Sapura Energy bags contract from Mudabala Petroleum

May 25, 2018

Dateline 2018-03-21, NST:

Sapura Energy Bhd secured a contract from Mubadala Petroleum to undertake engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) works for the Pegaga gas development field in Block SK320, offshore Sarawak.

The contract was awarded to its wholly owned subsidiary, Sapura Fabrication Sdn Bhd by Mubadala Petroleum following the Final Investment Decision by Mubadala Petroleum and its partners Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) and Sarawak Shell Bhd.

“This is our sixth contract win since the beginning of the year. It’s a good start for us. We are proud to be working with a highly respected company such as Mubadala Petroleum and supporting its first development in Malaysia,” said Sapura Energy president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Shahril Shamsuddin.

Sapura Energy views the increased capital spending by oil and gas firms is an indication that the industry is making a gradual shift towards better times amidst renewed optimism.

Mubadala advances $1 billion Malaysia Pegaga gas field project

May 20, 2018

Dateline 2018-03-21, Reuters:

Mubadala Petroleum, Petronas and Royal Dutch Shell will spend more than $1 billion to develop Malaysia’s Pegaga gas field, aiming to produce gas by the third quarter of 2021, Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala said on Wednesday.

The project in Block SK320, located in the Central Luconia province, offshore the East Malaysian state of Sarawak, will now proceed to the construction and installation stage, the company said in a statement.

Mubadala is the operator of the block with a 55 percent share while Petronas Carigali holds a 25 percent interest and Sarawak Shell holds 20 percent.

Mubadala soon to decide on investment in Malaysia gas: Al Kaabi

February 25, 2018

Wait, I thought they had committed to SK320.

Dateline 2018-01-15, The Edge (no, not U2):

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. is about to make final investment decision on big gas discovery in Malaysia, Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of Mubadala Investment Co., says at conference in United Arab Emirates capital.

* Mubadala is in talks with Tellurian about potential investment in Houston-based co.’s gas project in state of Louisiana; no decision yet:

* Mubadala seeking to expand its chemicals business in North America, to continue investing in petrochemicals

Saturday Star 2014-09-20 – Job Opportunities

September 22, 2014

Talbiyah (from

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (all 4 books). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper. Or go to Hajj, whichever you prefer.

  • I’m lining up jobs for next quarter, for IGL Services. Whisper to (better yet, carpe jugulum) your boss, and send work my way.
  • Finally, Mubadala has an advert in the papers. Senior Process Engineer, Integrity and Assurance Manager, HSSE Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, Interface Engineer.
  • Carigali Hess is looking for an Electrical / Instrument Maintenance Engineer, and Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. Send your exaggerations here,  with a detailed resume stating references, expected remuneration, contact telephone and email address, before 4 October, 2014.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

Food choice of the week? How if you visit Vietnam, how about visiting and updating GoHalalVietnam! for your food needs. For your other needs, talk to your local tour guide/ concierge / man on the street.

The newest book in the Dresden File series is out. Magic + pop culture + Star Wars references, beat that!

White Night (The Dresden Files, Book 9), Cold Days (Dresden Files), Skin Game (Dresden Files)


August 30, 2014

Dateline 2014-06-24, O&G Financial Journal:

Mubadala Petroleum reports that appraisal drilling and testing has confirmed the Pegaga discovery in Block SK320 offshore Malaysia as a substantial gas find with significant commercial potential.

A third discovery, Sirih-1, has also been confirmed from the 2013/14 exploration drilling program that has targeted a series of carbonate pinnacles within Block SK320. This adds to the Pegaga-1 and Sintok-1 discoveries announced previously, and the existing M5 discovery which Mubadala Petroleum successful appraised in 2012.

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum says makes Malaysian gas discovery

August 22, 2014

How come I haven’t seen Mubadala’s recruitment adverts?

Dateline 2014-06-23, Reuters:

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Petroleum on Monday said it made a new gas discovery with significant commercial potential in Malaysia, its fourth discovery within its operating block.

Mubadala Petroleum, a unit of Abu Dhabi’s investment fund Mubadala said it found substantial gas in the Pegaga well in its operating block SK320.

The four gas discoveries are in close proximity, including the original M-5 well success, Mubadala said in a statement.

“Together these discoveries represent a very significant hydrocarbon resource, with the potential for a commercially attractive, integrated development,” Maurizio La Noce, chief executive of Mubadala Petroleum, said in the statement.


Shell and UAE’s Mubadala swap Malaysian offshore field stakes

March 1, 2014

Dateline 2013-01-19, Zawya:

Royal Dutch Shell and Mubadala Petroleum have swapped equity stakes in two exploration blocks off Malaysia, the Abu Dhabi-based energy company said on Sunday.

Mubadala has taken a 20 percent interest in the Shell-operated deepwater Block 2B and Shell took a 20 percent interest in the Mubadala-operated Block SK320 in return.

“The equity swap agreement is an important step for Mubadala Petroleum’s growth strategy in Malaysia and marks our first partnership in Southeast Asia with Shell, an important player in deepwater exploration,” Maurizio La Noce, chief executive of Mubadala Petroleum, said in a statement.

Mubadala proves more gas offshore Sarawak

February 16, 2014

Dateline 2014-01-03, Offshore:

Mubadala Petroleum has discovered gas in the Sintok structure offshore Sarawak, according to partner Petronas.

The Sintok-1 well was drilled in block SK320, 240 km (149 mi) northwest of Bintulu, to a TD of 2,775 m (9,104 ft). It encountered gas in the main target reservoir.

Analysis of well data indicates a 292-m (958-ft) gas column. Studies continue to assess the volume of the discovery.

This was the third gas find on the block since it was awarded in February 2010.

Saturday Star 2012-05-12 – Job Opportunities

May 15, 2012

Support me by purchasing my recommendations, or buying through my Amazon store. I need the money to pay for running this site. C’mone, where are those corporate sponsors?

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.
  • Here’s a new one. Mubadala is looking for people. Too bad they aren’t looking for engineers.

May I suggest that readers install the Waze app on their phones? And use it as much as possible? It says its a “a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road. 100% powered by users, the more you drive, the better it gets. Join the community of drivers in your area today!” It’s definitely getting better for the Klang Valley area, though we need more users from East Malaysia.

Support your local bookshop! Visit Bookalicious at The Summit Subang, good selection of imported books. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and otherologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

BTW, did I tell you that I am the Secretary of MOGEC?

For those of you who have a healthy skepticism to my industry, these books are for you:


Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy InsiderThe Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial SocietiesBarbarians of Oil: How the World’s Oil Addiction Threatens Global Prosperity and Four Investments to Protect Your Wealth (Agora Series)

This week’s food promotion is … masak asam pedas. If you find nice places around PJ, let me know. I’ve tried the one across from the PJ State Police Station, and the shop next to Dewan MPSJ in PJ State.