Statoil established its Indonesia office in 2007, and has since then built an exploration portfolio in a systematic manner.

As oil and gas exploration in Indonesia is now shifting to the eastern region of the country where most of the new areas are located offshore, Statoil as a leading international deep water operator, now has 40 employees in Jakarta, Indonesia, is eyeing the potential growth.


From 2011 – present (2013), Statoil as the Operator, has drilled 3 exploration wells in the Karama PSC, as well as participating on the drilling of four non-operated wells in Kuma PSC (ConocoPhillips as the Operator), North Ganal PSC (Eni Indonesia as the Operator), North Makassar Strait PSC (Niko Resources as the Operator), and West Papua IV PSC (Niko Resources as the Operator).

On the Halmahera II PSC where Statoil is the Operator, a 6,000-km 2D seismic acquisition was completed in July 2013, the data are now being processed and analysed.

Statoil Milestones in Indonesia

• January – Kuma PSC signed
• March – Karama PSC signed
• August – Statoil’s Jakarta office established

• May – North Makassar Strait PSC farm-in
• May – Halmahera-Kofiau PSC farm-in
• May – West Papua IV PSC farm-in
• November – North Ganal PSC concession round
• November – Obi PSC concession round
• November – Halmahera II PSC concession round
• December – Halmahera II PSC signed

• January to August - Karama PSC drilling
• July – Aru PSC signed

• January – West Papua IV PSC drilling
• June – North Makassar Strait PSC drilling
• July – Halmahera II PSC 2D seismic acquisition, the data are now being processed and analysed

Statoil Indonesia’s CSR contributes to local communities during the exploration stage. The programmes from 2009 to 2012 for the Karama PSC area in Mamuju Regency, West Sulawesi, included initiatives within health, education, public facilities, local community empowerment, and environment. In Halmahera II PSC area, Statoil has been supporting an education programme in South Halmahera, North Maluku since 2013.