April 4 - China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has appointed GAC Malaysia to provide a range of on and offshore support services in Malaysia, as well as to render support as required further afield in South East Asia and worldwide.

Under the master services agreement signed by the two companies, GAC will provide rig lay-up services, crew management, warehousing, freight handling, Customs brokerage, marine charter and agency services to COSL.

According to GAC, work under the new contract is already underway. The team from GAC's Labuan office worked with the Oil & Gas Projects Department in Kuala Lumpur, led by key account manager Rahul Bhoj, to complete the first major backload and loadout job, which included the chartering of an offshore support vessel and project cargo moves.