Wan Zul shows his mettle

April 26, 2018

Dateline 2018-03-04, NST:

THERE are certainly many things on his plate but Petronas president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin certainly looks more confident in guiding the oil giant at least in the next three years.

When he took over in April 2015, the company was beset with an oil price slide. His immediate task was to tide over the trying times and to stay profitable.

The crude oil prices have since recovered and improved further last year on the back of demand driven by India and China.

But that does not mean Petronas is losing its focus to manage cost and remain prudent while continuing to invest for the future.

There should not be the overexuberance that seems to be creeping back in some other oil and gas players.

“We must continue to stay the course,” the chemical engineer by training told a group of editors last week.


IEM Shout Out – 2018-05 Two Day Course on Effective Engineering Problem Solving and Decision-Making

April 24, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 7th and 8th May 2018. It is worth 14 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud.

This 2-day programme lays the foundation for effective problem solving and decision making for young engineers, executives and supervisors. Engineers’ role is to solve problems. If engineers could not define the problems properly then the problem could never be solved. Thus, effective methods of problems solving is a mandatory skill to engineers. Getting to the root cause of the problems and find the best solutions is very important to the organization and to ensure the solutions provided is right and effective.

The objectives of the course is to trained the participants to:
Effectively solve problems for engineers, executive and supervisors
Better contribute to maximizing company productivity through preventing potential problems from happening
Resolve problems which arise at work

This course is based on interactive learning via group discussions and exercises, real case studies and participants will have to write down individual plans to implement what is learnt from the programme.

Recommended Attendees
Young Engineers, Executives/Supervisors who have not yet been trained in problem solving and decision making

 

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud has over 24 years of experienced in Oil and Gas, petrochemical, oleo chemical, manufacturing and facilities management He is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme and an expert in healthcare facilities management. He has assisted in drafting few Malaysian Standards including the Malaysian Standard for Quality in Healthcare. He has presented papers in national and international conference especially on maintenance and asset management. He is the owner of Faqeh Management who specialized in asset and energy management.

Register here, or download the form here.


Saturday Star 2018-04-21 – Job Opportunities

April 23, 2018

Happy post-IEM AGM week. 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, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). 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 3Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Apparently, IEM sponsonsed meals

This week, may I suggest you have a peek at Dakwah Corner? They have branches in Subang Parade, PJ Section 14, Ampang Park (okay, forget about the Ampang Park branch)


Saturday Star 2018-04-14 – Job Opportunities

April 16, 2018

Happy need to revenue generating work week. 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, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). 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 3Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Tuna House, Manado

This week, may I suggest you have a peek at Dakwah Corner? They have branches in Subang Parade, PJ Section 14, Ampang Park (okay, forget about the Ampang Park branch)


Saturday Star 2018-04-07 – Job Opportunities

April 9, 2018

Happy I’m at a dive paradise but no diving plans week. 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, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). 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 3Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? Tuna House, Manado

This week, may I suggest you have a peek at Dakwah Corner? They have branches in Subang Parade, PJ Section 14, Ampang Park (okay, forget about the Ampang Park branch)


Saturday Star 2018-03-31 – Job Opportunities

April 2, 2018

Happy visa week. 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, and they have moved adverts to another online presence (I bought a dead tree edition this week). 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 3Q2018. Send me your POs.

Food choice of the week? I’ll think about it.

This week, may I suggest you have a peek at Dakwah Corner? They have branches in Subang Parade, PJ Section 14, Ampang Park (okay, forget about the Ampang Park branch)


ExxonMobil banks on local power generation

March 30, 2018

Dateline 2018-02-20, The Edge:

Over the years, ExxonMobil Inc has scaled down its operations here, being absent in the refinery and retail businesses. But there’s more to Malaysia for the oil major, said ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc president and chairman Edward E Graham.

“We are still very active,” said Graham in an interview with The Edge Financial Daily. “Exploration still is [commercially viable]. There are areas that have yet to be explored in Malaysia, so that has some potential.”