BSP wins two Shell “Rig of the Year” Awards



BSP wins two Shell “Rig of the Year” Awards
ISSUE NO. 5 2013
BSP wins two
Shell “Rig of the
Year” Awards
Business partners reach
Bandar Gas Operation’s
remarkable safety record Pride in Production
Kianggeh Satu office
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Dear Colleagues,
Everyone at BSP has been very
busy, continuing to work hard to deliver
our promises for 2013. Thank you
everyone, I know all the work all of you
have put in this year and I appreciate
your commitment to success. Let’s
continue on our journey to realising our
vision: Energy For Life...Fuelling
Brunei’s Future.
Last month, the Leadership Team
went on an Away Day which was a
great opportunity to take a step back
and just reconnect with the team to
discuss what really matters. We asked
ourselves these questions: Why are we
here? What is BSP working to achieve?
What did we do well in 2013? What
can we do better in 2014?
We are here to deliver energy for
life... fuelling Brunei’s future. The work
that we all do, the work that our people
do offshore and onshore, that work is
important for Brunei, for its people and
future generation. We need to ensure
that we produce safely and reliably for
the people of Brunei. They are counting
on us; so let’s continue to deliver.
In order to deliver, we need to focus
on safety, making sure that we spot the
hazards before they become incidents.
When we start our work, we need to
make sure we recognise what is normal
and then look for the absence of normal
and the presence of the abnormal. This
is one way we can make sure we
achieve safe, reliable production. I
would like to congratulate our
Geomatics and Geophysics teams for
reaching their safety milestones - great
job everyone!
I also strongly believe that we need
to recognise the achievements of our
people. This issue highlights all the
good work that people across the
organisation have been doing in order
to deliver our promises. Being awarded
Rig of the Year, achieving Operational
Excellence for our Bandar Gas
Operations and the successful
completion of the 4D Seismic surveys
are all things we are very proud of.
These achievements were made
possible because of the hard work and
dedication of our people and we need
to ensure that they get the
acknowledgment and recognition that
they deserve.
Now I want everyone to take a step
back and think about how what you do
contributes to the future generation of
Brunei and the development of the
country. You make a difference. Thank
you for all your hard work, we are
where we are today because of your
commitment and loyalty: Together
Everyone Achieves More.
Ken Marnoch
Managing Director, BSP
Ampa Young Generation
4 million man-hours
without Lost Time to Injury
Runners-up presentation at
Geophysics Conference
HR holds People Open Day
Maersk Completer and SKD
Pelaut win Shell Rig of the Year
Award - AGAIN!
Shell’s largest Controlled Source
Electromagnetic survey
Business partners reach
remarkable safety record
Champion West 4D seismic
survey is incident free
Pride in Production accomplishment for Bandar Gas Operations
Kianggeh Satu office officially
brunei yakin
Ampa’s Young Generation
New generation of staff continuing the hard work their predecessors have been doing for the past five decades
s Brunei Shell Petroleum celebrates the 50th
anniversary of the discovery of South West
AMPA, Salam magazine continues with the
series on AMPA with a special focus on the new
generation of staff continuing the hard work their
predecessors have been doing for the past five decades.
AMPA today remains an important offshore field for BSP
and Brunei Darussalam, both economically and historically.
In August 2012, the offshore field yielded its one billionth
barrel of oil. In its fifth decade of production today, the
legendary field remains a major natural gas producer for
Brunei Shell, with growing gas production accumulating
to1.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent.
Technological and operational changes have shaped
AMPA be the offshore field it is today, backed by a
dedicated team, working hard to supervise each asset, 24
hours a day.
This issue highlights some of the younger members of that
dedicated team. These five selected BSP personnel
interviewed are either still working at AMPA, or working at
the headquarters to aid production under BSP’s West
Operations Department. They represent the large pool of the
young workforce working at BSP today, and have decided
to share their experiences of AMPA with Salam magazine.
Eddy Iskandar Abu Bakar
Eddy Iskandar Abu Bakar has been posted at AMPA
since the day he started working with BSP. Initially, he
started as a mechanical tech engineer at AMPA, and
after 6 years he has moved up the ranks as a mechanical
Eddy shared his first experiences of reaching AMPA 6
years ago. ``I was scared when I first reached AMPA, I
watched videos and talked to seniors about offshore
platforms, but none of that prepared me. The first time I
reached the main deck of AMPA 9, I was afraid to walk
on the gratings!”
``The thing I love about AMPA is that when there are
challenges, we all synergise together as a team to
overcome them. I feel proud to be part of a very historical
oil field that has been contributing to Brunei’s economy
for fifty years.’’
``My advice to new staff working in BSP is to never
stop asking questions, and never be afraid of making
mistakes. That’s very important to achieve personal
development,’’ said Eddy.
