Rina Services

Select Country

ARTICLE - 05/06/2017

Energy+ magazine: DS Kumar, Senior Executive for SCM and Contracts in SapuraKencana

With its headquarters in Malaysia, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad is a leading business in the oil and gas industry that provides a complete range of services and solutions for the whole upstream value chain. It is a truly global company with a presence in over 20 countries. One of our major strengths is having the skills and assets in-house that include owning and operating producing oil fields, exploration, development and selling the oil it produces. Other assets include fabrication yards, a full range of support vessels, remotely operated subsea vehicles and drilling rigs. When it comes to the upstream oil and gas industry, we are one of the best placed companies to provide all the services needed.

My particular role in SapuraKencana is that of a Senior Executive for Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Contracts. My main priority is to manage the entire value chain for SCM functions and sub-contract services. My role extends to the support of proposals teams to ensure we submit competitive tenders to give us the best chance at securing a project. This is particularly important during this relatively quiet time for the oil industry. Once a project is awarded, I work to ensure we maintain margins through effective management of SCM functions without compromise to timelines or quality.

RINA is currently our independent third party inspection and certification partner for ongoing EPCIC projects in the offshore oil and gas sector. We selected RINA because they add value both in terms of their expertise and experience and, with resources distributed throughout the world, their economy for mobilisation of manpower. It is an established organisation but it is was not previously present in certain geographies. This has changed, and this enhanced presence is a real value to us. SapuraKencana sources across the globe and we need people who are ready to support us in local regions. This not only makes manpower costs more competitive in terms of mobilisation, but also adds advantages in terms of logistics, communication and culture.

Want to read the entire article? Download the Energy+ magazine!