Help is on the way for Indonesia – energy ministry

Wiratmaja Puja says Indonesia is attempting to reform and revive the country’s ailing upstream sector
By Damon Evans 10 November 2016
An offshore rig at the Mahakam block. Indonesia is reforming its upstream sector. (SKKMigas)

Wiratmaja Puja was appointed director general of oil and gas at Indonesia’s Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in May 2015. He told Interfax Natural Gas Daily that the government is accelerating upstream reforms to attract foreign investors.

Interfax Natural Gas Daily: What reforms are you introducing to stimulate the upstream business and when will they be implemented?

Wiratmaja Puja: Several significant reforms will be introduced. First, we are revising government regulation GR79 to give [an] incentive to the upstream. [As a result,] there will be no...

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