Rosy future: Siti Nuramalia at her workdesk on the Ampa
platform is one of Ampa's young female trailblazers
Siti Nuramalia Rosli:
Pride of the nation: Ampa staff taking part in
Brunei’s National Day celebrations offshore
Khairi Amali Husli
Khairi Amali Bin Husli is an engineer working with the
West Operations Department of BSP, with four years of
service to the company. He recalls his first trip to AMPA:
``I found AMPA to be a very big platform with a lot of
history, and relatively different from what I had imagined
it to be. I feel very proud that it has been able to
contribute to the nation’s economy. I also never thought
AMPA would be so close to shore. My first trip there only
took about 15 minutes by boat,’’ said Khairi in an
``The fact that AMPA has been producing oil and gas
for the country for 50 years is fantastic. I find it
unbelievable that this platform is still up and running,
building the nation’s infrastructure and contributing to the
nation’s economy, ‘’ commented Khairi on AMPA’s 50th
anniversary celebrations.
Siti Nuramalia Rosli has been working for BSP for three
years and as of February 2013, is a Field Operations
Supervisor at AMPA. She is a trailblazer, working in a field
which is predominantly male.
However, her focus, drive, and resilience ensured her
success in her line of work. She is one of the many
employees in the company that takes operational excellence
very seriously.
``Being a young graduate supervisor alone has its
challenges; but the key is to understand the process of the
area as soon as possible, and approach all the documents
available in BSP as your life guide. Procedures, drawings,
and guidelines are all there for a good reason,’’ she
answered in an interview with Salam Magazine.
`` Being female working on AMPA has its pros and cons,
but it does not stop all of us from working as a team. I believe
team work is a vital component to have in order to overcome
the challenges, regardless of your line of work. It is also
important to be open minded and to also remember your
core values at all times’’ said Siti Nuramalia.
She first travelled to AMPA by helicopter, upon arrival
after the safety briefing, she was introduced to the other
crew at AMPA.
``With 52 other occupants here in AMPA, and being the
only girl on board crew B has been alright so far. Living with
the other staff for two weeks straight has made them like
family, and that makes it easier to work with each other as a
Asked about some of the memorable moments on AMPA,
she said, “During Ramadhan, the Energy Minister Yang
Berhormat Pehin Yasmin himself visited AMPA, and having
the chance to talk to him face to face was quite interesting
and insightful for me. Also listening to the Takbir the night
before Hari Raya and celebrating Hari Raya on AMPA was
also quite memorable” added Siti Nuramalia.
Lastly, some of the advice she has to share with
graduates or newcomers to BSP would be:
1. Treat others with respect if you want yourself to be
2. Never stop learning. Learn and master the process,
and the others will follow.
3. Always find time for yourself, and work smart.
Brunei yakin
A second home: Everyone at Ampa has created a sense of
brotherhood and good energy
Muhammad Wafi @ Awie Bin Hj Abdul Mutalif
Muhamad Wafi Bin Haji Abdul Mutalif joined BSP in 2006. Upon joining the
company, his first assignment was on the AMPA 9 platform as a junior
He then held a post as a senior administrator (now known as installation
services supervisor) and today, Muhammad Wafi is a materials coordinator for
His first experience of reaching AMPA was a pleasant experience. ``My
supervisor and mentor Jumat Hj Tuah (Senior Administrator veteran) gave me a lot
Syamsul Hairolani:
All smiles : Syamsul is proud
and excited to be a new
member of the Ampa team
Syamsul Hairolani is a field
operator at AMPA, and a member of
the new generation of BSP staff, with
almost three years of service to BSP. He
shared his first experiences of reaching
AMPA with Salam magazine:
``I felt really excited when I arrived,
and I found that working here really
sharpens my skills as an operator.
Syamsul feels very proud to be part of
a historical offshore oilfield, and
realizes his responsibilities at AMPA
plays an important role for the
country’s economy.
``It feels like we are heroes,’’ he
said. ``Working on AMPA is tough, but
not working on AMPA would definitely
be a loss.’’
of guidance. The tasks I was given
were quite daunting at first. Over time I
picked up roles and responsibilities,
backed by good support and
encouragement. Now I am able to
cover the role of my supervisor.’’
``When I first started here, I was
one of the youngest. Having elder
`bros’ and `pakciks’ (uncle) around
helped me to improve as person. You
can always count on their wisdom in
religion, cars, building a house,
travelling, fitness, and so on. There’s
never a dull moment here,’’ added
Muhammad Wafi.
Muhammad Wafi said that they
have a sense of brotherhood and good
energy going on in AMPA. ``It is
always fun when we do our welcoming
to the AMPA family for newcomers. It
certainly brings us closer but I cannot
share any more information.
Newcomers beware!’’, he said
``Another notable memory was
when the guys working at AMPA 6
found a kitten. We took pictures of the
cat which made it to the front page of
local newspapers, and the cat was sent
back safely to reach the Bruneian
shores. The brothers who were known
for their tough characters turned soft
over a kitty for a day!’’
incident free
4 million man-hours without
Lost Time to Injury
By: Naidatul Arinah Salleh, TSG/31
he Geophysics department
(TSG) in Brunei Shell Petroleum
(BSP) and its business partners
achieved a major milestone in
its efforts to create an incident
and injury free workplace on
September 30th, 2013, by completing
an outstanding four million man-hours
worked without any Lost Time due to
Injury (LTI).
