event Published at: 2017-01-17

TEMPO.CO, Bojonegoro - As many as 26 people from 10 different countries participated in an oil and gas management training held at Bojonegoro on Monday, January 16, 2017. Representatives from Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia, India, Timor Leste, Mexico, Mongolia, and Afghanistan were present in the training.

A member of the trainer team from the University of Gadjah Mada Nanang Indra Kurniawan, said that the participants will study about management and accountability in the extractive industry. "Bojonegoro was chosen because it is considered to have good [oil] management," Nanang said on Monday, January 16, 2017.

Participants will also be exposed to the 'Dana Abadi' (Eternal fund) program that is sourced from the oil and gas revenue-sharing (DBH). The training is also intended to build a network to increase partnership in the Asia-Pacific extractive industry.

The participants are accompanied by a team of experts from the University of Gadjah Mada together with a number of non-governmental organizations. The team will then visit a number of spots such as the Cepu Block oil refinery located at Gayam, Bojonegoro, which is managed by Exxonmobil Cepu Limited.

Regent of Bojonegoro, Suyoto, said that his region will attempt to achieve policy innovations that are related to the natural resources management to anticipate social conflicts caused by oil and gas extraction activities. 

[Originally published at Tempo.co]