PSA 2018-04 – Al-Nidaa’ Building Bricks 2.0

April 24, 2018

I’ve been asked to advertise this. Since I am a fan of the organization, please support the organization, and come attend it’s events. Link to page here.

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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.

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Wan Zul shows his mettle

April 26, 2018

Dateline 2018-03-04, NST:

THERE are certainly many things on his plate but Petronas president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin certainly looks more confident in guiding the oil giant at least in the next three years.

When he took over in April 2015, the company was beset with an oil price slide. His immediate task was to tide over the trying times and to stay profitable.

The crude oil prices have since recovered and improved further last year on the back of demand driven by India and China.

But that does not mean Petronas is losing its focus to manage cost and remain prudent while continuing to invest for the future.

There should not be the overexuberance that seems to be creeping back in some other oil and gas players.

“We must continue to stay the course,” the chemical engineer by training told a group of editors last week.


Diving Komodo 2017-12 – 8 of 8

April 25, 2018

IEM Shout Out – 2018-05 Two Day Course on Effective Engineering Problem Solving and Decision-Making

April 24, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 7th and 8th May 2018. It is worth 14 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

This 2-day programme lays the foundation for effective problem solving and decision making for young engineers, executives and supervisors. Engineers’ role is to solve problems. If engineers could not define the problems properly then the problem could never be solved. Thus, effective methods of problems solving is a mandatory skill to engineers. Getting to the root cause of the problems and find the best solutions is very important to the organization and to ensure the solutions provided is right and effective.

The objectives of the course is to trained the participants to:
Effectively solve problems for engineers, executive and supervisors
Better contribute to maximizing company productivity through preventing potential problems from happening
Resolve problems which arise at work

This course is based on interactive learning via group discussions and exercises, real case studies and participants will have to write down individual plans to implement what is learnt from the programme.

Recommended Attendees
Young Engineers, Executives/Supervisors who have not yet been trained in problem solving and decision making

 

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 24 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

Register here, or download the form here.


Saturday Star 2018-04-21 – Job Opportunities

April 23, 2018

Happy post-IEM AGM week. IGL has pivoted into training, so book your seats now.

We’re thinking of republishing Young Turks of PETRONAS, but it’s a minimum 500 book printing run. Do I have enough interested persons to purchase?

Donate to your favorite charity (me), buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (3 books until I can get YTP republished). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me, my camera dive case flooded, and I need a new replacement. Heck, if you want to send me a Canon 5D Mk III plus dive case, I will not say no.

  • I have a feeling that The Star isn’t the preferred O&G job recruitment portal now, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m looking for jobs for 3Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Apparently, IEM sponsonsed meals

This week, may I suggest you have a peek at Dakwah Corner? They have branches in Subang Parade, PJ Section 14, Ampang Park (okay, forget about the Ampang Park branch)


UPDATE 1-Malaysia’s Petronas posts 61 pct growth in quarterly profit

April 22, 2018

Dateline 2018-03-02, Kitko:

Malaysian state energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad , or Petronas, posted a 61 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday and pledged to boost its dividend payout and capital spending this year. Petronas, like other oil majors, had taken a hit from lower oil prices, but sharp cost cuts – along with some recent stability in oil prices – helped the company post higher profits and margins. Net profit for the fourth quarter ended December rose to 18.2 billion ringgit ($4.65 billion) from 11.3 billion ringgit in the same quarter last year, while revenue rose 13.8 percent to 61.8 billion ringgit.

The quarterly result helped push full-year profit up 91 percent to 45.5 billion ringgit – marking a second year of profit growth for the sole manager of Malaysia’s oil and gas reserves following a two-year profit slump. “Petronas is now in stronger position to execute its long term growth agenda,” Chief Executive Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said. “Petronas will explore new business areas, including speciality chemicals and new energy.” Petronas will focus on the ASEAN region, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and the Americas for growth, he said, adding that the company will assess opportunities in solar energy. Wan Zulkiflee said the company will continue its focus on costs. Petronas, a major contributor to Malaysia’s budget and one of the country’s biggest employers, said in 2016 that it would reduce expenses by $12 billion over a four-year period and cut thousands of jobs.


Bertam FPSO carries Malaysian flag

April 21, 2018

YuorOilandGasNews (go figure), dateline 2018-02-27:

International Petroleum Corporation has announced that the Bertam FPSO is now registered as a Malaysian flagged vessel under the applicable Malaysian marine regulations.

The Bertam FPSO is required to be Malaysian flagged in order to offload oil production from the Bertam field in Malaysian waters. As previously announced in December 2017, IPC had received an extension for the provisional registration of the Bertam FPSO in Malaysia until March 2018.  Following the submission of an application to the relevant Malaysian authorities, the Bertam FPSO has now received registration as a Malaysian flagged vessel under the applicable Malaysian marine regulations.

IPC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary IPC Malaysia BV, is the operator of the Bertam field with a 75 percent working interest. Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd holds the remaining 25 percent.