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SKK Migas Emphasizes Massive Drilling Continues to Prioritize HSE

SKK Migas Emphasizes Massive Drilling Continues to Prioritize HSE

Jakarta, Timerilis.com – The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) has declared 2023 as the year of national oil and gas production entered the incline phase.

This is supported by massive investment reaching US$ 15.5 billion and aggressive programs, one of which is the drilling of development wells in 2023 which is targeted at 991 wells or 30.4% higher than the realization of good drilling last year.

As a high-risk industry, health safety & environment (HSE) is a priority in the upstream oil and gas industry. So, SKK Migas always gives attention and inherent supervision in the application of HSE in the national oil and gas industry.

“Upstream oil and gas investment will be absorbed in drilling activities with the largest portion. Therefore, SKK Migas pays special attention and conducts strict supervision in the implementation of drilling activities. We emphasize that everyone must have high self-awareness of safety and make safety not only a priority but a value,” said SKK Migas Deputy for Exploitation Wahju Wibowo, Wednesday (5/4/2023).

Wahyu emphasized that work safety or safety for workers in the upstream oil and gas industry has a high value. According to him, safety and health are closely related to productivity and efficiency which indeed support each other’s performance.

“The implementation of HSE in upstream oil and gas is much better than the average global upstream oil and gas industry. This can be seen from the HSE performance of the national oil and gas industry in 2022 with 341 million working hours, the incident rate (IR) calculation of 0.23 is better than the Global IR average which in 2021 reached 0.77,” Wahyu said.

“The IR achievement as of March 2023 has indeed increased slightly to 0.31, but along with the efforts made by SKK Migas, we are optimistic that by the end of 2023, HSE implementation will improve so that IR is expected to be like the 2022 achievement,” Wahyu added.

Wahyu added that the challenges in implementing the development well drilling program are not only related to the availability of rigs. But, the availability of competent human resources (HR). Each operating rig will have hundreds of workers involved and this is a challenge for SKK Migas and KKKS because from 2016 to 2020, the average number of development well drilling is around 200 wells. With the increasing number of well drilling to 991 by 2023, it certainly requires a larger number of workers with sufficient competence and experience.

“Our challenge to ensure the 2023 drilling target becomes very complex because it requires the availability of human resources who have qualified competence and experience, while over the past few years, not many people have worked on rigs. SKK Migas and KKKS are working hard so that HSE can still be implemented optimally for the implementation of drilling activities runs safely and smoothly,” Wahyu explained.

The massive drilling of development wells is a result of efforts from achieving the 2030 target of oil production of 1 million barrels per day (BOPD) and gas of 12 billion cubic feet per day (BSCFD). Even in the future, the drilling of development wells must reach above 1,000 wells each year.

“Therefore, we are currently accelerating the ability of the upstream oil and gas supporting industry, including its human resources to achieve the 2030 target implementation,” Wahyu said.

Upstream oil and gas investment not only has an impact on increasing national oil and gas production, but also the resulting multiplier effect is huge. According to the Indonesia Petroleum Association (IPA), the multiplier effect of upstream oil and gas investment can reach 3-5 times. So, an investment of US$ 15.5 billion will drive the economy from US$ 46.5 billion to US$ 77.5 billion.

The massive investment will increase the frequency of work which has the potential to increase risks, but SKK Migas has made efforts to minimize risks so that the potential for accidents can be reduced to a minimum.

Related to this, Wahju said in 2023 for the first time safety audit activities will be carried out by credible parties to all KKKS. With hope, the safety that has been carried out by KKKS can be improved in its implementation.

“In 2023, the KKKS proposed safety-related costs are higher compared to last year. Therefore, SKK Migas will encourage safety-related costs, including training to improve the competence of human resources in the field of safety to be implemented by KKKS. We will provide sanctions for KKKS that do not absorb 100% of the safety-related budget, “Wahyu explained. (Eva/Rd)