EMP Malacca Strait SA (EMP MSSA) inaugurated the increase of oil production of 300 barrels per day from MSTB-01 field in the village of Tanjung of West Tebing Tinggi Sub district in Kepulauan Meranti Regency on Tuesday, March 24.
In addition to the presence of Kepulauan Merantis’ Regent Drs Irwan Nasir MSi the event was also attended by, among others, Division Head of Mines and Energy of Kepulauan Meranti Regency Herman, Head of BLH Irmansyah, Speaker of Local House of People’s Representative (DPRD) of Kepulauan Meranti Regency Fauzi Hasan, Vice Speaker of DPRD of Kepulauan Meranti Regency Muzamil, Commander (Pabung) of Bengkalis Military Command 0303 Major Arm Bismi Tambunan, Sub-district Head and Head of Police Precinct (Kapolsek) of West Tebing Tinggi, Village Head of Tanjung, Darul Takzim, and Operational Head of SKK Migas (Special work unit of oil and gas) for the northern part of Sumatra Rudy Fadjar.
The event started at 11:30 a.m. with the delivery of safety briefing by Production Manager Kusnu Budi H, and was followed by a brief presentation on the operation of MSTB-01. As the host, Operation Area Departmental Manager Sutedja Saputra had to accompany GM EMP MSSA Bagus C Kartika during the event.
General Manager (GM) EMP MSSA Bagus C Kartika said in his speech that EMP MSSA has planned to operate MSTB field since long time ago. Currently, MSTB field has already been in production at 300 barrels per day. “I would like to thank all the people who have helped to make this initial operation of MSTB wells become successful,” said Bagus.
He added, in the future EMP MSSA plans to increase the production from the field of TB. It can be realized by preparing the production from other 4 (four) wells.
On the occasion Bagus also said that EMP MSSA will increase the supply of gas to PLN. As planned the gas will be used for power generation and the power supplies can be eventually enjoyed by the people in the village of Mengkikip in Merbau Sub-district of Kepulauan Meranti Regency.
“Hopefully the benefit of electricity can be enjoyed by the local people,” he said.
Head of Operation of SKK Migas for the northern part of Sumatra (Sumbagut) Rudi Fajar delivered his gratitude to all those who have supported the operation of MSTB-01. In particular, he as the proxy of SKK Migas also expressed his thanks to the local people and the local government (Pemda) who have helped the company obtain permits.
Meanwhile, Regent of Kepulauan Meranti Drs Irwan MSi in his speech thanked and gave congratulation to EMP MSSA for the operation of MSTB-01 wells. As hoped in the future Kepulauan Meranti Regency will be able to process crude oil by itself and in that way the people will no longer suffer from a lack of oil fuel (BBM).
“If we work together, then anything will be easy to do,” he said.
After an opening speech by the Regent, the event went on with the exchange of souvenirs. After having been praying the peak of event was a ceremonial inauguration by opening a valve that can drain oil of MSTB-01 from storage tank to main barge 18.
The event was followed by the initial signing of banner on work safety by Regent of Meranti Islands and followed by GM EMP MSSA, Speaker and Vice Speaker of DPRD, Head of Operation of SKK Migas for the northern part of Sumatra, all Division Heads of Meranti Islands Regency, officers of Indonesian Navy and Police, and Field Managers of EMP MSSA.
The event ended with the planting of trees around the operational areas of the company by the Regent together with other governmental officials. It was a symbol of activities of green campaigns that have been carried out by EMP MSSA as the company’s manifestation and concern on environmental preservation in the country. (*)
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