Commenting on the safety
achievement, Pieter van Mastrigt,
TSG’s Chief Geophysicist said “This
outstanding safety performance was
achieved through continuous vigilance
on all aspects of safety from the very
small to the large. This was a joint
effort and the milestone could not have
been achieved without the full
cooperation of our business partners,
Compagny Generale de Geophysique
(CGG), Electromagnetic Geoservices
ASA (EMGS), WesternGeco, RPS
Group Plc, EPI Group, and Reservoir
Imaging Ltd. Their support to extensive
safety reviews and relentless pursuit to
identify, report and close out safety
issues has been truly commendable.”
Although TSG has always been
known as one of BSP’s major
subsurface data contributors, 2012
and 2013 have been exceptionally
busy for them with the completion of
multiple geophysical survey activities
going on at the same time.
Among the surveys was the second
part of 3D regional exploration, which
employed the latest cutting edge
technology and completed a total
deepwater area of 7000 km2 – over
two times the size of the Belait District.
This deepwater 3D survey was also
remarkable because it was a multiclient project, covering several
acreages owned by different
companies. BSP acted as the main
operator and worked in conjunction
with Total E&P Borneo B. V., Shell
Deepwater Borneo Ltd (SDB) and the
Brunei National Petroleum Company
(Petroleum Brunei) for their respective
Top quartile HSE performance starts with the
basics, by having the ‘Compliance, Intervention
and Attitude’ work ethic, together with strong
commitment to the 12 Life Saving Rules.
Another set of simultaneous surveys conducted were the 4D time-lapse seismic
surveys, which are repeated every four years to monitor production changes over
time. The 4D surveys covered the Mampak oilfield, the Champion South-SouthEast oilfield and a second repeat 4D survey over the Champion West oilfield.
Notably also was TSG’s Controlled Source Electromagnetic (CSEM)
acquisition, which covered all of BSP’s offshore acreages greater than 20 metres
in water depth, from both shallow to deep water areas. This acquisition covered
a total area of over 5000 square kilometres, making it Shell Global’s largest
CSEM acquisition survey and one of the top three largest ever acquisitions in the
TSG believes continuing the drive for top quartile HSE performance starts with
the basics, by having the ‘Compliance, Intervention and Attitude’ work ethic,
together with strong commitment to the 12 Life Saving Rules. This continues
through the contracting, auditing of projects to crew change briefing, conducting
proper hand-over to reporting all incidents in Fountain and making sure they are
followed up and closed out.
Pieter van Mastrigt congratulated all those involved in realising the milestone
the contribution of all TSG staff and its in-house business partners to this safety
milestone despite the overwhelming scale and challenges faced and said, “The
high attendance to our monthly Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) meetings
goes to demonstrate the department’s clear commitment to HSE – towards an
Incident Free workplace. The contributions of other departments within BSP, such
as Exploration Department (XM), our Marine Department (SMR), Asset Integrity
Excellence (OPM/2), the Panaga Health Centre (HML), the HSE department and
Geomatics (TSM) were also very important in reinforcing this safety message,
particularly during acquisition.”
inspired people
Runner up award presentation
at Geophysics Conference
he 2013 SIPMAP workshop awarded the runner-up
prize in the “Accelerated Delivery” category to Yanti
Malai Abdullah (TSG/21) for her presentation “Fast
and Furious: Business Impact of Fast-Track Processing
in Brunei” on seismic processing for Mampak and
Each year, the global Shell seismic processing
community convenes virtually in the SIPMAP workshop –
named after Shell’s in-house processing software. This year’s
theme was “Need for Speed”, emphasizing the need for
faster delivery of seismic processing results. Traditionally, it
may take months from the end of seismic acquisition until
delivery of the seismic volumes to the interpreter’s
workstation. This is caused by compute-hungry algorithms,
careful parameter testing to squeeze out the tiniest bits of
signal from the data, and many interactions between
processor and interpreter to arrive at a geologically
meaningful result.
However, some business decisions cannot wait for
full-blown seismic processing. Sudden upcoming
opportunities or shifting timelines may require much speedier
delivery. “Fast-track” products, with less, but fit-for-purpose,
quality and focused on the business decision at hand, might
then be the solution. Yanti’s paper highlighted two such
cases based on the Magpie/Mampak data acquired in Q4
A careful review of the well data pack for the Magpie
drilling campaign revealed the possibility of dropping one
well and changing the trajectory of 3 others. In November
2012, the processors were approached by asset interpreter
Ben Seldon: “We need to make these changes in January to
bring them ahead of the 6 month window for the Technical
Director’s approval of changes. The produced oil-water
contact is clearly visible on the poorer quality 1989 seismic
A screenshot of Yanti's presentation at the
SIPMAP conference
Team Two: Some of the Geophysics Processing team
(TSG/2) in their office in BSP
after 7-10 years of production, so we have high hopes of
imaging it on the new data.” This meant that the seismic
product needed to be finished by 15th of January –just 2
weeks after the last seismic record was acquired! Quick
action was needed. In cooperation with the acquisition
team, the ongoing survey was changed such that highpriority areas were acquired first. An existing subsurface
model and processing workflow from an earlier project were
used. Clear and realistic expectations were set with the asset
team. Careful preparation and early testing saw the tight
deadline met. The new seismic, supported by historic
production data, revealed that one planned well was in the
water leg and could be dropped. A new fault interpretation
showed clear signs of compartmentalisation at the crest. This
changed the trajectories of 3 other wells to avoid low
Hydrocarbon production zones.
