Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

May 5, 2015

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 19th May, 2015. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 6.5 CPD hours, presented by Ir. Razak Yakob.

Ir. (you gotta stress the Ir.) Hj. (even worse, you gotta spell it out) Razak Yakob has been in the oil and gas industry for 19 years working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman Energy, Petronas Carigali and EnQuest/Uzma Engineering. His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering with the working experience spans from development and exploration, technical support, training, finance and consultancy. As a consultant, he has worked in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Algeria and others. Currently, he is an independent consultant. 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.

Drilling discipline in the oil and gas industry tends to be seen as the hard-core engineering and operations in the hostile environment that many potential engineers avoid tapping into. This one-day overview course shall try to answer some of the questions that many people have, such as how is the drilling operations conducted, what is it like to be a drilling engineer and those jargons – what are they talking about? The design process explanation shall take you from the Conceptual Design, Detailed Design and Final Design stages. Some highlights of the course are designing the well trajectory, directional design, casing design, drilling fluids formulation, cementing formulation, perforation, securing and completing the well to ensure that production (oil & gas) reaches the surface safely. This course has been offered by IEM annually since 2008.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

April 21, 2015

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 19th May, 2015. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 6.5 CPD hours, presented by Ir. Razak Yakob.

Ir. (you gotta stress the Ir.) Hj. (even worse, you gotta spell it out) Razak Yakob has been in the oil and gas industry for 19 years working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman Energy, Petronas Carigali and EnQuest/Uzma Engineering. His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering with the working experience spans from development and exploration, technical support, training, finance and consultancy. As a consultant, he has worked in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Algeria and others. Currently, he is an independent consultant. 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.

Drilling discipline in the oil and gas industry tends to be seen as the hard-core engineering and operations in the hostile environment that many potential engineers avoid tapping into. This one-day overview course shall try to answer some of the questions that many people have, such as how is the drilling operations conducted, what is it like to be a drilling engineer and those jargons – what are they talking about? The design process explanation shall take you from the Conceptual Design, Detailed Design and Final Design stages. Some highlights of the course are designing the well trajectory, directional design, casing design, drilling fluids formulation, cementing formulation, perforation, securing and completing the well to ensure that production (oil & gas) reaches the surface safely. This course has been offered by IEM annually since 2008.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


IEM Shout Out – Brief Look at an Offshore Project Journey – Engineering Roles Beyond Detail Design

March 3, 2015

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above talk by Ir. Tg. Fadziliaton on the 14th  March, 2015. Turn up by 8.30 to obtain nasi lemak.

The talk will gives a brief look on the journey of a typical oil and gas offshore project from FEED, Detail Design, Procurement, Fabrication up to the Commissioning.

Typically, a design engineer involvements is limited to the initial one or two stages of the project before they move on to the next project, more often due to end of their contract. The next stage of project is handled by a different group / team which does not have design engineers from the previous stages.

The design will usually evolve during each stage of the project even right up to the commissioning stage. It is very essential to keep every change to the minimum while maintaining the intended purpose of the design and to ensure a smooth information flow of these changes throughout the project. An awareness of the impact on change to the design beyond detail design stage i.e. procurement and fabrication needs to maintained.

Therefore, the design engineer should be involved and attached to a project up to and perhaps beyond the Commissioning stage, to support the above aims.

The objective of the talk is to familiarize with the stages of a project, the process and challenges of each stages and emphasis the important of information flow and the roles of the design engineer during each stage of the project.

Ir. Tengku Fadziliaton graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with degree in Chemical Engineering in 1997. She has started her career in the upstream oil and gas industry 17 years ago and has experience in detail design, fabrication, commissioning and operation in process engineer capacity. She has involved in projects for wellhead platforms, processing platforms and FPSOs as well as being part of operation support team for the same.

She is currently Senior Process Engineer in Engineering and Commissioning department in Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company.

Register here, and pick up the brochure here.


IEM Shout Out – Drilling Engineering – What Is It?

September 3, 2014

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above talk on the 13th September, 2014 at 9am.

Drilling Engineering is a subsection of Petroleum Engineering discipline.  It is a specialized skill that is well sought after all around the world. Our mission is to bring up the oil and gas from the formation 3-5 km underground, up to the surface safely.

The objectives of this talk to provide the audience with an introduction to what a Drilling Engineer does.  In order to achieve the mission, a Drilling Engineer will interface with many other disciplines, the work is more than just engineering.  This is where many people realize, they want to know what exactly a Drilling Engineer does.

Ir. Razak Yakob graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design in 1996. He has 18 years of working experience in various roles, in the Drilling sector of the oil and gas industry.  He previously worked with ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman, and Petronas Carigali.

He is currently an Independent Drilling Consultant providing services in the Tanjong Baram Small Field Risk Service Contract Project for EnQuest.

Fliers for the above and other events may be obtained here.


IEM Shout Out – Drilling Engineering – What Is It?

August 27, 2014

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above talk on the 13th September, 2014 at 9am.

Drilling Engineering is a subsection of Petroleum Engineering discipline.  It is a specialized skill that is well sought after all around the world. Our mission is to bring up the oil and gas from the formation 3-5 km underground, up to the surface safely.

The objectives of this talk to provide the audience with an introduction to what a Drilling Engineer does.  In order to achieve the mission, a Drilling Engineer will interface with many other disciplines, the work is more than just engineering.  This is where many people realize, they want to know what exactly a Drilling Engineer does.

Ir. Razak Yakob graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design in 1996. He has 18 years of working experience in various roles, in the Drilling sector of the oil and gas industry.  He previously worked with ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman, and Petronas Carigali.

He is currently an Independent Drilling Consultant providing services in the Tanjong Baram Small Field Risk Service Contract Project for EnQuest.

Fliers for the above and other events may be obtained here.


Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

October 30, 2013

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 13th November, 2013. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 6.5 CPD hours.

Drilling Engineering Overview shall present the audience with the knowledge and arts of drilling wells, especially in Malaysia. It shall be presented in a way that is comprehensible to the engineers who are with or without the oil and gas background. The objectives of the seminar are to provide exposure to audiences on the drilling practices and issues as well as to familiarize the audience with an appreciation of a Drilling Engineer’s work scope.

Ir. (you gotta stress the Ir.) Hj. (even worse, you gotta spell it out) Razak Yakob has been in the oil and gas industry for 16 years working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, and Talisman Energy. His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering but the working experience spans from development and exploration, technical support, training, finance and consultation, As a consultant, he has worked in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Algeria and others. Currently, he is an independent consultant providing consultancy services for Drilling Engineering at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd. 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.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

October 9, 2013

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 13th November, 2013. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 6.5 CPD hours.

Drilling Engineering Overview shall present the audience with the knowledge and arts of drilling wells, especially in Malaysia. It shall be presented in a way that is comprehensible to the engineers who are with or without the oil and gas background. The objectives of the seminar are to provide exposure to audiences on the drilling practices and issues as well as to familiarize the audience with an appreciation of a Drilling Engineer’s work scope.

Ir. (you gotta stress the Ir.) Razak Yakob has been in the oil and gas industry for 16 years working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, and Talisman Energy. His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering but the working experience spans from development and exploration, technical support, training, finance and consultation, As a consultant, he has worked in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Algeria and others. Currently, he is an independent consultant providing consultancy services for Drilling Engineering at PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd. 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.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.