CelcomDigi teams up with PETROS to provide connectivity to Sarawak’s first onshore drilling site

Press Release
October 11, 2023

Over 100 workers at SK433 well drilling site in Miri to have access to reliable connectivity for improved communication

PETALING JAYA, 11 October 2023 – CelcomDigi Berhad (CelcomDigi) is partnering with Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (PETROS) to provide communications solution to connect the company’s new onshore well drilling site located at Block SK433, which covers Miri-Marudi area in northern Sarawak.  

To support the need for a cost-effective connectivity solution in this area which before has little to no coverage, CelcomDigi has installed a dedicated network setup including a portable base transceiver station (PBTS) within a 3-week timeframe. This installation is set to benefit over 100 employees who are working at the onshore well drilling project site, where they will experience full high-speed connectivity to easily stay connected with their families, friends and colleagues despite being in a remote area.  

With a stable network in place, PETROS will also be better prepared to manage the risk of health, safety and security of the project site and the employees, in the unlikely event of an emergency.  

CelcomDigi’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Afizulazha Abdullah said, “We are excited to be part of this historic milestone for Sarawak’s onshore drilling and able to support PETROS in providing high-speed connectivity for the people who will be working at this remote project site. With this new setup, CelcomDigi has laid the groundworks for PETROS to later equip this onshore site with innovative technology and customised digital solutions which may help drive its overall operational efficiencies and performance. As a trusted digital partner, we look forward to continuing working with PETROS to unlock more synergies and opportunities in delivering the best digital experience at both its onshore and offshore sites.”