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Masela Block’s development is entering a new chapter. Amid preparations for Rp280 trillion project’s front-end engineering design, the contractor received a visit from businessman Tomy Winata, who offered his port in Tual to serve as a logistics base. With regional government officials giving their support, it is believed that accepting the tycoon’s proposal would only cause costs to swell.
Both Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara feel they have a claim to a 10-percent share in the Masela Block. The two regions are hoping for increased revenue and multiple benefits from the Abadi Field megaproject.
The Masela Block is rife with controversy.
DESPITE being less popular in the Artha Graha Group business circle, Adithya Prakarsa Winata is at the center of the plan made by the corporation founded by his father, Tomy Winata, to be involved in the Masela gas project.
TUAL City was the last destination for the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKK Migas) Chairman Dwi Soetjipto in his four-day visit to Maluku Province two weeks ago.