THE INVESTIGATION OF THE PROSPECT OF USING POTENTIAL ABANDONED WELLS IN SOUTH SUMATERAEddy Ibrahim, Maulana Yusup and R.R. Harminuke E.H.
This paper aims to examine the existence and current technical conditions of old wells in southern Sumatra.Research conducted based on the analysis method of description of the data in the form of information onthe distribution of old wells in general and other supporting data. The hypothesis developed in this paperthat the future prospects of the use of old wells are closely related to infrastructure, regulation and socioeconomic as well as the environment. The results of the study were obtained from 2,813 old wells in South Sumatra Province are found in five districts, namely Banyuasin Regency, Muara Enim Regency, Musi Banyuasin Regency, Musi Rawas Regency and Ogan Ilir Regency. The highest order is Musi Banyuasin Regency with 108 wells, Ogan Ilir Regency with 6 wells, Muara Enim Regency with 7 wells, Musi Rawas Regency with 6 Wells and Banyuasin Regency with 4 wells. In general, the location of old wells in the five districts is very easy to reach because it is approximately 4 km to 7 km from the existing road. From the regulatory aspect, Musi Banyuasin district is more ready than the four other regencies because there are regional regulations that are derived from higher regulations and BUMD engaged in oil and gas (petroMuba). For the implications on the social and economic impact obtained that there is employment, increasing per capita income, preventing urbanization and developing human resources. From the environmental side, it is very necessary to have assistance and counseling in the management of old wells due to the lack ofconcern for the environment as evidenced by the non-standard in the management of liquid waste, air quality and B3 waste. Recommendations from the results of the study conclude that there needs to be firmness in the implementation of technical and environmental standards BPMIGAS Work Guideline No023 / PTK / III / 2009 concerning Exploitation of Petroleum Mining in Old Wells.