Pertamina mulls CCUS projects at Sukowati, Gundih fields
Indonesian state-run Pertamina last week signed agreements for developing carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) projects at its Sukowati and Gundih oil and gas fields.
For the Sukowati field in east Java, Pertamina signed the MoU with Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. and Jakarta-based Lemigas Research and Development Center. In this study, the parties will consider the possibility of a demonstration test for transportation of CO2 from nearby gas field using CO2 pipeline, and injection and storage of CO2 into the oil reservoir of the Sukowati field.
Dannif Danusaputro, CEO of the company’s power and new and renewable energy division, said this collaboration would greatly support Indonesia's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% in 2030.
Pertamina said it is committed to implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects in running its business. Its business will focus on clean energy in the future, which encourages greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
For the Gundih field in central Java, Pertamina signed a CCUS joint study agreement with Japanese companies, JGC, J-Power and Janus, and Indonesia-based Bandung Institute of Technology.
"We see that these initiatives are in line with the commitment and implementation of ESG in Pertamina's business. It is expected that all of these collaborations will have good and impactful results. By collaborating, we hope that the transition to clean energy or new renewable energy will be faster, especially in Indonesia," Danusaputro said.