Jakarta – Industry 4.0 era disruption has a significant impact on many industries, including the oil and gas industry. Based on the McKinsey Energy Insights-Global Energy Perspective in 2019, petroleum demand will experience a slowdown in growth and is expected to peak at around 2030, while natural gas will also grow but will peak in 2035. In Indonesia itself, based on the SKK Migas report in 2018, there was a different phenomenon where petroleum consumption was increasing while production was decreasing, creating an even greater gap.
For oil and gas companies operating in Indonesia, the two phenomena above pose challenges in the form of finding and discovering new petroleum sources to reduce oil production and consumption disparities in Indonesia. But on the other hand, these companies have to start thinking about the new and renewable energy alternatives to anticipate the demand for oil and gas that will stagnate in the next 10 to 15 years. Both challenges require oil and gas companies operating in Indonesia to make various adjustments, especially in the role of the HR oil and gas industry in the future.
To answer those demands, Universitas Pertamina together with SKK Migas held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the topic “Redefining the Future of HR in Oil and Gas Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in Indonesia”. The FGD was held in 2 batches, namely, on January 15, 2020, which took place in Simatupang Room 1, Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel, and January 22, 2020, which took place in Merapi Room, Sultan Hotel. The purpose of the FGD is to discuss and summarize the role of HR in oil and gas companies in Indonesia in facing national and global challenges and explore ideas and thoughts related to strategic steps in dealing with the changing role of HR in the oil and gas industry in the future.
The forum was attended by leaders of HR functions from oil and gas contracting companies in Indonesia, including BP Berau Ltd, Chevron Pacific Indonesia, Petronas Carigali, Pertamina Hulu Mahakam, Pertamina EP, Pertamina Hulu East Kalimantan, Eni Muara Bakau BV, Repsol Indonesia, Conoco Phillips Grissik, Medco EP Indonesia, Exxon Mobil Indonesia, PetroChina, and Inpex Corporation.
Budi W. Soetjipto, Ph.D., as Vice-Chancellor III for Research, Development, and Cooperation at Universitas Pertamina explained that this FGD provided insights into equipping students and preparing graduates who could adjust to the changing role of HR in the oil and gas industry in Indonesia. Besides, this FGD became a means to explore collaboration between Universitas Pertamina and oil and gas