Inaugural Oil & Gas Funding Forum

Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation is an agency under the Prime Minister’s Department, mandated to reform and develop the Malaysian oil and gas services sector. In line with that objective, MPRC is organising the inaugural Oil & Gas Funding Forum to connect O&G industry players with those from the financial services industry.

The Forum's objectives are
  • To connect O&G industry players with the financial services sector
  • To provide a platform for industry professionals to share knowledge and experiences
  • To improve access to financial markets and borrowing environment for O&G companies
  • To create more visibility of various financing options to O&G players
  • To highlight prevailing issues faced by banks in providing funds; and by companies in securing funds
  • To explore new and other innovative funding mechanisms, given the nature of O&G projects
Format of the Oil & Gas Funding Forum

This one-day event will cover three panel sessions chaired by a facilitator. Each panel consists of four speakers and each panellist will be given 15 minutes to deliver their presentation. At the conclusion of each panel session, the facilitator will initiate a 15 minutes Q&A discussion with the audience.


  • O&G Industry Panel (Research House, Operators Big & Small)
    The Research House will give a broad overview of the O&G industry (local and regional), followed by the Operators who will share their contracting and project financing strategies.
    • Dylan Mair Head of Upstream Research, Asia-Pacific, IHS
    • Andy Chew Finance Director, Shell
    • Ibrahim S. Totah Regional Procurement Manager, ExxonMobil
    • Alan Linn Chief Executive Officer, Roc Oil
  • O&G Industry Panel (Service Providers)
    The panel consists of a Major Service Provider, a Drilling and Oilfield Services Provider, an OSV Operator and Owner and an SME. Each panellist will be sharing their experiences in sourcing funds to facilitate projects and growth.
    • Datuk Kris Azman Abdullah Senior Vice President of Energy and Joint Ventures, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad
    • Rohaizad Darus President, UMW Oil & Gas Corporation
    • Capt. Hj. Tasripin Masotee Executive Director, Saujana Marine
    • Ir. Azhar Zainal Abidin Managing Director, ProEight Offshore Engineering
  • Funding Institutions Panel
    The panel consists of an Anchor Bank, a Development Financial Institution, a Government Bond Guarantee Agency and a Private Equity Fund Management Company who will share their experience in O&G financing.
    • Lee Ka Sing Director Debt Capital Markets, Maybank
    • Datuk Kamaluddin Ismail Director Enterprise Development Banking, SME Bank
    • Nazri Omar Director, Client Coverage Danajamin
    • Loong Mei Yin Managing Director and Partner, TAEL Partners
08:30am - 09:00am Guest registration
09:10am Arrival of VIP: Bank Negara Malaysia's Deputy Governor Dato' Muhammad Ibrahim
09:15am - 09:25am Welcoming remarks by MPRC's President/ CEO Datuk Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi
09:30am - 09:45am Keynote address by Deputy Governor Dato' Muhammad Ibrahim
09:45am - 11:00am Panel session 1: O&G Industry Panel (Research House, Operators Big & Small)
11:00am - 11:15am Morning tea break
11:15am - 12:30pm Panel session 2: O&G Industry Panel (Service Providers)
12:30pm - 02:00pm Lunch/ Networking
02:00pm - 03:15pm Panel session 3: Funding Institutions Panel
03:15pm - 03:30pm Summary and wrap-up
03:30pm - 05:00pm Afternoon tea break & Networking session
05:00pm Conclusion of Oil & Gas Funding Forum 2013

Contact person:
Thomas Tan (+603 2858 8502)
Maggie Chong (+603 2858 8517)
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