The processing team could not yet relax and proceed
with conventional processing. The same survey was used to
monitor changes in the reservoir by comparison to an earlier
survey (so-called 4D seismic), and another fast-track request
came in. The risk of lower quality data was clear, but to
quote asset interpreter Odd Petter Skogly: “It is understood
that quality and resolution will be sacrificed to meet this
deadline. It is also understood that parameter testing will be
reduced, and 4D noise levels will increase. We accept these
risks as early data delivery will enable us to do qualitative
evaluation in support of long-lead equipment orders.” BSP’s
in-house processing contractor WesternGeco delivered the
volume in time to the asset, making fit-for-purpose parameter
choices to bring out the sought-after information. This
supported not only the long-lead orders, but also was the
basis for identifying infill opportunities. BSP interpreter Lenna
Puasa was then sent to Houston to work with Shell’s 4D
expert, Paul Hatchell, on this volume.
inspired people
Open Day
s part of the Human Resource Department’s
(HR) initiative to strengthen engagement and
improve communication with staff members,
a series of People Open Day events was
organised at various work sites, including
offshore platforms: Champion-7, Fairley-4 and Ampa-9.
The theme for the People Open Day was “People
Development” with the aim to raise awareness and
“share-and-learn” from each other. The event provided
opportunities for the line and HR to collaborate and work
as partners. The objectives were to increase
understanding and to support staff to understand HR
processes and other people development matters.
There were two dedicated sessions for different
directorates, opened by Ken Marnoch, Managing Director
of BSP and Hj Salleh Bostaman Bin Hj Zainal Abidin,
Deputy Managing Director of BSP, respectively. The key
messages from the Directors were: 1) the importance of
developing themselves and 2) people matters is everyone’s
business , not just HR’s business. They encouraged
everyone to learn and understand from the focus group
discussions and poster sessions.
There was an overwhelming turnout and they were a
supportive audience. At the centre of the event were the
four focus group discussions on topics like Leadership
Development, Supervisory Skills, Individual Performance
Review and Diversity and Inclusion. They were led by line
leaders with support from HR Business Partners sharing
their leadership experiences. Many great questions were
asked and many have found answers. In addition, poster
Both examples were obviously an excellent match with
the “Need for Speed” theme of the SIPMAP workshop. A
paper was submitted to showcase the workflow and results
to a global Shell audience. Due to the global nature of the
conference, Yanti had to stay until late to accommodate for
the timezone differences with Europe and the US. But her
well-delivered talk resulted in recognition from her
processing fellows amongst many high-quality papers from
all over the world. Currently, she is spending six months on a
Short Term International Assignment (STIA) in Rijswijk, The
Netherlands, to work on the Champion 4D processing.
Yanti’s co-authors for the conference paper were Chris
Field, Noorhelda Bahrom, Odd Petter Skogly, Ben Seldon
and Lenna Puasa. First prize in the “Accelerated Delivery”
category was taken by Liz Beal (Shell USA) with her
presentation on the OBS program and processing standards
in the Gulf of Mexico. Fabian Ernst (TSG/2) earned first
prize in the “Innovation” category for his work on nearsurface model building done in Rijswijk before his move to
The event provided opportunities for collaboration
with HR to work together as partners
sessions on different topics like Learning Programmes,
Graduate Development Programme, Competence
Management, Provident Fund, Business Integrity, Guidance
Counseling Unit and Generate activities attracted many
interested participants.
The HR team, accompanied with members of the
Monthly Performance Review Team (MPRT) members,
visited offshore manned platforms over the last few weeks.
The main objectives were to better engage people,
especially those who did not have the opportunity to visit
the People Open Day onshore and to provide hands-on
engagement with offshore staff to better understand the
questions and issues they may have. Topics covered
included Diversity and Inclusion, Myths and Facts about
medication, Provident Fund. There were also poster
Yanti Malai Abdullah is now doing her short
term Internatioanl Assignenment in Rijswijk
outstanding operations
Maersk Completer and SK
Shell Rig of the Year Awar
wo of the award categories this year were again
won by BSP’s offshore rigs – Maersk Completer and
SKD Pelaut as the Shell Jackup Rig of the Year and
Platform/Tender Rig of the Year respectively.
In order to achieve its aspirations to achieve Goal
Zero, beat the competition; deliver on promises and being a
great place to work, it is vital for Wells that drilling and
service contractors are fully aligned with Wells “Better to
Best” drive.
At this year’s Global Wells Supplier Event in Houston,
representatives from about 50 drilling and service
contractors came together with Wells Leaders to take a look
back on the past 12 months and more importantly into the
coming year to achieve safety and performance
Last year; in addition to the Maersk Completer and SKD
Pelaut, the T201 had also one an award in the Shell Land
Rig of the Year Category. Vice President Wells Integrated
Gas, Davie Stewart was proud of the fact that BSP Wells
have won five out of eight awards in the last two years.
”90% of our Wells Capex is spent through our various
contractors of which the rigs make a sizeable piece, hence
it’s crucial that we work closely and recognize our
contractors to deliver best in class wells”, noted BSP Wells
Manager Michael Collins while celebrating the teams for
their challenging year.
