Since I assume the position in April 2013, there were many interesting events took place. For example, in May 2013, we were able to start our Transportation System where we process and transport 185 thousand barrels of oil from our our sister company Dar Petroleum Operating Company (DPOC).
This success is attributed to the good cooperation and teamwork of all Parties i.e. the Government, Partners, Contractors and most importantly our staff. We have a pool of very dedicated staff that is committed to the company`s vision and has achieved many milestones in adding value to the investment made by all the stakeholders.
I am proud to say that PDOC has a strong Management Committee Team where the major decisions are made through collective discussion and free exchange of views. It’s a partnership between 5 shareholders, namely CNPC, PETRONAS, Sudapet, Sinopec and Tri-Ocean where we strongly uphold the PDOC Corporate Values. The Teamwork, Excellence, Amanah & Mindset are the values that have brought PDOC to pinnacle of success in the past and I believe the same values will push us to greater height in the future.
There are still a lot of challenges coming ahead and sometimes it’s beyond our control. But to give up, should never be an option. I would like to bring a story about two mice.
Two mice fell into a bowl of cream. The first one gave up and drowned. The second one tried so hard to stay alive, swimming in the slippery cream and at the same time pushing its body upward to breath. The hardship pays. This effort has turned the cream into butter like someone whipping the cream. The mice walked out and survive. Let’s be the second one.
Allah s.w.t says in Holy Quran “And those who strive in Our (Cause) We will certainly open them to Our Paths: for verily Allah is with those who do right. (Al-Ankabut : 69)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all PDOC staff for their hard work and dedication, hoping that they will continue their efforts to accomplish our plans for the year 2014. I would like also to extend my gratitude to the Ministry of Petroleum, our Partners and Stakeholders for their sincere support, teamwork and cooperation.