M.P Silaban , 59 , has_been Liaison Officer for the Apex Group Companies since 1998
is based at the group's Jakarta but will spend time operating from the Tanjung Seilor Base Camp as field operations dictate.Prior_to joining the group Mr. Silaban was a career officer with the Indonesian Navy.He is a graduate of the Indonesian Naval Academy with a degree in Hydrographic Surveying and he received a Masters Degree in Public Administration for the Indonesian National Institute of Administration
retired from active duty with the Navy in 1991 at the rank of Lt.Colonel.His
last duty assignment was as Commandant of the Indonesian Navy's Hydrographic Survey Command.From 1991 to 1993 he worked with Triton Energy as its Liaison Officer and from 1993 to 1998 worked for Permintracer Petroleum in the same capacity
.Mr. Silaban's principle duties with the group are to coordinate and manage affairs between the company and local government , police , military and land owners in support of the field operational activities within the Bengara-II PSC contract area and the Bangkudulis Field TAC contract area.He
is responsible for handling radio , explosives and other permits/licenses , rights-of-way , land-use permissions , public_relations , government relations , environmental and land surface damage claims issues resulting from contract area exploration and production operations.