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PA’s COVID-19 Response

As we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, on behalf of the PA management team, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the hard work and dedication shown by our frontliners across all sectors as well as our PA staff in protecting the health of our employees and communities whilst ensuring PA’s business continuity as we persevere together during this unprecedented time

Haji Azhar bin Haji Yahya,
Interim Managing Director

Petroleum Authority of Brunei Darussalam (PA) is committed in joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought in new challenges and obstacles that has altered our normal lives and compelled us to become more resilient and innovative in our approach in responding to these changes. PA stands by its commitment to safeguard the value created from the Brunei Darussalam’s oil and gas industry while maintaining the safety and well-being of the people, community and operations by adhering to directives and guidelines set by the relevant authorities in Brunei Darussalam.

Protecting Our People

At PA, organizational excellence is propelled by the dedication and commitment of our people. Since the initial COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, as part of our Business Continuity Plan (BCP), PA has been proactive in ensuring the health and safety of our employees and their families by taking the necessary measures to reduce the risk of exposure and transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Ensuring Business Continuity in Our Operations

PA plays a key role as the national regulator in supporting the oil and gas industry during this challenging time.

The Energy Sector Taskforce has enabled PA to work closely with the Ministry of Energy (ME), oil and gas operators and key stakeholders to ensure PA is able to effectively implement the appropriate strategies and actions in continuing the oil and gas operations in Brunei Darussalam while maintaining adherence to the directives and guidelines set by the relevant authorities.

Reaching Out to the Community

When the first outbreak of the COVID-19 occurred in Brunei in March 2020, the PA COVID-19 Goodwill Project was established as part of PA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in aiding the communities and parties affected by the pandemic. The project, funded by the PA COVID-19 Goodwill Fund, was made possible by the generous contributions from the management and staff of PA, to give back to MOH and to the hardworking and dedicated frontliners and volunteers.

To date, PA has donated over BND6,000 worth of in-kind donations in the form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), patient care packages, washing machines, air purifiers, and other essentials for the frontline workers and youth volunteers working at the National Isolation Centers (NIC), quarantine centres, hospitals, clinics and vaccination centres across the country.

Over the last 18 months, PA has committed in assisting the underprivileged communities and individuals that are affected by the pandemic by extending assistance in the form of basic daily necessities to over 100 families across all four districts. The initiative hopes to alleviate their burden in Ramadhan whilst encouraging our people to be proactive in going above and beyond their work scope to help those in need.

In supporting the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Blood Bank efforts in maintaining constant and adequate blood supply of blood for the country, PA organized a one-day blood donation drive that saw a total of 57 pints of blood collected.

Our Pledge

PA acknowledges the challenges and complexities brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic and stands with ME and all oil and gas operators in the country to continue to play our part in safeguarding the value of our national treasure by maintaining an uninterrupted and reliable supply of oil and gas to fuel our nation without compromising the health and safety of all our frontliners, the community and the operations.

In the face of this challenging time, PA remains resilient and agile in responding to the volatile market conditions and remains steadfast in achieving our mission of maximizing the value created from the full value chain.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the dedicated frontliners and essential workers that are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s do our part in flattening the curve – #stayathome, practice social distancing and keep your mask on when you are out in public.