Thursday, July 31, 2008

Interview for a post in MLNG,Bintulu

This was the question frequently asked. I feel pity for one of our friend who came for the interview. He didn't prepare. Only the first question. What do you know about MLNG ? He said "I don't know but his answer was, I am a degree holder". The interviewer said....we don't care about your degree but you must know what job and what the company is dealing about and what are you applying for. Go and do research and apply later. Very SAD. I just revealed some question for those who are interested. To help a friend if any Bidayuh might apply for this job. This site is exclusive. Don't look for taki kasung because he doesn't exist. I don't bear that name.

Q. What is MLNG as you may know?
(You are Applying MLNG. You should know about the company. What is MLNG?)
MLNG come from the word Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas. A gas from offshore is piped to the plant(onshore), processed and liquefied to -161 degree and later transported to Customers (Japan, Korea or Taiwan) using Ships( Tenaga 1, Tenaga 2, Puteri Dilema, Amman Hakata, Aman Sendai, Puteri Intan, YK Sovereign ,Puteri Zamrud, ect...)

Q. Why do we need to liquefied Natural Gas or NG?
It is cheaper to transport Natural Gas (NG) in liquid form. By converting it to liquid, we can reduce the volume from the ratio of 600 to 1 volume. 600 volume of gas is equivalent to 1 volume of liquid LNG.

Q. What is MLNG to PETRONAS?
MLNG is one of the company subsidiaries to PETRONAS (Sebuah anak syarikat Petronas). PETRONAS own 60% share in MLNG. The other shareholders are Mitsubishi of Japan (17%), Shell (17%) and Sarawak government (5%). The share varies for MLNG SATU, MLNG DUA and MLNG TIGA.

Q. What is MLNG complex?
MLNG complex administer the whole administration of the LNG’s namely MLNG SATU, MLNG DUA and MLNG TIGA.

Q. What are the Department in MLNG?
1) Plant Division. Example: Operation, mechanical, instrument, laboratory and ect.
2) Administration. Example: HRM or Human resources
3) Corporate and Legal. Example: Company lawyers who are dealing with laws protecting the company
4) Finance. They are giving aids and support. eg.Salary.

Q. How do you know PETRONAS? What is PETRONAS famous for?
PETRONAS is a national company started with RM10 million in 1974 from federal government and have a profit recorded of RM570 billion.
PETRONAS has given RM336 billion to the government
The rest (40%) was used in foreign investment because we believe that we can’t sustain our oil revenue from oil within the next 50 years. (Crude 22 years, Gas 39 years)
We invest in oil exploration and LNG business because we have vast experience in the field. We have invested in 33 countries and 40% of PETRONAS revenue is from these countries.
In Malaysia, PETRONAS is famous for:
PETRONAS filling station
PETRONAS Formula one (Sepang Circuit)
PETRONAS twin tower
PETRONAS petrochemical plant.

Q. How many staff does PETRONAS have do you think?
Around 6000 in Malaysia and abroad

Q. Why do you like to work with MLNG or PETRONAS?
PETRONAS are stable and offer better remunion or better salary packages than most company in Malaysia. PETRONAS and are the income generator to our country. To be with PETRONAS, we are the loyal citizen to the country. We help by contributing our part to the success to the company.

Q. What are the other company subsidiaries to PETRONAS in Sarawak you may know?
PETRONAS Carigali (Offshore work and drillings)
PETRONAS Gas (Refuelling of gas cylinder) in Bintulu.
Asian Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF in Bintulu)
PETRONAS Dagangan (Distributing/ selling of petrol, oils and other PETRONAS products)
Malaysia LNG sdn Bhd, MLNG DUA and MLNG TIGA (Bintulu)

Q. Who are the MD and CEO of PETRONAS?
Tan Sri Hassan Merican

Q. How much do you think the income of LNG complex generate per day?
600 to 800 million USD per day depend on LNG price or world market.

Q. What can you contribute when Joining MLNG?
I want to deliver the Best services. We will always follow the rule as speculated and always to be with the rest.

Q. If you found out that your bosses is sleeping. What shall you do?
I don’t follow what he does because he should set a good example to others. Maybe he is too tired.

Q. If you are to be transferred to other PETRONAS OPU, Are you willing to be transferred?
Yes. We are still within PETRONAS and my services are much required there.

Q. While working with PETRONAS, can you resign and later apply back and join PETRONAS again?
No. PETRONAS do not take anyone who has resigned from PETRONAS except those who are retired and their services are needed.

Q. Who are the buyers of our LNG? Name the country.
Petronas now are eying Europe, China and India.

Q. What are the other countries that produce LNG? Name few.
Indonesia (Balikpapan)
Nigeria (Nigeria LNG)
Qatar (Qatar Gas, Ras Gas)
Brunei. (Brunei LNG)
Russia.(Sakhalin LNG)
(Others need to check internet)

Q. How much do you expect your salary when working with PETRONAS?
For Diploma holder, Basic salary approx. RM 1400.00 + Plus other allowances (Non execuetive group) and varies from each group.
Degree holders, Basic salary approx. RM 2500.00 + other allowances (Execuetive group) and varies depend on salary scale.

