Intern Position – Chemical / Mechanical / Others (2020-11)

October 29, 2020

IGL Services Sdn Bhd is looking for intern(s) to start immediately for 2 months or more. The role will be to support the company in both technical and administrative roles.

A background in chemical engineering. Current GPA 3+.
Self starter.
Available for 2 months or more.
University students accepted.
Good communication skills, either Bahasa or English. Good document writing skills are essential.

Will be based in or around Puchong Prima, Selangor.

Functional Position
The candidate will be reporting to lead engineer

Intern allowance, and any out of pocket expenses.

Internship does not automatically translate to permanent employment.
As small company, roles will be assigned per business requirements.
Applicant to state what they MUST do to fulfil intern requirements, so Company can plan as appropriate.

Contact, subject “Intern 2020-10”
Closing date: 2020-11-30

Extract from “Tuah Jebat” – Warisan Perintis

November 5, 2016


Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) telah mengakhiri era kewujudan mereka apabila termaktub semua perjanjian PSC yang selebihnya. Pada masa mereka merangka dan merundingkan PSC, yang turut tertubuh ialah Jabatan Pemasaran Antarabangsa atau “International Marketing Department (IMD)” bagi mengagih minyak mentah ke pasaran antarabangsa dan Jabatan Pemasaran Dalam Negeri atau “Domestic Marketing Department (DMD)” untuk penjualan bahan petroleum di dalam negeri, khususnya melalui stesen-stesen servis.


Visit here and buy books so I have some spending money.

Malaysia’s Petronas to pay Sabah state $303 million in sales tax next year

November 30, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-08, Reuters:

Malaysian state-owned energy giant Petronas is expected to pay the resource-rich state of Sabah 1.25 billion ringgit ($303 million) in sales tax next year, state media said.

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Jeffrey Kitingan said Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had agreed for the state to collect the 5% tax from Petronas next year, Bernama news agency said late on Saturday.

Decarbonising Malaysian companies — moving towards net zero

November 29, 2020

When we decarbonise, can we reuraniumise?

Dateline 2020-11-09, NST:

NET zero is a desperately needed global goal. It means minimising our atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions and fully absorbing emissions that cannot be avoided into forests, mangroves, and other carbon sinks, or through carbon capture and storage systems.

Petroliam Nasional Bhd president and group chief executive officer Tengku Muhammad Taufik made clear on Oct 28 its aspiration to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It follows similar welcome announcements earlier by Total (France), Repsol (Spain), BP (United Kingdom), and Shell (UK/Netherlands).

But, how can any oil and gas company make such a bold statement? The pledges are definitely good news even though, as is often the case, the devil is in the details. Definition of “net zero” depends on what types of emissions are counted.

Chemical engineers do good

November 28, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-08, The Star:

PETRONAS was victorious in four out of eight categories at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2020.

During the organisation’s first ever virtual Malaysia Awards ceremony, held on Oct 19, the oil and gas giant also secured four highly commended entries.

Petronas CEO Prepares for Industry’s ‘Great Reset’

November 27, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-06, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly:

Tengku Muhammad Taufik was appointed CEO of Petronas in July 2020 as the Covid-19 crisis was taking its toll on the global energy industry, forcing oil companies to rethink both short- and long-term planning due to concerns about future demand. He discussed the Malaysian state oil company’s strategy for dealing with the pandemic and the low-carbon energy transition at this year’s Energy Intelligence Forum. Select excerpts follow below.

Q: How is the company tackling the short-term demand uncertainty, the safety issues stemming from the coronavirus, and all these talks of the energy transition?

A: Within the corridors of Petronas we call this the “great reset,” and I do not think it is an understatement as many have described the confluence of events as unprecedented. We believe that the industry’s shape, structure, and behavior will be impacted long into the future by this pandemic. There needs to be both a short-term response as well as a medium to long-term strategy. In the short-term, we must address as an ultimate priority the safety and health of our employees.

