Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association advises Miri residents to avoid Canada Hills

October 23, 2020

I posit an alternate theory that this is where the lizard men will emerge from Tarzan’s land at the center of the earth (be well read on the originals, people).

Dateline 2020-09-18, Malay Mail:

The Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association (SPECA) has asked Miri residents not to enter abandoned oil well sites for their own safety as one location around Canada Hill in the city is believed to be emitting gas.

Its president, Datuk Rahman Lariwoo today said this was because members of the public had found a hole foaming, believed to be leaking liquefied natural gas at one of the sites of an abandoned oil well in the area recently.

“Actually, the discovery does not show that there are still sources of oil and gas around Miri city but it is probably a leakage from the waste materials of an abandoned oil well and is hazardous to the public,” he said during a press conference here.

Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association plans talks with Petronas

October 17, 2020

What, as if they don’t get priority now?

Dateline 2020-09-14, Malay Mail:

The Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association (Speca) is expected to start talks with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to give priority to oil and gas contractors from the state this November.

Its president, Datuk Rahman Lariwoo, today said this was because the association had received a letter from the Registrar of Societies (ROS) confirming that it had already approved the registration of SPECA.

“The letter is dated Aug 19, 2020, officially this organisation has been approved (its registration with ROS). After this we want to meet with the top management of Petronas to give us more opportunities (to get contracts),” he told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya, here.

He said the association would invite the top management of Petronas to Sarawak to attend the launching ceremony of the association in November.

“If they (Petronas top management) can’t come, we will go there (Kuala Lumpur) to meet and discuss with them,” he said.

Sarawak contractors want Petronas to make them priority in new O&G exploration deals

September 3, 2020

Dateline 2020-06-27, Malay Mail:

The Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association has urged that Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) give the state’s contractors priority, in awarding contracts related to oil and gas exploration in Sarawak waters.

Its Protem Committee chairman Datuk Rahman Lariwoo said the contract jobs could be handed over to contractors from outside Sarawak if local contractors were not capable of carrying out the tasks.

“If possible, we want all jobs available in the Sarawak waters to be given (first) to the oil and gas contractors from Sarawak, as we believe most of them are experienced in drilling rigs right up to production of oil and gas,” he said after chairing the first protem committee meeting, here today.