Monday, 20 February 2017

New Atomic Energy Bill expected to improve safety measures

The Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) hopes that the Atomic Energy Bill that will be replacing the Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984 (Act 304) could be finalised this year.

The Bill would have a better scope for radiation safety, security of radioactive and nuclear materials as well as safeguard nuclear materials mainly for industrial use.

AELB chief director Hamrah Mohd Ali said they have been doing research on the amendment since 2011 after taking into account several factors, including atomic energy control as well as safety aspects for workers who are dealing with it, both public and environmental.

He said AELB had previously conducted a comprehensive and detailed legislative research for the amendments before submitting it to the Attorney General (AG) for further action and finalisation.

“As the act (Act 304) has been used for the past 35 years, it is timely for us to make amendments in line with the current developments and International standards on this.

“For this matter, we have also discussed with our stakeholders before sending in the drafts to the AG,” he said.

He said this after a memorandum of understanding ceremony between AELB and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at UTM here recently.

He said that AELB is a regulatory body that is responsible for ensuring safety, security and safeguarding of nuclear activities in Malaysia.

“We are also responsible for acquiring, disseminating and providing information to enhance safety and security awareness among the public on nuclear activities around them,” he added.

He said that awareness was vital as the usage of such technology was increasing, where as of now, they have at least 2,000 active AELB licence holders in various industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, research and electronics.

Meanwhile, UTM deputy vice-chancellor (Development) Prof Dr Azlan Abdul Rahman said the collaboration was among their efforts to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies in Malaysia.

“It is also to encourage and promote cooperation in educational and research activities in the area of nuclear and radiation safety, security of radioactive and nuclear materials and safeguarding of nuclear materials along with other disciplines.

“The collaboration also covers the field of teaching and learning, joint research, seminars, publications, exchange of information, student placement for industrial training and also staff exchange for post-doctoral programmes,” he said.

Friday, 17 February 2017

ARAMCO Inspectors

Currently recruiting the following positions. (Send CV by email to

1) ARAMCO Approved NDT Technicians (UT/RTFI/MT)
2) ARAMCO Approved level 2 Coating Inspectors
3) ARAMCO Approved PAUT / ToFD Inspectors
4) ARAMCO Approved QC Welding Inspectors

Thursday, 16 February 2017

HSE Inspectors (offshore Sarawak)

Good Day,

I'm looking for 4 HSE Inspectors to be based at offshore Sarawak. Contract
until end May. Looking for candidates that are available immediately.

Min requirements: 10 years experience in HSE, prefer from pipelay & barge or
offshore. Valid DOSH SHO greenbook, BOSIET, offshore medical fitness
certificate issued by Petronas AME.

For interested candidates, send updated cv to

Due date: 17th Feb 17 (Friday)

Pls share with your contacts, thank you

Saturday, 3 October 2015


Former Securities Commission Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar and Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) managing director and co-head of client coverage Datuk Sharifah Sofianny Syed Hussain have joined Petroliam Nasional Bhd's (Petronas) board of directors effective Aug 17 and Oct 1 respectively.

In a statement yesterday, Petronas said Zarinah currently chairs the Malaysia Venture Capital Development Council and is a member of the Performance Management & Delivery Unit's board of trustees. She brings with her a wealth of experience and leadership positions in other financial institutions.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Oil and gas company Shell Malaysia announced on Tuesday a re-organisation of its upstream division, which will see a reduction of 1,300 jobs over the next two years.

Shell Malaysia, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, said in a statement the programme aims to improve efficiency and removing complexity to become a more agile and competitive company. It has a total workforce of about 6,500 staff.

Below is the full statement issued on Tuesday:

Shell Malaysia transforms upstream division to improve efficiency and competitiveness

Sunday, 23 August 2015


Talisman Malaysia will continue to pump investments into Kinabalu oilfield operations despite lower global oil prices.

In May, Spanish oil firm Repsol acquired Talisman Energy for US$8.3 billion, but the lower oil prices dented Repsol's second-quarter profits.

But despite this, its Kinabalu Assets Manager Duncan Smart on Thursday said the transfer of ownership has not impacted its daily operations in Malaysia.

Saturday, 22 August 2015


Kerajaan Kedah sedang meneliti cadangan pelabur yang berhasrat membangunkan industri minyak dan gas di kawasan Kerpan, kata Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

Beliau bagaimanapun menegaskan kerajaan negeri tidak mahu bertindak meluluskan cadangan itu secara melulu sebelum melihat impaknya daripada pelbagai aspek.

"Kita sedang tengok (menelitinya) secara mendalam...boleh atau tidak, sesuai atau tidak di kawasan itu, kesannya kepada alam sekitar dan peluang pekerjaan yang tentu ada impaknya," katanya ketika berucap merasmikan Mesyuarat Perwakilan Pemuda UMNO Bahagian Jerlun di sini, Sabtu.

Friday, 21 August 2015


Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has fully taken over Malaysia LNG Dua Sdn Bhd (MLNG Dua) from Sarawak Shell Bhd (Shell), who had a 50% equity stake in the firm.

In a statement, Petronas said hand-over of Shell’s equity stake was officiated in a ceremony yesterday, and thus its unit Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) now owns 90% stake in MLNG Dua, while the remaining 10% is held by PCSB’s subsidiary, E&P Malaysian Ventures Sdn Bhd (EPMV).

Consequently, PCSB and EPMV are now the operators of MLNG Dua.

Previously, MLNG Dua was operated by Shell via a production sharing contract (PSC) signed with Petronas in 1993. The PSC expired yesterday.


Petronas merancang untuk terus mengekalkan langkah-langkah penjimatan kosnya dan tidak memilih memberhentikan pekerja serta menjual aset bagi mengharungi senario suram dalam sektor minyak dan gas sekarang.

Naib Presiden Kanan Strategi Korporat dan Risikonya Adif Zulkifly berkata sehingga kini Petronas  berjaya berjimat sebanyak RM640 juta dengan mengoptimumkan logistik.

"Ini sangat memberangsangkan... ada beberapa inisiatif penjimatan kos lagi yang akan dilaksanakan," katanya semasa sesi ucap tama pada Sidang Kemuncak Asia Tenggara 2015 yang dipengantarakan oleh Kevin Plumberg, Editor Kanan The Economist, penerbitan yang berpangkalan di Britain.


Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin has urged Putrajaya not to choke Petronas, which is seen as the country's cash cow, in a bid to maintain its lavish spending in difficult economic times.

This is amid reports that Petronas was forced to dip into its reserves to pay dividend to the federal government, as falling oil prices had seriously dented its profits.

"Petronas has been Malaysia’s cash cow and sovereign oil fund. We urge the federal government of Malaysia to take a long-term view in milking Petronas.

"Some even regard Petronas as the government’s banker of last resort, providing ready funds in the event of a crisis.

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