Saturday Star 2017-11-18 – Job Opportunities

November 20, 2017

Happy been out of Internet contact for weeks, 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 1Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Support your local mee bandung.

Thinking about the zombie apocalypse, you need something to jumpstart access to those dodgy Internet sites:

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm

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S’wak BN slams Mahathir over oil rights comment

November 14, 2017

Dateline 2017-09-26, FMT:

A senior official in the Sarawak Barisan Nasional has criticised Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his comments on the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) and the unfavourable terms it gives to the state.

Tan Kai, who is a political secretary to Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg, called out the Pakatan Harapan chairman over his reasons for not repealing the PDA in his 22-year tenure as prime minister.

“Mahathir could have easily repealed PDA if he thought that it was not fair to Sarawak, as he had a two-thirds majority all the time,” Tan said in a statement yesterday.

Mahathir, who is also PPBM chairman, had reportedly said that his hands were tied as the PDA was drafted and approved before his time as prime minister, hence he could not do anything about the oil royalty and funds to be given to Sarawak.


‘Petronas exploring new energy avenues’

November 13, 2017

Does this affect the spirit of amanah PETRONAS is given in the Petroleum Development Act 1974?

Dateline 2017-09-26, NST:

PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) is considering venturing into renewable energy (RE) to stay relevant in the global energy industry, said president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

Petronas could venture into solar, wind or other new energy sources, Wan Zulkiflee said, adding that the matter was in the evaluation stage.

“We are evaluating on what type of new energies are suitable for us and where we can make money. It is not a matter of just being involved in RE, or for the sake of following others who are already involved.

 


Petronas denies plans to lay off 5,000 employees in 2018

November 6, 2017

Sooo. how many again?

Dateline 2017-09-17, Borneo Post:

Petronas today denied an allegation made by a blogger saying that it planned to terminate 5,000 employees next year in what was claimed as another round of a “staff reduction” exercise, group-wide.

In a statement, the national oil giant company said it “categorically denied” the allegation made by blogger Syed Akbar Ali on his “OutSyed the Box” site.

It added that the group’s business review exercise, conducted last year, had affected 2,300 jobs as previously announced and there was currently no plan to undertake another exercise of that scale.


Saturday Star 2017-11-04 – Job Opportunities

November 6, 2017

Happy visit Dumai 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 1Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Support your local mee bandung.

Thinking about the zombie apocalypse, you need something to jumpstart access to those dodgy Internet sites:

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm

.


Malaysia on target to become regional oil and gas hub: MPRC

November 4, 2017

Can I be the asylum keeper?

Dateline 2017-09-11, NST:

Malaysia is set to become the oil and gas hub by year 2020 and is well on target towards becoming a regional hub within three years.

Malaysian Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) said the country, deemed as one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia Pacific region and home to market-oriented economy and pro-business government policies, is also aims to ensure its local players to become regional players in the sector.

MPRC chief executive officer Datuk Shahrol Halmi said it is important to have Malaysia’s reputation at play to become a hub, and not just beating the drum claiming to be one.

“We also have strategies to ensure that we get there, and working hard to make sure it happens.

“It is crucial to attract the multinational companies (MNCs) to come to Malaysia and ensure that they make Malaysia as a regional base for the region.

“A hub is not just a hub. It brings other benefits to the Malaysian economy such as technology transfers, job opportunities and high-paying jobs as well,” Shahrol said in an exclusive interview with NST Business recently.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Construction of the First Floating LNG in the World: PFLNG1: Lessons Learnt

November 3, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli

The Floating LNG concept was envisaged to monetise stranded gas resources. The two PETRONAS’ floaters namely PFLNG1 and PFLNG2 for offshore Sarawak and Sabah respectively will increase the country’s LNG production capacity by approximately 8% (2.5 MTPA). PFLNG1 is already in operation while construction activities for PFLNG2 is currently ongoing.

 

Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli is a Principal Engineer (Construction) in PETRONAS – Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T). Ir. Roslin has over 25 years working experience in Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore/Marine and Shipbuilding Projects in Malaysia and overseas including United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Sudan. His qualification is in Marine Technology Degree from UTM. He has a Professional Certificate in Management from Melbourne University, Australia.

Register here, or download the form here.