Landmark Opec deal fuels local O&G stocks

January 7, 2017

Did you catch the price rise wave, or mistimed and was caught in the trough?

Dateline 2016-12-02, NST:

Oil and gas (O&G) stocks rallied yesterday after Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) agreed on Wednesday to cut output for the first time in eight years.

Among the gainers were Deleum Bhd, Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd, UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd, SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd and Uzma Bhd.

Leading the pack was Deleum, with the counter jumping 10.5 sen, or 12.8 per cent, to 92.5 sen, with 4.97 million shares traded.

Crude oil prices steadied around US$53 (RM236.90) a barrel yesterday, holding on to big gains made after Opec and Russia agreed to restrict production.

In the meeting, Opec members agreed to cut oil output by almost 1.2 million barrels per day from January to June next year.


Uzma Unfazed by Concerns Over Berantai, Balai RSC Cessations in Malaysia

September 10, 2016

Tg. Baram acreage may be returned?

Dateline 2016-08-08, Rigzone:

Malaysia’s upstream oil and gas services company Uzma Berhad, holder of a minority stake in the Tanjung Baram oil field in Block SK307 offshore Sarawak, is unfazed by talks that the risk service contract (RSC) for the acreage might be cancelled amid cost rationalization initiative undertaken by the country’s national oil firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), local media The Star reported Saturday.

Such views were triggered recently after PETRONAS reached an agreement last month with the joint venture comprising Petrofac Energy Developments Sdn Bhd and SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad’s subsidiaries for the cessation of the Berantai RSC located in Block PM309 offshore Terengganu, Malaysia.

“The RSC’s cessation will allow PETRONAS to minimize the project’s long-term value erosion and optimize the development and production activities in Malaysia, in line with its efforts to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of its operations,” the Malaysian state-owned firm said in the July 11 press release.

 


Conquering the fear of failure

April 16, 2016

Inspirational stories, for these tough times in the O&G sector.

Dateline 2016-02-29, FMT:

Since then, two very enterprising Malaysian firms from my native oil and gas sector have come forward to share their experiences.

ProEight started as an engineering consultancy. After thoroughly understanding their position in the market and identifying gaps, the firm developed their own products. Today, their portfolio of mechanical seals and pumps is not only one of the best in class, their after sales service in the region is unparalleled.


Marketing Rounds – Uzma

August 26, 2015

If you haven’t visited Uzma Tower, make sure you get concise directions. I had to be lead there from the LHDN offices the first time I went.

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Saturday Star 2015-07-04– Job Opportunities

July 6, 2015

Ramadan Kareem. May Allah accept my efforts, and your. Donate to your favourite charity, 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’m looking for jobs for 4Q2015. Send me y0ur POs.
  • An associate of mine is looking for a technical safety part-time adviser. Needs to be needle sharp with respect to QRAs, and HSE safety cases. A calm demeanor to handle nonsensical questions from young engineers helps as well. Either that, or a drinking problem.
  • Nothing much in the news.

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? Go visit the mee bandung / asam pedas stall in front of the Petaling Jaya Police Station (don’t ask).

Seen the Episode VII new trailer? Ff you say “What is episode Vii?”, I disown you.

Join the Star Wars Fever:

Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD), Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III (Blu-ray + DVD), Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars


Saturday Star 2015-06-27– Job Opportunities

June 29, 2015

Ramadan Kareem. May Allah accept my efforts, and your. Donate to your favourite charity, 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.

  • Uzma Engineering (not to be confused with Unza) is looking for an Offshore Installation Manager, Operation Manager, Operation and Maintenance Superintendent, Operations and Maintenance Supervisor, Process Engineer,  Electrical Engineer. Apply here.
  • Muhibbah Engineering (M) Berhad is looking for senior project manager/project manager, mechanical piping engineer, electrical/instrumentation engineer, civil/structural engineer. You can send your resume via the website, or snailmail via Lot 586 & 579, 2nd Mile, Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, 41300 Klang.
  • I’m looking for jobs for 3Q2015. Send me y0ur POs.
  • An associate of mine is looking for a technical safety part-time adviser. Needs to be needle sharp with respect to QRAs, and HSE safety cases. A calm demeanor to handle nonsensical questions from young engineers helps as well. Either that, or a drinking problem.
  • Nothing much in the news.

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? Go visit the mee bandung / asam pedas stall in front of the Petaling Jaya Police Station (don’t ask).

Seen the Episode VII new trailer? Ff you say “What is episode Vii?”, I disown you.

Join the Star Wars Fever:

Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD), Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III (Blu-ray + DVD), Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars


Uzma inks contract with Petronas

May 13, 2014

Dateline 2014-04-1, The Star:

 Uzma Bhd confirmed it has entered into a contract with Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) to carry out the development and production of petroleum from the Tanjung Baram field.

In a note to Bursa Malaysia, the oil & gas company said its wholly-owned subsidiary company, Uzma Energy Venture (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, and its partner had entered into the contract, clarifying recent news reports that both were the front runners for the risk service contract (RSC) for the Tanjung Baram field in Sarawak, worth an estimated US$100mil to US$200mil (RM330mil to RM660mil).