Maersk Completer’s Rig Superintendent Manish Kumar
commended the rig’s turnaround in HSE performance which
has delivered 3 years Goal Zero and 5 years LTI free. The
Maersk Completer in 2012 delivered BSP’s first High
Pressure tight gas development – Danau Bubut.
SKD Pelaut’s Rig Superintendent Shaji Abraham
meanwhile applauded the crew’s commitment to HSE with
over 2 years LTI free in a challenging year involving the sale
of the rig from Seadrill to Sapura Kencana. This year the
Pelaut team delivered BSP’s first offshore fishhook well, deep
mudline slot recovery and Shell’s first Enhanced Single Trip
Multizone Frac & Pack well.
3 Years Goal Zero
5 Years LTI Free
Delivered 5 well Danau
Bubut Campaign
No incidents or accidents
during campaign
BSP’s first HP Tight Gas
Rig Uptime 99%
5 Years on contract with
BSP, 50+ Wells delivered
KD Pelaut win
rd – AGAIN!
From left: Jorn Madsen, Michael Collins, Predrag Berlafa, Manish
Kumar, Raphael Siri, Dave Christiansen, Shaji Abraham,
Alexander Ang and Esmond Tan recieving the awards in Houston
6 times Shell
International Platform
“Rig of the year”:
Built specifically for BSP
operations (1994)
150 Rig Up & Rig Down
Goal Zero 597 days
62 Heli-Deck removals/
LTI Free 941 days
Currently 19+ Years
with BSP
5 infield HL platform installation
Largest Controlled Source
Electromagnetic survey completed
runei Shell Petroleum’s (BSP) Technical Services
Geophysics (TSG) team has recently completed
Shell Global’s largest Controlled Source
Electromagnetic (CSEM) survey and one of the top
three largest ever acquired in the world, in its
support of the company’s Rejuvenate and Grow strategy
through successful explorations across BSP’s offshore
Yap Kong Fah, BSP’s Technical Director commented on
the outstanding global achievement, “Congratulations and
very well done to the team, business partners and our
support organization for the exemplary team work, safety
and delivery focus to complete this important survey. This
marks the completion of all the seismic survey activities we
planned to do since 2011 - Broadband 3D, 4D Seismic &
CSEM Deep, CSEM Shallow - as part of our portfolio
rejuvenation strategy, the results of which will help high
grade our portfolio significantly. I strongly believe that the
meticulous planning, stakeholder engagements, high
execution quality and teamwork contributed to this
achievement which I am really proud of. ”
As BSP’s technical authority for seismic and non-seismic
acquisition, TSG operated this survey, on behalf of the
Exploration Department (XM), and also benefiting from XM’s
tremendous support during the operations such as their
participation in daily meetings, attendance at crew change
briefings and involvement with Health, Safety and
Environment (HSE) visits.
At the end of 2012, TSG collaborated with business
partners, Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EGMS) and
BOA, to embark on the largest CSEM survey ever attempted
by Shell Global, with a project covering over 5000 square
CSEM is an offshore exploration technique which begins
by transmitting an electromagnetic (EM) field from a di-pole
source into the subsurface. Reservoirs of hydrocarbons as
well as other minerals in the subsurface have higher
resistivity or resistance to electrical fields than the
background subsurface, and will emit different readings.
Electromagnetic receivers are then able to record these
differences and visually display the electromagnetic
properties of the subsurface.
BSP’s CSEM survey involved a vessel that towed a
di-pole source very close to the seabed, across a grid of
densely populated receivers placed one to two kilometres
apart on the seabed.
Hamizah Hanim binti Haji Hamzah, TSG’s Operations
Geophysicist, and one of the CSEM survey Project Leads,
also spoke about some of the challenges in conducting the
CSEM survey in Brunei’s shallow waters, “Safety and
protecting the environment is very important for us. Seeing
as the source is usually towed very close to the seabed, we
A simple diagram illustrating how CSEM technology works
The clear
between TSG, the vessel
and the Integrated
Activity Planning
process, enabled
everything to go
smoothly and for
everyone to play their
roles, from the
geophysicists and
processors to mechanics
and navigators.
had to be very precise in avoiding any sea-bed features and
infrastructures, such as underwater coral mounds, pipelines,
sea-bed cables, platforms and other installations.”
Over the next year, the campaign proceeded through its
four major phases namely, Phase 1 in the “Deep Water
East” (DWE), Phase 2 in “Shallow water phase 1”
(SHLEMP1), Phase 3 in the “Deep Water West” (DWW) and
finally, Phase 4 in the “Shallow water phase 2” (SHLEMP2).
After kicking off with Phase 1 on September 29th, 2012
the team spent a total of 292,692 man-hours on the entire
project and safely completed the whole campaign in just
over a year on October 17th, 2013 without any Lost Time
due to Injuries (LTI).
Despite all the challenges BSP and its business partners
Part of the CSEM equipment deployed out in Brunei’s waters
faced, they were able to finish the project within budget and
faster than scheduled, as well as achieve the safety record.
The survey also effectively pushed beyond the known
operational limits of CSEM surveying at 35 metres of water
depth to as shallow as 20 metres, thereby making the survey
not only the largest, but also the shallowest CSEM survey
completed in the world to date.