SAFETY Questions
Q. What do you know about Safety?
It is a practice to avoid injuries to our body.
1) Safety helmets to be worn when driving motorcycles
2) Safety belt to be worn when driving cars or vehicle.
3) Using hard hat or Helmet reduces collision by falling objects
4) Using of retardant coverall in oil and gas plant to prevent burns.
5) Using of gloves for hand.
6) Goggles for eyes.
7) Safety boots or safety shoes.

Q. Can you bypass Safety and why?
NO. It protect anybody who use it and it is inside our Acts (Akta keselamatan pekerja )
The company will provide safety and we have to use it.

Q. If you found your colleague who bypasses safety, what should you do?
Tell him maybe he might forget.
Simple SCIENCE Questions.

Q. What is Joule - Thompson (JT) effect across control valves or restrictor with respect to flow in cooling?
When there is a flow across a restrictor or control valve, there is a drop of temperature within it. The temperature effect will absorb heat from its surrounding.

Q. What is Ohm’s law?
V (voltage) =I (Current) R(Resistance)

Q. what is our Natural gas content?
It is gases taken from the ground consisting
1) Hydrocarbon gas namely methane, ethane, propane, butanes, pentane, heptanes, octane, ect.
2) Acid gas such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide
3) Water (Treated in offshore in Glycol unit)
4) And some other traces element such as nitrogen,Ferrous Iron Oxide and metals e.g. mercury.

Q. What is associated gas and non associated gas?
Associated gas = Gas coming out with heavy Hydrocarbon or condensate.
Non associate gas = Gas only.

Q. What is Acid Gas?
Acidic gas such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and sulphur gas( H2S). They also present in our Natural gas.
What are the four (4) most important Hydrocarbon components in making LNG?
Methane, Ethane, Propane and butane

Q. What is Pressure or do you know Pressure. Explain in words?
Pressure is a force exert on the wall. (Pressure=Force X Area)
Example: Air pressure inside a balloon.

Q. What is Dalton’s Law of partial pressure?
PV = nRT. P is directly proportional to n if V and T remain constant. As n goes up, so would P. Or the reverse

Q. What is temperature?
Degree of hotness measured in degree Celsius/degree Farenheight.
What is -375 degree K?
Lowest temperature and point the molecules are inactive. That is measured in degree Kelvin.

Q. What is the relation of pressure, Temperature and volume? Describe.
PV = nRT (as above)
If you add temperature, pressure increase in constant volume or vice versa.

Q. If you increase temperature to a fixed volume, what happened to pressure?
Pressure increases.

Q. How is the piping connected or joint?
They are bolted up with correct specification gasket in between.

Q. Running equipment such as Pumps or Compressors or other Engines. What shall be check there?
(Imagine a cars or lorry)
1. It is running with good noise. No other hissing or hammering sound.
2. Lubrication Oils is maintained and at correct levels
3. Sufficient cooling if any. Cooling water of fans
4. Meter / Ammeter reading or gauges if any.
5. No leakages
6. No wear and tear seen or bad corrosion.
7. Abnormalities such as smells
8. Any flow or not.

Q.What are the processes in MLNG or how the gas is treated?
(Simple flow)
1. Removal of slug. Liquid and gas separation in slug catcher.
2. Meter the gas intake in gas metering.
3. Gas treated using Shell’s Sulfinol Solution to remove acid gas such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide.
4. Gas is dried using 4 Armstrong molecular sieve or drier bed.
5. Cooling down using stages propane system
6. Cool down using Main cryogenic heat exchanger( 3 bundle tower)
7. Further cooling down using end flash vessels or expander.
8. LNG is pumped into the tank

Other Question
Q.Bidayuh has a lot of land but we pity those who have no land. Why don’t you plant Oil palm or planting other crops?
We have no more land. Our kampong is all surrounded by another Kampongs leaving for us no more land. No more forest. Our entire brother/sisters are working with Chinese firm. Some in supermarket and our parent are also working. The last we have is our small rubber plantation and is sharing with our uncle.

Q.Do you know where PETRONAS will initially send their plant staff for training?


Sayuti said...


Q. How many staff does PETRONAS have do you think?
Around 6000 in Malaysia and abroad


The actual answer is about 35000, (most recent number is 38000) comprising of both malaysians and foreigners. with recent acquisition of star energy uk and other expansion, the number could be close to 40000 now.

6000 is probably just PETRONAS Holding Company and not the Group.

Malaysia Digest said...

Petronas is a big contributor to Malaysia treasury. But Bintulu remain poluted.

taki kasung said...

