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3 MARCH 2016 – The Borneo Post

Photo shows a sampling of slick-line products from Sedcotech-uds-i

Loh (right) is seen during a photo call with Sedcotech-uds-i director Stuart Johnstone

Oceancare teams up with Sedcotech-uds-i

MIRI: Oil and gas company Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd signed a partnership agreement with Sedcotech-uds-i Ltd on Monday to bring in automated slick-line technology.

CEO Datuk Jonathan Loh said as a Sarawakian company, it was an honour to be selected by Scottish company Sedcotech-uds-i to bring this form of automated slick -line technology to the local market.

"Today marks another important milestone for our company as we come together to begin a new journey as a united force in the oil and gas industry here in Malaysia," he said.

Loh said Oceancare Corporation would not only provide service as a contractor but also be actively involved in training oil and gas personnel as well as in manufacturing slick-line products.

He said the company recently entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) to set up the Oceancare Technical Training Centre here.

"The purpose of this centre is not only to train and upgrade current personnel in the field but also to bring about a training programme for the youth of Sarawak, to enhance and skill them with the right work skills and technical know-how so that the can be the future workforce not only in the oil and gas industry but other related industries as well," he explained.

Although a foreign company, Loh said Sedcotech-uds-i has shown commitment towards the people of Sarawak and is willing to invest in them for the future as it is also the vision of Oceancare Corporation to assemble Scottish slick-line products in Sarawak to create more job opportunities for the local workforce.

"As CEO of Oceancare Corporation, it is with great optimism and positive mindset that my team and our new-found partner will not only bring this slick-line technology in the Malaysian market but represent a form of cost effectiveness benefiting the oil and gas industry as a whole in the long run," he said.


5 NOVEMBER 2015 – The Borneo Post

Nelson (third left) at the signing ceremony

Oceancare Corp inks deal with Chinese firm

MIRI: Oceancare Corp Sdn Bhd (OCSB) recently extended its networking with China by signing a 'Cooperation Agreement of Exclusive Support' with China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL).

OCSB president Datuk Nelson Balang Rining said the deal was for the provision of cementing equipment and services and also provision of drilling/completion of fluid services.

"Oceancare Corp Sdn Bhd and China Oilfield Services Limited are continuing with that tradition with the signing of this cooperative agreement," he said when contacted yesterday.

He added that the deal was made possible with the support of Petronas.

"As a Malaysian corporation, we have strived and worked hard to take our company to the international corporate level," he said, adding that OCSB had been in the oil and gas industry for the past 14 years.

"This year has been one of uncertainty, not only in the oil and gas industry but also in the global economy. However, with positive mind-set and the unparalleled vision of our CEO (chief executive officer) Datuk Jonathan Loh, we have turned our focus to drilling and training services."

Nelson said OCSB had also benefitted from the dynamic and strategic leadership of Petronas president Datuk Wan Zulkiflee and his implementation of Coral 2.0 to get through this trying period.

"This year, our company has also been picked for a few good contracts, namely a two-year contract to provide vessels and a two-year electrical and instrumentation maintenance project."


9 JULY 2015 – The Borneo Post

Balang (seated fifth right) and other VIPs pose for the camera with the children at the breaking of fast ceremony

Oceancare Donates to Welfare Bureau

MIRI: Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd (OCSB) donated RM5, 000 in 'Duit Raya' to Masjid Darul Ehsan Orphans Welfare Bureau recently. The presentation of the donation was held during the breaking of fast at a hotel here with 30 orphans from the mosque. OCSB president Datuk Nelson Balang Rining said the donation was part of the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme in giving back to the needy in conjunction with Ramadan. Meanwhile, OCSB senior vice president Abd Adenan Abg Tudin revealed that the company hoped to make the CSR programme a yearly affair. "It is a platform for the corporation to reach to the local community and to foster good relationship between OCSB staff and the public," he added. Among others present at the ceremony were the bureau chairman Talhah Mansor and OCSB deputy president Datuk Jonathan Loh as well as some 60 OCSB staff members.

27 MAY 2015 - Berita Harian

27 MAY 2015 – Utusan Online

KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN (tengah) menyaksikan pertukaran dokumen antara Pengarah IKBN Miri, Sarawak, Razali Mohamad (dua dari kiri) dengan Nelson Balang Rining dalam Majlis Menandatangani MoU antara IKBN dengan Oceancare di Putrajaya, semalam. UTUSAN/RASHID MAHFOF

IKBN sasar meterai dua MoU
Kerjasama dengan peneraju industri perkukuh pendidikan vokasional

PUTRAJAYA 26 Mei - kementerian Belia dan Sukan menyasarkan dua memorandum persefahaman (MoU) dapat dimeterai oleh setiap Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) di seluruh negara dalam menjalinkan kerjasama dengan peneraju industri

Menteri Belia dan Sukan, Khairy Jamaluddin berkata, sasaran tersebut menepati hasrat Rancangan Malaysia Ke-11 (RMK-11) bagi memperkukuhkan pendidikan teknikal dan vokasional dalam tempoh lima tahun akan datang.

