about Chevron in Indonesia

meeting Indonesia's energy needs

Sumatra oil tank

Chevron Dumai tank farm, Riau, Indonesia.

For more than 90 years, Chevron has been a leading producer of energy in Indonesia. We seek to unlock Indonesia’s energy potential through innovation, providing new oil from oil fields.

Chevron's partnership with the people and the Government of Indonesia can be traced back to 1924, when the Standard Oil Company of California (Socal), now Chevron, dispatched a geological expedition to the island of Sumatra. In 1941, we drilled into the formation that would become the Duri Field. Steamflood technology was first applied to the field in 1985, and now Duri is one of the world’s largest enhanced-recovery steamflood projects. In 1944, a well near the village of Minas became the largest oil field ever discovered in Southeast Asia. Production began in 1952.

Over the course of more than half a century, we have produced more than 12 billion barrels of oil from our onshore and offshore fields in Riau and East Kalimantan Provinces.


Construction of the Duri - Dumai road in 1958.

We work with the government and our partners to create a positive economic ripple effect that extends from our operations throughout Indonesia. Chevron’s operations contribute to the country and people of Indonesia in several key areas:

  • From 2009 to 2013, Rp455 trillion was contributed in government revenues by Chevron and its partners.
  • In 2013, more than Rp120 trillion was contributed to Indonesia’s GDP by Chevron and its partners.
  • In 2013, Rp7.7 trillion in personal income was generated for working people of Indonesia by Chevron and its partners.
local partnership icon
We are proud of our legacy and value our strong and continuous partnerships with the Government of Indonesia, non-government organizations and surrounding communities, which are the foundation of our progress together to meet Indonesia’s energy demand and provide long-lasting growth and prosperity to the country. 
Duri Field Infographic Poster (English version)