First Indonesia Open Oil Mining was tested by the ESDM Research and Development Agency
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), through the "LEMIGAS" PPPTMGB Public Service Agency (BLU) ESDM Research and Development Agency, together with PT Medco E&P Indonesia, conducted an "Open Pit Oil Mining Pilot Project" in the Work Area PT Medco E&P Indonesia in Tanjung Laut Village, Suak Tapeh District, Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra.
This open pit trial is to find out the volume of oil that can be taken, environmental mitigation that must be carried out, and its economy as a basis for determining the next steps. This open pit oil mining method is the first time done in Indonesia and has been implemented commercially in Canada.
Source: esdm.id.go (Automatically translated from Indonesian)