Shell firms bag seven Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
“At Shell, it’s not enough for us to be a global market leader in oil and gas. Our true legacy as a company is measured through the positive impact we make on the communities we serve and operate in,” said SPEX Managing Director and General Manager Don Paulino. “We’re happy that our work is being recognized, and we hope this will help set the standard for how industries go about their operations. Let’s all strive to make a meaningful difference for consumers, stakeholders, and society as a whole.” SPEX’s Malampaya Deep-water gas-to-power platform has been supplying up to 20 percent of the entire Philippines’ power requirements for almost two decades. By maximizing the indigenous natural gas from the West Philippine Sea, SPEX’s operations have generated over $11 billion in revenue for the Philippine government. A joint venture with the Department of Energy, Chevron Malampaya LLC and the Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation, Malampaya is considered to be one of the largest and most significant industrial endeavors in Philippine history.
It was not solely for their technical achievements that garnered them this recognition. This past year, SPEX has taken on the larger responsibility of supplying steady power during this pandemic. Despite the rising demands for energy brought about by a rapidly growing population, SPEX was able to keep the lights on for homes, hospitals, and essential businesses everywhere. Facing the challenges brought about by COVID-19, Malampaya was able to utilize the support from government and partner contractors to ensure that Malampaya Crew members can mobilize and demobilize safely, allowing them to continue their mission during these times. SPEX also launched several initiatives to help communities impacted by COVID-19. For instance, through the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc., it introduced “Ani Para sa Bayani,” which aimed to bridge remote small-scale farmers with local governments—for the purpose of donating to food-insecure households and preparing nutritious meals for medical frontliners.