Shell Malaysia to eliminate 1,300 jobs over next two years

As part of a transformation program, Shell Malaysia will eliminate approximately 1,300 positions, or about 20% of its Malaysian workforce, from its upstream division over the next two years. Shell Malaysia’s total workforce is approximately 6,500 employees.

Malaysia is one of the very few countries in the Shell Group where all the major lines of Shell’s business, from the upstream to the downstream, as well as business services, are present.

In the upstream, Shell Malaysia’s Gumusut-Kakap platform is the company’s first deep-water floating production system in Malaysia. Shell has also recently achieved a milestone in the construction of a tension leg platform for its second deepwater venture, the Malikai oil field, 100 kilometers offshore Sabah. Shell Malaysia has made 11 discoveries (including discoveries in blocks where Shell is a partner) over the past 24 months. 

Shell’s midstream presence in Malaysia has served as a hub for the Group. Shell built its first commercial-scale gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in Bintulu, Sarawak. GTL research and development has led to a number of products, such as Shell Helix Ultra PurePlus technology.


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