IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 One Day Course on “Offshore Sand Separation: Design, Operation and Maintenance”

June 24, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 23rd July 2019 It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Dr. John Eow.

In the upstream offshore oil & gas production, effective and efficient sand separation and management are vital, since the presence of sand particles and solids in wellhead production lines are likely to cause erosion and blockage issues in the subsequent downstream equipment at production platforms. As a consequence, dangerous incidents, such as failures of flowlines, production vessels, pumps and control valves, have a higher risk of occurring. Moreover, oily sands discharged into the sea are also an environmental concern.

This full-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design, operation and maintenance of the technologies for the removal and cleaning of the sands and solids prior to discharge. Proven sand removal technologies, such as wellhead desanders, produced water desanding hydrocyclones, sand fluidizers, and sand cleaning systems are commonly used in the upstream oil & gas production. However, these sand removal and cleaning systems need to be designed and operated correctly to ensure optimized separation performance.

Ir. Dr. John Eow is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Professional Engineer (BEM), with more than 15 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, having worked with sand separation and management, produced water treatment, crude oil dehydration-desalting, seawater treatment & injection, and gas processing technologies and equipment.   He also conduct lectures in chemical and process engineering at Singapore Institute of Technology. Dr. John obtained his B.Eng in Chemical Engineering (1st Class Hons) and PhD in 1998 and 2002, respectively, from University of Surrey, UK.   His PhD work was on electrostatic water-oil treatment technology.   Over the years, he has worked as a technology specialist with oil & gas technology-provider companies, such as Global Process Systems (Malaysia), Keppel Offshore and Marine (Singapore), Cameron Process Systems (Singapore, Japan and Malaysia), and EDES Technology Malaysia.   His experiences cover a wide range from Technical and Commercial Proposal to Detailed Engineering to Commissioning to Production Improvement & Troubleshooting for oil & gas processes and technologies.   He has also conducted technical training and process improvement work for Saudi ARAMCO, SABIC, PETRONAS, Sarawak SHELL, CNOOC, Murphy Oil Sarawak, Husky Oil Energy, GAIL India, Transwater API, CPOC, Boustead-Salcon Water Solutions, etc.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-06 Talk on “Environmental Forces Effect on Structure Decommissioning Operation”

June 20, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 22nd June 2019. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by yours truly, so come and fill seats, especially since I am giving it during the fasting month.

Recently, aging, abandoned and unused offshore oil and gas platforms, subsea completion and related structures, with more than 600 projects are planned to be decommissioned within 5 years period. Studies made recently expects expenditure on offshore decommissioning projects to increase from approximately $2.4 billion in 2015 to &13 billion-per-year by 2040, a major increase of 540%. The challenges related to lifting and lowering technology is the weight of the structures to be installed, which combined with the dynamic response, can exceed the capacity of the lifting system. The harsh environment is acknowledged as the greatest challenge that should be carefully considered. Typically, such analysis on the structure at the splash zone governs the expected major loadings in the hoisting system and in turn the allowable sea state since the water particle kinematics is larger in the splash zone and computationally simulated to predict the total motion. In this study, the DNV Recommended Practice for Modelling and Analysis of Marine Operation (DNV-RP-H103, April 2009) is used as guidelines with emphasis on the hydrodynamic coefficients and analysis methodology for the splash zone down crossing analysis, which is considered to be the operation limiting criteria.

Ir. Mohd Fakhruddin, an energetic engineer with years of experience working in offshore, oil and gas engineering, focusing on transportation installation offshore structures. Graduated from Australian Maritime College, AMC in Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore System) in 2011, involved in the oil and gas industry as CFD Project Engineer at BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd., and continues his career progression as Naval Architect at Sapura Energy in 2013 to 2019.Currently working as Subsea Installation Engineer at McDermott APAC. In 2015, he continues his study in Master of Science, UMT as a part time student, graduated on November 2018. Dedicated and experienced Naval Architect/Subsea Engineer in all phases of engineering operations related to hydrodynamic problems.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 One Day Course on “HAZOP Training for Team Members”

June 17, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 16th July 2019. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by myself

A Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study is a formal, systematic and detailed examination of new or existing facilities. It focusses on the process, rather than risks from ‘outside the pipe’, which are better analysed using other studies such as HIREC/ HAZID/ HER. A HAZOP assesses the hazard potential, causes and consequences on a facility when there are deviations to the operating conditions, or the manner of operations. Existing safeguards need are reviewed to determine whether they can eliminate the cause or minimise the consequence.

This full day course is designed to educate participants in the HAZOP process from the perspective of a HAZOP team member.

