The Way Forward For The Malaysian Oil and Gas Industry - Hosted by the Energy Committee

Jamal A. Ainul, Chairman, Schlumberger Malaysia and former Chairman of Schlumberger Group of Companies, Asia Pacific; Ir. Dr. Shahreen Madros, Executive Director, Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation; Adif Zulkifli, Senior VP Corporate Strategy, Petronas; and Moderator Datuk Zainal Amanshah, CEO, InvestKL

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : August 23, 2016

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $25.00

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The oil, gas and energy industry is central to Malaysia’s economic growth, contributing to one-fifth of the national GDP over the past decade. With new opportunities for investment in the sector, the government of Malaysia has designated this sector as one of its 12 New Key Economic Areas (NKEA) under its  Economic Transformation Program. This NKEA is set to achieve an annual growth rate of 5% up to year 2020, transform Malaysia into a regional oil trading and storage hub as well as ensuring long-term energy supply security to the domestic market. Collectively, entry point projects for this NKEA are projected to generate GNI of RM131.4 billion and create 52,300 new jobs by 2020.

As such, Malaysia has seen significant investments in the upstream and downstream sector led by Petronas, Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational. Additionally,
  Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) established in 2011 is mandated to promote, catalyse and transform the oil and gas services sector to become stronger entities in the industry. The ultimate objective is to position Malaysia as the number one oil and gas hub in the Asia Pacific region.

The presentation will focus on the Petronas’ future growth strategies and MPRC’s initiatives to enhance infrastructure, policy and frameworks to ensure business friendly and sustainable ecosystem for the oil and gas sector for Malaysia.

About the Speakers

Jamal A. Ainul
Chairman, Schlumberger Malaysia and former Chairman of Schlumberger Group of Companies, Asia Pacific

Mr. Ainul Azhar Jamal has been an Executive Director of HIREX - Asia Pacific at Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad since July 1, 2013. Mr. Jamal has 29 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, in an expansive career with Schlumberger since 1984, which includes field experience on land-based and offshore rigs in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. He joined Schlumberger Oilfield Services in 1984 as a Wireline Field Engineer and worked in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. From 1996 to 2004, he held various marketing and management positions in a variety of countries around the world. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Managing Director of Schlumberger Oilfield Services, South East Asia based in Kuala Lumpur. In August 2004, he was transferred to London, UK to serve as Schlumberger's Director of Communications (Internal & Marketing) and in 2005, he became Director of Personnel of WesternGeco, a Schlumberger company. After serving 3 years in this role, he was posted as the Group Human Resource Director for the Reservoir Management Group based in Gatwick, UK before his arrival to Schlumberger's Technology Hub in Kuala Lumpur, in August 2009 as Vice-President, Global Accounts, Asia. He has been Chairman of Schlumberger Group of Companies, Asia Pacific since 2010. He has been an Independent Non Executive Director of Alam Maritim Resources Berhad since October 1, 2014. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, United Kingdom, the Malaysian Institute of Electrical Engineers, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

From September 1983 to May 1984, he worked as team member and then as lead Engineer for team responsible for rada installations at military camps for the Malaysian Armed Forces at the Jabatan Kerja Raya, Cawangan Tentera. Mr. Jamal is also a graduate of Daniel's Business School, University of Denver, Colorado in 1995 as well as the IMD Business School in Switzerland in 2007. Mr. Jamal graduated with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering in 1981 from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.

Ir. Dr. Shahreen Madros
Executive Director
Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation

Ir. Dr. Shahreen Madros has over twenty five years of working experience in the Oil & Gas industry. He graduated with First Class Honours from the University of London in 1986. Dr. Shahreen later earned his doctorate degree in Engineering from University of Cambridge in 1989 before joining Esso Production Malaysia Inc. (EPMI) in the Development Project Division.

At EPMI, he was involved in various phases of offshore project development including concept selection, feasibility, detailed design, fabrication, installation, hook-up and commissioning. He was also involved in offshore soil investigations. Dr Shahreen also worked as a client representative in design consultant office during detailed design phase, reviewed Malaysian and Indonesian fabrication yards, and also oversaw the installation of offshore facilities. He was also involved in the technical selection of marginal field concepts. During his tenure, Dr Shahreen was also assigned to Exxon Production Research Company in Houston, Texas, for two and a half years, in international research and development activities.

Dr Shahreen worked with a number of local and international oil and gas MNCs after leaving EPMI in 1998. He was involved as a technical director in various aspects of offshore engineering works; detailed design of various types of offshore pipeline and structures, the study of lateral buckling due to high pressure and temperatures, detailed design of subsea templates, and project management of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facilities. He was also involved in the oil trading industry and the development of onshore oil storage facility.

In 2010, Dr Shahreen participated in the Economic Transformation Programme led by PEMANDU and served as a lab member of the Oil, Gas and Energy group. Dr Shahreen joined PEMANDU in January 2011, and played a key role in setting up the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), an agency in the Prime Minister’s department. As an industry development agency, MPRC is tasked with overseeing the growth of the oil and gas services and equipment industry in Malaysia.

Adif Zulkifli
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Adif Zulkifli is Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at PETRONAS. He is responsible for shaping and steering PETRONAS’ long term strategic direction, including leading M&A and change management.

Leading up to his appointment, he was the Vice President of Malaysian Petroleum Management accountable for all upstream regulation and governance for the country’s oil and gas resources.

Adif headed up the Strategy & New Ventures division in the Exploration & Production (EP) business. Here, he was responsible for designing and implementing PETRONAS EP’s strategy blueprint, as well as spearheading EP business development efforts.

Prior to this, Adif served as the Executive Assistant to the President and Group CEO of PETRONAS. He had also held various managerial positions in PETRONAS and PETRONAS Carigali.
He started his career in PETRONAS Carigali as a Reservoir Engineer in 1993 at the Peninsular Malaysia Operations after completing his studies as a PETRONAS scholar.

Adif was the Vice Chair for the E&P Working Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) and Conference Programme Co-Chair for the 8th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in KL. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and currently serves as a Director for IPTC.

He is also a Director for a number of PETRONAS companies, including PETRONAS Carigali, PETRONAS LNG, PETRONAS Leadership Centre and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. He is also the Chairman for Kertih Terminal and a Director for Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, an organization under the Prime Minister’s Department.

Adif holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, United States.

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