OTCA Shows Strong Interest From Major Oil & Gas Players In Investing In Malaysia

May 10, 2014

Dateline 2014-03-31, Bernama:

The recently concluded Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2014 (OTCA) showed strong interest from major oil and gas (O&G) players towards investing in Malaysia.

RHB Research in a research note today said among the players were UK-based Petrofac Ltd, Talisman Malaysia Ltd, Murphy Sarawak Oil Co Ltd and Shell Malaysia.

The research house said Talisman Malaysia which was granted a progressive volume based (PVB) production-sharing contract (PSC) for its Kinabalu oil fields, wants to boost the improved oil recovery potential and reap synergies from the Samarang project, off Sabah.

The oil company is also looking at extension acreage for its SB309/310 field, off Sabah, with three to four well exploration programmes this year and boost the recovery rate of its 41 per cent-operated Block PM3 CAA, offshore Peninsular Malaysia to 40 per cent from 30 per cent, it added.

 


Saturday Star 2013-12-14 – Job Opportunities

December 16, 2013

Happy ‘renew your BEM and IEM registration’ week (don’t forget that offshore bank account).

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I see Petrofac is looking for a development manager, engineering manager, tech assistant, operation support engineer, senior maintenance engineer, company site representative (CSR). Send your CVto petrofac.com → Career → Job Search → Location → Malaysia.
  • Not an engineering job, but I see ConocoPhillips has an opening for an office administrator. I guess they are going to open an office in KL?
  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Send your cv here. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Nothing of interest this week.

Help me (and you) increase my cloud presence. Pleease use some form of cloud storage, so if you lose your laptop with those oh-so-important reports, be assured that (with Internet access) the files are still accessible. Use my referrals for Dropbox, MiMedia,  SpiderOak, MediaFire, Ubuntu One, Sugar Sync.

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!

This week, my theme is, you need to be a better all round engineer. Hence, some selections for the process engineer:

A Simple Guide To Understanding Jet Engines, Process Plant Instrumentation: Design and Upgrade, Mechanical Design of Process Systems: Piping and Pressure Vessels

The IEM has a coffee table book out, Engineering Heritage of Malaysia (no, it is not Datuk Seri Samy Vellu’s bio). Visit here for details.

Food?I had lunch at Chakri Palace, KLCC. Blooming expensive. Anyone want to treat me to dinner there?


Petrofac wins training contract with Malaysia’s Petronas

November 7, 2013

Dateline 2013-09-16, IFA:

Oil and gas services provider Petrofac is to operate and manage two training facilities for Malaysian oil major Petronas in a contract worth 120m dollars.

The company is currently constructing two upstream plant training facilities and a downstream facility to support Petronas’ workforce capability enhancement programme. The two upstream facilities will be managed by Petrofac for the next five years and will see 500 delegates trained each year. There is the option to extend the agreement for a further two years.

Andy Inglis, the head of Petrofac Integrated Energy Services, said he was ‘delighted’ to build on the existing relationship with long-term customer Petronas.

 


Three more firms shortlisted to bid for Newfield assets

October 22, 2013

Now, since the head of PETROFAC is in charge of Vestigo, any ideas who’s the winner among the contenders?

Dateline 2013-08-26, The Star:

SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd, Talisman and Petrofac have been shortlisted for the second round of Newfield Exploration Co’s oil and gas assets in Malaysia and China, said sources close to the deal.

Last week, Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd confirmed that it had been shortlisted for this two-round bidding process, where the second-round bids are expected to be submitted by Sept 26. The source added that the results for the winning bidder should be known by year-end. Goldman Sachs Group Inc is the investment banker mandated to manage this bidding process. It would appear that only a handful of companies out of the 65 companies that had initially expressed interest for Newfield’s assets worth some US$1.7bil have been selected for the second round.


Petronas announces successful drilling at biggest oilfield

May 16, 2013

FMT, dateline 2013-05-02:

Petronas, the national oil company, today announced the successful drilling of the Cendor Graben-2 appraisal well within Block PM304, offshore Peninsular Malaysia.

In a statement here, Petronas said the well was drilled to a depth of over 1,000 metres and confirmed the presence of oil and some gas-bearing reservoirs.

Drilling was undertaken by Petrofac (Malaysia PM304) Ltd, the operator for Block PM304, together with joint-venture partners Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company and PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation Ltd.


Saturday Star 2013-03-30 – Job Opportunities

April 1, 2013

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need money to purchase a dive light.

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.

This week, it looks like you (the advertisers) are recycling last weeks adverts. Since it’s a holiday today (Monday), I guess you are justified

  • 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.
  • Shell is looking for (many) drilling rig supervisors. Visit here. Have all their best and brightest been recruited by PETRONAS?
  • I see Petrofac is looking for a development manager. Send your cv via snail mail to Human Resource Department, Petrofac (Malaysia-PM304) Limited, Level 21, Menara 3 PETRONAS, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 KL, or you can try here.
  • McDermott are looking for people, project engineering managers, structural lead engineers, mechanical lead engineers, instrumentation lead engineers, subsea lead engineers, all with 10+ year experience. Visit the website, or submit your CV  here.

