IEM Shout Out – 2019-01 Talk on “Offshore Drilling Rig Operations”


My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 12th Jan 2019. It is worth XX CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Razak Yakob.

And here I thought, the most important equipment is the drilling engineer.

The most important equipment required in a drilling operation is a drilling rig.  Drilling in offshore environment makes it more expensive and complex with much higher risk.  In this talk, you will be introduced to the different types of drilling rigs used for offshore drilling operations.  Each rig type is specific for a limited drilling operation, environment and local market condition.  Selecting a rig requires understanding of both technical and commercial requirements.  In addition, the talk shall also be covering the various major equipment you can find on the rig.

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 multinationals and local companies. 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.  Razak is the Deputy Chairman for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division and an IEM Council Member.

Register here, or download the form here.

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