Pertamina began FEED work for its Balikpapan refinery upgrade project on Thursday in an effort to avoid delays and to have the plant operational in 2019.
No end date was given for the FEED study, which is being carried out by US Engineering Construction company Bechtel.
The FEED work will be held in three Bechtel office locations which is in Houston, London and New Delhi. Pertamina will send 80 of its engineers to the location to help complete the FEED. The target for physical construction for this refinery is to start in mid 2017.