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Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit
Sentral Senayan II Office Tower
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta 10270


Chevron is a major partner in Indonesia's economy and an active member of the community. Through our wholly owned subsidiary PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia, we are the largest producer of Indonesia's crude oil. We are searching for new oil and gas reserves from central Sumatra to offshore East Kalimantan. We have begun design work on our deepwater natural gas project off East Kalimantan through Chevron Indonesia Company Our geothermal operations in Indonesia help make Chevron the largest producer of geothermal energy in the world. Chevron sells lubricants in Indonesia through our subsidiary PT Chevron Oil Products Indonesia.

Sumatra Operations

The company’s first significant step in Asian exploration and production came in Indonesia in 1924, when Standard Oil Co. of California (Socal) dispatched a geological expedition to the island of Sumatra. In 1936, the as-yet unproductive holdings became part of Caltex, the worldwide combination of the Texas Co. and Socal. Five years later, the company drilled into the formation that would become the Duri Field, today site of the world’s largest enhanced recovery steam flood.

In 1944, a well near the village of Minas – which company explorers had placed a rig over at the outbreak of World War II – was drilled by Japanese troops. Minas became the largest oil field ever discovered in Southeast Asia. Interrupted by the war and Indonesia’s subsequent struggle for independence, production began in 1952. In 1963, the company was incorporated in Indonesia as P.T. Caltex Pacific Indonesia (CPI).

CPI was awarded operatorship of the Kisaran Block in 2001. The block is located in a gas and oil prospective basin just north of the Rokan Block. Chevron holds a 25 percent interest in South Natuna Sea Block B. During the initial exploration and delineation phase of the 1970s and early 1980s, a eastward into the ultra-deep PSCs of the Kutei Basin. An appraisal well is planned for 2006.

In 2005, South Natuna Block B total daily production averaged 61,000 barrels of crude oil (7,000 net barrels) and 359 million cubic feet of natural gas (82 million net cubic feet). Production is from three crude oil and natural gas fields, and six dry natural gas fields. The first crude oil from the $1.6 billion Belanak project occurred in early 2005. Development drilling will continue through late 2006, and estimated project completion date is mid-2008.

The CPI operated Dumai terminal provides a critical link between Indonesia’s produced petroleum resources and their markets even though PERTAMINA owns and operates most of the country’s downstream assets. Using high speed pumps, the Dumai port can load four tankers simultaneously from its 6-million-barrel storage system.


Exploration activities in central Sumatra began in early 1924 when Socal geologist, Richard N. Nelson conducted short surface geological survey and then follow by James P. Bailey in year 1935 to evaluate and make recommendation for the area. Which later calls Rokan Block.

Sumatra OperationThe first exploration woks initiated in year 1936 to 1937, when small exploration team performed geologic mapping and seismic acquisition along Rokan river sides. In the following year, the first exploratory Kubu well no.1 (1938) was drilled and no hydrocarbon indication result. The milestone exploration discovery was made in year 1940 when the second exploratory Sebanga well no.1 was drilled and encountered gas accumulation in Menggala reservoir and follows by another success story by finding oil pools when drilled Duri well no.1 in year 1941 and Minas well no-1 in year 1944, also other major oil fields. Today more than a hundred (100) oil and gas fields have been encountered by Exploration team.

In the past Exploration experienced operation activities in many areas onshore and offshore out of Rokan, Siak and MFK PSCs there are Jambi, Singkarak (West Sumatra), Sibolga (North Sumatra), Langsa (Aceh), Coastal Plain (Central Sumatra), and Kisaran (North Sumatra) PSCs. Currently Exploration activities only in Rokan and Siak blocks of Central Sumatra. Exploration still commits and consistent to find new oil and gas pools by applying new play concept and using leading edge technology for stake holders benefit.

Kalimantan Operation

Chevron Indonesia Company (formerly Unocal Indonesia Company/ UICo) has been active in Indonesia for 38 years. The Company has been working in close partnership with the Indonesian Government as a Production Sharing Contractor (PSC), under BPMIGAS (Executive Agency for Upstream Oil & Gas Business Activities).

Currently Chevron Indonesia Company operates 12 fields in East Kalimantan PSC and 1 field in the Makassar Strait PSC in an area embracing about 6.6 million acres (27,000 square kilometers). Chevron Indonesia Company also has a major supply agreement with the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant in Bontang.

