| Danial Norjidi |
SHELL Deepwater Borneo (SDB) Limited has highlighted its intentions to recruit Bruneians for its workforce through its participation at the ongoing Oil and Gas Sector Job Fair 2014, which is currently being held at the BRIDEX International Convention Centre.
In a statement, the organisation announced its aim of contributing to the industry by bringing in more local talent in order to build up Bruneian capability and capacity.
“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,” said Stuart Goodman, SDB’s Managing Director.
“We are looking to hire more locals to be part of our journey in supporting the nation’s Wawasan (Vision) 2035 aspirations,” he continued. “While Shell in Brunei has been around for a long time, Shell Deepwater Borneo 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 subsurface experts from the global Royal Dutch Shell organisation who serve as mentors to less experienced staff and Bruneians in both technical and non-technical positions. There are great development opportunities and we want to create an awareness of what we have to offer to Bruneian talent.”
SDB and the four Shell joint venture companies – Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd, Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, Brunei Shell Marketing Sdn Bhd and Brunei Shell Tankers Sdn Bhd – are just some of the many companies in the country who have been featuring at the job fair since it was launched on Wednesday, and will continue to do so as the job fair enters its final day today, from 9am-6pm.
Shell Deepwater Borneo is a 100 per cent Shell company that was 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. It opened its office in Bandar Seri Begawan at the end of 2012.