Skip to content


Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Global Contagion Report: SKKMigas

Country: Indonesia

Company Involved: Kernel Oil Pte Ltd

Industry: Oil and Gas

Public Official: Rudi Rubiandini, Chairman of Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force Team (SKKMigas)

Enforcement Action: Trial

Summary: A director of Singapore-based trading firm Kernel Oil, Simon Gunawan Tanjaya, has gone on trial in Indonesia for allegedly bribing the former head of oil and gas regulator SKKMigas. The bribes allegedly went to Rudi Rubiandini. Prosecutors said more than a million dollars in cash was passed via a golf trainer and alleged middleman, Deviardi. Tanjaya and fellow Kernel director Widodo Ratanachaitong allegedly used the bribes to win favors from the national oil and gas regulator.

Tanjaya admitted through an attorney that Kernel paid bribes to Rubiandini.

Rubiandini is also on trial in connection with at least six tenders he handled for oil sales by SKKMigas. His trial has included evidence of his involvement in numerous other graft cases.

Share this post


Comments are closed for this article!