ThinJack expands into Far East oil sector with Malaysian valve-specialist partner

Guy Bromby (centre) with Mike Lee and Haji Mahmud Haji Matusin, Chairman, MKI Engineering, in Malaysia.
Guy Bromby (centre) with Mike Lee and Haji Mahmud Haji Matusin, Chairman, MKI Engineering, in Malaysia.

ThinJack – the Aberdeenshire-based oil service company – has formed a commercial alliance with a key local operator to help its expand in the Far East.

The company plans to grow its foothold in Malaysia where it recently separated a tree-cap flange, fused on to the top of a gas condensate well, after 30 years in service.

Building on this success, ThinJack Ltd has formed a strategic alliance with MKI Engineering Services (Sarawak) which specialises in the service and maintenance of valves, instrumentation, wellheads and Christmas trees in Malaysia’s upstream, midstream, and downstream industries.

Headquartered in Bintulu, with a branch office in Miri, MKI reaches into various prime locations in which some of Malaysia’s main oil prospects are produced and maintained.

MKI Engineering was recently awarded a service and maintenance contract award by the national petroleum oil company, Petronas.

The Bumiputera-owned company will represent ThinJack in Malaysia, with equipment shipped from Scotland for deployment as and when required. 

Guy Bromby, Managing Director, ThinJack, commented: “Malaysia has new oil and gas developments and also tail-end production and EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery).  It is the late life and EOR oil field enhancements which generally use ThinJack services and we see good potential for our services here.

“MKI already supply the end customers and, critically, have bases in East and West Malaysia. We have a shared ethos, believing that marrying our services with MKI’s local and regional expertise is an exciting prospect which will further enhance ThinJack Ltd’s global footprint.

Mike Lee, General Manager, MKI Engineering, said: “Our strength is the delivery of high quality services to all of Malaysia’s key oil and gas and industrial locations. We appreciate working with ThinJack, from Australia and Scotland.”

25 Aug 2017

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