Petronas is wholly owned by the Malaysian government and is vested with the entire oil and gas resources within the country.
The license covers warranty survey, marine condition survey services, general inspection services, rig inspection services, and risk assessment and safety study/audit.
‘NDM can now deeply integrate itself with the oil and gas industry of Malaysia, as we can function as an independent company for Petronas and Petronas sharing contractors,’ said Magnus Thyri Kise, technical director of NDM. ‘Having a license means we can work directly with the company, helping cut down response time and generate more efficiency.’
The license allows Petronas access to Noble Denton as a service provider without requiring an application process each time the company’s services are required.
According to NDM the license has been awarded to the company based upon its operations in Malaysia and as a proof of its ability to deliver services and its track record for performance.
Kise also said that NDM would acquire more licenses in the future. The company is only allowed to apply for five licenses at a time, but Kise believes NDM will soon be able to offer all of Nobel Denton’s global services as an independent company operating in Malaysia.