Repsol’s Bunga Pakma, Kinabalu projects on track

June 22, 2017

Is this an article on ex-EPMI staff?

Dateline 2017-05-24, Borneo Post:

Repsol Oil and Gas Malaysia Ltd’s (Repsol) Bunga Pakma development and Kinabalu redevelopment offshore oil platform projects are on track for their transportation and installation (T&I) phases.

The two projects are within the last legs of their Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phases which are carried out by OceanMight Sdn Bhd (OMSB), an affiliate of local-based KKB Egineering Bhd, and are scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of financial year 2017 (2QFY17) for the Kinabalu redevelopment project and 3QFY17 for the Bunga Pakma development project.

The Kinabalu redevelopment project entails the construction of a 3,700-tonne wellhead riser platform and a 350-tonne bridge that would link the new facilities to the existing Kinabalu platform owned by Repsol.


Saturday Star 2017-06-17 – Job Opportunities

June 19, 2017

Ramadhan Kareem. IGL has pivoted into training, so book your seats now.

We’re thinking of republishing Young Turks of PETRONAS, but it’s a minimum 500 book printing run. Do I have enough interested persons to purchase?

Donate to your favorite charity (me), buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (3 books until I can get YTP republished). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me, my camera dive case flooded, and I need a new replacement. Heck, if you want to send me a Canon 5D Mk III plus dive case, I will not say no.

  • I have a feeling that The Star isn’t the preferred O&G job recruitment portal now. I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m looking for jobs for 3Q2017. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Iftar, of course.

Book choice of this week, Chemical Engineering Process Simulation, authors are Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil Denny Ng Kok Sum Rafil Elyas Cheng-Liang ChenI,Lung Chien Hao-Yeh Lee. I intend to get a signed first edition, and place it in my Charles Dickens first edition cabinet.


Changing crude oil consumption habits and shale gas weigh on O&G

June 18, 2017

Dateline 2017-05-17, The Star:

A DAY after UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd (UMW-OG) announced it had won contracts for two of its rigs and expressed optimism that the company’s seven rigs would be fully utilised by the second half of the year, the stock was unchanged at 62 sen a share, which is near its all-time low, in trading yesterday.

The caveat to its announcement of full utilisation of its rigs was that its earnings would remain under pressure for some time. This scenario of which a company has its assets fully employed, but not for long, and warns of its earnings goes to show just how tough things are in the oil and gas (O&G) sector today.

Forget about the day when crude oil breaches US$100 a barrel again. Just about everyone thinks that will not happen in the short or even medium term. There are also grave concerns that the high prices of yesteryear may just be consigned to a footnote in the industry’s past.


CREC to build oil terminal at Asia Petroleum Hub

June 16, 2017

Dateline 2017-05-13, The Star:

China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) has been awarded a contract worth US$400mil (RM1.8bil) for the construction of the oil terminal of the just-revived Asia Petroleum Hub (APH).

Smart Crest Sdn Bhd, which has an oil terminal at Westport, signed a framework agreement to award the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) to CREC here yesterday.

At the signing ceremony, Smart Crest’s chief executive officer Datuk Lim Kian Boon said the contract is worth US$400mil and Fajarbaru Builder Sdn Bhd will be the local joint venture partner in-charge of civil works.


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

June 15, 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.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-07 Three Day Course on “Air Conditioning Fundamentals and Basic System Design (HVAC)”

June 13, 2017

Can Tech Safety Engineers attend this course?

My technical division will be hosting a 3 day  course on the 3rd to 5th July, 2017. It is worth 18 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. CHUA KENG SENG.

This fundamental course is designed to give you the understanding of the essential theories and the working principles of air conditioning system. It will also show you how to apply them in practice for the proper operation, energy saving and troubleshooting of the air conditioning system.  It also includes an overview of different types of air conditioning systems and their applications.  The second part of the course will equip you with the capability of designing air conditioning systems in cooling capacity calculation, air duct design and chilled water piping design.

Ir. CHUA KENG SENG, B.E. (Hons), MIEM, P.Eng, MASHRAE, MIMM, CCP, graduated from the University of Malaya in 1974. Qualified as a Professional Engineer, he worked with Carrier Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., first as the Service Manager and then as Engineering Manager for about 10 years. During the next 25 years, he operated his own companies in contracting, maintenance and also in consultancy business. He has wide experience in the design, installation, and troubleshooting on various types of systems and also in project management. He was in the design and project management team which implemented the Putrajaya Precinct 2 District Cooling Plant which has a capacity of 30,000 cooling tons. Ir. Chua has also been involved in many training programmes. He lectured air conditioning design in the Mechanical Faculty of University Malaya between 1978 and 1984 as well as in Monash University for the 3 years. Besides he had been invited to deliver lectures and presentations in the University Technology Malaysia, University Technology Petronas, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia and conducted in-house training for some Corporate Companies.

Register here, or download the form here.


Saturday Star 2017-06-10 – Job Opportunities

June 12, 2017

Ramadhan Kareem. IGL has pivoted into training, so book your seats now.

We’re thinking of republishing Young Turks of PETRONAS, but it’s a minimum 500 book printing run. Do I have enough interested persons to purchase?

Donate to your favorite charity (me), buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (3 books until I can get YTP republished). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me, my camera dive case flooded, and I need a new replacement. Heck, if you want to send me a Canon 5D Mk III plus dive case, I will not say no.

  • I have a feeling that The Star isn’t the preferred O&G job recruitment portal now. I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m looking for jobs for 3Q2017. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Iftar, of course.

Book choice of this week, Chemical Engineering Process Simulation, authors are Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil Denny Ng Kok Sum Rafil Elyas Cheng-Liang ChenI,Lung Chien Hao-Yeh Lee. I intend to get a signed first edition, and place it in my Charles Dickens first edition cabinet.