Katanya, kerjasama antara IKBN dan pelbagai peneraju industri dapat melahirkan lebih ramai tenaga kerja dalam bidang teknikal dan vokasional menjelang tahun 2020.

"Oleh itu, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan telah memulakan Program Transformasi IKBN pada 2014 dengan antara satu inisiatif yang dirancang adalah mewujudkan kerjasama antara IKBN dan pihak industri.

"Sasaran dua MoU antara IKBN dan industri adalah amat penting dalam melahirkan lepasan IKBN berkualiti tinggi sekali gus meningkatkan potensi peluang pekerjaan mereka," katanya ketika berucap dalam Majlis Menandatangani MoU antara Kementerian Belia dan Sukan dengan Oceancare Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (Oceancare) di sini hari ini.

MoU itu membabitkan kerjasama dalam program khas berhubung pendedahan industri sektor minyak dan gas kepada pelajar dan pengajar IKBN Miri, Sarawak.

Yang hadir sama Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Belia dan Sukan, Datuk Jamil Salleh dan Presiden Oceancare, Datuk Nelson Balang Rining.

Sementara itu, Khairy memberitahu, MoU tersebut bukan sahaja dapat menjamin penempatan kerja sekurang-kurangnya 20 pelajar IKBN Miri di Oceancare, tetapi dapat memberi pendedahan lanjut dalam industri minyak dan gas kepada mereka.

Selain itu katanya, sebanyak 10 pelajar semester akhir IKBN Miri berpeluang menjalani latihan industri di Oceancare.

"Kerjasama dua hala ini diharap dapat diteruskan bagi merealisasikan misi pembangunan modal insan belia dan berkemahiran dalam kalangan generasi belia," tambahnya.

"Usaha seumpama ini bertepatan dengan matlamat RMK-11 untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara maju menjelang 2020 dengan melahirkan lebih ramai tenaga kerja dalam sektor teknikal dan vokasional," katanya.


27 MAY 2015 – Bernama

IKBN Transformation Demands Improvement In Curriculum, Quality Of Lecturers - Khairy

PUTRAJAYA, May 26 (Bernama) -- The transformation of the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) will only succeed if the quality of lecturers and teaching modules were in line with industry's requirements, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said.

He said all the 20 IKBN in the country should expedite the process to foster close cooperation with the industry as it would enhance the quality of curriculum and lecturers at the skills institute.

"Our efforts to work closely with the industry is not only limited to the job opportunities and on-the-job training, but is also an initiative to improve the quality of lecturers and teaching modules.

"This cooperation will be able to formulate new skills training that will meet the industry's requirement and inadvertently, will enhance the level of competency of IKBN trainees."

He said this to reporters after witnessing the signing of the memorandum of understanding ((MoU) between the ministry, which represented the Miri IKBN, and the Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd here today.

The MoU aimed, among others at enabling the company to create a special programme with specific curriculum that suits the company's requirement in the oil and gas industry and to choose at least 20 IKBN graduates a year to join the programme.

It also assured employment for the 20 IKBN graduates with starting salary of RM800, besides placement and training for 36 IKBN lecturers a year under the Train The Trainers programme.

Khairy said the cooperation with the industry would also bring about positive impact to the level of marketability of IKBN graduates.

The minister said to achieve the target of having wider scope of cooperation between IKBN and the industry, the ministry had also fixed the key performance indicator (KPI) to see each IKBN to sign two MoU a year with relevant industry players.

However, he said the KPI was still far from being achieved as most MoU were signed with the industry at the ministry level.


Subsea World News - Cortez Subsea, OCBS Ink MPS Deal (Malaysia)

Cortez Subsea has established its first foothold in the Malaysian oil and gas sector after joining forces with Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd (OCBS) to equip the firm with their modular pipelay system (MPS) which has NOV Tuboscope Zap-Lok connection technology.

The alliance will allow the companies to put their joint technology capabilities forward for Petronas' Vender Development Program, which will give a significant advantage when bidding for work in the region.

The move marks another milestone in Cortez Subsea's international growth strategy, which has already seen it undertake projects in Trinidad and Tobago.

Alasdair Cowie, managing director of Cortez Subsea, said: "We are gearing up for an intense period of activity in our business with increasing demand in the industry for the services we provide across subsea pipeline, inspection and intervention."

