BSJV honours 272 long-serving employees

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BRUNEI-MUARA

The Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) companies last night honoured 272 of their employees for their years of long service at BSJV Emblem Night 2016 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong.

Fourteen of the employees received 40-year service awards, 77 received 35-year service awards while 108 received their 30-year service awards and another 73 were awarded for achieving the 25-year milestone. The recipients were personnel from Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), Brunei LNG (BLNG) and Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM).

Present as the guest of honour was Minister of Development Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Hj Bahrin Abdullah, who is also the chairman of BSJV’s board of directors.

Also in attendance were other members of BSJV’s board of directors, Deputy Minister of Finance Dato Paduka Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah and senior management representatives from the BSJV companies.

The event began with an opening speech by Andrew Faulkner, the managing director of BSP, who has been working with Shell for 34 years. In his speech, he acknowledged the hard work, contributions and loyalty of the employees toward the sultanate’s oil and gas companies.

“The total number of 272 recipients this year represents 8,345 years or more than 17 million man-hours worth of BSJV experience and knowledge, 17 million man-hours that have helped BSJV deliver for Brunei and its two shareholders,” he said, adding that it was an outstanding contribution.

He recalled the significant changes within the companies since the 1970s, when the business began to grow and flourish.

“In the early 1970s, our major facilities such as Champion 7, the Seri Crude Oil Terminal (SCOT) and Brunei LNG were well in operation. We saw an increase in the number of fields discovered such as the Magpie field in 1975, the Rasau onshore field prior to 1980 and Iron Duke in the early 1990s,” he said.

He urged the employees to pass on their knowledge and experience to the younger generation, as it could further complement the companies’ existing efforts in building talent pipelines to ensure a long and prosperous future for BSJV and Brunei.

“No training video or two-day course can replace the sharing of 17 million man-hours of experience, or successes and failures, of milestones and learning,” he said.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the long service emblems to the 272 employees. The guest of honour distributed them to the 40 and 35-year recipients while they were presented by the managing directors of the respective BSJV companies to the 30 and 25-year recipients.

Prior to the presentation of the certificates and awards, one of the 35 years of service recipients from BSP, Hj Ismail Hj Rajap, delivered a speech on behalf of all the receiving personnel.

The BSJV Emblem Night is an annual long-tradition event with the objective of recognising and appreciating the long service employees for their enduring loyalty, hard work and dedication to their respective companies.

The Brunei Times