Mohd Ashraf Assai Abdullah

Chief Operating Officer, OceanMight Sdn. Bhd. and
Executive Exco, Malaysian Offshore Contractor Association (MOCA)

To optimize resources to cultivate resilient and sustainable ecosystem in Malaysia from the perspective of EPCC projects, focus shall be on stakeholder engagement for adoption of the right contracting strategies to minimize and limit contractors' liabilities and risks, emphasis for accuracy of FEED and rely upon data, embracing technological advancements and digital solutions in work processes, implementing sustainable practices, developing a competent and skilled workforce and continuous monitoring and evaluation for improvement.

Mohd Ashraf Assai Bin Abdullah, aged 58, is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Sarawak-based OceanMight Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of KKB Engineering Berhad and one of the major fabrication yards in Malaysia.

Upon completion of his degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, NM, USA, under Petronas scholarship he joined Shell in 1989, and after a few years in Shell he subsequently joined various companies in various capacities with Propel-Johnson, Brooke Dockyard, Naim Holding Sdn Bhd, Dayang Enterprise Bhd and since 2014, the current company OceanMight Sdn Bhd.

He has 34 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He started in Shell 1989 as Technical Safety Engineer and there after moved to various roles as Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Site Fabrication Engineer/CSR and his last position was the Cost and Planning Engineer. He subsequently joined Brooke Dockyard as Contract/Proposal Manager and moved on as Senior Manager, Front End with main roles in business development, contract negotiation, and contract execution for various EPC, EPCC and EPCIC upstream projects prior to joining a public listed company, Naim Holding Berhad. In Naim, he was the COO – Oil and Gas securing and executing various onshore projects Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal, MLNG Train 9. He was also the Executive Director of Dayang Enterprise Berhad.

In OceanMight, he is one of the key founding members of the company when it was established in 2013. OceanMight has aggressively grown its capability from a mere fabricator to EPCC player within the span of 10 years and renowned for successful delivery of numerous fast track projects. In enhancing productivities, the yard was designed and employs state of the art fabrication facilities including automations, weather independent work areas, 4D planning etc.

Mohd Ashraf is also the executive exco of MOCA.

Malaysia Upstream Project Excellence Conference (UPEC) 2023

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