| Danial Norjidi |
BRUNEI Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) Companies held a special engagement session with vendors yesterday, with a focus on developing the Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs) Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) capabilities.
The event was held with the aim of preparing SMEs for the upcoming BSJV tenders, and to provide clear insights into fundamental HSSE requirements during the contract execution period.
The proceedings were divided into five sections, each dealing with a topic pertaining to BSJV’s HSSE requirements, namely the HSSE capability questionnaire, contract HSSE plan and key performance indicators, milestone zero, post award HSSE requirements and general HSSE information. The five presentations took place simultaneously, with attendees rotating from section to section. Vendors were also given the opportunity to ask questions so as to encourage discussion.
Speaking to the Bulletin on the sidelines of the event, Head of Supply Chain Management (SCM) of Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) Co Sdn Bhd, Martijn Van Lieshout explained, “What we are doing here is inviting all SMEs who are interested in improving their safety understanding, and the safety capabilities and competencies in pre-award and post-award contract management.”
“It’s a complete understanding of safety. For us, we will not compromise on safety.
“We want to bring in new companies, and that is required to create a sustainable and competitive oil and gas industry, but we can’t compromise on safety.”
“What we want to do with these new companies, as the safety requirements are quite strict, is to ensure we give them support,” he continued. “This is one of the ways in which we give them support.”
Explaining the rationale behind having the five topics divided into different sections, he highlighted, “There are different subjects. It’s quite a large group, about 100 participants in total, with 50 companies now actively participating. We want to have an interactive dialogue with those companies, and we want to ensure that we hear their voice, learn from them, so that we can ensure we take something away from this as they do. The only way to do that is to split the participants into more sizable groups, where you can have that interactive dialogue.”
There are five distinct different areas from how to prepare your HSSE plan to our green banding process and what the KPIs are. The whole aim is to ensure that they have a complete understanding of the HSSE requirements.”
Sharing his thoughts on the existing levels of understanding with regards to BSJV’s HSSE requirements, he said, “I think, for companies who are new to the oil and gas industry and even for existing companies, it’s always good to learn and to develop, and it’s also good for us to engage with them and get the feedback from the market to ensure that we remove barriers so that it’s easier to do business with the BSJV.”
In a statement, the BSJV highlighted that they are committed to creating a culture where everyone chooses to be safe, which is why HSSE is considered such a critical element and continues to remain a top priority. This is to ensure that a diligent tendering process is carried out, from the selection of contractors during the pre-award stage to the post-award contract management.
“The safe delivery of projects and safe operation of facilities are critical for BSJV’s success and a goal for delivering the business with zero injuries to BSJV and business partner personnel, creating an incident and injury workplace,” reads the statement. “Understanding and managing HSSE risks is vital for long-term sustainability in all aspects of BSJV business and the oil and gas industry.”