Shout Out – 2018-02 Talk on “Petroleum Engineering and the Life of Field”


My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 10th February, 2018. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Councilman Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob. ‘..not a well-know engineering discipline’, my aching b.

Petroleum Engineering is not a well-known engineering discipline.  It is a niche area where its major contribution is to the Oil & Gas (O&G) Upstream Industry.  This talk will introduce the study of Petroleum Engineering and how it contributes to the industry.  The talk will go into the heart of Petroleum Engineering, the Life of Field.  It is about the process cycle of a field that can take more than 40 years to complete. Each one of these 8 parts is the key to understanding how the industry works.  Well proposal, exploration well, development project planning, development well, production, workover and well services, enhanced oil recovery and field plug & abandonment.  Understanding the Life of Field shall open up the endless possibilities of technical and commercial contribution opportunities to the O&G Industry by all engineers.  This is the time for all engineers to be exposed to the O&G business operations before the next boom!

Ir. Razak Yakob is a Drilling Engineering Consultant and a part time Lecturer for Petroleum Engineering.  Razak has been in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 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 graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree majoring in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design.  Ir. Razak is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division and an IEM Council Member.  He is also an Industrial Advisory Panel for a university.

Register here, or download the form here.

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