd I, is powered by a pair of in-line six-cylinder Cummins KTA19 engines each generating 600 hp and turning propellers manufactured by Tesco in Jakarta through Twin Disc MG5321DC gears with 6.39:1 ratios. Pt.

21 May 2002

Keppel’s Integration Efforts Bear Results With million contracts

The integration of Keppel Corporation’s offshore and marine businesses has contributed to a $16 million (S$29 million) swamp barge contract clinched as a result of the synergy of the offshore and specialised shipbuilding divisions. Furthermore, with the integration and Keppel’s sharper focus on specialised shipbuilding, especially support vessels, the offshore and marine group has also won a new contract worth S$21 million from Keppel Smit Towage for three 60-ton tugs which are due for delivery in mid 2003. These tugs, a utility boat and two terminal tractor tugs, will be deployed by Keppel Smit Towage in Brunei for charter to Brunei Shell Petroleum Company.

03 Mar 2003

Keppel Completes Raissa

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) Group has strengthened its participation in the inshore oil and gas drilling industry, with the successful completion of the Raissa, a posted submersible drilling barge for Indonesian drilling contractor PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk. Keppel FELS Limited has earlier been chosen as the preferred partner for PT Apexindo’s drilling fleet build-up and enhancement. The Company signed the $29 million contract for Raissa in May 2002, followed by a refurbishment contract for drilling barge, Maera. Another similar newbuilding order for the Yani was signed in October last year. All three drilling units will be deployed in the inshore Tunu field, East Kalimantan, for TotalFinaElf Indonesia.

29 Oct 2002

Keppel Wins Barge Order

Keppel Corporation Limited, through its offshore unit in Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has clinched another contract to build a swamp barge from repeat customer, PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk (PT Apexindo). The S$25 million contract for the swamp barge, Yani, is the third contract PT Apexindo has awarded to Keppel FELS Ltd. The Indonesian drilling contractor, who recently obtained a public listing on the Jakarta Stock Exchange, has earlier awarded Keppel with two other contracts, one for the new construction of swamp barge Raisa, and another for the repair and refurbishment of swamp barge Maera. Said Mr Tong Chong Heong, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Keppel O&M…

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