PT Arthindo Utama established in 15 October 1982 by four splendid businessmen: Hatta Rajasa, Bambang Sukarsono, Alimin Abdullah dan Affan Machmud. Started as an agro business company, then expanded to provide operational support for oil rigs, specialised in tubular inspection.
In 1985, PT Arthindo Utama held a mutual contract with PT Pertamina in commencing Inspect & Repair Substructure for Pertamina’s 80bm rig in Prabumulih, South Sumatera. Circa 1987, the company supported Oil File Track transportation for PT Pertamina Pendopo, South Sumatera.
Next, PT Arthindo Utama decided to own and to self-operate rigs. The first is Rig Wilson Mogul 42B located in Muara Enim, co-operating with NORDL Field. Few years later, added another operation rig, Rig Frank Cabot in Cepu, Central Java. In 1987, the company’s rig was leased to PT Sani Utama for oil operation in Duri, Pekanbaru, co-operating with PT Caltex Pacific Indonesia.
During 1990 to 2000, PT Arthindo Utama had increased more five operation rigs: Rig 3 IDECO H1000 for Jambi, Rig 2 Frank Cabot 300 for Riau and Cepu, Rig 5 and Rig 6 Cooper LT350 included OFT for Jambi and Lirik, Rig 4 OEMI 1000 for geothermal operation in Dieng and Kamojang, and Rig 7 Caldwell KH600 for geothermal operation in Jambi, South Sumatera, Prabumulih and Ciwideuy. Afterward, PT Arthindo Utama gets more focus on Workover Rig operation, co-operating with PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia until present day.
Currently, the company’s management chaired by Jon Erizal (President Director), Reza Rajasa (Managing Director) and Achmad Hafisz Thohir (Commissioner).