Food Production Down 50 Percent in North Sumatra

Realization of crop production in North Sumatra until May 2013 is still below 50 percent, as the impact of extreme weather.
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture of North Sumatra, Lukman Nulhaim Dalimunthe, in Medan on Monday, revealing, for the realization of the rice crop production until May 2013 reached 1,691,353 tons, or 43.64 per cent of the target this year.
While corn production reached 522 696 tonnes or 34.99 percent of the target 1.49405 million tons, while Soy lower that 32.22 percent or 4,361 tonnes from 13 533 tonnes of production plans.
He admits, there is also interference in rice, corn and soybeans in North Sumatra caused either disease, drought and mice.
But the attack was still judged to be too intrusive and the Department of Agriculture has done handling the disturbances on the plant.
Chairman of the Indonesian Corn Growers Association (Hipajagin), Jemat Sebayang said rat infestation has lowered corn production farmers in North Sumatra nearly 20 percent of the average farmer yields a number of 8-10 tons per hectare.
Rat attack occurred in Karo and Langkat and was followed by extreme weather caused corn harvest in July-September certainly reduced.
In Karo, the attack occurred in the District Mardingding rats, Lau Balem and Tigabinanga.

Add Petroleum Production, Pertamina drilling four wells

To increase oil production, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi is conducting a drilling four wells in West Madura Offshore (WMO). Wells are being intensively explored today are PHE N-1 (Rig Bohai-8) which has been drilled to a depth of 3491 feet.
Operational Director of PT Pertamina Hulu Energi, Eddy Purnomo said in addition to drill exploration wells paa, PHE also is conducting development drilling on wells, the PHE 54A-1 (rig Java Star)
“Today, Java Star up in the depths of 2045 feet,” said Eddy Purnomo at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, on Tuesday (16/07/2013).
PHE ONWJ also are exploring the development of PHE wells 40A-7R (rig Harvey Ward) drilled at a depth of 3077 feet, and PHE development wells 38B-7 (rig COSL Seeker) reached a depth of 2007 feet.
To note, during the first half of 2013, oil production of Pertamina Hulu Energi West Madura Offshore reached 10,220 barrels per day (bpd), or about 50 percent of which has been targeted at 20 443 bph.
But the number of such production under the same target is not met, the low realization of production in the first six months of this because in the early years of oil production is still below 10,000 bpd.
“Pertamina had experienced problems in mounting platform (platform) and the addition of new drilling rigs,” said Eddy.