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”Exploring the Earth in Harmony: From Investment to Prosperity”

Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan

1. Background

Japan is one of the advanced industrial countries which give priority to the use of environmentally friendly energy. Japan is an importer and the largest user of natural gas as its main energy source. Since 1970, Indonesia became one of the largest suppliers of natural gas to Japan. New discoveries of gas reserves in Indonesia will play an important role in energy supply to Japan. To ensure cooperation between the two countries, Indonesia has invited Japan to boost investment in exploration and production (E & P) of natural gas. The Indonesian government through oil and gas authorities continues to improve the investment climate of oil and gas business in Indonesia so it attracts investors, particularly Japanese investors.

Exploration and production activities affect environment and communities surrounding the operation area. Indonesian government should create regulations to control activities of E & P operations that can impose negative impacts. To prevent the negative impacts and to increase investment, up to date scheme of investment of oil and gas E & P that is environmentally friendly and low cost need to be created by the Indonesian government.

Indonesian Student Association in Hokkaido (PPI-H) which is part of Indonesian people has an obligation to actively participate in research in earth science, engineering, environmental, forestry, agriculture, fishery and social science. One of the contributions by PPI-H is this 9th Hokkaido Indonesia Student Scientific Meeting (HISAS 9). PPI-H realizes the importance of the oil and gas industry’s representatives to be attend to this meeting. PPI-H will invite oil and gas regulators, representatives of oil and gas companies, and Indonesian and Japanese researchers.

2. Theme and Objectives

Theme: Exploring the Earth in Harmony: From Investment to Prosperity.


  • To strengthen friendship and networking between Indonesian and Japan.
  • As a gateway to attract more investment in energy especially oil and gas from Japan to Indonesia.
  • To develop networking between Indonesian young researcher and the stakeholder.
  • To practice and increase problem solving capability of Indonesian young researcher related with various problems currently occurring in Indonesia.

  • 3. Activities

    a. Opening Ceremony:

      1. Himawan Sutanto
      (Chairman of PPI Hokkaido)
      2. Hiroshi Saeki (confirmation pending)
      (President of Hokkaido University)
    b. Convention:

      Keynote Speakers :

        1. Darwin Z. Saleh (in confirmation)
        ( Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources-Republic of Indonesia)
        2. Banri Kaieda (in confirmation)
        (Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry – Japan)
        3. R. Priyono
        (Head of Government Agency for Upstream Business of Oil and Gas-Indonesia)

      Oral Presentations :

      Research paper presentation will be carried out by Indonesian young researcher in paralel system. The number of presented paper is expected to be 5 of 7 papers.

      Sessions :

      Scientific sessions are divided into three topics :

      • Room 1, Session 1: Petroleum Exploration, Regulation and Investment
      • Room 1, Session 2: Petroleum Exploration, Regulation and Investment
      • Room 2, Session 1: Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
      • Room 2, Session 2: Environmental and Engineering

      4. Venue and Time Schedule

      Venue: Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan .
      Time Schedule:

        Date: July 9th, 2011
        Time: 08.30 – 15.30 (Local time)

      5. Field Trip

      Lake Toya and Usu Volcano

        Date: July 10th, 2011
        Time: 08.30 – 17.00 (Local time)

      6. Participants

      All members of Indonesian Student Association in Japan are eligible to actively participate in this program. Furthermore, Government of Indonesia and Japan, Oil and Gas Industries, students and researchers who are not a member are encouraged to join this scientific meeting either as participants or observers.


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