Pertamina collaborates with Exxon, Chevron to realise carbon storage centre

Jakarta – PT Pertamina (Persero) is working with ExxonMobil and Chevron to realise Indonesia as regional carbon storage. President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, said Indonesia has the potential to become a carbon storage centre, reaching 400 Giga tonnes of CO2.

“We are targeting Indonesia to become regional carbon storage. And currently Pertamina and ExxonMobil and Chevron are working on Carbon Capture Utlisation and Storage (CCUS),” said Widyawati, at the Research & Technology Innovation Day.

CCUS cooperation with Exxon will be worked on in the Sunda Strait basin, while with Chevron the potential for carbon storage in the East Kalimantan basin will be worked on.

Oki Muraza, SVP of Research and Technology Innovation at Pertamina said that two targets must be achieved to implement CCUS, namely technical and regulatory.

“We have four needs, the first is infrastructure. So we can get CO2, how to increase its purity because it must be above 98% to be injected into the earth,” explained Muraza.

After infrastructure, investment is also needed, which is believed to be a significant amount. This is due to the need to use various specialised infrastructure.

Furthermore, Muraza said Pertamina’s work must be fulfilled in terms of technology, and next is the need for regulation. (Hartatik)

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