Production at Malaysian gas field to resume full production by August 2019

January 8, 2019

Dateline 2018-11-26, LNG Industry:

According to Reuters, Petronas has announced that production at the Kebabangan gas field in Sabah is expected to resume working at full capacity by August next year.
This follows disruption that was caused by a gas leak at the related Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline in January this year. Reuters reports that repairs have now been completed, but that integrity assurance tests are still being carried out on the 500 km pipeline. These tests are reportedly expected to be completed by July next year.

Reuters quotes Petronas as saying: “The supply disruption, however, did not impact our LNG cargo deliveries to customers.”

According to Reuters, the finance minister of Malaysia recently announced that the nation’s economic growth has been significantly affected by the supply disruption. He reportedly noted that gas exports have been seriously impacted since 2Q18.


Growth hit by Sabah gas snag

January 6, 2019

Dateline 2018-11-28, Daily Express:

Malaysia’s gas exports have been suffering from severe disruption since the second quarter of 2018 following a production breakdown at the Kebabangan gas field in Sabah, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, recently.

Hence, he said, the country has not fully benefited from the rising oil prices in the past six months.

“Major repairs and assessment works are still ongoing and production is only expected to return to full capacity by the middle of next year the latest,” Lim said in a statement.
He highlighted that the supply disruption has severely affected gross domestic product (GDP) growth and petroleum income tax revenue received by the government.

For the third quarter of 2018, petroleum income tax revenue declined 27pc to RM2.79 billion from RM3.81 billion in the second quarter.


Petronas, Shell, ConocoPhillips JV Starts Gas Production Off Malaysia

January 17, 2015

Dateline 2014-11-12, Nasdaq:

Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company Sdn Bhd., a joint venture backed by Petronas, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, said Wednesday it started gas production from the Kebabangan gas field off Malaysia.

Production is expected to reach 500 million standard cubic feet per day by April 2015, the company said in a statement. Kebabangan installed a platform that could process up to 825 million standard cubic feet of natural gas, 80,000 barrels of crude oil and 22,000 barrels of condensate daily, it added.


Saturday Star 2013-09-07 – Job Opportunities

September 9, 2013

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper.

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Send your cv here. Also looking for process safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Murphy is looking for a Sarawak senior HSE advisor (give us the contract). Send your cv here.
  • ExxonMobil is looking for an Electrical SME. Since they accept diploma holders, does this mean that you don’t have to be registered as an engineer in this country? BEM police, please help. Apply here if interested.
  • Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC to friends) has a three-page spread. Anyhow, the posts that they hope to fill are too numerous to name. Apply here, or snail mail to: Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Comp Sdn Bhd, Level 52, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, 50088 KL, Malaysia. Is the sudden surge of posts due to KPOC subtlety telling their existing staff “take a pay cut, or we’ll get fresh meat”?
  • Phillips 66 is looking for a production planning engineer for the JV oil refinery in Melaka, though this is a KL post.  Send your cv here.

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Self Promotion this week. I have some copies of

  • The Young Turks of PETRONAS
  • Tuah Jebat di PETRONAS
  • The Will to Compete
  • Pantang di Cabar

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The IEM has a coffee table book out, Engineering Heritage of Malaysia (no, it is not Datuk Seri Samy Vellu’s bio). Visit here for details.

Food? Doctor says I need to lose weight, sugar, cholesterol. Wish me luck.


Saturday Star 2013-05-04 – Job Opportunities

May 6, 2013

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need money to purchase a dive light.

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If you need my help to submit your CVs, donate to the blog, and I’ll review your CV to see if it is worthy of my (and my associates’) expectations. If you can’t figure out how to donate, no need to ask.

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Send your cv here. Also looking for process safety persons, lead piping designer, lead instrument engineer, and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC to friends) has a three-page spread. Anyhow, the posts that they hope to fill are too numerous to name. Apply here, or snail mail to: Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Comp Sdn Bhd, Level 52, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, 50088 KL, Malaysia. Is the sudden surge of posts due to KPOC moving their next phase of the project to Johor, and rats that don’t want to leave KL are abandoning the sinking ship?
  • Side note: My mechanic complains that there are not enough trained mechanics are being extruded from our schools. If you know of any idle ones, he’s looking for some. Ask them to contact Kong Ming Chai at +60122951023. On another note, has this shortfall hit the news? Can I get the contract for 1Repair?

How about some local food? Alisara at Puchong Indah. Specialises in Thai food, and has mango with stick rice.

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From Reuters – Malaysia’s Sime unit bags $384 mln fabrication job

May 3, 2011

Dateline 2011-04-25:

says unit Sime Darby Engineering Sdn Bhd has won a 1.15 billion ringgit ($384.3 million)contract to contruct topside facilities for the Kebabangan Northern Hub Development project off the coast of Malaysian Borneo state of Sabah.

The project is managed by Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company, a joint venture between Malaysia’s state oil firm Petronas , ConocoPhillips’s local unit and a subsidiary of Shell (RDSa.L).


Saturday Star 2009-09-12 – Job Opportunities

September 14, 2009
  • First off, Synergy is looking for 5 lead safety engineers and 3 lead process engineers. Visit the Synergy website for contact details. And safety specialists. Ah, heck. If you have more than 5 years experience in O&G, apply. If you have less than 5, send a donation to the offshore account, and still get abuse.
  • I see AP Recruitment has a full page spread. Must be the start of booming times in Qatar. The are usually associated with Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Gas. Wonder why the don’t mention their client here? Anyhow, jobs are available for Maint Eng (Electrical), Planning Engineering Specialist (Shutdown). The rest are technician posts. Apply here.
  • Shapadu is recruiting for Mech & Piping, Elect & Instr, Planning, Structural & Construction, Comm Eng. Email here or here. I know these guys as an offshore construction group, though I tend to pay attention to who actually works for a company rather than the company name. That’s the nature of construction contracts, if the PSC likes you personally, then you swap coveralls and work for the PSC’s flavour of the month.
  • And Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company (KPOC to friends) has a two-page spread. I presume they are now moving into detailed design / fabrication? Anyhow, the posts that they hope to fill are: Offshore Installation Manager (OIM, PIC, Platform Supv), Snr Proj Eng, Snr Proj Eng (Mat & Eqpt), Electrical Reliability Eng (is TNB offshore?), C&I Reliability Eng, Snr Contract Specialist (this is where you make your money by, ahem, creative means), Metering System Reliability Eng (not many of them around), Piping Eng, Mech Reliability Eng, LQ project eng (please don’t make it dorm style), Proj Eng, Planning Eng, Cost Eng). Please apply here, or snail mail to: Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Comp Sdn Bhd, Level 52, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, 50088 KL, Malaysia.

No makan-makan recommendations this week. I did have an iftar at the Bluewave Hotel, Shah Alam though.