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Coordinates: 1°14.622′S 116°46.38′E / 1.2437°S 116.773°E / -1.2437; 116.773 Balikpapan Gulf (Indonesian : Teluk Balikpapan), is a small gulf in Indonesia, near Borneo Island close to the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Indonesian company Pertamina has it's largest oil refinery on the eastern edge of the gulf.


Balikpapan gulf located on the western of Makassar Strait, or about southwestern from Pacific Ocean. Balikpapan gulf are bordering several areas.

  • North : Penajam Paser Utara Regency
  • East : Balikpapan city
  • South : Makassar Strait
  • West : Penajam city and Penajam Paser Utara Regency.

Balikpapan gulf is the mouth of several river such as Wain River before merge into Makassar strait

Port and Harbor

Several public port were located in Balikpapan Gulf area, such as :

  • Semayang Harbor, the largest passenger and cargo for Balikpapan city.
  • Kampung Baru Harbor, a harbour serving ferry boat passenger to Sulawesi
  • Kariangau Harbor, a ferry harbor to Penajam city.
  • Penajam Harbor, a ferry harbor to Balikpapan city.

Private port also located in this area, such as :

  • Pertamina, on the eastern part.
  • Chevron, on the western part.
  • Several coal mining company has its own private port on western and northern part.


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