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Working in Indonesia

BP has operated for over 45 years in Indonesia. Today, we employ some 1,200 people covering all our mainstream businesses

Through various heritage companies, we are one of the largest foreign 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 10 years. In Indonesia, our operations include exploration and production as well as refining and marketing 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 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 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 PSC in East Kalimantan, we also deliver gas to one of the largest LNG plants in the world, Bontang.

In Refining & Marketing, 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 Terephtalic 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 to help us grow, and 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.

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