The Tangguh LNG operation in Papua is located 3,200km from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, and includes an operating site in Bintuni Bay, a field office in Babo, and liaison offices in Sorong, Manokwari, Bintuni and Fak Fak
Papua is Indonesia’s easternmost province, and occupies the western half of New Guinea; the world's largest tropical island. With a population 2.1 million people, it comprises only 1% of Indonesia's total population and consists of a large number of indigenous ethnic groups and many people from other Indonesian islands. The land area accounts for 22% of the national total, and the rugged, mountainous terrain has kept many of these groups isolated for long periods of time.
The population speaks many different languages and dialects, the island hosts many different animal species, and is estimated to account for at least 54% of Indonesia's biodiversity.
As Indonesia as a whole is transforming, the situation in Papua is also changing. The legacy with the central government is complex. The implementation of the Special Autonomy Law in 2001 aims at enhancing the development of the province.
The Tangguh LNG Project in PapuaTangguh LNG in Papua is working together with the Indonesian Government and the people of Papua. Challenges are posed by the operating environment, but we will continue to cooperate in local, national and international partnerships to ensure benefits for those affected by our operations, and strive to mitigate potential negative impacts.
BP believes that business can be a force for good. To this end, we have already implemented a number of programmes designed to deliver improvements in health, education and local governance, and safeguarding Human Rights around our operations. For example, in 2004, we concluded an agreement with the Papuan Police, which incorporates the 'Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights'. The Voluntary Principles, which are aimed at ensuring the respect for Human Rights in extractive industries’ operations, were developed in cooperation between representatives from the extractive industries, the Governments of the UK and USA and a number of international NGOs. BP played a key role in their creation.
While we are aware of our limitations as a commercial entity, we are determined to make a positive contribution in our area of operations, and we are committed to Indonesia and Papua for the long-term.