BSP to create 300 local jobs

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP), in support of its vision "by 2020, BSP to be a competitive oil and gas company", is carrying out a rejuvenation programme which looks at improving BSP's assets reliability and availability.

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd partners with Amec Foster Wheeler in this programme to work on the concept, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), detailed design, construction, completions and commissioning, marine management, fabrication management, procurement and project management.

The contract between Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd and Amec Foster Wheeler will run for five years from March 2017, with two one-year extension options. It includes all of Brunei Shell Petroleum's oil and gas assets in BSP's concession area.

Local business development element is a key component in this partnership. As part of the delivery, significant local development in Brunei is planned, including the creation of over 300 local Bruneian jobs, the use of the local supply chain, and the development of local capabilities through the lifetime of the project.

The contract will make the most of Amec Foster Wheeler's 'More 4 Less' efficient and effective delivery, originally developed to meet the challenges of the mature North Sea oil and gas industry. This will be combined with the company's world class brownfield expertise, and presence in the region, as well as global delivery capability, to increase asset performance and integrity, maximising the client's recovery from mature fields.

Signing on behalf of BSP was Niels Dijksman, Asset Decommissioning and Restoration Manager and signatory, designation for Amec Foster Wheeler.

Andrew Faulkner, Brunei Shell Petroleum's Managing Director said:

"The BSP rejuvenation programme which looks into key BSP assets is an important foundation for BSP future contribution in Brunei Darussalam, which also provides opportunity to improve BSP's performance and stimulates the local economy."

John Pearson, Amec Foster Wheeler's President, Oil, Gas & Chemicals said:

"I'm delighted that our unique combination of brownfield expertise, our 'More 4 Less' safe and efficient culture, our global capabilities and commitment to local development are all being brought together to deliver this important rejuvenation work for Brunei Shell Petroleum."

Source: Energy and Industry Department

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