Gagah Utama,
Business Development, Indonesia

Fernanda Freitas,
Sales and Technical Marketing Engineer – Oil & Gas APAC

This is insights from the IPA Convex 2023 written by Gagah Utama, Business Development, Alleima Indonesia & Fernanda Freitas, Sales and Technical Marketing Engineer – Oil & Gas APAC.


With sustainability-focused efforts increasing globally to achieve Net Zero Emission by 2050 – or by 2060 for Indonesia – the oil and gas industry plays a big part in supporting the goal of reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through sustainable measures, such as CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage).

In Indonesia, the demand for energy is forecasted to grow by 4.9% annually, and this is due to the strong economic growth, especially post-COVID. The main focus of the local oil and gas industry is currently on finding more hydrocarbon reserves to increase the production of petroleum to satisfy this demand. This commitment can be seen through initiatives such as the Memorandum of Understanding agreement between the Indonesian government and companies like Pertamina for the Masela Project, as well as ENI’s efforts to fast-track the development of the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) project to increase its exploration in the region.

In March 2023, the Indonesian government also created a new regulation that mandates oil and gas companies to capture and store their carbon emissions. At present, Indonesia is in the process of studying and preparing for around 15 CCS/CCUS projects, with most of the projects forecasted to commence operations by 2030.

CCS or CCUS processes can utilize atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as well as carbon originating from various industrial activities. However, such processes require strong and reliable materials to ensure the security of wells and the system.

These were some of the conversations that we had observed during the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) Convex 2023 in July. This year’s event, which was one of the largest and most important oil and gas events in Southeast Asia, brought together oil and gas industry leaders, policymakers, and experts to discuss topics surrounding "Enabling Oil & Gas Investment and Energy Transition for Energy Security".

As one of the regular exhibitors, we leveraged the event to connect with our long-term customers and partners, build relationships with new potential clients, and learn from the industry as a whole. We were also excited to re-introduce ourselves in Indonesia as Alleima.

Shaping the future of the O&G industry

Having been in the oil and gas industry for over 50 years, we have experienced its significant evolution throughout the decades, and understand the importance of high-quality materials that can withstand the various environmental and operational requirements. Our commitment is evident through the wide range of advanced stainless steels and special alloys we offer, designed to suit various applications and environments locally, regionally, and globally. This comprehensive portfolio is the result of our extensive research and development efforts which started 160 years ago.

Our materials are applied across a diverse spectrum in the industry, including drilling, well services, and subsea operations. To ensure their performance even under the most extreme conditions, we subject them to rigorous testing protocols and quality control measures. We have also embraced the concepts of CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage) within our offerings. By creating materials that can be recycled, we not only support business sustainability but also contribute to broader environmental initiatives. This approach further proves our commitment to achieving both commercial success and environmental well-being.


As a major global provider of innovative high alloy tubes, our team continuously supports customers in addressing challenges and identifying growth opportunities. We also focus on developing even more durable materials that can withstand extreme environmental challenges and support sustainability initiatives like CCUS/CCS.

The Asia Pacific region holds massive potential for the oil and gas market, especially in its transition towards a more sustainable industry. My colleagues and I look forward to the potential that the future holds in Indonesia and beyond.