CNODC, RIPED Delegation Team Visits PCJL Facility in Betara

03 April 2024 by
Mohammad Iman Mahditama

On March 25, 2024, a high-level delegation from the China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Company (CNODC) and the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED) conducted a thorough Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) inspection at the Betara Gas Plant (BGP). This strategic facility is operated by PetroChina International Jabung Ltd. (PCJL).

The delegation was led by He Wenyuan, President of CNODC, and included other representatives of CNODC as well as members from RIPED. They were welcomed by PCJL 's leadership, including President Director Qian Mingyang and General Manager Jabung Wang Heping.

In the BGP camp's meeting room, President He Wenyuan was briefed by the field operation department and engaged in meaningful discussions with the on-site employees. He expressed his profound gratitude for their contribution to the stable operation and safety production of the oil field.

The inspection by President He Wenyuan covered key operational areas, including the carbon dioxide separation process system and natural gas liquid recovery system. He also evaluated the environmental protection measures in place, such as produced water treatment and flare emissions management.

President He Wenyuan acknowledged the significant achievement of the Jabung oil field's successful operation for over two decades. He addressed the challenges of aging infrastructure and emphasized the importance of upgrading and transforming existing oil and gas processing facilities to ensure operational excellence throughout the new Production Sharing Contract (PSC) term. He stressed that safe production is essential for corporate growth, employee safety, and sustainable development, urging PCJL to prioritize safety and continuously enhance safety protocols.

The delegation's itinerary also included visiting Embung Muntialo, an ecotourism spot in Betara, showcasing PCJL's commitment to community empowerment and sustainable development. Launched in 2021, this initiative demonstrates PCJL 's strategic approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR), converting the Muntialo retention basin into a thriving ecotourism destination while preserving its ecological balance.

By 2023, the Muntialo retention basin had become a symbol of PCJL 's community-driven development efforts, with comprehensive tourism infrastructure now in place. The site is managed by locals who have received specialized training in hospitality and waste management, provided by PCJL.

The economic impact of these initiatives is evident, with the Muntialo Tourism Site reporting a significant increase in net profit and a surge in visitor numbers. President He Wenyuan praised the positive impact of PCJL 's CSR initiatives, noting their role in job creation, income enhancement, and sustainable community development. He underscored the importance of corporate contributions to society and responsibility in securing long-term success. PCJL's balanced approach to economic and social responsibilities has significantly contributed to the sustainable development of local communities and enhanced the company's reputation.

PCJL is committed to expanding its environmental education initiatives at the Muntialo site, with plans to integrate clean energy, waste reduction, and biodiversity conservation into its management practices. These efforts aim to enrich the visitor experience and promote the region's sustainable development.

Mohammad Iman Mahditama April 3, 2024
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