Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) held a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony at the Ash-Shaliheen Mosque to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Champion yesterday.
The ceremony marked the start of celebration for the golden jubilee of Champion oilfield’s (Champion) first production.
Deputy Minister of Energy Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw was the guest of honour.
The ceremony began with a mass Maghrib prayer, followed by Sunnat Hajat prayer, the recitation of Surah Yaasiin, Tahlil and Doa Arwah.
A Doa Kesyukuran was led by Imam of Ash-Shaliheen Mosque Haji Mohammad Izzat Izzuddin bin Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Emran, prior to the mass Isyak prayer.
The ceremony also saw the presentation of waqaf in the form of Surah Yaasiin books to the mosque by BSP Deputy Managing Director and Commercial Director Haji Md Azmi bin Haji Md Hanifah to the guest of honour who later presented it to Haji Mohammad Izzat Izzuddin.
The event was held to express gratitude for the blessings and achievements that Champion has made over the past 50 years and to seek Allah the Almighty’s continued blessings and protection for the well-being of Brunei Darussalam, and for BSP and Champion to continue contributing towards the country’s social and economic development.
Discovered in 1970, Champion started producing in 1972 and has since been one of the main contributors of oil and gas for BSP. As one of the largest oilfields and one of the oldest producing assets, Champion plays a critical role in ensuring that BSP continues to deliver an uninterrupted supply of energy to the nation.
Fifty years on, Champion still produces safely and responsibly, supporting BSP as the energy provider for Brunei and will continue to do so in the decades to come.
Deputy Minister of Development and Chairman of Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA) Dato Seri Paduka Ar Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy and Acting Interim Managing Director of Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, members of BSP Board of Directors, Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) companies’ Managing Directors, BSP leadership team and staff were also present.