Shout Out – Talk on “Enhanced Oil Recovery in Malaysia – Challenges”


My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 18th May, 2016. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Razak Yakob. Please come, or I’ll be beaten up in a dark alley.

In order to sustain the local production EOR is one of the major agenda in our Economic Transformation Program.  It is one of the 13 Entry Points Project that supports the Oil, Gas and Energy NKEA (National Key Economic Areas).  Even with the high recovery factor, EOR is still a very challenging program to be implemented in Malaysia due to the offshore environment, formation characteristics, high investment cost, and expertise availability.  This talk shall focus on sharing the knowledge of what EOR is and the challenges of implementing it in Malaysia.

Ir. Razak Yakob was the Well Delivery Manager for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Centre (EORC) in 2012/2013. He was also the Senior Drilling Engineer for a Risk Service Contract Project in 2014/2015.  Razak has been in the oil and gas industry for 19 years working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman Energy, Petronas Carigali and EQ Petroleum/Uzma Engineering.

His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering with the working experiences spanning from development and exploration, technical support, training, competency development, finance and consultancy. As an independent consultant, he has worked in many parts of the world. He was a graduate of Colorado School of Mines in the United States with a degree majoring in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design.

Register here, or download the form here.

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