SKK Migas and Production Sharing Contractors (PSCs) across Indonesia, including PetroChina, have joined the government’s mangrove-planting program as an effort to reduce carbon emissions or zero emission.
SKK Migas, PetroChina and another PSC Jadestone Energy Lemang Pte. Ltd. on November 9, 2022, planted almost 25,000 mangrove trees in 5-hectare area in Pangkal Babu Mangrove Tourism Park, Tanjung Jabung Barat Regency in Jambi Province.
The mangrove-planting event was attended by Dencio Renato Boele, PetroChina’s Vice President Human Resources and Relations; Andi Arie Pangeran, Spokesperson for SKK Migas Southern Sumatra Representative Office; Jambi Deputy Governor Abdullah Sani; Tanjung Jabung Barat Regent Anwar Sadat; and other officials. Mangrove-planting program is carried out within stages and estimated to complete by the end of December this year.
Dencio said that PetroChina hoped the mangrove forest would give many benefits for the environment, as well as tourism. “Apart from supporting the tree-planting program, PetroChina also provides other development programs in this area, including the construction of 6-kilometer community road to create better access to reach the forest,” he said.
According to SKK Migas, the SKK Migas – PSCs are committed to plant as much as 1.7 million trees. The reduction of carbon emission program is one of strategic pillars for the Indonesia Oil & Gas (IOG) 4.0 agenda.
The Upstream Oil and Gas Reforestation Program and PSCs would be symbolically presented during the 3rd International Convention on Indonesian Upstream Oil and Gas 2022 (ICIUOG 2022) in Bali on November 24, 2022.