Sapura Kencana Crest Petroleum


As part of being a fully integrated services and solutions provider, SapuraKencana Petroleum has expanded into development and production of petroleum resources.

We are leveraging on our expertise in geotechnical and geophysical surveys, engineering, fabrication, pipeline installation and offshore hook-up and commissioning services to deliver in record time.

As part of a consortium, we were awarded the first domestic marginal field Risk Service Contract (RSC) by PETRONAS on the strength of our diverse experiences and key assets. The RSC is for the development and production of gas from Berantai, a marginal field offshore Terengganu.

Geotech Maintenance & Services

SapuraKencana Petroleum provides maintenance and refurbishment of industrial gas turbines under the license of General Electric Oil & Gas. A dedicated General Electric Oil & Gas approved service centre has been set up to provide these services for Malaysia and South East Asia.

We also repair and refurbish single buoy moorings (SBMs) and valves, comprising overhaul of the swivel assemblies, related components and testing. With the yard facilities, experienced personnel and track record, we are the leader in SBM maintenance in Malaysia. Our workshop facility in Kemaman, Terengganu carries out maintenance and overhaul of valves mainly for storage facilities, refineries and petrochemical plants.

Other business activities carried out by the Group includes the supply, installation and commissioning of point-of-sale system that is being used by 968 PETRONAS service stations. We also provide asset management services for offshore installations and the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of offshore communication systems.

Our geotechnical and related services provide information to our clients on the soil propertied at the seabed which can be used during engineering foundation design and operational consideration. It also provides information on the condition below the seabed.

We own and operate 4 specially designed geotechnical and geophysical vessels to execute these services.


This involves the operating of rigs and drilling of offshore wells.  SapuraKencana has a fleet of six mobile drilling rigs that are specially designed as a cost-efficient and flexible drilling system for various development scenarios. All six drilling rigs are currently contracted on a long-term charter basis.

The Group will be building two more units of tender-assisted drilling rigs including one semi-submersible semi tender that are more suited for development drilling.

Marine Services

The scope of the Group’s marine services comprises the provision of subsea and diving services as well as offshore support vessels.

To support the Group’s marine services, we own and operate a fleet of 9 diving/support vessels, 4 survey vessels, 24 ROVs, 4 accommodation work boats/barges/ 4 anchor handling tugs (AHT)s, 2 mobile offshore production units (MOPUs) and 1 semi-submersible barge.

Apart from the provision of an offshore support vessel for Yinson Marine Services Sdn Bhd’s project off the coast of Vietnam completed in 2011, the Group has secured contracts for several ongoing projects. These include the provision of underwater inspection and maintenance services for PETRONAS Carigali and underwater works on behalf of Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and ConocoPhillips Australia.

In providing subsea services, offshore diving and underwater related services, the Group owns and operates a fleet of 6 dynamic positioning diving support vessels, saturation diving systems and ROVs. Our capabilities, amongst others, include the following:

  • Construction, installation of structures and subsea pipelines
  • Major inspection, repair and maintenance of subsea facilities
  • Installation, repair and inspection of export/import facilities
  • Subsea inspection and repairs of floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessels and floating, production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) systems
  • Shallow and deepwater services of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)
  • All other underwater services related to the offshore industry

The Group’s geotechnical and related services help provide information on soil properties at the seabed as the basis for design and operational considerations. Geophysical and related services provide information on the seabed profile and contours to facilitate construction work. These services are executed though 4 specially desgned geotechnical and geophysical vessels.

Topside maintenance comprise the provision of periodic and ad hoc maintenance, upgrading and refurbishment services on existing platforms.  This includes the addition or replacement of equipment, structures and piping, among others as well as general maintenance works such as stripping and repainting of topside facilities.  These tasks are undertaken by a fleet of three engineering work barges and three work boats.

SapuraKencana also owns, operates and charters vessels to provide support for exploration and development activities. The vessels are charted to external parties on a time charter basis or used to support the Group’s other divisions in carrying out their activities.

IPF Activities

The Group has a long track record in providing offshore installation and HUC activities in Malaysia and has since expanded into regional and global markets. In our IPF activities, the Group has established strong partnerships and strategic alliances with international partners such as Seadrill, Subsea 7 and Toubro & Larsen. These partnerships have enabled the Group to jointly undertake projects abroad, expand its deepwater capabilities and enhance its human capital skills.

