Balikpapan Bay
Balikpapan Bay ca.1910
Balikpapan Bay is located in Borneo
Balikpapan Bay
Balikpapan Bay
LocationSouth Asia
Coordinates1°15′00″S 116°48′00″E / 1.25000°S 116.80000°E / -1.25000; 116.80000
Native nameTeluk Balikpapan (Indonesian)
Basin countriesIndonesia
ReferencesTeluk Balikpapan: Indonesia National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA

Balikpapan Bay (Indonesian: Teluk Balikpapan), is a bay in Indonesia, near Borneo island close to the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Indonesian company Pertamina has its largest oil refinery on the eastern side of the bay.


Balikpapan Bay is located on the western side of Makassar Strait, in the south-west of the Pacific Ocean. The bay borders several areas.

Balikpapan bay is the mouth of several rivers such as Wain River before merging into Makassar strait.

Ports and harbors

Several public ports were located in Balikpapan Bay, such as:

Private ports were also located in this area, such as:

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