Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sri Lanka to Offer More Oil & Gas Exploration Licences

Sri Lanka is set to offer a second batch of licences to explore for oil and gas, as it looks to start production in the country and ease its dependence on imported fuel.

The Sri Lanka’s government said yesterday that it would invite companies to bid for licenses on some of the 13 blocks in the Cauvery and Mannar Basins off the nation’s northwest coast.

It added that details on the number of blocks would be announced shortly. It also added that it would launch a roadshow for the process on March 7 in Houston, Texas, before moving on to London and Singapore.

The step comes after Cairn India, the only firm to buy a license in an earlier offering, kicked off the second part of its exploration programme early this month, following the discovery of gas and condensate in the first phase.

The island nation does not currently produce oil, spending US$5.04 billion (RM15.62 billion) on import in 2012.

Seismic word carried out earlier by Norway’s TGS Nopec Geophysical Co ASA showed some potential in the northern Cauvery Basin, which on the Indian side has producing wells, and in a basin off the island’s southern coast.

Sri Lanka’s government has said the seismic data shows the potential for more than 1 billion barrels of oil under the sea in a 30,000sq km area of the Cauvery basin.

Rusia’s natural gas monopoly Gazprom and Malaysian state oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) have held talks with Sri Lanka on potential exploration.

Vietnam and Sri Lanka signed a deal on O&G cooperation in October 2011.

Source: Reuters

Monday, February 25, 2013

KNM Secured RM308m Russian Deal

KNM Holdings Bhd (KNM) wholly owned subsidiary KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd (KNMPS), has received Letter of Award (LOA) from TAIF-NK to supply a sulphur recovery unit (SRU) for the heavy residue conversion complex located at Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

According to the research wing of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research), the contract amounting to US$100 million (RM308.6 million) was estimated to be completed within 28 months.

The research house stated that the contract was KNM’s first material contract win in a long time

“We understand that the design and engineering works could start in second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), as such estimated completion date could be by mid-2015 to 3Q15.

“The contract will lift KNM order backlog to RM4.3 billion. However, we highlight that around 50 per cent of this order backlog is attributable to its long-awaited Peterborough project worth RM2.1 billion,” the research house explained.

The research arm of MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (MIDF Research) concurred that the group’s latest reported order book stood at RM1.9 billion as of 3Q12 (excluding the RM2.1 billion Peterborough project and the RM0.7 billion Orizon project), from RM1.6 billion in 2Q12.

However, MIDF Research added that the current new orders were not keeping pace with its average quarterly burn rate of approximately RM600 million.

The group’s tender book is currently RM19 billion, with a typical management guided success rate of 18 per cent to 20 per cent.

Kenanga Research opined that the company’s FY12 net earnings were expected to be in the black due to its legacy loss-making projects would have been completed within CY12 and the efforts undertaken to improve cost efficiency and productivity.

Some plant capacity rationalisations were expected as certain plants seemed to be suffering from low utilisation and the Peterborough and Octagon projects were currently at status quo.

However, the company had targeted to secure financing for Peterborough soon.

MIDF Research stated the impact on FY13 earnings should be only about seven per cent.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Oil and Gas Jobs in Qatar (Feb 2013)

Enersea are currently providing numerous personnel to key EPCIC projects in Malaysia & overseas, and as such, require key personnel with oil & gas experience on an URGENT basis:

Location: Qatar
Duration: 2 years

1. Company Site Representative
- Qualified Engineer (Graduate) with a minimum of ten (10) years experience in the execution of O&G projects.

2. Deputy Company Site Representative
- Qualified Engineer (Graduate) with a minimum of ten (10) years experience in the execution of O&G projects.

3. Planning Engineer
The Planning Engineer shall have the following minimum qualifications and experience:
- Five (5) years experience in Planning in similar works.
- Expertise in Primavera P3 and further versions.
- Expertise in MS Excel and Access

4. HSE Coordinator/Permit Controller
- Reasonable level of Education
- Good in English (Writing & Reading)
- Recognized Safety courses
- A minimum of three (3) years experience related to Safety in Oil and Gas industry,
- Good knowledge on principles and practices of industrial and construction safety,
- Good knowledge on methods of assessing safety hazards and controls, hazardous materials storage and handling procedures
- Good knowledge on preparedness and emergency response procedures.
- Physically fit to do the job.
- Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
- Ability to work under pressure during emergency situations.
- Skill on Incident accident investigation
- Skill on writing reports
- Skill of giving safety induction/toolbox talks.
- Accountable for the implementation of all approved safety programs, to lessen the danger of serious accidents to employees or damage to Company facilities.
- Provide Work Permit Facilitators to co-ordinate the handling of Work Permits with the Company.

5. QA/QC Representative
- Minimum five (5) years experience as QA/QC Engineer.

Please email to

Please send your LATEST CV, EXPECTED SALARY and state your AVAILABILITY.

Project Control Manager

Type: Permanent

Location: Malaysia
Region: KL
Posted By: Velosi
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2013
Expiry Date: 31 Mar 2013

Job Description

• Diploma or Degree in Engineering (Civil), Construction Management or equivalent.

• 8 year(s) of working experience in the oil & gas project field is required for this position.

• Preferably candidate who have experience in managing projects and in senior position

• Team lead with strong leadership and initiative.

• To lead, coordinate and work with Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers at all levels.

• Work independent and meet tight deadlines.

• Responsible for overall project control and planning of projects under the Plant & Technology Division

• To organize regular department and management review meetings to ensure projects are within budget & schedule.

• To directly supervise the Planning Engineers and Project Control Engineers in respect of their daily activities.

• To establish, upkeep and report the project control functions.

