BSJV honours company veterans
| Danial Norjidi |
THE four Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) companies last night honoured 263 of their employees at an annual appreciation dinner at The Empire Hotel and Country Club.
These employees, according to a press statement from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company (BSP), represent personnel from BSP, Brunei LNG, Brunei Shell Marketing and Brunei Gas Carriers/Brunei Shell Tankers.
The appreciation dinner saw the attendance of Dato Paduka Awang Hj Bahrin bin Abdullah, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Acting Chairman of the BSJV Companies, as the guest of honour.
Dato Paduka Awg Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Finance, presenting a Long Service Emblem to a recipient as Ken Marnoch, BSP Managing Director, looks on
Also present were Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya, Permanent Secretary (Upstream), the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office as well as other members of the BSJV Board of Directors, senior government officials and senior management representatives from the four BSJV companies.
Ken Marnoch, the BSP Managing Director in a welcoming speech, said, “Between the 263 recipients, they have more than 7,800 years of service and experience in Brunei and elsewhere in Shell, making the Brunei Shell Joint Venture Companies truly world-class.
“Tonight is a night of recognition for you (recipients),” he said. “All the many achievements in the companies are possible thanks to you (recipients).”
He underlined that every recipient in the room last night is a testament to Brunei Shell’s investment in their people, and that they are proud of the fact that, today, there are BSP sponsored students studying abroad.
BSJV, he said, has been an advocate of supporting Brunei’s Vision 2035 aspiration in developing people’s capacity through creating and sponsoring numerous education and vocational programmes in addition to boosting local enterprise development.
A dance performed during the BSJV annual appreciation dinner. PHOTOS: DEAN KASSIM
Moving on, he said, “We have turned Brunei into a hotbed of new oil and gas technology like the snake well and SMART well, and talented Bruneians have had a hand in creating this technology.”
He described Brunei as a prime example of how Shell has a long history of working with governments for the benefit of their respective nations.
The highlight of last night’s appreciation dinner was the presentation itself of long service emblems to the recipients.
Of the employees, two received 40-year service awards, namely IT design planning engineer Gerald John Simons and drilling well intervention supervisor Daud bin Bujang, while around 50 received 35-year service awards.
Thirty-year service awards were also presented to 150 employees, while another 60 received awards for 25 years of service.
Among the night’s activities were a get-together, live performances, lucky draws and a speech by the representative of long-service emblem recipients.