Future of SMDS depends on three areas

November 12, 2018

Dateline 2018-08-29, Borneo Post:

The future of Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) depends on three areas, says Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Iain Lo.

One, to remain competitive SMDS must continued its technology development programme.

“We have an active programme in our research labs in Amsterdam and here in Bintulu SMDS to ensure that SMDS can compete with a new generation of coal to liquids plant from China,” he said during the SMDS 25th anniversary gala dinner here on Monday.

Secondly, in terms of product development, SMDS must find more innovative and high value uses for its unique products.

“We rely on our own research and development in the US, our distributors and customers and also learning institutions,” Lo added. “A good example is our collaboration with UNIMAS, which has helped us develop an application in 3D printing for Sarawax.”

Shell recognises partners at Shell Malaysia Safety Awards 2018

September 27, 2018

Dateline 2018-07-11, Borneo Post:

Shell Malaysia recognises the safety efforts of its business partners and contractors for their top safety leadership during the 11th Shell Malaysia Safety Awards held towards the end of June.

More than 200 guests comprising of business partners and contractors to Shell attended the recent Shell Malaysia Safety Awards (SMSA) to appreciate and recognise safety leaders within the industry. The gala dinner was hosted by Datuk Iain Lo, chairman of Shell Companies in Malaysia.

“We are now entering the fifth year of the SMSA and I am proud that this event is going from strength to strength, mainly because of the continuous partnership and support from our business partners and contractors.

Shell Malaysia pledges RM125mil for social investment

September 23, 2016

Dateline 2016-08-11, The Star:

Shell Malaysia will invest RM125mil over the next 10 years to fund Malaysian talent innovation and competitiveness, says Chairman Datuk Iain Lo.

“We still have much to contribute towards developing Malaysia’s energy resources and exploration, demonstrate our commitment to the local oil and gas industry.

“That is not all. We can think of no better or fulfilling way to make the future together with Malaysia than through the exponential impact of individual Malaysians,” he said.


Tie-ups key to survival in ‘lower for longer’ oil era

August 5, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-25, NST:

In the current environment of prolonged low oil prices, dubbed the “lower for longer” era, players in the oil and gas (O&G) industry are defying the odds through collaboration. Returns may be less than favourable, but industry players are staying focused on deep-water exploration and production activities, albeit higher costs involved in initial stages for such ventures. Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Iain Lo said the deep-water business was under pressure, like other segments in the industry, and this called for collaboration among O&G industry players in order to remain sustainable. “Collaboration is important as it brings together the best capabilities and encourages assumptions to be challenged and boundaries to be pushed. “Such effective collaboration doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a long-term commitment from the parties involved but it allows us to jointly achieve something we wouldn’t be able to do alone.

Shell’s first TLP set for Malikai field duty

July 15, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-13, NST:

Shell Malaysia has unveiled the country’s first tension-leg platform (TLP), which is set to sail to Malikai field offshore Sabah soon. The platform was designed and fabricated by Malaysians. Shell holds a 35 per cent stake in the Malikai project, with Conocophillips and Petronas Carigali owning 35 and 30 per cent, respectively. “The deepwater business is under pressure like others in the industry. Now that we have built this capability in Malaysia, we have a responsibility to sustain these skills and talent so that they stay relevant. “It will take strong collaboration and partnership to open up new frontiers and deliver value and create wealth for Malaysia, as well as the companies participating in these ventures.


Shell expresses confidence in Malaysia

May 10, 2015

Were there rumours that Shell was going to leave Malaysia, for it to have to express confidence?

Dateline 2015-04-09, Astro Awani:

Shell Malaysia has expressed its continued confidence in Malaysia as an important market for the company, noting it is the most successful country in the Shell Group for exploration.

Chairman Iain Lo said despite the current challenging global economic landscape and lower crude oil prices, the company successfully made and participated in 10 discoveries, during its exploration campaign from mid 2013 to 2014.


Shell, Petronas Carigali to develop E6 field offshore Malaysia

January 29, 2015

Dateline 2014-11-19, The Star:

Shell and Petronas Carigali recently took the final investment decision (FID) to develop the E6 field, offshore Malaysia.
 Discovered in 1970, the E6 field is the last field to be developed under the SK308 production sharing contract. SK308 is about 200km offshore Sarawak.
A joint statement issued on Wednesday said the development concept leverages on existing infrastructure by evacuating gas from E6 to the E8 platform located 16km away and crude oil to D35 located 66km away.
Shell Malaysia chairman Iain Lo said: “The development of the E6 field further strengthens Shell’s position in Malaysia. It will enable Shell to sustain gas supply to Malaysia LNG Tiga Plant and produce crude oil concurrently by 2017.”


Up Close and Personal with Iain Lo

March 8, 2013

From The Star, dateline 2013-03-02:

Better known to close friends and family as a wine aficionado and connoisseur, Iain Lo enjoys any weekend that comes with sipping on exquisite wines and dining on home cooked roast meals.

“Apart from the fact that I like eating, cooking for me is quite relaxing,” he says.

The Shell Malaysia chairman and managing director of Sarawak Shell Bhd and Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd, likes to cook simple meals, which tend to be Western in nature such as roasts and risottos, to show off the wine accompanied with it.