This is a shout out for the IEM. My technical division will be hosting a trip to UTP on the 15th November, 2016. You will be anointed with 2.5 CPD hours.
The depleting natural resources and increasing challenges in exploring new oil field has saw the importance of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in oil production industry. EOR has been recognized by the Malaysian Government as one of the focus area in Oil & Gas NKEA in year 2011.
The Centre of Research in EOR was established in Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in year 2006 to promote excellence in EOR research that mostly addresses the needs of industry and to manage laboratory services. Research in the area has continuously expanded at UTP since 2006. Most EOR research projects are conducted by the petroleum engineering staff and the topics are mostly conventional topics such as subsurface fluid flow, rock fluid interactions etc. In addition, there is an increasing interest from non-petroleum engineering researching EOR chemicals, application of waves, advanced materials among others.
Offshore engineering has always been a challenge for oil and gas industry, especially in Malaysia, since almost all exploration and production activities in Malaysia derive from offshore. New development in addressing the offshore challenges, both for shallow water and deep-water would be beneficial to the industry to optimize the offshore operation.
The visit to Centre of Research in EOR and Offshore Engineering Laboratory would extent the knowledge of engineers on research areas and applications on EOR and offshore engineering challenges in oil & gas industry.