Working in Indonesia
BP has operated for over four decades in Indonesia. Today we employ some 1,200 people representing the societies in which they operate
Through various heritage companies, we are one of the largest investors in Indonesia with cumulative capital investment to date of over US$5 billion, with an additional $10 billion to be spent over the next decade. In Indonesia, our operations include exploration and production as well as downstream activities in several locations across the country.
Most of our employees work at our headquarters in Jakarta, co-ordinating and supporting our main asset – the Tangguh LNG project in Papua Barat. Our Jakarta office covers departments such as finance, tax, procurement and supply chain, wells, commercial, legal, human resources, engineering, project, safety and operational risk, resource and exploration.
Tangguh LNG is the centrepiece of our presence in Indonesia. It is the first fully vertically integrated LNG operation in Indonesia, producing gas from Papua Barat offshore and delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers. Tangguh started up in 2009 and is operating at design capacity. Work is now ongoing to expand the plant through the addition of a third LNG train.
Tangguh presents us with a remarkable opportunity and a great challenge. The gas reserves beneath Bintuni Bay can provide a valuable source of future energy, but to reach and extract this energy we have to address a wide range of environmental and social issues, particularly because the Bintuni Bay area is rich in biodiversity and is one of the lesser developed areas of Indonesia. As a significant international stakeholder in the project, we are committed to excellence in all we do – from our safe and responsible production processes to our ability to meet market demands.
Through our joint venture with Eni in VICO Indonesia, which operates the Sanga-Sanga Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in East Kalimantan, we also deliver gas to one of the largest LNG plants in the world, Bontang.
In Downstream, we are focusing on lubricants under the Castrol brand, and through a joint venture with Mitsui, operating as PT Amoco-Mitsui Indonesia (AMI), we produce PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid), a key raw material for manufacturing polyester fibre.
Around 23% of our workforce is female, and women hold various roles across our businesses. We are looking for the brightest and the best – whatever their background – to help us grow, and to grow with us. We welcome appropriately qualified applicants as we aim for a workforce that is representative of the societies in which we operate. Professionals and non graduates who join us bring three or more years of relevant work experience. We also recruit graduates interested in developing a rewarding, long-term career in engineering, science or business.
Learning and development
We believe that our success in Indonesia is inherently linked to the development of our employees. That’s why we invest heavily in providing all our people with the opportunity to enhance their skills and explore their strengths in line with their ambitions. Our world-class learning and development is designed to open up a range of future options.
Diversity and inclusion
We work as one team, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds whose different perspectives enrich our business. That’s why we value diversity and inclusion. Everyone at BP is treated fairly, with respect, and is encouraged to voice their opinion. Each member of the team knows what is expected of them and is given every opportunity to realize their potential in a pleasant, supportive and collaborative environment.