Over the past three years, the Group has completed a number of notable offshore installation projects:

  • Construction of four well-head platforms for the Mumbai High North Redevelopment on behalf of Larsen & Toubro/ONGC
  • Ujung Pangkah Development Offshore Phase II project for KESS (Indonesia Pangkah) Ltd
  • Devil Creek Development Project off North Western Australia for Apache Energy Limited
  • EPCIC of inter-field pipelines for the joint Development Authority Block B-17 Field Development Project on behalf of Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company Sdn Bhd
  • Provision of EPCIC for the Kikeh Development Project for Murphy Oil Sabah Co Ltd

SapuraKencana is also involved in a number of ongoing projects, which include the Berantai Field Development Project and the Gumusut-Kakap Deepwater project in Malaysia.  Overseas projects include the Montara Development Project located in the Southern Timor Sea, Australia and the Yetagun Project located in the Gulf of Mataban, Myanmar.

With the acquisition of Clough’s marine construction division, the Group can expand its activities in subsea and deepwater segments, including the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) market. This will enable us to penetrate the high-end area in both shallow and deepwater construction works and stamp our footprint in the key offshore markets of Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Australia, India and Brazil.

Following the IPF activities, all the separate systems installed at the platform are hooked up and commissioned. The HUC services provided by SapuraKencana include project management, procurement services, construction support, manpower, construction equipment, tools and consumables for both greenfield and brownfield projects.

Over the past three years we provided HUC services for PETRONAS Carigali’s facilities and the North Belud wellhead platforms offshore Indonesia for ConocoPhillips. Six HUC projects are currently underway, which include among others, the Sumandak Non-Associated Gas Development Project, Samarang Redevelopment Project, Kanowit Platform Project and the Puteri Platform Topside Facility restoration and modification project.


SapuraKencana provides a full range of construction and engineering services required for the O&G industry, from detailed engineering design to construction. We are also focused on the fabrication, building and upgrading of rigs, vessels, jackets, topsides and other O&G facilities. Engineering works include initial conceptualisations, process simulations, studies, development and analysis to optimise solutions, computer run-throughs and 3-dimensional modeling, as well as multi-discipline detailed engineering designs. With the  acquisition of Clough Limited’s marine construction division, we will also have the capability to provide extensive engineering services encompassing conceptual, front end engineering design and detailed design for projects in deepwater and difficult environments.

Among our key assets are the Lumut Fabrication Yard and the Labuan Shipyard, where all kinds of fabrication activities are carried out. These include the engineering and fabrication of onshore and offshore production facilities, construction, conversion and refurbishment of vessels, rigs and barges. The yards also have the capabilities to fabricate equipment used for the O&G industry such as modules, process skid systems, turrets and  subsea equipment components as well as specialised fabrication structures for non-O&G industries.

United Plantations Berhad


United Plantations Berhad is a very established public-listed company in Malaysia. It is listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia where it is among the top counters of the plantations sector.

United Plantations Teluk Intan

The company started out in 1917 when it amalgamated a few plantations then. It was one of the earlier companies to be public listed when it did so in 1932 at the Copenhangen Stock Exchange. Today, United Plantations is one of the few major companies involved in palm oil where it trades under stock code 2089.

Background of United Plantations

Previously known as United Plantations Limited, the company would later go public in 1969 at the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange after merging with Bernam Oil Palms Ltd under the current name.

Consumer perception

As a high profile counter, United Plantations’ businesses have often been profitable and sustainable. It’s involvement in the cultivation and processing of plantations which include:

  1. Coconut
  2. Palm oil
  3. other crops

Besides that, United Plantations is known:

  1. To have more than 40,000 hectares of land banks
  2. To be an integrated plantation company which is among the most efficiently managed and eco-friendly in the world

Westports Holdings Berhad


Westports Holdings Berhad is among the leading logistics and port operations group in Malaysia. It is one of the public listed companies in Bursa Malaysia under stock code 5246.

Westports Bursa Malaysia

The story of Westports Holdings Berhad has been very remarkable being a local Malaysian company. It was included in the MSCI or Morgan Stanley Capital Indices before becoming a part of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI and then the FTSE4Good Bursa Index. Among the areas of businesses that Westports is involved in include:

  1. Port operations
  2. Container and conventional cargo management
  3. Marine services
  4. Rental services
  5. Other ancillary services as well

Background and consumer perception of Westports

From its base in Port Klang, Westports is a major name that operates one of the 3 main ports along the Malacca Straits. When it started, Westports handled only 20,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units size. That was in 1996. Today, it has grown to about 9 million. In the market, Westports command up to 75% of the share in Port Klang alone and almost 10% in Southeast Asia. Besides that, it manages more than 10 million tonnes of bulk cargo in 2017 while being connecting to over 350 ports globally.

