Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shell Celebrated Centenary Today

Today Sarawak Shell Bhd celebrated "100 years of powering progress together". It marked the important date when Shell drilled the first oil well in Miri at Canada Hill.
The huge panel outside the main office
A large crowd gathered outside the main lobby area to witness the raising of flag and balloon. 
Member of the press...
Everyone was treated to a "breakfast".
Then opening of the new digital display system...
Later we proceed to the Mulu hall for a multi site link up for  a joint celebration - cutting of cake.
Evening, the celebration was at the Canada Hill where the first well was drilled and was passionately called the Grand Old Lady! At the ceremony, the chairman, Anuar, announced three new "centenary projects"... a presentation of RM800K to Miri City for the Centenary Footbridge which will link Miri's Taman Awam to the Rocky Outcrop...
A Centenary scholarship for the disabled students -offered to students in Sarawak wanting to commence or further their studies at certificate, diploma or Bachelor Degree after completing their form 5 (presented to the Miri Education officer);  ...
... and the Centenary “We Care We Share” Grant, which offers Shell staff the opportunity to fund a community service project of their choice (received on behalf of staff by Freddy Godeng, President of MSSC).  Each project may be worth up to RM10K.
Cutting of cake again! We had 2 cakes today!
Finally, lighting up the Grand Old Lady, ie, Miri Oil Well No. 1.
How does it look? Click on the picture for a larger image.
Close to 300 people attended the evening event and they included staff, Shell retirees, community leaders, department heads, representatives from PETRONAS and Carigali which included Medan Abdullah (Senior GM, Corporate Services, PETRONAS), the Mayor of Miri City (Lawrence Lai), YB Andy Chia and the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan, who was the guest-of-honour.  


wenn said...

congrats! Nice pictures! Btw, I hv a new blog.

suituapui said...

Nice. Canada Hill. There was a fire there sometime ago, right? Lucky thing it wasn't burnt down. Heritage - must preserve.

William said...

wenn: Thanks. Visited your blog!

STP: The fire actually did burn down the original tower. This one is a replica of the original.