S’wak BN slams Mahathir over oil rights comment

November 14, 2017

Dateline 2017-09-26, FMT:

A senior official in the Sarawak Barisan Nasional has criticised Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his comments on the Petroleum Development Act (PDA) and the unfavourable terms it gives to the state.

Tan Kai, who is a political secretary to Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg, called out the Pakatan Harapan chairman over his reasons for not repealing the PDA in his 22-year tenure as prime minister.

“Mahathir could have easily repealed PDA if he thought that it was not fair to Sarawak, as he had a two-thirds majority all the time,” Tan said in a statement yesterday.

Mahathir, who is also PPBM chairman, had reportedly said that his hands were tied as the PDA was drafted and approved before his time as prime minister, hence he could not do anything about the oil royalty and funds to be given to Sarawak.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Construction of the First Floating LNG in the World: PFLNG1: Lessons Learnt

November 3, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli

The Floating LNG concept was envisaged to monetise stranded gas resources. The two PETRONAS’ floaters namely PFLNG1 and PFLNG2 for offshore Sarawak and Sabah respectively will increase the country’s LNG production capacity by approximately 8% (2.5 MTPA). PFLNG1 is already in operation while construction activities for PFLNG2 is currently ongoing.

 

Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli is a Principal Engineer (Construction) in PETRONAS – Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T). Ir. Roslin has over 25 years working experience in Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore/Marine and Shipbuilding Projects in Malaysia and overseas including United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Sudan. His qualification is in Marine Technology Degree from UTM. He has a Professional Certificate in Management from Melbourne University, Australia.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 2nd International Junior Chem-E Car Competition 2017 (MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre)

October 27, 2017

My technical division will be hosting the event on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017.

The competition aims to challenge students of primary schools to design and construct a small-sized car that is fabricated from reusable/recyclable items such as ice-cream sticks, bottle caps and straws. This Chem-E car shall traverse into a goal post and/or hit bowling pins in the car performance challenges. In addition, the participants shall elucidate their design creativity and issues related to safety and environment via poster presentation.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 2nd International Junior Chem-E Car Competition 2017 (MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre)

October 20, 2017

My technical division will be hosting the event on the 3rd and 4th November, 2017.

The competition aims to challenge students of primary schools to design and construct a small-sized car that is fabricated from reusable/recyclable items such as ice-cream sticks, bottle caps and straws. This Chem-E car shall traverse into a goal post and/or hit bowling pins in the car performance challenges. In addition, the participants shall elucidate their design creativity and issues related to safety and environment via poster presentation.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on Workplace Productivity: How to Get More of It

October 18, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 8th and 9th November 2017. It is worth 12 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob.  This sounds like a course where there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and that’s just the trainers.

At the end of the course participants will:
• Plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
• Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
• Handle crises effectively and quickly
• Organize your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
• Delegate more efficiently
• Use rituals to make your life run smoother
• Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran P.Eng MIEM CEng MIMechE. He is a Chartered Engineer and has honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya. He also presently a committee member with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Malaysia Chapter.

Since starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Ir. Danaraj has had a varied service; both in front line project execution as well as in technical, training, and management functions. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer. He has worked on several large scale projects worldwide such as Shell Malikai TLP and Barzan Offshore Project. In addition, had delivered many projects successfully collaborating with vendors and subcontractors alike.

Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob, PEng, MIEM, ACPE, ASEAN Eng 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, with core expertise in Drilling Engineering and 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.  Razak is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division.

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(postponed) IEM Shout Out – 2017-10 Two-Day Course on Integrating Operational Perspective for Cohesive Design of Plant And Building Facilities

October 6, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 25th and 26th October 2017. It is worth 12.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir.Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud

Plant and building facilities have diverse operational requirements due to the difference in user populations and the design intent of the facilities. Most facilities design is focused on the process requirements rather than the operations of the facilities. This course focuses on the operational perspective in the design of plant and building facilities. The term operational perspective covers all handling of materials, human machine interfaces and managing people in plant and building facilities.

General operational concerns are touched upon. The operational needs such as handling provisions, human factors and regulatory compliance for the facilities are summarized based on the current practices.  Also, recent development and engineering practices in the plant and building facilities operation are elaborated. Usage of human factors tools and others operational studies in design development activities are discussed as well.

Danaraj Chandrasegaran P.Eng MIEM CEng MIMechE. He is a Chartered Engineer and has honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia. He also holds a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Malaya. He also presently a committee member with The Institution of Engineers Malaysia and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) Malaysia Chapter. Since starting his career as a Mechanical Engineer, Danaraj has had a varied service; both in front line project execution as well as in technical, training, and management functions. His career has a diverse outlook on project execution ranging from building construction, marine, mining and energy industry; as a mechanical engineer. He has worked on several large-scale projects worldwide such as Shell Malikai TLP and Barzan Offshore Project. In addition, had edited and completed many large writing projects such technical reports, operating manuals and technical papers in the oil and gas industry.

Ir Al-Khairi is a member with Institute of Asset Management, UK. He is the past Chairman for Oil, Gas & Mining Technical Division and a member of Building Services Technical Division for the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). He is the Chief Consultant for Faqeh Management, a company that he formed to provide asset, facilities and energy management. He has conducted various facilities and energy audit for airports, offices buildings, healthcare facilities, manufacturing, process plants. He is also involved as data center planner and assessors.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-10 One Day Course on Shell and Tube Exchanger Thermal Design

October 5, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a one day course on the 31st October, 2017. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Anwar Ahmad.

During this Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Thermal Design course, there will be overview on the thermal design for designing shell and tube heat exchanger by considering design, operational, and maintenance perspective. The design of the heat exchanger is extremely important, as it is the key element of a heat-exchanged system. This is not only on the desired temperature to achieve during operation but also when considering the optimum design prior procuring an exchanger. Furthermore, properly designed heat exchanger can reduce the turn-down time for maintenance as no frequent cleaning is required while operating the plant or platform. Technologies involved in this thermal technology will be discussed during the workshop to highlight the importance and advantages when designing and operating shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE).

Ir. Anwar Ahmad is a registered Professional Engineer with Board of Engineer (BEM), Corporate Member with Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Corporate Member with Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK (IChemE), Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council, UK with more than eleven (11) years experiences in process engineering in oil and gas industry, mainly in design with engineering firm and operation for technical support during turn around.

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