Extract from “Young Turks” – Carigali

September 7, 2014

Formation of Carigali:

Carigali was formed in 1978. This is how PETRONAS spent the money collected from the multinational oil companies, after paying taxes and dividends to the government of course

Visit here and buy books so I have some spending money.


Malaysia’s CLIQ emerges as potential Roc Oil suitor

September 24, 2014

Dateline 2014-07-09, Business Spectator:

Malaysia’s CLIQ Energy may end the mystery around Australia’s mid-cap oil and gas group Roc Oil, which surprised the market in June by revealing an unidentified third-party suitor during its controversial merger process with peer Horizon Oil.

“CLIQ Energy is interested in Roc Oil as long as they meet our requirements and at the same time we are also pursuing other assets either as our QA (qualified acquisition) or post QA to create a balance portfolio,” CLIQ told Data Room in an email late on Wednesday.


Diving Photos Miri – 2oo3

September 23, 2014

Some more photos. These were taken during a night dive with co.co.dive.


Saturday Star 2014-09-20 – Job Opportunities

September 22, 2014

Talbiyah (from 123muslim.com)

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)


Better performance expected in 2H for Malaysia O&G sector

September 21, 2014

Dateline 2014-07-07, Borneo Post:

Oil and gas (O&G) companies in Malaysia will continue to see excitement ahead in the second half of 2014 (2H14).

The research team at Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research) expect to see mergers and acquisitions (M&As) for non-stop exploration and production in the near future.

“We were pleasantly surprised by Dialog Group Bhd’s (Dialog) recent announcement that it had entered into a Letter Of Intent (LOI) to farm into 20 per cent of ROC Oil’s participating interest in the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the three fields D35, D21 and J4 fields, located offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.

“No purchase price has been revealed as yet but we will not be surprised if the consideration mirrors ROC oil’s farm-in terms (US$25 million plus a carry with a 50 per cent participating interest of US$80 million for the project spread over Phases 1 and 2).”


PETRONAS’ skills expansion to be supported by IChemE

September 20, 2014

Should be the IEM, yeah?

Dateline 2014-07-04, Process and Control Today:

PETRONAS has become the first organisation in Malaysia to receive accreditation for its company training scheme by global professional body, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia, currently employs more than 30,000 employees group-wide, including 3,500 chemical engineers. It plans to grow rapidly over the next few years, including building the USD16 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project.

PETRONAS expects it will need additional chemical engineers to support its expansion and in recent years has been working closely with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), to develop its own world-class and globally recognised training scheme.

In June 2014, PETRONAS achieved a major milestone in its skills development strategy with formal accreditation by IChemE for its internal company training scheme called Accelerated Capability Development (ACD) for Chemical Engineering.


Malaysian Energy Giant Causes Stir Over Need to Move Chinese Graves

September 19, 2014

Ah, I this ties into other info I received.

Dateline 2014-07-04, TWSJ:

State-owned oil and gas giant Petronas is facing an outcry by some southern Malaysians whose ancestors’ graves are being moved from a small cluster of Chinese cemeteries to make way for a $25 billion gas project. One Chinese farmer walked 500 miles to protest.

So far, more than half of the graves have been dug up and moved to a plot of state land, sparking at least nine lawsuits and the walk by farmer Chua Peng San. Eight of the lawsuits have been successful; one is still pending.

The farmer, from Pengerang, a rural coastal area in the southwestern tip of Johor, walked to Parliament and Petronas headquarters, both in Kuala Lumpur.


Shell, Petronas expand Baram Delta terms to include gas rights

September 18, 2014

Dateline 2014-07-03, The Star:

Petronas, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and Shell Malaysia have expanded the terms of the 2011 Baram Delta (BDO) production sharing contract (PSC) for enhanced oil recovery projects (EOR) offshore Sarawak (2011 Baram Delta EOR PSC) to include gas rights.

With the signing of the Heads of Agreement (HOA) for Baram Delta Gas Gathering Project 2 (BARDEGG2), associated and non-associated gas rights linked with the Baram Delta Operations will be incorporated into the 2011 Baram Delta EOR PSC, said Shell Malaysia in a statement on Thursday.

The Tukau Timur field, previously part of the SK307 PSC, will also be integrated into the 2011 Baram Delta EOR PSC enabling non-associated gas to be developed as part of a single integrated development project.


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