The clear communications between TSG, the vessel and
the Integrated Activity Planning process, enabled everything
to go smoothly and for everyone to play their roles, from the
geophysicists and processors to mechanics and navigators.
Ultimately, it was the team effort and commitment that helped
achieve a successful, outstanding and most importantly, safe
The completed CSEM survey is one of the largest and
shallowest surveys ever conducted in the world
incident free
Business partners reach
remarkable safety record
Yap Kong Fah (centre) and Junit Zakaria (right) handing
the award to the Orogrenic representative (left).
ecently, the Geomatics Department (TSM) in Brunei
Shell Petroleum (BSP) reached a doubly remarkable
safety record in its survey and positioning
operations, without a single Loss Time due to Injury
(LTI) with two of its business partners, Astrata Brunei
Sdn Bhd and Orogenic (B) Sdn Bhd.
Astrata Brunei Sdn Bhd achieved its outstanding nine
years of LTI free operations on September 1, 2013, while
Orogenic (B) Sdn Bhd achieved a remarkable four years
without incident on October 1, 2013.
In two separate events, both business partners were given
special recognition for their efforts from Jan Willem van der
Lee, BSP’s Development Manager to Astrata, and Yap Kong
Fah, BSP’s Technical Director to Orogenic.
Remarking on the auspicious double achievement, Junit
Zakaria, Head of Geomatics congratulated the business
partners and said, “I would like to express my highest
appreciation to you, your management team, and all the staff
involved in this marvellous achievements of LTI-free
operations. Both business partners have demonstrated a
notable HSE step up during those years. Consequently, it
does not come as a surprise nor is it due to luck that they both
achieved this new safety milestone. Well done to both
business partners!”
The two Incident Free achievements mark yet another
milestone in TSM’s business partner safety performance,
where everyone has gone home safely each and every day.
Astrata has been safely supporting TSM on onshore
survey services over the last nine years, while Orogenic
Junit Zakaria (2nd right) and Jan Willem van der Lee (far
right) hand the award to the Astrata representatives (left).
started collaborating with TSM to provide offshore survey
and positioning services just four years ago.
“I know, with the level of activities and the risks that survey
operation staff are exposed to, this achievement would not
have been possible without the good awareness,
commitment, dedication and the right attitude of everyone
towards safety. Let’s continue to concentrate our efforts to
further achieve and improve on our Health, Safety and
Environment (HSE) record,” explained Junit Zakaria.
With those two achievements, TSM stays on track
towards Goal Zero – the safety vision for causing ‘no harm
and no leaks’.
TSM continues to step up its safety performance and
leaves no room for complacency in order to extend TSM’s
own overall safety performance, where altogether, TSM and
its business partners completed a total of eleven years of safe
operations in January, earlier this year.
Referring to the story entitled “Golden Generation of
Ampa” which appeared on page 6 in Salam Issue 4, the
caption on the photo should correctly state, “A young
Tompal Karim being recognised by George Innes, the
then BSP Managing Director, for his contribution to
safety” and not as published.
We apologise for the error.
incident free
Incident free
Champion West
4D seismic survey
runei Shell Petroleum (BSP) made great strides in implementing its
Rejuvenate and Grow strategy through successful explorations across
BSP’s offshore acreage, as its Technical Services Geophysics (TSG)
Acquisition team successfully completed the second repeat 4D seismic
acquisition over the Champion West area on October 10th, 2013
without any a single recordable incident.
Stephen Smith, BSP’s Head of Acquisition, TSG/1, commented, “Completing
the Champion West 4D seismic survey acquisition which accumulated in excess of
58,000 man hours, without any recordable incident demonstrates everyone’s
commitment towards creating an incident and injury free work place. The survey
generated 115 Pakats and 314 tool box talks, and apart from one near miss and
one non-work related Medical Treatment Case (MTC), this is a safety achievement
that everyone can be proud – knowing full well they will be going home to their
loved ones safe and in good health.”
The Acquisition team completed the activity on behalf of BSP’s East Asset, as
part of the company’s overall effort towards its vision of “Energy for Life… Fuelling
Brunei’s Future”.
Previously, TSG had acquired the 3D baseline seismic survey earlier on in
2005, and completed the first repeat survey in 2009.
Having completed the first survey in 2005, WesternGeco completed this year’s
second repeat survey by also using the Western Trident acquisition vessel yet
The vessel arrived in the Champion West field on September 13th, 2013.
Following equipment deployment, the Western Trident commenced acquisition on
September 15th, 2013.
This October’s 4D seismic survey was acquired in an identical way to the
others before it, and thus allowed TSG
to accurately identify any differences in
the subsurface over time – and in
Champion West’s case, over the last
few years. Any differences are
attributed to changes in pressure or
density in the subsurface.
Such changes in a producing field
like Champion West suggest the fluid
movements of oil, water or gas in the
subsurface. The 4D technique enables
teams like Geophysics analyse these
changes to help determine plans for
field developments.
Due to other ongoing activities the
team first completed the undershoot
programme around Well Jacket BLWJ01 and the Champion West
Drilling Platform - CWDP01.
In under a month since starting, the
Western Trident completed its
acquisition on October 10th, 2013. By
October 12th, the vessel had recovered
all its equipment and went alongside in
Muara for a data drop and clearance
out of Brunei Darussalam.
