To ensure that, SKK Migas will continue to increase its exploration activities to push oil and gas production, he said.
Only 54 out of 126 sediment shelves in the country have been explored, while the remaining 74 sediment shelves have not been explored, he said.
Indonesia has large gas potential including those in the Masela Block to increase its gas production.
The Masela Block will be able to increase the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production by 9.5 million tons per year and piped gas by 150 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd).
"But we face a big challenge since we need investors that have financial strength," he said.
The drop in global oil prices has prompted investors to recalculate their investment. After all, the Indonesian oil and gas sector still attracts investors as indicated by the high value of investment in the Masela Block, he said.
"With the entry of US$20 million investment in Masela, it indicates that investment in Indonesia is very interesting particularly in the deep sea in the eastern part of Indonesia," he said.
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