Speaking at the ProjekLINK graduation ceremony for 23 trainees here today, Chok Chee Tsong, Sarawak Shell general manager said that Shell leverages on its smart partnership with the government to provide for vocational education and training of youths to build a highly skilled workforce in Sarawak”.

As a responsible oil and gas operator, Sarawak Shell has been assisting Miri Vocational College through ProjekLINK for the past 25 years in training welders to the oil and gas industry’s exacting standards and help produce qualified welders through a international certification programme.

He said, “More than 800 welders have passed through ProjekLINK in Sarawak, filling up the gaps to support SCORE and ETP, and adding to the numbers of highly skilled workforce in Malaysia.”

Chok said that the success of the programme has seen its extension to Sabah and Bintulu, where Shell has invested a total of RM 4.1 million to skill-up more than 1000 qualified welders for the oil & gas industry.

The certified welders are very much sought and find employment easily in oil and gas, shipbuilding and fabrication, and other heavy industries.

Besides ProjectLINK, the multi-national has also invested in other capacity building programmes such as an in-house BTEC and EDEXCEL U.K. accredited Operation Technician training programme benefitting more than 270 technicians since 2002.

Shell collaborates with University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), to develop the Practical, Environmental, Safety and Industrial Guidance for young Engineers (PRESTIGE) for the past six years.  PRESTIGE involves activities and scenarios, designed to test students’ ability to understand and apply HSE concepts, incorporating best practices and application in the workplace with real-world examples.

More than 400 engineering undergraduates have benefitted from this workshop.

Last year, Shell opened its Asia Pacific Wells Learning Centre in Miri, the first of its kind in Asia Pacific and Shell’s third globally, after its Houston Centre in the United States and Rijswijk Centre in the Netherlands.

The hub incorporates innovation through state-of-the-art advanced simulators into the wells training programme; already considered amongst the industry’s best. Present at the graduation ceremony were Sherene Choo, Miri Vocational College director and Suhaimi Salleh, Miri education officer.


Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production

Zulkifli Baba Noor, Upstream Communications



The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities. In this press release “Shell”, “Shell group” and “Royal Dutch Shell” are sometimes used for convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. ‘‘Subsidiaries’’, “Shell subsidiaries” and “Shell companies” as used in this press release refer to companies over which Royal Dutch Shell plc  either directly or indirectly has control. Companies over which Shell has joint control are generally referred to “joint ventures” and companies over which Shell has significant influence but neither control nor joint control are referred to as “associates”. In this press release, joint ventures and associates may also be referred to as “equity-accounted investments”. The term “Shell interest” is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect (for example, through our 23% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch Shell. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Royal Dutch Shell to market risks and statements expressing management’s expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as ‘‘anticipate’’, ‘‘believe’’, ‘‘could’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘expect’’, ‘‘goals’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘may’’, ‘‘objectives’’, ‘‘outlook’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘probably’’, ‘‘project’’, ‘‘risks’’, “schedule”, ‘‘seek’’, ‘‘should’’, ‘‘target’’, ‘‘will’’ and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this press release, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell’s products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; and (m) changes in trading conditions. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional risk factors that may affect future results are contained in Royal Dutch Shell’s 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2013 (available at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These risk factors also expressly qualify all forward looking statements contained in this press release and should be considered by the reader.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, 21 November 2014 Neither Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any of its subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release

We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this press release that United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly prohibits us from including in our filings with the SEC.  U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 1-32575, available on the SEC website www.sec.gov. You can also obtain these forms from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.