Profoundly impressed with the
survey’s remarkable accomplishment in
delivery and safety, the Head of
Acquisition said, “I would like to
congratulate and thank everyone that
has been involved in this successful
survey and the invaluable cooperation
of other departments through the
Integrated Activity Plan (IAP) process.
Today demonstrates what inspired
people can do in achieving outstanding
operations and an incident free
The Western Trident vessel used for the incident free
Champion West 4D survey
outstanding operations
Pride in Production accomplishment
for Bandar Gas Operations
‘Fuelling Brunei’s Future by maintaining safe and reliable operation
Pride in production: The team holding a
daily review at the Bandar Gas Operations
he Bandar Gas Operations (BGO) under
Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) in Brunei Shell
Petroleum (BSP) recently achieved several important
milestones in September and October this year,
mainly in being the first Asset in BSP to achieve
‘Effective’ status in their Operational Excellence (OE) in
Production Review.
The Processing Manager expressed his appreciation for
his team’s achievement, “This is a ‘pride in production’
accomplishment and BGO is very proud to join our Darat
and Fairley-4 colleagues in achieving the status and being
the 28th asset in Shell Group to achieve the award. I would
like to express a big thank you to the teams in Refinery
Production, Operations support, Technology and
Management as well as everyone involved and who
contributed to these achievements.”
Operational Excellence (OE) in Production is defined as
competent people, working together in teams with an
‘enterprise first’ mindset, focusing on the most important
activities, understanding where improvement areas exist and
executing a plan that delivers results.
Their journey started in 2008, by developing the Charter
and identifying Blade Champions & Blade Leads of the 24
relevant Blades in OE. Blades represent elements critical to
the success of Operational Excellence.
The Blades are parts on a turbine because, not only is a
turbine a key piece of equipment, but if just one Blade is lost,
the entire turbine is lost. This is exactly the same for
Operational Excellence which sits at the centre shaft. Health,
Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and Technical
Integrity sit on the containment ring of the turbine because, if
all the blades are working, there would be no HSSE
incidents and all Assets would be safe and known to be safe.
Pengiran Putra Pengiran Mohamed, the Processing Asset
Manager and HP’s OE Champion said, “HP has come a
long way towards achieving its OE milestones. The early
days were not plain sailing and we realised the journey was
not a sprint but a marathon. Most people were new or not
familiar to the OE processes and standards, especially at the
work force level. So, we needed to drive the efforts at the
right pace, and had to focus on the priority Blades first.”
A number of workshops, team-building, coaching
sessions and self assessments were carried out to achieve
OE. Along the journey, the team learnt that it was all about
learning by doing and continuously improving every day.
The keys to their success were disciplined delivery,
understanding the processes and performing the standard
ways of working.
Pengiran Putra explained, “We used simple language
when we translated the OE processes and standards to the
work force, something which they can easily relate with their
day to day activities. We always asked ourselves important
questions – ‘Why are we doing this’, ‘What does it mean for
you and me’, ‘What does success look like’ and ‘What
support is required’, to ensure no harm to people, no leaks
and to improve availability.
Apart from the OE accomplishment, BSP’s HP Asset also
achieved three other signification milestones namely, a
‘Calculative’ status in its Maintenance and Integrity
Execution (MIE) Sustainability Assessment, a Level-3 in
Operating Integrity (OI) Assessment for BGO facilities and a
‘Calculative’ status in the Gas-GAME Ensure Safe Production
(ESP) Sustainability Assessment for Refinery.
The OI and MIE elements of the Asset Integrity - Process
Safety Management (AIPSM) is fully aligned with OE
programmes, while Gas-GAME stands for Global Asset
Management Excellence for Gas sites which is a framework
for Asset Integrity and Process Safety in response to a
number of reliability and process safety incidents across the
oil and gas industry.
OI is about knowing operational limits and everything
operates within those limits, all the time. MIE consists of two
elements namely integrity assurance and maintenance
To assure the integrity of its assets, BSP has to ensure they
are safe and know it, and BSP can demonstrate it.
Maintenance execution is about making sure that the
The Operational Excellence Blades used by BGO to
identify critical areas for improvement
materials are available, doing the ‘right job, at the right
time, using the right resources’. By implementing the MIE
programme and embedding the process, we want to be in a
position to maintain technical integrity while increasing
availability at the lowest achievable cost.
With HP’s OE and MIE Calculative accomplishment, it is
a step up in their “Make it Safe” & “Make it Work” journey
of Operational Excellence.
The BGO team is very proud to contribute to the
company’s vision of ‘Fuelling Brunei’s Future by maintaining
safe and reliable operation everyday whilst safeguarding
the Company’s reputation.
With right people, right skill and right processes, HP
should be on the right track to the aspired level of ‘World
Class’ in OE and ‘Generative’ status in MIE, OI and ESP. HP
will continue its journey in Operational Excellence by taking
the challenge, not just to continue improving to the next level
but also to maximize the value out of the processes that is to
be “The Best at delivering Safe and Efficient Production
inspired people
Kianggeh Satu - BSP’s newest
satellite office officially opens
Hajah Rapiah (far left), Mohd Suria Ariffin (2nd
right) and Mohd Aqilah Jabat (2nd right) giving
Ken Marnoch (far right) a tour of Kianggeh Satu
fter over 83 years, Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) is
finally returning to where it laid down its first
exploration activities in Brunei Darussalam – in
the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan.
