Kisah Seribu Malam

Laporan khas Utusan Malaysia mengenai perjanjian PIC antara Petronas dan Saudi Aramco

Eksekutif dan para perunding Petronas bertemu secara aktif dan merundingkan projek Petronas RAPID dengan rakan sejawatan mereka di Saudi Aramco semenjak tiga tahun dahulu, untuk mencapai keyakinan dan persetujuan bahawa syarikat minyak ‘seven sisters’ ini untuk melabur di Penggerang Integrated Complex bulan lepas.

Saudi Aramco mengadakan ‘Selidikan Rapi’ (Due diligence), sebagai amalan tadbir urus universal biasa bagi menentukan perkara-perkara seperti kedudukan kewangan dan anjaran projek, sudut perundangan, teknologi dan sistem sokongan dan seluruh eko-sistem sebelum bersetuju melabur sebagai rakan kongsi.

Walaupun Petronas mampu untuk menjana dana dalaman untuk projek PIC ini, sebagaimana yang dijelaskan Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kumpulan Datuk Wan Zukiflee Wan Ariffin di The Star pada 22 Februari 2017 , namun kerjasama yang mencapai perkonsgian ini merupakan keputusan ‘menang-menang’ kepada kedua dua belah pihak.

Kepentingan strategik perkongsian dalam PIC ini amat jelas. Pertamanya, ia bermaksud Saudi Aramco akan menentukan bekalan huluan minyak mentah sehingga 300,000 tong sehari untuk ditapis dan proses.

Saudi Aramco merupakan pengeluar hiliran minyak mentah terbesar didunia berjumlah 10 juta tong sehari. Jadi kejayaan mengadakan perkongsian dengan syarikat pembangunan strategik minyak ini merupakan peluang ems bagi Petronas.

Keyakinan Saudi Aramco untuk melabur dalam projek RAPID yang bernilai RM31 billion ini menunjukan keyakinan mereka sebagai ‘seven sisters’ atas kemampuan Petronas dari perspektif dayamaju dan membuka peluang yang besar. Terutama penglibatan Saudi Aramco dalam pasaran rantau ini.

Sebagai timbal-balas, perkongsian dengan Saudi Aramaco bukan sahaja memberikan kepentingan strategik Petronas keatas jaringan kommersil sediada dan potensi Saudi Aramco, malah kemampuan membuka lebih banyak pintu peluang.

Ini dijelaskan dalam temuramah The Malay Mail Online Naib Presiden Eksekutif Kumpunan Petronas Md Ariff Mahmood  mengenai topik  yang sama:

Aramco JV was well thought out, says Petronas

BY WONG SAI WAN AND KAZI MAHMOOD

Monday March 27, 2017
06:58 AM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR,March 27 — The joint venture with Aramco for the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) was not done overnight but had been looked at since 2014, said Petronas group executive vice-president Md Arif Mahmood.

Arif said the Malaysian unit was “never forced into the joint venture” and had always been eyeing a partner like Aramco.

Arif, who is the downstream chief executive officer, dismissed as “not credible” reports which said that senior Petronas officials were against the joint-venture with the Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco in the RAPID project and had to be forced into it.

Instead, he said, the partnership was “an obvious and perfect” one.

“How can we be forced to do this deal? We were looking for a partner that would complement the project. We are not selling RAPID as reported. It’s a 50-50 partnership,” he said in an interview with Malay Mail.

“We are looking for partners to invest and co-invest. And selling and co-investing are very different.”

Arif said the joint-venture was going to be a long-term marriage, and Petronas was not going to be forced into such a massive venture with a foreign partner.

“I am going to make this very clear. It had to be within the terms agreeable, not only for us but agreeable to both parties before we could actually get to the stage where we are now.”

Asked why Aramco was chosen as a partner of all the global players, Arif said the joint venture was mutual and it was a perfect match.

“We were looking for a partner that would complement the project and that is the obvious criteria when you are looking for partners.”

Petronas needed a partner that would be able to leverage their strength and manage the risks at the same time.

“Why Aramco? It is the biggest crude supplier in the world with a supply capacity of 10 million barrels a day,” he said.

“This refinery needs a specific type of crude oil that will allow us to make the necessary cut to supply to the petrochemical plants.

“To have a crude supplier as a partner, for long-term crude security, that itself is a good reason why Aramco.”

Arif said the deal with Aramco was not made within short notice.

“Not many people are aware of this, that is the discussions between Petronas and Aramco have been ongoing for some time.”

He said the Saudis had a look at this venture from 2014, and visited the site that was just being cleared for construction.

“The discussions with the Saudis took more than two-and-a-half years. They looked at the due diligence of the investment opportunities. It is not like it is only yesterday we decided to partner Aramco.

“Just to be clear, RAPID is just a sub of the whole Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) project. The whole complex today has seen a progression of 60 per cent and we are doing well,’ he said.

Asked whether RAPID would be refining only Aramco’s crude oil following this deal, Arif said since the partnership is on a 50-50 basis, Aramco will supply at least 50 per cent of the 300,000 barrels of crude oil to be refined at RAPID.

Aramco is investing US$7 billion (RM31 billion) cash, an amount that will be invested within a year upon the signing of the agreement, giving Aramco equal ownership in selected ventures and assets of the RAPID project with Petronas.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/aramco-jv-was-well-thought-out-says-petronas#sthash.AwSkzuhw.dpuf

*****************

Amat malang kerana tindakan tidak bertanggungjawab seorang mantan wartawan yang bermasalah dan kini telah bersembunyi di Australia sebagai blogger Ganesh Sahathevan untuk mengambarkan bahawa Datuk Wan Zulkiflee adalah antara yang dimasksudkan oleh Perdana Menteri Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak sebagai ‘Pensabotaj Ekonomi’.

Amat jelas juga beliau sebagai blogger pro-Pembangkang menggunakan strategi ‘menghasut bertujuan kebencian’ (demonisation), sama yang yang digunakan pemimpin Pembangkang untuk meningkatkan kemarahan dan kebencian rakyat, dan seterusnya menghakis keyakinan keatas Kepimpinan dan Pentadbiran Perdana Menteri Najib.

Namun, beliau mungkin mengalami masalah kerana kefahaman bahasa kebangsaan yang lemah mengakibatkan kegagalan untuk menjelaskan antara penulisan terbaru beliau, dimana Ganesh ini sebenarnya wajar disifatkan sebagai ‘Pensabotaj Ekonomi’ kerana percubaan lemah untuk menghakis keyakinan kepada Presiden Wan Zulkiflee.

Hakikatnya, Presiden Wan Zulkiflee merupakan sebahagian dari pasukan yang berkerja keras semenjak ‘Seribu Malam’ lampau untuk menentu projek strategik Petronas iaitu RAPID di Penggerang Johor, beroperasi sebagai dirancang dan berdaya maju staregik.

Advertisements
Published in: on March 27, 2017 at 08:00  Comments (1)  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/kisah-seribu-malam/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  1. With your generically unabashed and uncounterable thought provoking spinnings even by the likes of AKadirJ, Zakhir, Mahathir is getting more angrier by the day till the very day he will blow a gasket. Kesian Mukhriz will be his scapegoat.

    Do you need an agent to get you a Tun-ship, Zakhir? I know a third cousin of a jinn who is the ex-classmate of another jinn of a special officer in the PM office who is a friend of the concierge of the old Istana Negara. I wonder if he is still alive, though.

    Cheers and salaams


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: