IEM Shout Out – Drilling Engineering – What Is It?


This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above talk on the 13th September, 2014 at 9am.

Drilling Engineering is a subsection of Petroleum Engineering discipline.  It is a specialized skill that is well sought after all around the world. Our mission is to bring up the oil and gas from the formation 3-5 km underground, up to the surface safely.

The objectives of this talk to provide the audience with an introduction to what a Drilling Engineer does.  In order to achieve the mission, a Drilling Engineer will interface with many other disciplines, the work is more than just engineering.  This is where many people realize, they want to know what exactly a Drilling Engineer does.

Ir. Razak Yakob graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design in 1996. He has 18 years of working experience in various roles, in the Drilling sector of the oil and gas industry.  He previously worked with ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman, and Petronas Carigali.

He is currently an Independent Drilling Consultant providing services in the Tanjong Baram Small Field Risk Service Contract Project for EnQuest.

Fliers for the above and other events may be obtained here.

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