Shout Out – 2016-12 MOGEC LUNCH AND TALK 2016

November 27, 2016

MOGEC NETWORKING LUNCH AND TALK 2016 by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Haji Megat Najmuddin Bin Datuk Seri Dr Haji Megat Khas on “Whither Malaysia – Where Are We Heading?”, on 7th December 2016 @ RSGC, Kuala Lumpur.

RSVP to / or 03-21813153.

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.

Worker dies after inhaling methane gas at Petronas processing plant

December 8, 2016

Dateline 2016-10-27, Malay Mail Online:

A contract worker was killed while his two colleagues suffered severe breathing difficulties after inhaling methane gas when cleaning a tank at a processing plant owned by Petronas Gas Berhad (PGB) in Kertih, yesterday.

In the 3pm incident the victim Mohd Marwan Mustafa Afandi, 35, died at the scene while his friends Mohd Zul Aizat Aziz, 23, and Mohd Yaacob Badrishah, 24 were lucky to survive but experienced shortness of breath.

IEM Shout Out – 2016-11 Talk On Medical Gas Piping System : Requirement and Management

December 7, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 17th December, 2016. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

Medical Gas Piping System (MGPS) is required to deliver medical gasses supply to patients and surgical tools in hospitals. The medical gasses include oxygen, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, Entonox, medical vacuum, anesthetic gas scavenging system, medical and surgical air. Since the gasses are delivered direct to patients the quality and reliability of the system is very important to ensure the live of the patients and the safety of the facilities.

The areas in hospital that are at high risk due to medical gas present are general ward, operating theatres, ICU/ITU/CCU/NICU, recovery, major treatment rooms, etc. The medical gas installation thus influence other installation electrical power system, firefighting system and ACMV system. There have been many reported cases of failures in the medical gas system that has resulted in complication in patients and even death. Thus, there is a need to have an Authorizing Engineer, Authorized Person and Competent Person to manage the MGPS. Soon they competent person need to be registered with Medical Gas Authority.

The speaker shall elaborate on the medical gas piping standard according to Health Technical Memorandum and soon to be published SIRIM standards.

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 23 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

Register here, or download the form here.

IEM Shout Out – 2016-11 OGMTD 26th AGM

December 7, 2016

The Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division AGM will be held at Wisma IEM Auditorium Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee, Third Floor.

It will be held at 11am on Saturday, 17th December 2016.

Register here, and download the flyer here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.

Come, y’all and heckle us. We also need a quorum, and need to vote in a new secretary / treasurer.

Petronas bags six IChemE Malaysia Awards

December 6, 2016

Dateline 2016-10-27, Daily Express:

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) was the big winner at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2016, bagging six out of the 16 awards under eight categories presented at Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

Twelve organisations/institutions and four individuals received IChemE awards at the ceremony, which was graced by the Royal Patron of IChemE Malaysia, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan Tuanku Zara Salim.

Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG)’s Vice President, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Datuk Sazali Hamzah, who is also a member of IChemE Malaysia’s Board of Directors said, “PCG received four out of the six awards presented to PETRONAS. We are honoured by this recognition for our long-standing commitment and efforts in upholding world-class standards in our processes. Being part of the global awards programme is indeed an impetus for us to continuously strive for excellence for the benefit of the chemical engineering fraternity and chemical industry at large.”


Saturday Star 2016-12-03– Job Opportunities

December 5, 2016

Happy Ingress L9. Be inspired by Rogue One, come join the rebellion, contact me.

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. I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m putting together a porfolio of engineers for a waste water oleo treatment plant. If this is your line of work, send your CVs in. Note that I prefer engineers in between jobs, as there is a serious pay cut involved if the job goes ahead.
  • I’m looking for a mech inspector, for a job in China. If you are in between jobs, contact me. As always, there will be a serious pay cut.
  • I’m looking for jobs for 1Q2017. Send me your POs.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

Food choice of the week? Whatever employees Rabbit B and Rabbit S are eating, looks healthy.

Seeing that Joe Dever has passed away, you may want to revisit his books:

Flight from the Dark (Lone Wolf, Book 1), Legends of Lone Wolf Omnibus 1, War of the Wizards (The World of Lone Wolf, Book 4)

Petronas’ oil rig-making unit stays in the red for fourth straight quarter

December 4, 2016

Dateline 2016-10-28, Nikkei Asian Review:

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering, an oil rig builder controlled by state oil and gas company Petronas, suffered its fourth consecutive quarter of losses due to fewer and lower-valued projects.

Net loss for the three months ended September 30 totaled 4.5 million ringgit ($1.1 million) compared to net profit of 17.0 million ringgit a year earlier, the company said. Quarterly revenue fell nearly 24% year-on-year to 333.5 million ringgit from 436.3 million ringgit.

“The continued downturn of the oil and gas industry is expected to impact the group’s business with significant offshore project cancellations and deferments,” the company said. “This is expected to result in further decline in asset utilization, currently being assessed for impairment which will significantly affect the current year financial result.”

Anniversary – Bhopal Disaster

December 3, 2016

Chemical Engineers never forget.