"We have established a strong reputation for developing collaborative partnerships that deliver value to the North Sea industry and this alliance provides the platform for us to export our technology to a new international market with a well-respected and established regional partner."

MPS allows the use of the Zap-Lok connected pipeline to be installed from any suitable offshore multi-purpose DP vessel. Designed to facilitate the storage, handling, connection and deployment of the pipeline in an S-lay configuration onto the seabed, it can deliver up five kilometres of pipe per day.

Cowie added: "Malaysia is forecast to lead the South East Asian region for offshore investment over the next three years with a number of major projects and significant fields expected to come on-stream. Across the entire pipeline market, Malaysian developments are expected to require the largest expenditure over the next five years so there is a substantial market opportunity for proven technology suppliers like us."

OCBC president, Datuk Nelson Balang Rining, said: "Through the exclusive signing of the agreement, it will be an added-value for OCBS by having the Zap-Lok technology from Cortez Subsea. Thus, we are confident of its potential to be part of the billion ringgit VDP project."


26 NOVEMBER 2014 - Borneo Post

Oceancare to chart further growth in 2015

MIRI: Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd (OCSB) expects further growth development in terms of acquiring new assets and new joint venture opportunities for 2015.

President Datuk Nelson Balang Rining said the company will face intensifying challenges ahead as compared to previous years.

"I believe our company will see positive growth and development next year," he said during the 13th anniversary OCSB annual dinner celebration held here recently.

Moreover, Nelson is optimistic that next year's projection for the company will indirectly increase the credibility and strength of OCSB in the business world particularly in oil and gas.

Nelson also revealed the possibility of OCSB to expand its business nature to new venture opportunities in a different fields.

"In line with the high hope for the staffs the company is also responsible in taking care of the staffs safety, welfare and interest accordingly," he said.

Also present at the celebration was OCSB deputy president, Datuk Jonathan Loh and OCSB Group of Companies Executive Director, Datuk Mohd Lokman Hamidi.

The dinner was also celebrated with OCSB stakeholders.


12 AUGUST 2014 - Borneo Post

Oceancare clocks accident-free 5 million manhours

MIRI: Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd embarked on a new achievement recently when it clocked 5 million manhours without lost time injury.

Speaking to reporters during the achievement ceremony recently, president of Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd, Datuk Nelson Balang Rining, said this milestone is difficult to achieve without the support, effort and collaboration from all parties including the top management, staff, clients and business partners.

"The management commitments and influences are very important for the success of HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, Environment) function in an organisation.

"The company holds a significant role in providing a safe working environment for its people. Thus, ensuring its most valuable asset, which is the people, to return safely to their family, is crucial," he said.

Nelson also expressed his appreciation to all the parties involved for their contributions toward this outstanding achievement and shared his personal experience during the recent HSSE engagement with clients.

He stressed the importance for everyone to work safely, not solely for maintaining a good HSSE record but for the sake of well-being of everyone including their families.

"The record showed that accident and fatality not only bring heartbreaks to the victims and their families but a loss of production to the nation as well," he said.

During the ceremony held, Oceancare also presented 'Q2 Unsafe Act Unsafe Condition Incentive' to selected employees in recognition for their contribution towards persistent reporting of UAUC in ensuring a safe working environment at their work place.


20 MAY 2014 - Borneo Post

MoU to bring robotic technology to local oil and gas industry

MIRI: A new maintenance service using robotic technology that reduces operation cost in terms of labour and time will soon be introduced to the oil and gas (O&G) industry in the state.

This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd (OCSB) and A. HAK Industrial Services SEA Sdn Bhd (HIS), a company based in Netherlands, at a hotel here yesterday.

HIS provides a complete range of integrated services and solution to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries around the world by using the best available technology and developing new technology.

According to OCSB president Datuk Nelson Balang Rining, the MoU will transform the overall landscape of the oil and gas industry in the country and Sarawak in particular.

"The new robotic technology mechanism will promise an operation cost reduction particularly in the aspect of maintenance services in the industry," he said during the MoU signing ceremony.

He also described the MoU as a gateway for OCSB to promote and introduce the various technologies for the local oil and gas industry.

Meanwhile, HIS director Djaffar Hadi said the MoU marked a strong international cooperation in developing industrial services market.

"We cannot depend on ourselves only, that is why Oceancare and HIS have agreed to work with each other to provide international service and solution using high technology," he said.

According to Hadi, besides Malaysia, HIS has offices in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Meanwhile, OCSB was established in 2001 as a solution service provider for companies in the oil and gas industry. It currently has some 700 employees.

The signing ceremony was also attended by OCSB deputy president cum chief executive officer Jonathan Loh and A. HAK marketing manager Anthony Goh.


