State-owned PT Pertamina has benefited a lot President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo nationalist-oriented policies in the oil and gas sector. After taking over the Mahakam block, East Kalimantan from Total E&P, Pertamina could take over the Rokan block following the exit of Chevron Pacific Indonesia. That being said, Pertamina’s Senior Vice President for Upstream Strategic Planning and Operation Evaluation Meidawati said that the two giant blocks are actually not the focus of Pertamina’s attention. Instead, Pertamina is focused on the management of the Tuban block, the Ogan Komering block, the North Sumatera block, the Southeast Sumatera block, the Sanga-Sanga block, the East Kalimantan block, and the Attaka block.
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