• To be responsible for overall cost control, variation orders and project billings.\

• To establish proper system of reporting from sites and inter-departments to ensure smooth project implementation.

• To participate in project meeting with clients including site meetings to ensure successful project implementation.

• To carry out other duties and responsibilities assigned to you by the Management from time to time including taking the role of Project Manager.


• Masters Degree or equivalent, Other

Friday, February 15, 2013

Engineering Manager

Type: Permanent
Location: Malaysia
Posted By: Mackinnon Bruce
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2013
Expiry Date: 28 Feb 2013

Job Description

“Mackinnon Bruce International are specialists within Oil and Gas recruitment. For further information on Senior Engineering Jobs or Oil and Gas Executive Recruitment please contact Mackinnon-Bruce’s specialist team"

Engineering Manager

Oil & Gas EPC


Our Client is a world-leading EPC organisation, with major projects and global operations across Europe, USA, UAE and Asia Pacific. With a multi-billion dollar turnover the company have built strong and productive relationships with major NOCs and IOCs across the globe, which they are looking to maintain in order to ensure cash generation and profitable growth over the next decade. We are currently working alongside them in South-East Asia, as they have stated that they have a need for a high-calibre Engineering Manager to join their projects team.

To be successful in your application you must possess the following attributes and skills:

• Highly experienced Engineering Manager from a strong EPC company background

• Demonstrable track record operating in an Engineering Management function on onshore/offshore, greenfield/brownfield multi-million dollar projects

• Highly skilled in a number of areas, particularly pipelines and subsea projects

• Strong and motivational leader, experienced in managing large teams of multi-cultural, multi-disciplined engineers

• Extensive international experience, preferably in areas such as North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific

• Hands-on experience working on mega projects with large reputable oil majors and NOCs

• Qualified Engineer, preferable Degree in Mechanical or Subsea Engineering or similar

Our client will be offering a competitive package with this position, alongside the chance to join a world-leader in a thriving and prosperous marketplace.

Please be aware that we are working exclusively with this client, therefore any 3rd party applications will be forwarded to us for review.

apply here

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lead Subsea Controls Engineer

Rate: £1000 p/d
Type: Permanent
Location: Malaysia
Posted By: Deep Water Recruitment
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2013
Expiry Date15 Feb 2013
Job Description: Location: APAC

Role Overview: Subsea Controls Engineer
Duration: Long-term
Contract: Perm preferred
Indicative Day Rate: Very Attractive Market Rates

Role Activities:

Subsea Controls Engineer for offshore construction, with 20 plus years of relevant experience in Subsea Control design, & installation of Subsea Control Equipment’s for oil & gas development projects. Place of posting will be Mumbai, India/Offshore. The candidate should have a Bachelor in Engineering (Instrumentation & Control Systems). Out of the 20 years of experience at least 7 years’ should be in Deep Water Subsea Control System Design Operation and maintenance.

Job Purpose:

•Prepare SOW for Control System & Umbilical Works.

•Review for the FAT, EFAT & SIT processes.

Key Accountabilities:

•Ability to perform Subsea controls aspects of Concept / FEED / detail design and manage subsea controls and / or umbilical studies.

•Prepare SOW for Control System & Umbilical Works.

•Review Bidders Proposal and finalize SCS Contractor.

•Coaching & Mentoring of Subordinates

•Timely completion of control system, engineering, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning activities.

•Preparation of budgetary estimates for subsea control systems and umbilical's

Function-specific Competencies:


•Selection and designing of Subsea control equipment’s

•Experienced in review, programming and troubleshooting

Behavioural Competencies:

•Excellent cross discipline communicator, team builder and motivator.

•Strong leadership skills, including a willingness to lead, offer opinions and direction, delivering in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

•An individual with high integrity, an honest and ethical approach to business.

Minimum Requirement:

•Degree in a relevant technical discipline or equivalent.

•Experience within Upstream oil and gas projects and operations

•Accomplished leadership skills

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Integrated Planning Manager

Type: Permanent
Location: Malaysia
Region: Sarawak
Posted By: Leap29 Ltd
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Expiry Date: 08 Feb 2013

Job Description
Integrated Planning Manager – Oil and Gas Operator in Malaysia – KL/Dubai Interview

My client is a global oil and gas operator in Malaysia and they are looking for an Integrated Planning Manager to join their team at their site in Sarawak.

My client are hoping to conduct interviews in KL in February and in Dubai in March so at this time I am looking for candidates who are living in the Middle East or South East Asia.

The successful candidate will lead and drive the formulation of integrated regional business strategies and identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the overall Malaysia operations business plan for sustainable growth and maximum returns.

The main purpose of this position is to strategize and drive the formulation of medium and long term regional business and production strategies and work plan to support and ensure alignment with corporate strategies.

Ideally the applicant will have 10 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, with some of this being with an operator.

If you are interested, have the right experience and are in the right location please apply within. An expat package is on offer and very competitive salary. Don’t miss out!

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or equivalent

Friday, February 1, 2013

Engineers / Designers

Type: Permanent

Location: Malaysia
Posted By: Leighton Offshore
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Expiry Date: 30 Jun 2013

Job Description


• At least 3 years’ total experience in engineering design works for

• offshore and/or onshore oil & gas projects.

Applicants for the Engineering roles above shall possess:

• A recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Bachelor of Engineering in the relevant discipline/Diploma and/or relevant technical qualification for Designers.

• A thorough knowledge of codes and standards applicable to engineering design as well as knowledge of equipment design (e.g. AISS, AWS D1.1, API etc).

• A broad understanding of all other engineering disciplines, communication and work planning skills are required.

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