May 12, 2020
Dateline 2020-04-06, Upstream:
A worker off Malaysia has tested positive for Covid-19, the second such confirmed case in Southeast Asia’s second-largest oil producer.
“Petronas, through its subsidiary, Petronas Carigali, confirms that one of its contractors at an offshore platform in Miri, Sarawak has tested positive for Covid-19. The contractor is currently receiving treatment at a government hospital,” Petronas told Upstream on Monday.
A contractor source claimed that the worker in question was a rig crew member on Velesto Drilling’s jack-up Naga 6.
As a result of his diagnosis, work has been temporarily stopped at Petronas Carigali’s Tukau Timur (East Tukau) and Baronia fields’ infill drilling programmes.
“As a precautionary measure to manage the risk of exposure, we have temporarily locked down the rig and suspended all crew change. All identified close contacts have immediately been placed under quarantine for 14 days,” said Petronas.
February 26, 2020
Dateline 2019-12-20, Oilfield Technology:
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation’s subsidiary, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited, the Operator of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia together with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, commenced commercial oil production from Layang Field on 3 December 2019.
Layang Field (“Layang”), in addition to its natural gas production since May 2017, commenced oil production by using a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading System (FPSO) named “FPSO Helang”.
August 6, 2019
Dateline 2019-06-27, Reuters:
Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) said on Thursday it had made a significant gas discovery in block SK-410B in Malaysia.
The block is located in shallow waters, nearly 90 km (56 miles) off the coast of Sarawak, it said in a statement.
The discovery was made by KUFPEC Malaysia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kuwaiti firm, which holds a 42.5% working interest under a production sharing contract with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. and PTTEP HK Offshore Ltd.
May 30, 2019
Dateline unknown, Upstream Online:
Malaysia’s national upstream company Petronas Carigali is this week carrying out a pre-installation survey before the topsides installation at its Anjung gas field development off Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Works fabricated both the Anjung jacket and topsides, while Upstream reported on 24 May 2018 that another local contractor, TL Offshore, had been lined up to install the two structures.
The pre-installation survey work at Anjung in the Kumang Cluster area is being carried out by the Malaysia-flagged vessel Sapura Achiever.
July 17, 2018
Dateline 2018-06-13, Borneo Post:
Sapura Energy Bhd (Sapura Energy) and partners Sarawak Shell Bhd (Sarawak Shell) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd’s (Petronas Carigali) ninth gas discovery offshore Sarawak is expected by analysts to further enhance the viability of the SK408 project cluster by leveraging on the common infrastructure, pipelines and facilities .
In a filing on Bursa Malaysia, Sapura Energy through wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapura Exploration and Production (Sarawak) Inc (Sapura E&P) and the group’s partners Sarawak Shell and Petronas Carigal announced its ninth gas discovery offshore Sarawak, following the completion of its 2017 drilling campaign within the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC).
Sapura Energy announced that the Pepulut-1 exploration well located offshore Bintulu, Sarawak in Block SK408 was drilled and encountered high quality reservoir.
October 19, 2017
Is there a project manager app for that? And PCSB TAs have a lot of power, apparently.
Dateline 2017-09-06, Malay Mail:
State oil-and-gas firm Petronas confirmed this afternoon the arrest of one of its staff by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The Star had earlier today reported the arrest of a Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd project delivery manager at his office in the iconic Petronas Twin Towers yesterday. The 45-year-old was said to be suspected of involved in a RM23.7 million graft case.
“The arrest follows an internal investigation on the employee conducted by Petronas, which later reported the case to MACC.
“Petronas also assisted MACC investigators on the case prior to the arrest,” the company said in a media statement.
The company said it does not condone nor tolerate any form of misconduct among its employees and contractors will fully cooperate with the anti-graft body’s investigations “if necessary”.
The Star also cited MACC director of investigations Datuk Simi Abd Ghani as confirming the arrests of the PCSB employee, along with two others: a 57-year-old contractor that had previously worked with the O&G exploration and production services company and a 28-year-old former PCSB technical assistant yesterday.
August 29, 2017
Dateline 2017-08-03, MalaysianDigest:
Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s upstream subsidiary, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), has set aside RM10 billion for its enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects located offshore Sarawak.
Expected to be completed by the year 2020, the EOR in the Bakor and Baronia fields, would be jointly carried out with Sarawak Shell Bhd.
PCSB Sarawak Oil-Malaysia Assets head, Anuar Ismail, said the company is upbeat that the investment will yield return despite uncertainties in the global oil prices.
“It is business as usual for Petronas although we are adopting prudent spending. We are trying to reduce our operating cost as much as possible to maximise our income,” he told reporters when met the PCSB headquarters here today.
Anuar also gave his assurance that retrenchment is not in the cards although Petronas is trying to control its operating cost from increasing.
He said there are a total of 1,200 employees stationed at oil rigs in the state.
February 4, 2017
Dateline 2017-01-08, Daily Express:
A long-time big player in the oil and gas industry here – Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSD) – has moved its operations to its own supply base at Bintulu Port, Sarawak, effective January 1.
A notice issued by the company advised its service providers and vendors that the delivery point for its materials would now be the East Logistics Command Centre (ELCC) at the Bintulu Port.
Industry sources reacting immediately to the latest development said it was certainly bad news for Labuan but good news for Sarawak which, not long ago, had acted firmly on Petronas to increase Sarawak’s opportunities in its employment.
PCSD had a strong presence here and had helped to raise the profile of the island as a significant oil and gas hub.
The company had been serving as an anchor tenant at the Asian Supply Base (ASB) which has often been described as a fully integrated logistics hub for oil and gas. ASB is a fully Sabah-owned entity and was established in 1985 when Tan Sri Harris Salleh was the Chief Minister of Sabah.
November 25, 2016
And that settles my thoughts as to when Hibiscus was going to spend its money, and who would want to buy the Shell Sabah blocks.
Dateline 2016-10-12, The Star:
Shell has reached an agreement to sell its 50% equity interest in the 2011 North Sabah enhanced oil recovery (EOR) production sharing contract (PSC) to Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd’s indirect unit SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd for US$25mil (RM104.8mil).
The amount excludes post completion adjustments and reimbursements to Shell.
Currently, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co (25%) is the operator, partnering with Shell Sabah Selatan (25%) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (50%) in the PSC, which includes the Labuan Crude Oil Terminal, and the fields of St Joseph, South Furious, SF30 and Barton, all located offshore Sabah.
Total oil production (on a 100% PSC basis) averaged 18 kilobarrels (kbbls) per day last year, according to statements from Shell and Hibiscus.
August 3, 2016
Dateline 2016-06-25, NST:
Malaysia’s first Tension Leg Platform (TLP), which was completed in April, is a result of a collaboration among major oil players — a signal that joint efforts are needed to remain sustainable during the “lower for longer” period. The Malikai deep-water platform was designed and built and will be operated by Malaysians. It was completed on time after 23 million man-hours, including 10 million work-hours, without a loss time injury recorded. The platform was a joint venture between Shell Malaysia as the operator (with a 35 per cent stake), ConocoPhilips Sabah (35 per cent) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (30 per cent). It was designed and engineered by Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) and Technip. It is a major milestone on what was once deemed difficult to achieve and is a national accomplishment.