PetroChina Jabung Receives PROPER Green Awards

09 January 2020 by
Mohammad Iman Mahditama

PetroChina International Jabung Ltd. received two PROPER Green Awards, one each for its Betara [Gas] Field and Geragai [Oil] Field, from the Environment and Forestry Ministry on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar handed the awards to PetroChina President Nie Changmou in a ceremony at the Vice Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

This was the third PROPER Green Award for PetroChina’s Betara [Gas] Field and the first one for Geragai [Oil] Field, which obtained PROPER Blue Award in previous years. Both PetroChina entities are the two highest-ranked foreign production sharing contractors (PSCs) among exploration and production oil and gas companies that received PROPER Green Award this year.

PROPER is the Environment and Forestry Ministry’s annual assessment of companies’ environment management performance. It seeks to promote adherence to environmental regulations. The highest PROPER rank is Gold, awarded for consistent environmental excellence in production process, ethical business practices and social responsibility. Green, the second highest rank, is for companies that go “beyond compliance” in PROPER criteria. Next is Blue rank, which indicates fulfillment of environment management requirements.

In 2018-2019, PetroChina achieved the Green rank through collaborative efforts between teams in Jabung Field for innovations in Biodiversity, Environment Management System, 3R Solid Waste, 3R Hazardous Waste, Water Conservation, Emissions Reduction and Energy Efficiency.The company also boosted its coffee ecotourism, women economic empowerment and literacy programs in Tanjung Jabung Barat regency, Jambi, to support its PROPER program.

This year, 2,012 companies received PROPER awards, including 26 companies receiving PROPER Gold, 174 receiving PROPER Green and 1,507 receiving PROPER Blue.

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, who was present at the awarding ceremony, said in his opening speech that companies should strive to protect the environment. “We need to remember that we borrow this earth, air, water and energy resources from our grandchildren. We need to sow good things so that our children and grandchildren can reap good benefits,” he said.

Mohammad Iman Mahditama January 9, 2020
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