Is Adif the new CEO of Petronas’ upstream business? (Yes, he is)

December 25, 2019

Checked 2019-12-05

Dateline 2019-10-15, NST:

Adif Zulkifli is set to take over the duty of former Petroliam Nasional Bhd executive vice president (EVP) and chief executive officer (CEO) of upstream Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib from Wednesday.

The appointment is one of a few management changes made by the national oil and gas giant after Anuar’s recent departure, according to an internal memo seen by the New Straits Times.

Adif is currently Petronas EVP and CEO of gas and new energy business and will vacate the position for Adnan Zainol Abidin, according to the memo.


Malaysia closer to opening up natural gas market

August 9, 2019

Dateline 2019-06-27, The Star:

Malaysia is moving closer towards opening up its natural gas market to spur competition and demand.

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) executive vice-president and CEO for gas and new energy Adif Zulkifli said Malaysia was just one price review away from achieving market-based gas pricing this year.

“If this happens, it would truly be a game-changer as our gas reforms move towards market liberalisation,” he said during his speech at the Malaysian Gas Symposium (MyGas) 2019 here, organised by the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA).


Malaysia closer to opening up natural gas market

August 5, 2019

I thought it was open already.

Dateline 2019-06-27, The Star:

Malaysia is moving closer towards opening up its natural gas market to spur competition and demand.

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) executive vice-president and CEO for gas and new energy Adif Zulkifli said Malaysia was just one price review away from achieving market-based gas pricing this year.

“If this happens, it would truly be a game-changer as our gas reforms move towards market liberalisation,” he said during his speech at the Malaysian Gas Symposium (MyGas) 2019 here, organised by the Malaysian Gas Association (MGA).


Sarawak DCM calls first meet with Petronas fruitful

September 25, 2016

Dateline 2016-08-15, Malay Mail:

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said he had a fruitful meeting with officials from state oil firm Petronas on complaints against alleged discrimination of locals.

“The meeting is productive, and we will meet again this Saturday to iron out on all the issues to the finest details,” Uggah said in a brief statement handed over to the waiting reporters at Wisma Bapa Malaysia.

Uggah was accompanied by Sarawak State Secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Ghani in the private meeting while Petronas was represented by its executive vice president and chief executive officer (upstream) Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib.

Also in the Petronas delegation were senior vice president of group human resource management, Datuk Raiha Azni Abdul Rahman, and senior vice president of corporate strategy Adif Zulkifli.


20% royalty will harm O&G industry

October 18, 2014

Dateline 2014-08-07, Borneo Post Online:

An increase in cash payments, which some people prefer to call royalty, by Petronas to the state and federal governments would have an adverse impact on the project viability and the industry at large, according to the vice president of Malaysia Petroleum Management, Adif Zulkifli.

He said that if the cash payments were to be increased to 20 per cent for Sabah, some projects undertaken by Petronas may be in jeopardy.

The immediate impact would be projects being dropped by foreign investors, investors’ confidence will be eroded and the country’s energy security will be at risk, he said.

Adif said the mid-term impact would be contract and opportunity losses for supporting industry, no further exploration activities and retrenchment.