On 23 July in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a ceremony was held to appoint a number of officials to management posts in the Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (Bien Dong POC is a branch of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group Petrovietnam, which is the joint operator, along with Gazprom, of a project for the development of blocks No 05-2 and No 05-3 on Vietnam’s continental shelf).
As reported on Petrovietnam’s website, Bien Dong Deputy General Director Tran Hong Nam was appointed to the post of General Director of the company on 14 July 2015, replacing his predecessor, Nguyen Quynh Lam.
On 1 July 2015, the Deputy Head of the Tender Management Department at Petrovietnam, Truong Thi Anh Dao, was appointed to the post of Deputy General Director of Bien Dong.
On the same day, Vu Tu Cau, Deputy Head of Bien Dong’s Finance and Accounting Department, was named chief accountant of the company.
Bien Dong’s former General Director, Nguyen Quynh Lam, was transferred to Petrovietnam on 20 April, where he was named to the post of Director of the Department for the Preparation of Investments into the Project for the Development and Production of Gas in Block B 48/95 and Block 52/97. According to Petrovietnam’s internal hierarchy, this position corresponds to the post of Deputy General Director of Petrovietnam.
In 2012, Gazprom International, on behalf of Gazprom, entered into a project for the exploration and development of the Moc Tinh and Hai Thach gas fields within offshore licensed blocks No 05-2 and No 05-3 in the south-western part of the South China Sea. Commercial production began a year later in September 2013. Over 6 million cubic metres of natural gas are now extracted from the fields every day. The gas is supplied to consumers in the south of the country via the Nam Con Son-1 gas pipeline. Over 3 billion cubic metres have been supplied from these blocks in total since the start of commercial production.
In the photo: Tran Hong Nam