Seminar Indonesian Undergraduate Geophysics Competition (IUGC) 2013: Challenges For Indonesia's Energy Needs

By Akbar Syahid Rabbani

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BANDUNG, itb.ac.id - Exploration of hydrocarbons into focus essential for geophysical science in maximizing energy forms are available through the search of new sources and utilization of existing resources to the maximum. This became a major issue discussed at the seminar Indonesian Geophysics Undergraduate Competition (IUGC) 2013 held on Monday (01/04/2013) at East Hall Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).
With the theme 'Shale Gas and Deep Water Exploration: Challenges For Indonesia's Energy Needs ", seminar presenting Dr. Djedi S. Widarto (Chief of New Energy & Green Technology at Upstream Technology Center, PT. Pertamina), Ir. Dedi Yusmen, MBA (CBM Business Manager, Upstream Business Development - PIMR, PT. Pertamina), Noor Syarifuddin, M. App. Sc (Vice President Geoscience and Resevoir Total E & P Indonesia), and Prof. Dr. rer. nat Prayono (Lecturer in Geophysics Engineering ITB) as the speaker gives a lot of important material themed shale gas. This material is very importance given to the study participants recall in recent times show that Indonesia has substantial reserves and promising, while for deep-sea exploration, the challenge is also complicated because of the investment required is huge, mastery of high technology for the production and installation and technology to deliver the products.

In the seminar which lasted from 09:00 to 16:00, a variety of things about the oil and energy are discussed clearly enough. Beginning of the legal basis for the oil and gas sector in Indonesia, namely Act - Act 22 of 2012, conditions in Indonesia gas production continues to rise and the decline of oil production, to use shale gas ratio in the country - other countries such as China and the U.S. which is certainly a motivation for Indonesia to continue to catch up.

Seminar IUGC coming into the series of events Indonesian Geophysics Undergraduate Competition (IUGC) 2013 with the theme of Indonesian Challenging Hydrocarbon. In addition to seminars, Geophysical Engineering Student Association, which acts as the committee also include Student Competition, Workshop and Closing Event in a series of events. The event is expected to be an early provision of information for the development of a more varied energy exploration and beneficial to society at large.