JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - State-owned energy company Pertamina and The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have signed the Comprehensive Strategic Framework (CSF) today to explore opportunities for cooperation across the oil and gas business chain in both the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, and on the international level.
The signing of the agreement was carried out by Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, CEO of ADNOC Group, and President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, in Jakarta.
With this agreement, Pertamina and ADNOC will explore opportunities for cooperation in the upstream-downstream sectors. The projects that are considered include participation in the UAE upstream oil and gas sector, refineries, petrochemicals, LNG, LPG, Avtur and the oil and gas retail business in Indonesia.
In addition, both parties will explore various other forms of strategic collaboration.
Pertamina continues to expand its business abroad and markets various types of products such as fuel, lubricants, LPG, LNG and petrochemicals.
The company has six oil refineries with a production capacity of 1.1 million barrels of oil per day (mmbpd). At present, Pertamina is also developing new and renewable energy from various potential sources in Indonesia.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber expressed his joy at the signing of this agreement. According to him, this agreement will strengthen relations between the two countries. "Indonesia has a rapidly growing industrial base and energy market. "We see significant opportunities to work together between the two companies to build projects to achieve common strategic goals," he said.
He added that the collaboration will show the efforts of ADNOC to create value for the entire portfolio and its efforts to expand international investment to become a truly global energy company.
Meanwhile, President Director of Pertamina Nicke Widyawati said Pertamina plans to develop an additional refinery capacity of 1 MMBPD through the Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP) and Grass Root Refineries (GRR) projects.
"The partnership with ADNOC will be an important milestone for Pertamina to secure energy supplies from abroad. "The interest of ADNOC to participate in the oil and gas business in Indonesia is very meaningful support for Pertamina to ensure availability and accessibility of energy for the people of Indonesia," Nicke said.
The work team of the two parties will hold a meeting for the next few months to evaluate and select key areas for strategic collaboration across the assets and project portfolios of the two companies. So that it is expected that a more specific collaboration collaboration option will be agreed to be executed by the end of 2019.
This partnership will be a new step in ADNOC's transformation in all fields and value creation programs in energy and petrochemical development and ensure that ADNOC remains a strong and flexible company that can fully exploit emerging market opportunities and trends.
This transformation is driven by an expanded strategic partnership approach and joint investment, as well as a more proactive management of ADNOC's business portfolio, assets and capital.
For Pertamina, this collaboration will support its efforts to take part in the global energy scene as well as a springboard to increase competitiveness in order to compete with international energy businesses.