Hibiscus Wraps Infill Drilling Campaign Offshore Malaysia

November 26, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-02, Offshore Engineering:

Malaysia’s Hibiscus Petroleum completed the St Joseph minor sands infill and major sands redevelopment infill drilling campaign in its North Sabah PSC, Malaysia.

The offshore drilling campaign involved the drilling and completion of four infill oil producers on the St Joseph Jacket-F (“SJJT-F”) platform. 

Through the infill drilling development campaign, Hibiscus says it has added an instantaneous incremental 2,200 barrels per day of crude oil production and added approximately 4 million stock tank barrels of incremental life of field gross reserves.

Malaysia’s Petronas eyes net-zero emissions by 2050

November 25, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-03, Argus (not Argos):

Malaysian oil and gas producer Petronas has announced an aspiration to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, making it the first state-owned Asian energy company to set such a goal.

“We are making this commitment to make a positive change — not only to ride the energy transition — but because a fundamental shift is needed and the organisation wants to be part of the solution, for the world that yearns for a path towards a more sustainable future,” Petronas chief executive Tengku Muhammad Taufik said.

Deep Producer 1: Was there ever a plan to stay afloat?

November 24, 2020

Dateline 2020-11-02, FMT:

With the Deep Producer 1 languishing in Dubai pending a court auction for US$6.2 million in wharfage and related charges, questions are being asked as to the viability of its acquisition.

In March 2011, Ramunia Holdings Berhad (now TH Heavy Engineering Berhad or THHE), entered into a preliminary agreement to secure marketing rights to the vessel to allow it to bid for FPSO projects.

Ramunia went on to acquire the vessel for US$82.5 million, a 36.5% discount on its market value, substantially financed by bank borrowings.

The discount aside, Ramunia’s other justification for the acquisition was less clear. At the time, the company’s own disclosure sheet merely referred to “the prospects of time charter arrangement for any FPSO projects being secured”, but without specific details.

Sarawak issues leases on two oil fields to Petros

November 23, 2020

Dateline 2020-10-30, FMT:

The Sarawak government has issued mining leases to its oil and gas (O&G) company, Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (Petros), to carry out mining of O&G in two fields, in Miri and Marudi.

It marked the beginning of efforts to exercise the state’s constitutional rights to regulate onshore oil mining.

Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg who made the announcement tonight said the leases were for the Adong Kecil West field in Miri district and the Engkabang block in Marudi district.

Widow demands explanation for ship-rig collision off Miri

November 22, 2020

Was it manslaughter? Accidental death? Act of God (insurance companies’ favourite get out clause)?

Go start a fund for the widow. Better yet, go get the big companies’ HSSE departments to adopt the children.

Dateline 2020-10-29, FMT:

A woman whose husband died on board a ship that collided with an oil rig last Tuesday is demanding an explanation for what she called an act of negligence by the ship’s management.

Nateshwari Dhusan, the widow of Aaron Michael Rajasgara, one of two persons who died in the accident, told The Borneo Post that she felt hopeless and wanted answers about what had happened.

“What were the captain, chief mate and second mate doing? What were the deck crew doing?“ she asked.

RE adoption by O&G companies to slow amid low oil price

November 21, 2020

To sound like a broken record, how do I get into this gig?

Dateline 2020-10-30, Malaysian Reserve:

RENEWABLE energy (RE) projects in Malaysia led by oil and gas (O&G) players are expected to decelerate due to high gearing amid low oil price environment.

AmInvestment Bank Bhd (AmInvest) analyst Alex Goh said Yinson Holdings Bhd is the only party — among local service providers — that has taken the plunge by investing US$30 million (RM124.8 million) for a 95% equity stake in Rising Sun Energy Pte Ltd, which has a 160MW solar farm in Bhadla Solar Park Phase II in Rajasthan, India.

“Nevertheless, we envisage a slow adoption of renewable projects by local O&G providers given that a large segment is currently burdened by high gearing amid a low oil price environment,” Goh said in a report yesterday.