IEM Shout Out – Two-Day Course on Technical Writing For Engineers and Technical Personnel 2017-07

May 18, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 18th and 19th July 2017. It is worth 12.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir.Danaraj Chandrasegaran.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will:
• understand the benefits and challenges of effective technical writing
• be aware of the fundamental concepts of writing as a communication skill
• know how to plan their document for maximum effect
• be able to write in a style that is clear and appropriate
• be able to use punctuation correctly and effectively
• appreciate the importance of a document review
• know how to use social media for professional networking

Why this course?
• Excellent Value
• Detailed guide book and templates for continuous learning and improvements
• Practical learning approach using latest tools
• Limited class size to ensure quality delivery
• Helps you to develop your own personal branding


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.

Register here, or download the form here.

UPDATE1-Petronas seeks buyers for $1 bln offshore gas project stake

May 16, 2017

Dateline 2017-04-10, Nasdaq:

Malaysia’s Petronas has pitched an estimated $1 billion stake in a prized upstream local gas project to potential bidders including Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L>, ExxonMobil Corp <XOM.N>, Thailand’sPTT Exploration and Production <PTTEP.BK> and Japanese firms, sources familiar with the matter said.

If successful, the deal could mark Petronas’ biggest upstream stake sale since oil prices started declining more than two years ago. Petronas is targeting lowering operating expenses, job cuts and project rollbacks to help it navigate through the low oil price environment.

Citing sources, Reuters reported in February that Petronas was considering selling a stake of as much as 49 percent in the SK316 offshore gas block in Malaysia’sSarawak state.

IGL – Directors’ Presentation Series 2017-03 – FDP

May 10, 2017

Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob presented a talk on Field Development Plans (FDP)at IGL offices. Friends and associates were invited to turn up. A whole from East101 was there.

Where you at?

IEM – Dinner 2017

May 3, 2017


April 26, 2017

At the last AGM, thanks to you, myself and Ir. Abd Razak have been appointed to Council. We shall see how long we last before we are caught transfering funds to Bermuda.

IEM Shout Out – 2017-05 One-Day Course on Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design

April 4, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 2nd May 2017. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Anwar Ahmad. Process engineers, can you please attend?

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 twelve (12) years experiences in process engineering in oil and gas industry, mainly in design with engineering firm and operation for technical support during turn around.  He started his career in fabrication yard with Sime Darby Engineering as graduate process engineer supported pre-commissioning team. Later he joined Petronas as process engineer and his responsibility was to provide technical support to OPUs throughout Petronas. One of his major assignment besides projects assigned was support one of the refinery during turn around. During this support, he had vast experience on operational issues that had been implemented in design stage when he joined engineering firms later.  He then joined engineering firms (Technip, Ranhill WorleyParsons, etc) based on project basis to execute any project varies from conceptual study, pre-FEED, FEED, detailed design, and EPCC. His role when execution projects are mainly responsible to carry out detailed process engineering tasks such as development of PFDs, UFDs, P&IDs, heat and material balance (process simulation), equipment sizing, relief and blowdown analysis, and hydraulic calculations. Also involved in various safety review such as Process Safeguarding Diagram, HAZOP, and SIL workshop. Experienced in process simulations (Hysys, PetroSim, and VMGSim/iCON), heat exchanger rating software (HTRI), flare network backpressure software (FlareNet/Aspen Flare System Analyzer), and flare radiation study software (FlareSim). Familiar and experienced in using oil and gas industry standards (API,  ASTM, etc.) and company standards such as Petronas’ PTS, Shell’s DEP and Iranian Petroleum Standard. Familiar with Exxon’s DIM. He’s currently freelance process engineer attached to engineering firms based requirement basis when executing projects and also execute projects remotely if required.

Register here, or download the form here.

IEM Shout Out – 2017-04 2-Day Course on “Fundamental of Project Management for Chemical Engineers”

March 26, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 26th and 27th April, 2017. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Elias Musa.


This practical course will provide the participants the required skills, tools, knowledge, attitude and the competencies needed to manage the design and the construction of a process plant or facilities.
• Introduction to Project Management for Chemical Engineers
• Overview of Plant Project and Basic Process Design Element for Chemical Engineers
• Planning Engineering Work, managing Schedule, Cost, Quality and Resource
• Coordinating Engineering Work and Conceptual Engineering Design
• Detail Engineering design, Invitation To Bid and Contract matters
• Project Management Organization, Progress Measurement and Reporting
• Procurement of Long Lead Items and Bulks
• Construction – Process Equipment, Piping, Instrumentation etc
• Pre-commissioning and Mechanical Acceptance, Commissioning and Initial Startup
• Project Handover and Warranty


Ir. Elias Musa earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering in 1977, with MS and MBA as well as a certified Project management Professional with PMI (USA), and has over 30 years of experience in plant /facilities project development in Oil & Gas Industry, including offshore and onshore production facilities, pipeline and gas processing plant GPP and LNG. He has worked for clients as well as International design consultants.

Register here, or download the form here.