Shell firm to hire more locals

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SHELL Deepwater Borneo Limited (SDB) said they aim to contribute to the energy industry here by bringing in more local talent into the organisation to build up Bruneian capability and capacity.

SDB Managing Director Stuart Goodman said, “Shell and the government of Brunei have a long and valued partnership of over 85 years. We would like to continue to build on that legacy by working together with our partners and stakeholders to help bring in more Bruneians into the industry and create a larger pool of skilled Bruneians.’’

During the Oil and Gas Sector Job Fair 2014 at BRIDEX, Goodman added they were looking to hire more locals to be part of the industry in supporting Vision 2035 aspirations.

Goodman explained while Shell in Brunei has been around for a long time, SDB is a relatively new company with current activities primarily focused on exploration and development.

“Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from seasoned sub-surface experts from the global Royal Dutch Shell organisation that serves as mentors to less experienced staff to Bruneians in both technical and non-technical positions.

“There are great development opportunities and we want to create that awareness of what we want to offer to Bruneian talent,” he said.

SDB and four Shell joint-venture companies – Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd, Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, Brunei Shell Marketing Sdn Bhd and Brunei Shell Tankers Sdn Bhd, are some of the many companiesat the oil and gas job fair until Sunday, SDB said.

SDB is a 100 per cent Shell company established in 2001 as a result of Royal Dutch Shell’s acquisition of New Zealand-based Fletcher Challenge Energy that included upstream assets in Brunei.

The company currently holds offshore licences in Block A, Block B, Block N, Block Q and CA2. SDB opened its office in Bandar Seri Begawan at the end of 2012.

The Brunei Times