KUALA LUMPUR — April 1, 2019: The collaboration between Petronas and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is further tightening the safety and security of the country’s offshore oil and gas facilities.
The end result is to prevent maritime accidents and thwart encroachment and fish bombing, as well as potential crises and disasters.
The collaboration between the two was formalised recently at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 exhibition, with Petronas represented by Malaysia Petroleum Management head of strategic relations & advisory, governance & strategic relations, Abdul Jalil Zainul, and MMEA by its deputy director-general (Operations), Vice-Admiral Datuk Mohd. Zubil Mat Som.
Both parties will also look at ways to improve search and rescue operations in the event of an emergency.
An outreach programme for communities and fishermen living along coastal areas has also been established to create awareness on the dangers of fishing at restricted areas surrounding the offshore oil and gas facilities.
The collaboration will be supported by other government agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority, the Armed Forces, Police and Marine Department.
Today the national oil company announced the launch of a nationwide tender clinic and integrity advocacy initiative to increase local vendors’ bidding capability and awareness on the company’s policies on integrity and governance.
The upcoming sessions are expected to be held on a quarterly basis as part of efforts to focus on increasing participation in competitive tenders.
Group procurement vice-president Samsudin Miskon said as the oil and gas services and equipment industry consolidates to fit the new realities in the energy sector, the future belongs to those with the capability and endurance to weather the challenging times in the industry.
‘Local vendors need to be agile and capable to stay relevant and sustainable. It is in Petronas’ interest to receive high-quality tender submissions, both technically and commercially, to promote healthy competition among these vendors,’ he said. — Bernama