Prime Energy Resources Development B.V. (Prime Energy) recently named Donnabel Kuizon Cruz as Managing Director and General Manager. 

Prime Energy is a subsidiary of Enrique Razon Jr.’s Prime Infrastructure Capital, Inc. and Operator of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas to Power Project under Service Contract No. 38 (SC 38).  

Cruz assumes the role of Sebastian C. Quiniones, Jr. who will continue to serve as Senior Advisor, Member of the Advisory Council, and Director in the Prime Energy Board.  “Donna has led teams that delivered significant value to the portfolio, and her people-centered leadership style make her ideal for the leadership role. We look forward to a sustainable gas infrastructure for our country, and I am sure she will secure our long-term future for Prime Energy under her leadership,” said Quiniones.

Prior to this appointment, Cruz was Prime Energy’s Deputy General Manager and Business Opportunity Manager, leading the delivery of key growth projects for the SC 38 Consortium .

Cruz previously held various positions at Shell including at Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) and Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. She also brings expertise from her experience abroad, which include Shell Upstream and Shell Global Solutions in Malaysia, and   Shell International Exploration and Production (SIEP) in The Netherlands.

One of her notable achievements was the revival and facilitation of the refresh of the Philippines upstream strategy in the greater Palawan area and near field exploration while working at SIEP. She was also instrumental in achieving Goal Zero during the execution of Malampaya Phase 3 (Depletion Compression Project) completed in 2015. 

“I am driven to continue Prime Energy’s vision with my personal sense of purpose: to provide low-carbon energy that secures a country’s long-term growth and uplift lives. My new role at Prime Energy fuels my passion for transforming the country’s energy industry into a force for good,” Cruz said.

Cruz added that she is excited to bring in her global expertise to Prime Energy, a company which envisions nation-building through the provision of cleaner energy and through corporate actions for the betterment of the country and its natural resources.

Cruz graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Santo Tomas, and was a topnotcher of the 2000 Philippine Chemistry Board Exams.

About Prime Energy 

Prime Energy Resources Development B.V. (Prime Energy) is an indirect subsidiary of Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc.  Prime Energy is the Operator of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas to Power Project under Service Contract No. 38 between the Philippine Government and the contractor consortium composed of Prime Energy, UC38 LLC and PNOC Exploration Corporation. Power plants using Malampaya gas supply about 20 percent of Luzon’s electricity requirements.

Malampaya is a national Government project under the supervision and control of the Department of Energy. Under SC 38, the consortium is required to remit to the Government 60% of the net proceeds from Petroleum Operations.  From October 2001 to December 2022, the SC 38 consortium has remitted to the Government more than US$13.14Billion.

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