The years leading to 1929 was a time when
many oil prospectors and companies tried and failed to find
success. Despite the overwhelming odds of success, the
managers and teams of the then predecessor to BSP – British
Malayan Petroleum Company – continued to plough on, with
the firm belief that the tiny state of Brunei Darussalam yet held
a promise of greatness.
In 1929, British Malayan Petroleum Company struck
commercial oil for the first time in Brunei’s history, through its
legendary S-1 well, located just off the Billionth Barrel
monument in Seria, Belait – paving the very first stones for
Brunei’s journey into unprecedented economic prosperity to
what it is today.
In 2013, BSP is now meeting the changing macroenvironmental forces in Brunei and resurrecting its presence
in the capital by recently launching the Kianggeh Satu or K1
- its newest satellite office at an official Opening Ceremony in
the PGGMB Building, Bandar Seri Begawan on October 25,
Touching on the significance of the new office during the
ceremony, the guest of honour, Ken Marnoch, BSP
Managing Director said, “This building is opposite the
Kianggeh river. Kianggeh is an important landmark for the
city, the ‘tamu’ or day market and the ‘tambing’ for water
taxis or boat rides. Kianggeh is thus a meeting point, a place
where connections happen between land, river and sea. This
place is a hub in the true sense of the word.”
The guest of honour then proceeded to launch the event
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an electronic
card entry, which activated the office’s energy-efficient lights
systems. Also attending the event were Javed Ahmed, Bank
Islam Brunei Berhad (BIBD) Managing Director, Pg Shamhary
Pg Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha, Brunei Shell Marketing
(BSM) Managing Director, senior representatives from BIBD,
Shell Deepwater Borneo (SDB), as well as BSP staff and
business partners. The event concluded with an exclusive tour
of K1.
As part of BSP’s People Strategy 2013, the move from its
previous Kacalima office location in Serusop better allows
safer work conditions and flexible work opportunities for staff
as the company recognises many of them commute daily
from Brunei-Muara to Belait. The office also functions as a
convenient meeting place in the capital and provides
connects BSP closer to both BSM, its sister company and
Ken Marnoch also highlighted the other significant
achievements of the project, “Notably, BSP’s construction of
the new office was completed safely without a single
recordable incident and had emphasised on Local Business
Development (LBD) by featuring an all-Bruneian line up of
contractors from construction and interior design to its lead
architect. The project has benefited local contractors with the
The new sleek office can accomodate up to105
desk spaces for staff working in BSB
World class: Kianggeh satu is designed to meet
Shell Works design standards
The new satellite office is located on the 1st floor of
the PGGMB Building in BSB
working experience in meeting the Shell Works design
standards, which will prove valuable in executing similar
future projects.”
In a special interview with Salam, Hajah Rapiah Haji Mat
Daud, BSP’s Head of Learning Delivery and Competence
Management and one of the K1 project team members
described the special features of the new office, “Deep
thought has been put into every aspect of the K1. The new
Shell Works standard office offers a new, vibrant and ‘green’
hot-desk workspace for staff residing or working in the
Brunei-Muara district, with 105 desk spaces, meeting rooms
and breakout areas, advanced energy-efficient lighting
systems, a dedicated mothers’ room as well as male and
female prayer rooms with ablution facilities.”
The new hotdesk office was dubbed Kianggeh Satu or K1,
thanks to the joint winning name submissions from two Brunei
Shell Joint Venture companies’ staff. Haryanie Morani, BSP’s
Human Resources Facilities Office Services Support
(HRF/135) explained Kianggeh Satu was the perfect name
for the office because of its location in Kianggeh, along the
riverbank and also, how from afar, the silhouette of the tall
building the new workspace was located in resembled the
number one. Both were presented with a prize for their
contributions by Haji Kamaludin Haji Bungsu, BSP’s Human
Resources Director and the Kianggeh Satu Project Team in
In December last year, BSP officially signed the lease for
the new satellite office during the PGGMB Building relaunch
Kianggeh is a renowned economic and historic area in
Kianggeh Satu offers male and female prayer
rooms complete with ablution facilities.
Fully equipped: Kianggeh Satu features phone booths
and a breakout area overlooking the Kianggeh river
Famous Four: The four meeting rooms are named
after renowned Bruneian legends
Bandar Seri Begawan for its unique tamu or open air market
and more importantly for its pivotal role in Brunei’s historic
and economic development as an Islamic Sultanate. The
tamu is said to have been introduced by Sultan Ahmad, or
Pateh Berbai, the second Sultan of Brunei, who recognised
the need to meet the increasing demands of its growing
population in the Kampung Ayer or water village.
Similarly, the establishment of K1 strengthens BSP’s
presence in the heart of the capital. BSP’s return to Bandar
Seri Begawan also symbolises the efforts made towards
achieving the company’s vision of delivering “Energy for
Life…Fuelling Brunei’s Future” by creating an incident and
injury free workplace and ensuring Bruneian success through
“Brunei Yakin”.
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