Shangri-La Hotels Berhad


Shangri-La Hotels Berhad is a public-listed company in Bursa Malaysia under the hotels’ sector. It is part of a worldwide brand offering hospitality services. In Bursa Malaysia, Shangri-La Hotels Berhad is traded under the stock code 5517.

Shangri-La Hotels and Robert Kuok

The hotel started out in 1971. It is part of the larger group Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited from Hong Kong. The hotel now manages nearly 100 hotels and resorts across the world and is founded by Malaysia’s richest man, Tan Sri Robert Kuok. The brands associated with Shangri-La Hotels Berhad are:

  1. Shangri-La Hotels
  2. Shangri-La Resorts
  3. Traders Hotel
  4. Kerry Hotels
  5. Hotel Jen

Consumer perception

With more than 38,000 rooms across the world, Shangri-La is a brand which has gone global and has been extremely successful. Started out in Singapore, it has grown to become a major force in the hotel and tourism industries across the world. The association with Tan Sri Robert Kuok has given Shangri-La a strong reputation which very much influences the stability of the stock price. As such, consumers are often confident of enjoying some of the best and rewarding experiences in the hotels operated by this group.

Sunway Berhad


Like some of the major conglomerates in Malaysia, Sunway Group is one of those that are constantly on everyone’s top of mind. Sunway Berhad, often known as Sunway Group is one conglomerate in Malaysia which is listed in Bursa Malaysia. Trading under the stock code of 5211, this company has grown from a modest setup to become one of the largest companies in the region.

Sunway Berhad Jeffrey Cheah

In 2011 the merger between Sunway City Berhad and Sunway Holdings Berhad paved the way for Sunway Berhad. It was in 1986 that Sunway Holdings Incorporated Berhad set out to build Bandar Sunway. Meanwhile, Sunway City Berhad was another company formed in 1982 to develop the businesses for the group across the region in areas such as:

  1. Residential
  2. Retail
  3. Healthcare
  4. Commercial
  5. Leisure

Bandar Sunway in its own way is a remarkable achievement by the group. This has grown to become one of the top and award-winning townships with its own and sustainable resources. Other names like Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre, Sunway Lagoon, Sunway University and Monash University Malaysia have all grown in their respective industries to become market leaders and very established brands in Malaysia and the surrounding region.

Affin Holdings Berhad


Affin Holdings Berhad trades its shares in Bursa Malaysia’s Main Market under the 5185 code. This company owns and operates Affin Bank, one of the banks that provide financial services in the country.

Affin Bank Malaysia

Affin Bank in Malaysia was established in 1975 where it has more than 100 branches across the country. The head office is at Menara Affin along Jalan Raja Chulan. The bank’s parent company is actually the Malaysian Armed Forces Fund Board which owns slightly more than 35% of the stakes while Boustead Holdings has about 20%. The subsidiaries associated to Affin include:

  1. Affin Hwang Capital
  2. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Berhad
  3. Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad
  4. AIIMAN Asset Management Sdn Bhd

Consumer perception

Affin Bank was previously known as Perwira Affin Bank Berhad where it changed its name to the current one after merging with BSN Commercial (M) Berhad in 2000. It offers services in consumer banking, business banking and Treasury. As a banking brand, Affin has its pool of customers over the years. This sector has been growing tremendously with the bigger names like Maybank and Public Bank making a lot of progress in various areas which Affin Bank would need to continue pushing for.

Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad


Companies like Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad, which is not in the retail consumer market might not strike a chord with most people but they are very remarkable organizations for their achievements for putting Malaysia in the world map. Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad, or Press Metal, in short, is a public listed company which trades under the code 8869.

Press Metal and Koon family

One of the few things many people did not know about Press Metal is its association with the founder Tan Sri Koon Poh Keong and his brother Koon Poh Ming who are jointly in the top 50 richest people in Malaysia. The company, together with its associated firms are involved mainly in the manufacturing and trading of aluminum products. The market is very specialized, spanning from Malaysia to:

  1. Asia countries
  2. Oceania
  3. Europe
  4. America

Consumer perception

Founded in 1986, Press Metal’s market segment has grown from a mere 12 people set up to having some of the world-class facilities in the world today. It is currently the largest smelter and extruder in Southeast Asia, which is what the company started out to do, became specialists and continues to offer the best of such products to the world.