Strive to remain competitive: MPRC

March 15, 2018

Dateline 2018-01-29, NST:

With the current temporary rise in the crude oil prices – strengthening since the start of 2018, it will be unlikely for the prices to revert to the heady days of USD$100 per barrel, evident from the cautious response of global oil companies.

As such, Malaysian Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) chief executive officer Datuk Shahrol Halmi said Malaysia oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) companies should not slow their momentum or lose focus on raising their competitiveness.

“To be more competitive, local OGSE companies should focus on providing economies of scale and integrated solutions,own technologies, employ quality talent, and possess export capabilities,” he said in media briefing recently.

The media briefing was held to share the latest MPRC100 rankings and industry analysis for the financial year ended 2016.


MPRC’s Shahrol Halmi: Don’t be ‘overexcited’ about oil topping US$70

March 9, 2018

Yeah, pay us little fish at higher rates, then we can get excited together. And don’t swallow.

Dateline 2017-01-23,  The Edge:

Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corp Bhd (MPRC) said oil and gas (O&G) support service providers should not be “overexcited” about the recent rise in crude oil prices above US$70 a barrel. This is because prices of the commodity are still expected to be volatile.

MPRC, an agency reporting to the Prime Minister’s Department, was established to develop the O&G services and equipment (OGSE) industry in Malaysia. MPRC president Datuk Shahrol Halmi said OGSE companies should continue keeping an eye on efficiency in order to address cost while protecting profit margin through implementation of new technologies or integrated solutions.

“The interest in O&G companies is [returning] quite a bit, especially after the Petronas Activity Outlook (2018-2020 report) came out, and after Petronas contract awards recently. [But] the key point to note here is that one swallow does not make a spring.


MPRC positive Malaysia to become OGSE hub

December 10, 2017

Dateline 2017-10-27, NST:

Despite tabling a fiscally prudent budget, the Government continues to prioritise and invest in critical capacity building initiatives for various industries.

With global oil and gas development activities expected to increase, following a couple of years of reduction spending, the export push set forth by the Government augurs well for the oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) companies intending to capitalise on the pick-up in investment cycle.

With this, the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) further said combined with a continuous push to attract OGSE multinational companies to establish Malaysia as their gateway to the region, the country is well on its way to becoming the number one hub in Asia Pacific for OGSE.

OGSE has a key role to play in the push towards becoming a high-income status nation.

 


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.


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

October 22, 2017

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.

 


OGSE investments cross MPRC’S RM650m target

August 6, 2017

Dateline 2017-06-24, NST:

Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) has surpassed its target of RM650 million and brought in RM683.7 million worth of oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) investments last year.

The governing body said it remained on track in its efforts to strengthen the OGSE industry in order to develop greater resilience and global competitiveness.

Last year, MPRC facilitated the establishment of regional headquarters for three OGSE multinational companies (MNCs) in Malaysia and assisted nine OGSE companies to bid for oil and gas (O&G) projects in six countries.

MPRC’s Corporate Report 2016, which was published on June 1, also highlighted the efforts to spur innovation and technology development across Malaysia’s OGSE supply chain.


Right time for oil and gas players to consolidate: MPRC

May 9, 2017

Ws that the best picture they could get of Syed Azlan?

Dateline 2017-04-27, NST:

WITH crude oil prices at a relatively plateau level, the time is right for oil and gas players to collaborate or consolidate, said Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corp (MPRC) senior vice-president Syed Azlan Syed Ibrahim.

“Although we foresee 2017 will not be far off than 2016, I do not think it will be worse. This is the opportunity for players to make the hard decision to restructure or reform. That time is now.

“They need to do it now so that when the market goes back up they will be ready,” he said after the MPRC business seminar, here, on Friday.