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Makassar – The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) jointly with Contractors (KKKS) of Papua Barat and Maluku Areas held a workshop on the implementation of Law Number 2 of 2013 on Land Acquisition for the Development of Public Interest. The two day event was opened by the Deputy Chairman for Business Support Management of SKK Migas, Gerhard M. Rumeser in Makassar, Tuesday (30/4). Some resource persons attended the workshop such as representatives from the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Land Agency, Ministry of Finance, and academician from the University of Cendrawasih, Jayapura.
Gerhard explained that, SKK Migas has planned the 2013 as the year of drilling. It is planned that this year will drill 258 exploration wells 1,178 development well, and work over of 1.094 wells. “Majority of this drilling location are in onshore area, therefore land acquisition is required,” he said.
Beyond the euphoria over the regional autonomy, the more increasing number of oil and gas Contractors and the greater number of the people have made the land acquisition process of being more difficult. The land unavailability issues have become one of the postponed drilling activity factors. “By the promulgation of the new Law on Land Acquisition, all parties are expected to support the implementation of land acquisition process for upstream oil and gas business activities,” Gerhard concluded. (OLW)