Since establishment on December 10th, 1957, Pertamina has participated in the oil and gas business, upstream to downstream. Pertamina’s upstream business is conducted in several regions in Indonesia and abroad include activities in the fields of exploration, production, and oil and gas distribution. To support the exploration and production activities, Pertamina also pursues technology and drilling service businesses, as well as other activities that develop geothermal energy and Coal Bed Methane (CBM). In exploiting oil and gas both within and outside the country, Pertamina operates either independently or through various partner cooperation arrangements, namely through Cooperation Operations (KSO), a Joint Operation Body (JOB), a Technical Assistance Contract (TAC), Indonesia Participating/Pertamina Participating Interest (IP/PPI), and a Joint Operations Board (BOB).
Pertamina is owned by the Government of Indonesia.
Pertamina Geothermal exploration and production activities are conducted entirely within the country and are intended to support government programs providing a second stage 10,000 Mega Watt (MW) of electricity. In addition, Pertamina is also developing CBM, a coal with methane gas (GMB) product, in order to support energy diversification, increasing the government’s national gas supply.
Currently managed methane gas reserves of Indonesia by Pertamina number 6 Production Sharing Contracts (PSC)-CBM.
Pertamina’s downstream sector includes processing of crude oil, marketing and trade of oil products, gas and petrochemicals, and shipping related to distributing Company product. Processing activities consist of: RU II (Dumai), RU III (Plaju), RU IV (Cilacap), RU V (Balikpapan), RU VI (Balongan) and RU VII (Sorong).
In addition, Pertamina also operates the Arun LNG Plant Unit (Aceh) and Bontang LNG Plant Unit (East Kalimantan). Products include fuel oil (BBM) as premium, kerosene, diesel fuel, diesel oil and fuel oil, and non-fuels such as lubricants, asphalt, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), and Musicool as well as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), paraxylene, propylene, Polytam, PTA and other products.