Posts Tagged ‘Oil & Gas’

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MEMR Imposes New Abandonment and Site Restoration Obligations for Indonesian Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

By Wynne Prasetyo Indonesia’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR“), after a long wait, has regulated abandonment and site restoration (“ASR“) activities, or post-operation activities, for the upstream oil and gas sector. MEMR Regulation No. 15 of 2018 regarding Post-Operation Activities in Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (“MEMR Reg. 15/2018“) came into effect [...]

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SSEK Contributes Indonesia Chapter to Oil & Gas Regulation Guide

SSEK partners Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz have contributed the Indonesia chapter to the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Oil & Gas Regulation 2018. Fitriana and Syahdan provide a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas sector in Indonesia. They examine issues related to exploration and production, licenses, royalties, taxation, contracts, local content rules, [...]

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Tax Treatment for Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts in Indonesian Oil and Gas Sector

By Ira A. Eddymurthy and Fransiscus Rodyanto The Government of Indonesia (“GOI“) first regulated Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (“Gross Split PSC“) in early 2017, with the enactment of Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR“) Regulation Number 8 of 2017 regarding Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts, as amended by MEMR Regulation Number 52 of [...]

Oil & Gas Regulation 2017

Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution in the Indonesian Oil and Gas Sector

By Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz Indonesia’s new Negative Investment List, as recently issued in Presidential Regulation No. 44 of 2016 regarding List of Business Fields that Are Closed and Business Fields that Are Open with Requirements in the Field of Capital Investment, stipulates the foreign shareholding limitations for various business fields. Among others, [...]

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Oil and Gas Transportation and Infrastructure in Indonesia

By Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz Gas transportation by pipeline in Indonesia is regulated under Government Regulation No. 36 of 2004 regarding Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Business Activities as has been amended by Government Regulation No. 30 of 2009 (“GR 36″) and Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR”) Regulation No. 19 of [...]

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Restrictions on Contractors in the Indonesian Oil and Gas Sector

By Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz There are a number of rules for Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) Contractors in Indonesia’s oil and gas sector, including those on the export of production, currency exchange and the transfer or disposal of development rights. Subject to obtaining requisite export approvals, a Contractor is entitled to export its [...]

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Indonesian Oil and Gas Sector: Role of the State

By Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz Extracted oil and gas in Indonesia remains owned by the State until it passes the point of export or other delivery point. Thereafter, the Government is entitled to a certain percentage of the production output as apportioned under the Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”), as is the Contractor. Under [...]

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Development of Oil and Natural Gas in Indonesia

By Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz Indonesia’s oil and gas sector is governed by Law No. 22 of 2001 regarding Oil and Gas (the “Oil and Gas Law”). The state retains mineral rights throughout Indonesian territory and the Government holds the mining authority. The oil and gas sector comprises upstream and downstream activities, which [...]

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Overview of the Indonesian Natural Gas Sector

By Fitriana Mahiddin and Syahdan Z. Aziz Indonesia has approximately 150-153 trillion standard cubic feet (“TSCF”) of natural gas reserves. The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016 recorded 100.3 TSCF of proven reserves in Indonesia as of the end of 2015, with gas production reaching 75 billion m3, which is a slight decrease from [...]

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Indonesia Regulates Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts for Conventional and Non-Conventional Oil and Gas

By Fransiscus Rodyanto The Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (“MEMR”) on January 13, 2017 issued Regulation No. 08 of 2017 regarding Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (“MEMR Reg. 8/2017″), ¬†which came into force on January 16, 2017. The main features of MEMR Reg. 8/2017 are as follows: Gross Split PSC MEMR Reg. 8/2017 [...]