16 MARCH 2014 - Borneo Post

Shell sets zero‐accident target: IN pursuing its goal of ensuring zero harm to people and zero significant incidents at the work place, Shell Malaysia has continuously striven to improve its systems and procedures by ensuring all know their roles and responsibilities as well as understand how to work safely.

Through the Goal Zero formula, the internationally‐renowned oil and gas company firmly believes it is possible to work without accidents.

In recognition of their exemplary performance in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Lo presented awards to companies throughout Malaysia for stepping up safety leadership behaviours at the first‐ever Shell Malaysia Safety Award.

The inaugural ceremony, held at One World Hotel in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, was attended by representatives from 99 participating companies, government officials and senior officials from Shell.

Awards were also presented to Shell Malaysia's contractors and partners for exemplary HSE performance and outstanding safety leadership conduct.

Among the recipients were five Sarawakian companies which dominated the upstream and downstream categories.

In the upstream category, two Miri‐based contractors — Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd and Ajang Shipping Sdn Bhd — won gold and bronze respectively.

Oceancare Corporation executive chairman Datuk Nelson Balang Rining said: "Our employees are our partners. Our partners are our asset. Our asset is our foundation that sustains us in growing the business as we move forward in good and bad times."

The Shell Malaysia Safety Awards is part of the Shell contractor, chief executive officer (CEO), health, safety, security and environment (HSE) forum.

6 MARCH 2014 - Shell Malaysia Recognises Leading Safety Performance

06/03/2014: Shell Malaysia tonight awarded contractors and partners who demonstrated exemplary performance in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and for outstanding efforts in stepping up safety leadership behaviours at the inaugural Shell Malaysia Safety Award.

The award aims to promote and build a strong safety culture in the industry by recognising and celebrating great safety performance. Through the success stories, it is hoped others would be inspired to deliver uncompromised safety in their workplace.

The awards were presented by the Minister of Human Resources Malaysia, Dato' Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem and Iain Lo, Shell Malaysia Chairman. It was attended by representatives from 99 participating companies, government officials and senior officials from Shell.


22 JULY 2012 - The Star

Double Work Safety Recognition for O&G Service Provider Oceancare: This year marks a good one for Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd when they celebrate a dual achievement in quality service. As the company has been successfully awarded the internationally-recognised Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 180001:2007) certification, it has also recorded 2.5 million safe manhours without Loss Time Injury. It's managing director Kartini Sarkawi, who is stationed at Oceancare headquarters with her team, said that the achievement was a mark of commitment delivered by company's employees to their clients to ensure the safety and high quality work performance. Established in 2001, Oceancare is an active oil and gas (O&G) service contrator in Sarawak. Since its inception, the company has developed its competencies and reputation, as well as accumulated vast experiences and created a strong working network within the industry. Currently, it provides procurement and engineering services to many petroleum sharing contract holders in the country including Petronas Carigali, Shell Sarawak, Nippon Oil Exploration and Murphy Oil. Oceancare is also committed to the pro active and successful implementation of its Quality Management System in line with ISO 9001:2008 at all levels.

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19 OCTOBER 2011 - Borneo Post

CELEBRATING A DECADE: Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd managing director Kartini Sarkawi leads a cake-cutting ceremony by the company's top management to mark it's 10th anniversary. A total of 100 staff and clients joined the anniversary celebration in Miri on Monday. The company established in 2001 is an oil and gas services contractor. The company provides procurement and engineering services to many Petroleum Sharing Contract (PSC) Holders in Malaysia.

13 APRIL 2011 - Borneo Post

WELL DONE: Some of the staff members of Ocenacare Corporation Sdn Bhd pose for a group photo as they celebrate having achieved 1.5 million man-hours without lost time injury (LTI) recently. Oceancare is a Miri-based oil and gas company. The total safety man-hours is an accumulation of various contracts that Oceancare has secured with major Petroleum Sharing Contracts (PSC) such as Shell Malaysia, Petronas Carigali , JX Nippon Oil and Murphy since 2003 until February 2011. The simple ceremony was witnessed by Oceacnare's main client representatice form Shell and Petronas Carigali. Shell also presented the company with a plaque for achieving 500 Goal Zero days since the inception of the plaque was received by Oceancare Group of Companies managing director Kartini Sarkawi.

27 AUGUST 2010 - Borneo Post

Forty-four orphans from Rumah Amal Anak Kebajikan Kami, Pujut were treated to a 'buka puasa' meal by Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd at Grand Palace Hotel, Miri on Wednesday. Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd managing director Kartini Sarkawi presented the orphans with gifts as part of the company's social responsiblility to help the less fortunate. Also present were Sarawak Shell Berhad, Petronas Carigali, Nippon Oil Exploration and Murphy Oil staff.