How about some local food? Alisara at Puchong Indah. Specialises in Thai food, and has mango with stick rice.

Break the Low Yat stranglehold! Support Newegg Malaysia.

Here’s a switch, a fiction novel combining diving, welding, oil & gas and family.

  

The Underwater WelderWelding: Principles and ApplicationsProfessional Diver’s Manual on Wet-Welding

LNG: A Nontechnical GuideFundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition (Dekker Mechanical Engineering)Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis


Saturday Star 2013-02-23 – Job Opportunities

February 25, 2013

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need money to purchase a dive light.

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.

This week, it looks like you (the advertisers) are recycling last weeks adverts. Since it’s a holiday today (Monday), I guess you are justified

  • 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.
  • Leighton Asia, India and Offshore (LAIO) is looking for Senior Engineers and Engineers in Civil (Onshore) disciplines. Apply here.
  • ExxonMobil is looking for an automation engineer, recent graduate chemical engineer, experienced distillation and gas processing engineer, experienced control applications engineer  lead safety facilities engineer (can I be given that job?), experienced instrument engineer, real time optimization engineer. Apply here.
  • Aker Solutions wants you in the deep end of the oil & gas talent pool. Visit them here if you want to see if you are woman enough to meet the challenge.
  • There’s a general add for ‘careers in petrochemical industry, riyadh, Saudi Arabia’. Send an email here.
  • I see Petrofac is looking for engineers. They are ‘career opportunities in offshore projects’. Hmm, is that a hint that they are not getting more acreage? Also, I notice that the email is for Petrofac Engineering, not Petrofac operations.  Send your cv here.

How about some local food? Alisara at Puchong Indah. Specialises in Thai food, and has mango with stick rice.

Break the Low Yat stranglehold! Support Newegg Malaysia.

Here’s a switch, a fiction novel combining diving, welding, oil & gas and family.

  

The Underwater WelderWelding: Principles and ApplicationsProfessional Diver’s Manual on Wet-Welding

LNG: A Nontechnical GuideFundamentals of Natural Gas Processing, Second Edition (Dekker Mechanical Engineering)Gas and Oil Reliability Engineering: Modeling and Analysis


Petrofac Awarded US$220 million Refurbishment Project in Malaysia

June 26, 2012

I was wondering when the report will come out, as to how you get a fire in a supposedly depressurised, offline platform.

Dateline 2012-05-22:

Petrofac Facilities Management Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd (Petrofac), part of the Petrofac Group, has been awarded a US$220 million contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, for the refurbishment of the Bekok-C platform, located in Block PM9 in the south-eastern part of the Malay basin. The project will be executed on an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) alliance basis and is valued at US$220 million.

Bekok-C is a manned platform serving as a gas processing and compression hub exporting gas from the Guntong, Tiong and Bekok fields of Block PM9 in addition to production of crude oil and gas from its own wells. Under the terms of the refurbishment project Petrofac will provide EPCIC services to the platform with the overall project expected to be completed in around 15 months.


Saturday Star 2012-06-23 – Job Opportunities

June 25, 2012

C’mon. Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. I need the money to pay for my new camera. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me.

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.
  • SapuraKencana has a multi-page ad (half page here, 2 pages there, another page towards the arse end of the supplement). Send your cv here. They should pay more attention, I am getting an error message upon visiting their site “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded. The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.” Beats the 404 message, I guess.
  • MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd is looking for people. Send your cv here. I happen to know they are not registered as a Engineering Consultancy Practice under every discipline they provide services for, yet they have a multi-disciplinary registration with PETRONAS. How does that work?
  • I see Petrofac is looking for engineers. They are ‘at the heart of oil & gas operations’. If you want to be in the left atrium,  send your cv here.
  • Hey hey, I see that Labuan Shipyard & Engineering are advertising.  Send your cv here, or snail mail at Human Resource Manager, Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn. Bhd., km 9, Jalan Ranca-Ranca, P.O. Box 81210, 87031 Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia.

May I suggest that readers try Bluestacks? Run your Android apps on your Windows tablet, so you can buy that Win8 tablet (and buy me one) without worrying you won’t have anything to play on it!

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!

You need to improve your Excel massage skills if you want to be an engineer. Here are some words to help you along.

  

Excel 2010 BibleExcel 2010 Power Programming with VBA (Mr. Spreadsheet’s Bookshelf)Excel for Scientists and Engineers: Numerical Methods

This week’s food promotion is … mee bandung Mooor. If you find nice places around PJ, let me know. I’ve tried the one across from the PJ State Police Station.


Tales from the Engineering Floor – Benefits in Kind

June 24, 2012

What say you? I had to peek over a concrete wall, behind a building, next to the kitchen entrance to find this find.


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