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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Positive outlook for renewable energy

September 27, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-31, The Star:

The outlook remains positive for the renewable energy (RE) sector despite growth being halted by stalled business activities resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Industry players believe the pause is temporary, and that it is already on the rebound.

They noted that the long-term drivers for investment remain strong. There is also rising pressure for corporates to comply with environment, social and governance (ESG) policies. The movement control order (MCO) has curbed investments, installation and financing for projects.

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia said in an email that it had several virtual meetings with RE players to understand their pain.


Malaysia is building a trio of sustainable biodiverse islands for people to live on

September 26, 2020

Really? Also, why not build it on the Straits side, so we can increase our marine boundaries?

Dateline 2020-08-28, Lonely Planet:

Malaysia is building three artificial islands off the coast of Penang all centred around sustainability, biodiversity and livability, complete with autonomous public transport networks, lots of green spaces and radical design projects.
Each island is shaped in the form of a lilypad and will be composed of mixed-use districts that can house up to 18,000 residents each, as well as beaches, urban wetlands, public parks, forests, cultural quarters, technology hubs and a 25-kilometer-long waterfront. It’s a car-free environment where each district is connected by a land, water and air-based autonomous public transport networks, as well as cycle lanes and elevated boardwalks for pedestrians. The islands will be powered by renewable energy, while the buildings will be constructed from bamboo and Malaysian timber, as well as recycled materials.


Marketing Rounds – IGL

September 25, 2020

As I do my quarterly contact with clients, I think I should do a blurb here, if you ain’t familiar with what I can do (snort, chuckle):

IGL – Process Safety, Assurance, Measurement and Allocation

My name is Wata from IGL, and I would like to introduce ourselves as providers of Process Safety Management, with experience is revalidation of HSE Cases and supporting documents, including formal/qualitative risk assessments and workshop based RAs. We can support operationalization of HSE cases and implementation of SCE management at either an operation or asset level.
IGL Services Sdn Bhd is a local entity incorporated in 2014. IGL is an engineering consultant, providing specialist services to the oil & gas and chemical industries.

We are a PETRONAS licenced company, in the areas of Process Safety and Measurement. We are registered with The Board of Engineers Malaysia as an Engineering Consultancy Practice, Ministry of Finance as a Chemical Engineering Consultant and with HRDF as a Training Provider.

We have experience supporting PETRONAS with respect to Process Safety Management (PSM) and Asset Integrity. We have provided PSM support for Carigali Hess. We were involved in reviewing the General Design Process Safety (GDPS) documents under TIPS. We have performed HSE Safety Cases for Vestigo and EPOMS.

We provide technical training, for example Risk Assessment Workshops, PSM and Safety Culture, HSE Operationalization.
We would be willing to present our capabilities to you at your leisure. In the meantime, we attach our brochure together with past projects, and we have more information at igl.com.my.

We look forward to working with you.


PIPC in Pengerang is open for business

September 24, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-28, Malaysian Reserve:

Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) sits on a 22,000-acre area in Pengerang, to the south-east of Malaysia’s Johor state. The PIPC is designed to accommodate downstream oil and gas industrial facilities such as refineries and petrochemical plants, deep-water terminal and storage tanks, naphtha crackers, regasification plants and supporting facilities, as well as manufacturing plants and industrial parks.

To be developed over four phases from 2012 to 2037, the PIPC covers both core and non-core downstream activities. Included in the PIPC master plan are designated areas for related support services such as a plastic and fine chemicals park, a light and medium industrial park, a waste management center, an emergency response center, a logistics hub, a commercial hub and others.


Dive Bidong 2020-08 1oo2

September 23, 2020

Ismail Sabri: No more quarantine for Malaysian oil rig workers, requirement stands for foreigners

September 22, 2020

For the historical record. Though things have changed.

Deadline 2020-08-25, The Star:

Malaysians oil and gas workers are no longer required to undergo mandatory quarantine when signing on or off from offshore platforms, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“Malaysians only need to take swab tests before they sign-on to the platforms and do not need to be quarantined. When they are supposed to return onshore, they do not need to be quarantined and can return to their hometowns after being screened,” the Senior Minister (Security) said at a press conference here, Tuesday (Aug 25).

Foreigners, however, are still required to take the swab test and undergo 14 days’ quarantine.


Chemical Engineer, Hong Wai Onn, launches the first book that has come out with stories from the palm oil mills

September 21, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-19, World Front News:

Possessing a degree in chemical engineering may lead a graduate to think that there are narrow career options. Not so, says Hong Wai Onn in his memoir “A Chemical Engineer in the Palm Oil Milling Industry”. The impetus for leveraging his degree began with an internship while completing his studies at university. He soon discovered that much of what made a good chemical engineer, including changing raw materials into useful products, easily transferred into a job that would bring success in a rapidly growing, globally important industry. His innate passion for learning intensified as he learned more about the universality of palm oil, and as he embarked on the speaking circuit, he eventually crafted this memoir.


PM Muhyiddin: Petronas lost RM17b in petroleum revenue during MCO

September 20, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-11, Malay Mail:

Petronas reported a loss of around RM17 billion in petroleum revenue from March until June this year throughout the movement control order (MCO) period until before the recovery MCO took effect.

In a brief written reply to Tuan Noor Amin Ahmad’s (PH-Kangar) question in Parliament on the loss of petroleum income throughout the implementation period, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin also said the federal government has no intention of amending the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA 1974) at this point in time.


Mixed outlook on local O&G industry

September 19, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-05, The Star:

 A fresh wave of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases could see prolonged low crude oil prices as demand for fuel is plunging due to longer movement restriction globally.

Brent crude oil slid 68 cents to US$43.47 a barrel yesterday, while the US crude oil West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell 65 cents to US$40.36 after two weeks of rally.

Crude oil prices have been on a three-month rally on improved sentiment but oil prices have been stuck near US$40 per barrel as the recovery in prices have been stalled on concerns that Saudi Arabia may cut its selling prices and the resurgence of Covid-19 infections cast doubt about sustained recovery in oil consumption.


MP: Petronas not the PM’s property, should instead answer to Parliament

September 18, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-06, Malay Mail:

Subang MP Wong Chen demanded today that the government explain its latest refusal to give Parliament oversight of state oil firm Petronas.

Wong said this was not the first time he raised this matter but was revisiting it since Petronas and other oil companies were grappling with depressed oil prices globally.

“The reply I got from the prime minister is that Petronas is managed by excellent senior executives and its directors are equally excellent and all are committed to good corporate governance with the highest level of integrity.