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Sidoarjo mud flow (also known as the
Lapindo mud flow, or Lusi)
May 2006 the biggest mud volcano in the world erupted about 500 feet (150 m)
from a gas well being drilled by PT Lapindo Brantas,
although some scientists and company officials contend it was caused by an
earthquake which happened a couple of days earlier, 250 kilometres (125 miles) away.
Thirteen people have died and nearly 50,000 people were displaced.
Full story of
the Sidoarjo mud flow
of a mud volcano: East Java, by
Richard J. Davies, Centre for Research into
Earth Energy Systems (CeREES), University of Durham, UK
Cooper Energy has oil and gas exploration licenses in Australia,
Indonesia, and Romania.
The company is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.
Fracking a problem for SE Asia
25 February 2013 -
Phnom Penh Post - Impoverished countries hoping to strike it rich by
developing their limited oil and gas reserves are being urged to move quickly or
risk having their expectations clipped by fracking, which is depressing market
prices while adding life to fields once thought exhausted
The Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia had intended to
bolster their bottom lines through yet-to-be-developed offshore oil and gas
Brunei already has a world-class and well-established oil industry, while East
Timor, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and Indonesia have developed their industries
in fits and starts.
Fracking Invades SE Asia - Indonesia
Concludes First Shale Gas Contract
26 May 2013 -
Oil Price - On 7 May Indonesian state-owned oil and gas firm Pertamina
Director General for Oil and Gas of the Energy and Mineral Resources Edy
Hermantoro announced that Pertamina would sign "The first contract on the
exploitation of (national) shale gas reserves will be signed on the sidelines of
the Indonesian Petroleum Association conference in the middle of this month,"
adding that the first shale gas production was expected in 2018.
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