Shout Out – IEM Employment Survey

January 5, 2018

The following is an email extract from the IEM. As a Council Member, with the intent of getting a larger participation of O&G in the IEM (let’s get the numbers for a VP voting bloc!), could you fill up the survey accessed via this link, and forward to your subordinates, HOD and staff for their participation?

“From: Janet Lim

Date: 27/12/2017 19:39 (GMT+08:00)

Subject: IEM Employment Survey

Dear Sirs/Madam Kindly be informed that the Standing Committee on Welfare had sent out a questionnaire for the IEM Employment Survey via email blast. If you have not completed the survey, we would greatly appreciate if you could click on this link to complete the survey. Thank you for your assistance.

Best regards Janet Lim

on behalf of Ir. DR. TAN CHEE FAI

Chairman Sub Committee on IEM Employment Survey”

PETRONAS Activity Outlook 2018-2020

December 4, 2017

It’s here, folks. Get your copy while it’s hot.

PETRONAS Activity Outlook 2018-2020

Extract from “Tuah Jebat” – Warisan Perintis

November 5, 2016


Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) telah mengakhiri era kewujudan mereka apabila termaktub semua perjanjian PSC yang selebihnya. Pada masa mereka merangka dan merundingkan PSC, yang turut tertubuh ialah Jabatan Pemasaran Antarabangsa atau “International Marketing Department (IMD)” bagi mengagih minyak mentah ke pasaran antarabangsa dan Jabatan Pemasaran Dalam Negeri atau “Domestic Marketing Department (DMD)” untuk penjualan bahan petroleum di dalam negeri, khususnya melalui stesen-stesen servis.


Visit here and buy books so I have some spending money.

IEM Shout Out – 2018-03 “Talk on Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) Strategy and Approach- Offshore Peninsular Malaysia Case Study”

February 23, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 10th March, 2018. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ali Sabzabadi

The term Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is being used in petroleum industry as Tertiary oil recovery whereby additional recovery can be obtained after natural recovery processes and conventional methods (e.g. water injection) have been exhausted. The EOR processes can be broken down in to three main categories, Thermal EOR (e.g. Steam injection), Immiscible/Miscible EOR (e.g. Lean Gas, CO2 injection) and Chemical EOR (e.g. Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer injection). The field in focus that has been studied for Chemical EOR (CEOR) is an offshore oil field development in the Malay Basin in Peninsular Malaysia operated by PETRONAS Carigali, with Exxon as 50% stake holder.

Ali Sabzabadi holds a MEng. In Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London, and a Chartered Petroleum Engineer with Energy Institute and member of UK Engineering Council. He has over 19 years of experience in Petroleum Engineering specialised in classical and applied reservoir engineering, Nu-merical Simulation, Full Field Development and Planning, Reservoir Management and Surveillance. His current role is leading an integrated subsurface technical team responsible for reservoir studies, full field reviews and developments up to EOR evaluations For Angsi and Besar fields in peninsular Malay-sia, and recently with Sarawak Oil FDP division. He has completed Full Field Development (FDP) plan for first offshore Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery project for biggest oil producer field in Peninsular Malaysia. Have authored and co-authored few technical papers (SPE 165294, IPTC 18150, IPTC 18257).

Register here, or download the form here.

Reality check for Malaysian oil and gas players

February 22, 2018

My counter doesn’t retract.

Dateline 2018-01-15, The Star:

Oil and gas (O&G) counters have gained much attention of late following the rise in oil prices.

Since the new year began, O&G stocks that operate in the upstream services segment such as UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd (UMW-OG), Sapura Energy Bhd and Bumi Armada Bhd have seen impressive gains of as much as 55% in just two weeks.

But some counters had retraced at least half of their gains by the end of last week.

Notably, they reminded that upstream O&G service players would be the biggest beneficiaries should capital spending return. However, there is no hint of the former happening just yet.

Raja Ampat 2017-11 6 of 6

February 21, 2018

Petronas begins investigation of gas pipeline leak

February 20, 2018

Dateline 2018-01-12, Malaysian Insight:

PETRONAS and representatives from relevant government agencies and local authorities have begun investigating the cause of Wednesday’s gas leak on its Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP), the company said today.

While the national petroleum company was mum on the cause of the leak, Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said the initial report he received indicated there was a rupture on the pipeline caused by “shifting earth”.


Saturday Star 2018-02-17 – Job Opportunities

February 19, 2018

Happy worry about a new year week. IGL has pivoted into training, so book your seats now.

We’re thinking of republishing Young Turks of PETRONAS, but it’s a minimum 500 book printing run. Do I have enough interested persons to purchase?

Donate to your favorite charity (me), buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (3 books until I can get YTP republished). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me, my camera dive case flooded, and I need a new replacement. Heck, if you want to send me a Canon 5D Mk III plus dive case, I will not say no.

  • I have a feeling that The Star isn’t the preferred O&G job recruitment portal now, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m looking for jobs for 2Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Please patronise King’s Confectionery at IOI Mall. A member of the family is working there while waiting for exam results. Go on, you know you want to a donut (British edition) every 3 hours.

This week, may I suggest you have a peek at Dakwah Corner? They have branches in Subang Parade, PJ Section 14, Ampang Park (okay, forget about the Ampang Park branch)

Gas leak at Petronas SSGP in Lawas

February 18, 2018

Dateline 2018-01-10, Malay Mail Online:

A gas leak occurred at 1.45am today at Petronas Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) located in Long Luping, Lawas district in Limbang Division.

Petronas Sabah and Labuan Regional Office Media Relation said the emergency response team had been mobilised  and put the situation under control, with all relevant authorities having been informed the matter.


Malaysian Kinabalu field’s production ramps up to 14,500 boe/d: operator Repsol

February 17, 2018

Dateline 2018-01-10, S&P Global:

Spanish integrated producer Repsol has ramped up output at the Kinabalu field in Malaysia to 14,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day, after it started production in the fourth quarter of 2017, a company spokesman told S&P Global Platts on Tuesday.

Repsol is the operator of the field, with a 60% stake, giving it a net 8,700 boe/d, and the remainder goes to local state-owned Petronas.

Repsol started operating the offshore field in Malaysia’s Sabah basin in 2012. The companies invested a total of around $150 million to boost output from the mature field — including the installation of a bridge-linked wellhead platform, which was installed during summer.