Petronas got Bio-treater plant before discharging waste to sea.We monitor the TOC/COD content. Before that, Petronas schedule waste was sent to Mambong which cost us RM4700.00 per drum.

MayLin :: Melinda said...

are u working wif petronas? i'm a petronas scholarship holder and will be bonded for 10 years wif petronas. it's good to know more about the old n gas industry here. btw, im a bidayuh too. :)

Anonymous said...

. . bro . . do you know where can we apply jobs with MLNG ? is there we need to apply with PETRONAS? or got any other ways dircet with MLNG.i'm bintulu resident.please help me for the info.thanks ~

Anonymous said...

hello...i am having the same question with the friends up can we apply job from mlng??can we just try to forward our resume to mlng office??hope you guys can provide me some suggestion..thank you..

taki kasung said...

You can send yr Resume to the office & that is the way but I dont think you will get it because I saw the trend, Father ambil cousin, family and friends and anak kerja sama bapak pn ada macam company sendiri

Mcready said...

babeh taki kasung.. mung anih ira minta kiraja de MLNG?

aduh rubang2 ka?hahahaha...

taki kasung said...

No more lubang lubang I think. Fly fly shj apa apa yang ada. Jadi office boy or driver pn jadi. Skrg petronas pressure untuk ambik orang sabah sebab mahu ambik gas dari sabah 50-50% sher. Malas mahu buka kilang sana nanti dapat develop sabah macam kat semenanjung.

ignorance-is-me said...

mung en mah politik yeh. aba kaii nulung dingan adup beh.

busing siak said...

woi taki kasung...ku tok taki busing CSI. Apahal ramai sangat orang semenanjung keja kat petronas. sikit orang sarawak...gas tu orang sarawak punya....kami org takda royalti kah maacam apa orang kat kertih mintak ya..cuba check????beri aku jawapan secepat mungkin pakai ku xmas kelak.

kesung singot said...

hi taki kasung, pahal bintulu kuno gilak?berapa tahun/berapa bilion trilion dah LNG petronas beri ngan ekonomi malaysia..Bintulu masih sik banyak berubah, macam makin teruk...stingarden berlobor, harga rumah skyrocket sampei planet ke14!! BDA sik pandei atur ka? mun sik pandei , beri ngan MBKS or DBKU jak.haha.

taki kasung said...

Busing siak - Malas ku sebut pasal orang sarawak. Nanti semua orang Iban sahaja kerja sana. Mereka 40% tau....

Kesung singot - Apa mahu majukan Bintul??? Biar Bau town lah...or KL

busing siak said...

paduhal....biak iban ajakla keja sia klak...sikpa hal. Nasib org bumiputra di sarwak jgn disoal..we desrve it no matter how. Ada org bom belakang rumah aku dolok, bgegar rumah mek org. Nasib sik runtuh. Ku dgr contractor bom ya madah ada minyak pake reserve next time. belum masak agik....mun btu dah habis, minyak tpt mek org la ktk org isap kelak. Cuma aku sik puas hati lepeh banyak glak berlegar2 kat btu tok. Dah lah sombong2....sik sedar dirik. rasa aku mau spray dengan rindsect. Tukei tina selew.

Anonymous said...

Mlng....Im sad...bapak ambik anak..kazen mazenla...saya x pcayala smua digi2 yg kat petronas tu jawab soalan interview ko bro....tlalu dmonopoli oleh org smnanjung...even aku org bintulu drikmpun xdpt kerja sia...apa lagi masuk mlng ya jauh pggang dr api even praktikal sia pun x approve...pointer 3.89 pun xdpt..alasan kuota pnuh la....instepla tok la...come on la...we want THE BEST!!!Not THE B.I.N....i think u undrstand what i mean...act ku tok iban bah diploma holder...ngambi course engineering yala tek...ku kcewa la ngan management HR Mlng ya...sorry but its a facts

Anonymous said...

sarawak kaya sumber alam, tapi sampai bila2 pun tetap akan TERMISKIN DI MALAYSIA"...ati aih bidayuh huhah huhah...masih mung sien mah...gapih tuju bala dak bipangkat, ujung2 extinct bangsa bidayuh ti boh...en ira kinde?

Anonymous said...

kita sarawakian, maan taki bala semenanjung eh. kekayaan kita ubo dog nanted nug malaya aih...kita ati jaran mung jaran biawak, jaran anteater...menumpang jadi alien da tana tumpah deya kita...

Anonymous said...

hi, taki kasung

i was approached by HRM MLNG to submit my resume and certificates to them last week. Are they going to do recruiment this year end/ just wanna collect resume? how many stages of interview do they have?

Anonymous said...

tq...sgt berguna :)

Anonymous said...

only the best can beat the rest.tengok luck jugakla..jangan salahkan kaum lain or apa-apa jak.