JAKARTA: Petroleum behemoth BP is on the verge of appointing a PR
consultancy for the Tangguh natural gas field development in West
Seven consultancies were involved in the initial stages of the pitch and
the shortlist is now down to four. The review was announced in September
last year (PRWeek, 28 September 2001).
BP Indonesia senior consultant (government public affairs) Arian Ardie
said the 12-month retainer brief would involve overall strategic PR
counsel and working on 'long-term capacity-building for the Tangguh
development, including media relations on the launch'.
He added a decision is expected by the end of February.
The pitch process has been lengthy, said Ardie, largely due to
government restrictions placed on tendering processes for
The Tangguh gas field is a joint initiative between BP and state-owned