Ir. Razmahwata has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He has upstream and downstream experience in process safety, measurement and allocation, process engineering, offshore technical support, and is also a training provider. He has conducted Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) and HSE Case workshops, for example HAZID, HAZOP, Hazards & Effects Register (HER), BowTie, safety critical element (SCE) /   performance standard (PS) reviews. Ir. Razmahwata is currently a Director of IGL Services Sdn. Bhd. His current technical roles involve leading technical safety assessments and workshops, measurement and allocation reviews, and providing training on HAZOP, SIL and SIL LOPA methods.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 One Day Course on “Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) Training for Workshop Participants”

June 4, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 4th July 2019. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by your’s truly, so come and heckle me.

In the Layer of Protection methodology, a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) designed to eliminate the cause of a risk or minimize the consequence of an event. The expectation of the SIF’s reliability to perform upon demand must be defined so that it is designed appropriately. The Safety Integrity Level (SIL) study is a tool used this. This full day course is designed to educate participants in the SIL process from the perspective of a SIL team member.

Ir. Razmahwata Bin Mohd Razalli has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He joined ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc shortly after graduation in 1995. In 1998, he was reassigned to EMEPMI’s operations department. His responsibility was to provide technical support to an offshore production facility. His tasks were varied, included troubleshooting day to day challenges, managing retrofit projects, and leading safety cases. He was made the Company’s custody metering engineer in 2001, charged with leading the exercise to ensure the Company compliance with industry and company specifications was enhanced. Whilst in Poyry, Ir. Razmahwata has been a Senior Process Engineer for SembCorp’s Betara project. He has HAZOP, HAZID and SIL workshop leadership experience on offshore facilities. He has recently worked on a secondment providing detailed design services to a tanker to FPSO conversion project in Singapore. He supported ExxonMobil in developing measurement manuals, and leading an exercise to validate 59,000 line items. He is currently the Lead Engineer of IGL Services Sdn Bhd.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 One Day Course on “HAZOP Training for Team Members”

June 3, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 16th July 2019. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by myself

A Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study is a formal, systematic and detailed examination of new or existing facilities. It focusses on the process, rather than risks from ‘outside the pipe’, which are better analysed using other studies such as HIREC/ HAZID/ HER. A HAZOP assesses the hazard potential, causes and consequences on a facility when there are deviations to the operating conditions, or the manner of operations. Existing safeguards need are reviewed to determine whether they can eliminate the cause or minimise the consequence.

This full day course is designed to educate participants in the HAZOP process from the perspective of a HAZOP team member.

Ir. Razmahwata has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He has upstream and downstream experience in process safety, measurement and allocation, process engineering, offshore technical support, and is also a training provider. He has conducted Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) and HSE Case workshops, for example HAZID, HAZOP, Hazards & Effects Register (HER), BowTie, safety critical element (SCE) /   performance standard (PS) reviews. Ir. Razmahwata is currently a Director of IGL Services Sdn. Bhd. His current technical roles involve leading technical safety assessments and workshops, measurement and allocation reviews, and providing training on HAZOP, SIL and SIL LOPA methods.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 One Day Course on “Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) Training for Workshop Participants”

May 21, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 4th July 2019. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by your’s truly, so come and heckle me.

In the Layer of Protection methodology, a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) designed to eliminate the cause of a risk or minimize the consequence of an event. The expectation of the SIF’s reliability to perform upon demand must be defined so that it is designed appropriately. The Safety Integrity Level (SIL) study is a tool used this. This full day course is designed to educate participants in the SIL process from the perspective of a SIL team member.

Ir. Razmahwata Bin Mohd Razalli has 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He joined ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc shortly after graduation in 1995. In 1998, he was reassigned to EMEPMI’s operations department. His responsibility was to provide technical support to an offshore production facility. His tasks were varied, included troubleshooting day to day challenges, managing retrofit projects, and leading safety cases. He was made the Company’s custody metering engineer in 2001, charged with leading the exercise to ensure the Company compliance with industry and company specifications was enhanced. Whilst in Poyry, Ir. Razmahwata has been a Senior Process Engineer for SembCorp’s Betara project. He has HAZOP, HAZID and SIL workshop leadership experience on offshore facilities. He has recently worked on a secondment providing detailed design services to a tanker to FPSO conversion project in Singapore. He supported ExxonMobil in developing measurement manuals, and leading an exercise to validate 59,000 line items. He is currently the Lead Engineer of IGL Services Sdn Bhd.

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TNB: Drop in coal, gas prices won’t affect electricity tariff

May 20, 2019

Dateline 2019-04-04, Malay Mail:

The recent drop in global coal and gas prices would not likely affect the electricity tariff in Malaysia as they are still higher than the base prices set during the three-year revision in 2018, says Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB).

Chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie said the current coal and gas prices of about US$90 per tonne and RM28 per MMBtu are higher than the US$75 per tonne and RM27.20 per MMBtu during the revision.