Does Covid-19 Outbreak Severely Affect Tangguh Train III Completion?


The Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) said that the work on the Tangguh Train III Project in Bintuni Bay, West Papua, continues to run despite the Covid-19 pandemic. SKK Migas Deputy for Operations Julius Wiratno told, Thursday (3/26) that Tangguh Train III Project has now reached 80 percent overall, while the project works in offshore areas reached 98 percent. If nothing goes in the way, the project can start operating in the third quarter of 2021.

BP Indonesia Head of Country Moektianto Soeryowibowo ensured that the Tangguh Train III Project, which has 3.8 million tons of liquefied natural gas (MPTA) production capacity, is still running normally. However, it limited the number of workers in the field to minimize the spread of Covid-19. "Only those who have jobs that are critical to the operations’ safety and sustainability, and for the workflow, may work in the field," he said.

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