Chevron Indonesia Company’s shareholder, Chevron Corporation, is one of the world’s leading energy companies. Chevron subsidiaries conduct businesses in approximately 180 countries around the world employing more than 53,000 employees. Chevron operates its business in Indonesia under the IndoAsia Business Unit (IBU) that covers both operations in Indonesia and the Philippines (Geothermal), in which Chevron Indonesia Company is one of its business entities.

Besides Chevron Indonesia Company, IBU also manages PT. Chevron Pacific Indonesia, a PSC company operating in Riau and North Sumatra provinces, as well as geothermal and power companies in Indonesia: Chevron Geothermal Indonesia, Ltd. and Chevron Geothermal Salak, Ltd. While in the Philippines IBU manages Chevron Geothermal Philippines Holding Inc. (CGPHI).

Chevron Indonesia Company’s operations is guided by The Chevron Way, the universal values that demands the highest levels of integrity and achievement from its employees as in working with business partners, communities, customers, and colleagues. Chevron will always respect and comply with the law, support universal human rights, protect the environment and benefit the communities where it operates.

World Class Operations

As of June 2006, Chevron Indonesia Company is supported by around 1,734 employees, in which 1,221 are stationed in East Kalimantan and another 513 in Jakarta. Chevron Indonesia Company is also supported by more than 1,300 business partner contractor employees. In 2005, Chevron Indonesia Company contributed around 54,000 BOPD of liquid and 218 MMCFD gas production to the National oil and gas production.

Kalimantan OperationChevron Indonesia Company’s concession area is divided by the Mahakam Delta - as the imaginary border - into two main areas: North and South area, and the West Seno, a deepwater project at the Makassar Strait. On the North operation area, Chevron Indonesia Company operates Attaka, Melahin, Kerindingan, Serang and West Seno fields, and the Santan terminal. While on the South operation area, Chevron Indonesia Company runs the Sepinggan and Yakin fields, Lawe-Lawe Terminal and Base Camp, Penajam Supply Base (PSB), and Pasir Ridge Balikpapan Office. Sepinggan & Yakin, Attaka and West Seno are three of Chevron Indonesia Company’s major fields. Lying on the south of Delta Mahakam, Sepinggan and Yakin fields have been producing oil & gas for more than 3 decades. Sepinggan commenced production in April 1975, reaching a peak production of 26.600 barrels oil per day (BOPD) by 1991, while Yakin started up just over a year later, reaching 13.200 BOPD by 1986.

Geothermal Energy

Chevron is the world’s largest producer of geothermal energy, a renewable resource that captures the natural power of steam from the earth to generate electricity.

Currently, Chevron’s geothermal operations have a capacity to produce 1,273 megawatts of geothermal energy. This is enough energy to meet the needs of approximately 16 million people in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Geothermal is Renewable Energy

Global energy demand is expected to increase by 50 percent by 2030. While conventional fossil fuels will continue to be the primary source of energy for decades to come, changing market dynamics and higher energy prices are accelerating the pace and scale at which renewable energy is becoming a part of mainstream energy supplies.

Geothermal OperationRenewable energy is a method of generating power by resources that are not depleted when consumed or converted into other forms of energy. Geothermal energy is classified as renewable because it is energy derived from natural heat within the earth, which is essentially limitless. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate, the European Union Ministry of Environment and the World Resources Institute all classify geothermal as renewable energy. In 2006, Chevron expanded its Corporate Strategy to target investments in renewable energy technologies and capture profitable positions in important renewable resources of energy. Chevron is investing in alternative and renewable energy technologies to help expand and diversify the world’s supply. In Indonesia alone, Chevron has invested over US $ 1 billion in geothermal renewable energy operations.

Chevron began geothermal operations during the 1960s in the western United States by pioneering the development of The Geysers – which is the world’s largest geothermal field. Other projects in the United States were also developed during the 1970’s. Around the same time, two discoveries in the Philippines led to the development of the Tiwi and Makiling-Banahaw (Mak-Ban) geothermal projects.

The company later discovered Salak and Darajat in Indonesia during the 1980s and began commercial production in the 1990s.

Geothermal energy is used for electricity production and constitutes most of Chevron’s investment in renewable energy. By the end of 2007, Chevron has produced over 136 million megawatt hours of electricity from the projects operated in Indonesia and the Philippines. The equivalent amount of coal-fired generations would have resulted in approximately 98 million metric tons of carbon dioxide Being discharged into the atmosphere.