NUSA DUA – The Indonesian National Police (Polri) has stated its commitment to securing national vital objects (Obvitnas) in the upstream oil and gas sector. This is done to support the achievement of national oil and gas production targets.

“Determining Obvitnnas status after going through a long process and various studies through technical aspects and strategic values with the aim of achieving business continuity so that it leads to stability,” said Inspector General (Pol) Priyo Widyanto, Head of the Bhayangkara Unit Corps of the National Police Security Maintenance Agency when speaking on the 3rd The 2022 International Oil and Gas Convention which was held by SKK Migas at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Badung, Bali, Friday, September 25, 2022

Priyo said the total number of Obvitnas that had been determined by ministries and technical agencies totaled 1,951 objects consisting of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with 552 objects, the Ministry of Industry 91 objects, the Ministry of Transportation 1056, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing 201 objects and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy 51 objects.

Meanwhile, the number of national Obvitnas under the supervision of SKK Migas is 92, which was determined by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources through Decree of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources No. 202.K/HK.02/MEM.S/2021 dated 18 October 2021. ”SKK Migas has a very important role so that the business runs in balance between technical and regulatory,” he said

Meanwhile, Polri’s commitment to secure obvitnas refers to Presidential Decree No. 63 of 2004 concerning Security of National Vital Objects.

Priyo also mentioned that as many as three cooperation contract contractors (CCOW)) received a Gold Predicate or Very Good category in implementing security management from the Police. The three PSC Contractors are Donggi Senoro LNG, Petrochina International, and PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java.

“There are three categories of this certificate, namely Gold, Silver and Bronze. Of the 18 national vital objects, there are three vital objects that have received Gold Predicate certificates, while 15 other objects are still in the certification process,” he said.

According to him, the awarding of this certificate is proof of the great commitment of the National Police Chief and SKK Migas in safeguarding national vital objects. “This certificate is very serious, this is not a formality, meaning that when it is carried out, it fulfills the requirements,” said Priyo.

The existence of this certificate makes a direct contribution to the company, among others the management is capable of early detection of potential disturbances, preventing and overcoming disturbances. Furthermore, management has business reliability because it is free from threats and disturbances both from within and outside, and finally management can use it as an accountable benchmark, and can increase the trust of both domestic and foreign investors.

In addition to security certificates, Polri also provides security services by placing personnel at vital objects. The placement of the number of personnel is based on the potential threat to the area of upstream oil and gas activities. (DR)