My technical division will be hosting a talk seminar on the 17th August, 2016. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir.Lee Chang Quan. Safety practitioners, fill up the seats, please.
In view of the hazards and risks associated with production, transportation, and handling of hydrocarbon, companies in the oil and gas industry have always given the pledge to have the subject of Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) as the top business priority. People may get injured or killed, and environment may be damaged. It is evident from the history that, if the hazards and risks are not managed properly, catastrophic disaster could happen, as in the case of Piper Alpha, Bhopal, or the recent one at Macondo.
Managing HSE has remained a top challenge though. In the time of market volatility since year 2015, many oil and gas companies have taken serious measures to control cost so as to survive the turbulence. It is in this time of cost pressure that the pledge of maintaining HSE as the top business priority will be tested. This talk will look into the key HSE challenges faced in the oil and gas industry, and share on how these challenges could be managed, especially in times of turbulence.
Ir. Lee Chang Quan started his career as a mechanical engineer with a design engineering firm, and moved on to join a national oil company. His experience in the oil and gas industry includes engineering, procurement, installation and construction activities in plant modification and rejuvenation projects. He has led a few feasibility studies, engineering management work and managing brownfield projects. Later, he moved on to undertake operational excellence and improvement roles at business level. He is now the Health, Safety and Environment Manager with one of PETRONAS subsidiaries, formulating HSE strategies and implementation plan. He is a trained internal auditor, involving in Tier 1, 2, 3 HSE Assurance Programs. He is an active trainer in HSE programs. Occasionally, he delivers adjunct lecture to university students in the subject of mechanical engineering and safety.
Ir. Lee Chang Quan graduated from University Teknologi Malaysia with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has a Master Degree in Business Administration from University of Nottingham. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). He is also a committee member of the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division of IEM.