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Ophir Energy likely to start exploration drill in West Papua IV

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Ophir energy acreage in Indonesia – IST

Jakarta, JubiOphir Energy Indonesia (West Papua IV) Ltd and Ophir Energy Indonesia (Aru) Ltd, are likely to carry out drilling of exploration and appraisal wells in the first quarter in its deep-water working area in eastern Indonesia.

“Initially, we plan to conduct the (exploration) drilling this year, but it looks like to be realized early next year,” Ferdinandus Tetro, external relation officer of Ophir Indonesia midst May 2017.

Ophir has a 49.9% operated interest in the West Papua IV Block and a 60% operated interest in the Aru Block covering a gross area of 5,701 km2.

Ophir said it has completed the 3D seismic survey on the West Papua IV and Aru licenses in the fourth quarter 2016.

Asking about the results of the seismic survey, Tetro said Ophir is currently evaluation the results of the survey.

In its website, Ophir said this is a deep water oil play within the Miocene-aged, New Guinea platform carbonate, with the potential to contain in excess of a billion barrels recoverable.

“Once this has been fully processed and interpreted, we will determine whether to move ahead and drill in the Q4 2017-Q2 2018 window,” it said.

The wells to be drilled will be between 2,500 and 3,500 meters measured depth.

Ophir Energy acquired the West Papua IV and Aru Blocks from Canadian oil and gas company Niko Resources Limited in 2015. (*)

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Two young Papuans, selling newspapers for study

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Robi Wenda while serving his customer – Jubi / Yance Wenda

Sentani, Jubi – Awan Sol, a 19 years old student of Papuan Baptist Theology in Jayapura works part-time selling newspapers in front of the former Merpati Office at Abepura, Jayapura City to meet his daily needs.

Sol whom is native of Yahukimo District said he works early in the morning before the class and sell approximately 30 to 50 copies of newspapers every day. “Headlines are a factor whether newspapers will immediately be sold out or not. If I can sell 10, I got Rp 100 thousand. The more copies I sell, the more money I get. After the class, I continue to sell the rest of copies,” he told Jubi on Wednesday (4/7/2018).

Meanwhile, Robi Wenda, a student of Cenderawasih University has to postpone from his study due to financial issue. He is now selling the local newspapers at the Sentani Airport to support his needs. “I sell ‘Jubi’ and ‘Cepos’ every day,” he said to the reporter at the Sentani Airport, Jayapura District. (*)

 

Reporter: Yance Wenda

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Where does Rp 9.56 billion for Panggama Airport’s construction go?

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Papuan Legislator Natan Pahabol (blue shirt) with the Yahukimo community. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan legislator from Yahukimo, Yalimo and Pegunungan Bintang electoral districts Natan Pahabol questioned the funds allocated for the airport construction in Panggama Sub-district Yahukimo.

He said the Papua Provincial Government allocated Rp 11.95 billion in 2016 to renovate the Panggama Airport. The amount of Rp 9.56 billion has disbursed to the contractor in the fiscal year 2017. In the same year, the contractor began to work on the former airport that was built by missionaries from the European Evangelical Agency around 1972-1973 in collaboration with the GKI Synod in Tanah Papua under the leadership of the Rev. Adam Roth.

“After that, the work discarded and until now the airport has not finished. So when it rains so heavy, the airport is flooded. By this year it cannot be used,” said Pahabol to Jubi on Friday (6/7/2018).

Further, he said during this time, the local community, especially the church workers from GKI Yalimo and Anggruk depend on this airport for their only access in and out of the region by using the small-bodied aircraft. Now, their access has obstructed due to the construction.

“We are questioning to the Public Works Office, who’s responsible for the airport’s construction? The airport is for the public access, so we hope the office could immediately find out who the contractor is?” he said.

Another Papuan legislator, John NR Gobai said it is not just the Panggama Airport but infrastructure development in some areas, especially in Papua has not finished for years. “For instance, Karang Tumarisita Bridge in Nabire District. It has not finished for three years, and it’s a responsibility of the government agency,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Airlines in Papua ask for a security guarantee from local authorities

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Trigana aircraft shot down by unknown group at Keneyam Airport of Nduga Sub-district some time ago – Jubi / Doc-Trigana Air

Jayapura, Jubi – Airlines operating in Papua expect a security guarantee from security forces, local government and communities following the shooting over a commercial aircraft in Keneyam, Nduga Sub-district a few days ago.

Papua Regional Manager of Trigana Air Bustomi asked for flight security assurance at the destination airport. “We do not prohibit flying, but before we have assurance from local authorities, both security forces and local government, we are not flying to that airport,” Bustomi confirmed by phone on Thursday (28/06/2018).

In line with Bustomi, the Director of PT Associated Mission Aviation (AMA) Bob Kayadu also said the airline would not fly to the ‘red area’ for the sake of neutrality and crew safety.

“Despite a request from the Election Commission to deliver the logistics, we decided to reject it last week. It turns weird when the authorities already guaranteed the security after the Demonim aircraft shooting, another shooting was happening,” he said.

He hopes for a smooth solution so that the public service is not disturbed anymore. “I hope we can sit together rather than continuing violent. So we (airlines) feel comfortable and safe to serve the public,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Sindung Sukoco

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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