IEM Shout Out – 2018-04 Drilling Tools Manufacturing Plant

April 17, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 24th April, 2018.

Ever wonder how the oil & gas wells are drilled? This is your chance to take a look at the tools we use to drill the wells and other tools that are international standard being made in Malaysia. You will be able to see how OMNI’s research team has produced new designs that have proven effectiveness in adding significant value to the efficiency of well drilling operations and reducing operational risk. These are the tools that will ensure success in the drilling operations.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2018-04 Drilling Tools Manufacturing Plant

April 10, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 24th April, 2018.

Ever wonder how the oil & gas wells are drilled? This is your chance to take a look at the tools we use to drill the wells and other tools that are international standard being made in Malaysia. You will be able to see how OMNI’s research team has produced new designs that have proven effectiveness in adding significant value to the efficiency of well drilling operations and reducing operational risk. These are the tools that will ensure success in the drilling operations.

Register here, or download the form here.


Shout Out – 2018-03 Course on “Understanding Process Control For Oil & Gas Production Operators, Technicians And Engineers”

March 13, 2018

Can process engineers, please attend?

My technical division will be hosting a course on the 28th to 29th March, 2018. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor.

The oil & gas production processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, seawater filtration, crude oil and gas treatment) require reliable monitoring and control strategy to maintain optimum operational performance. Moreover, process operations are always being affected by disturbances, which negatively affect product quality and cause unplanned process shutdown. Therefore, a good understanding and competency on the major oil & gas production process operations and control are vital for the production personnel. This 2-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design and process control practices in the oil & gas production processes, such as sand separation, produced water treatment, and crude oil desalting.

The course will cover the following major topics:

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Production Processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, crude oil treatment, etc.)
  • Basics of Process Control
  • Process Characteristics: Static and Dynamic
  • Final Control Elements
  • Controller Algorithm and Controller Tuning
  • Single & Multiple Control Loops

Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor received his B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University of Bradford, UK in 1997. In 2000, he was conferred M.Sc (Chemical Engineering) by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and specializes in process control and simulation. He is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with USM. His research areas are in process control and simulation, process intensification systems, and hydrodynamics of fluid flow in microchannels. He has conducted various training, workshops, seminars, short courses and consultation for chemical & process industries in process control and separation technologies. He has also participated in the Gas Treatment Plant Project Onshore Gas Terminal in Turkmenistan under PETRONAS Carigali, Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) project in TNBR Sdn. Bhd., as well as handling process safety management (PSM) of PETRONAS Sarawak Operation (SKO).   He is an active member of Society of Engineering Education Malaysia, Malaysian Automatic Control Engineers Society, and the Custodian of Malaysia Process Control (MyPC) Society.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2018-03 “Talk on Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) Strategy and Approach- Offshore Peninsular Malaysia Case Study”

March 2, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 10th March, 2018. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ali Sabzabadi

The term Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is being used in petroleum industry as Tertiary oil recovery whereby additional recovery can be obtained after natural recovery processes and conventional methods (e.g. water injection) have been exhausted. The EOR processes can be broken down in to three main categories, Thermal EOR (e.g. Steam injection), Immiscible/Miscible EOR (e.g. Lean Gas, CO2 injection) and Chemical EOR (e.g. Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer injection). The field in focus that has been studied for Chemical EOR (CEOR) is an offshore oil field development in the Malay Basin in Peninsular Malaysia operated by PETRONAS Carigali, with Exxon as 50% stake holder.

Ali Sabzabadi holds a MEng. In Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London, and a Chartered Petroleum Engineer with Energy Institute and member of UK Engineering Council. He has over 19 years of experience in Petroleum Engineering specialised in classical and applied reservoir engineering, Nu-merical Simulation, Full Field Development and Planning, Reservoir Management and Surveillance. His current role is leading an integrated subsurface technical team responsible for reservoir studies, full field reviews and developments up to EOR evaluations For Angsi and Besar fields in peninsular Malay-sia, and recently with Sarawak Oil FDP division. He has completed Full Field Development (FDP) plan for first offshore Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery project for biggest oil producer field in Peninsular Malaysia. Have authored and co-authored few technical papers (SPE 165294, IPTC 18150, IPTC 18257).

Register here, or download the form here.


Shout Out – 2018-03 Course on “Understanding Process Control For Oil & Gas Production Operators, Technicians And Engineers”

February 27, 2018

Can process engineers, please attend?

My technical division will be hosting a course on the 28th to 29th March, 2018. It is worth 13 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor.

The oil & gas production processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, seawater filtration, crude oil and gas treatment) require reliable monitoring and control strategy to maintain optimum operational performance. Moreover, process operations are always being affected by disturbances, which negatively affect product quality and cause unplanned process shutdown. Therefore, a good understanding and competency on the major oil & gas production process operations and control are vital for the production personnel. This 2-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design and process control practices in the oil & gas production processes, such as sand separation, produced water treatment, and crude oil desalting.

The course will cover the following major topics:

  • Introduction to Oil & Gas Production Processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, crude oil treatment, etc.)
  • Basics of Process Control
  • Process Characteristics: Static and Dynamic
  • Final Control Elements
  • Controller Algorithm and Controller Tuning
  • Single & Multiple Control Loops

Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor received his B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University of Bradford, UK in 1997. In 2000, he was conferred M.Sc (Chemical Engineering) by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and specializes in process control and simulation. He is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with USM. His research areas are in process control and simulation, process intensification systems, and hydrodynamics of fluid flow in microchannels. He has conducted various training, workshops, seminars, short courses and consultation for chemical & process industries in process control and separation technologies. He has also participated in the Gas Treatment Plant Project Onshore Gas Terminal in Turkmenistan under PETRONAS Carigali, Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) project in TNBR Sdn. Bhd., as well as handling process safety management (PSM) of PETRONAS Sarawak Operation (SKO).   He is an active member of Society of Engineering Education Malaysia, Malaysian Automatic Control Engineers Society, and the Custodian of Malaysia Process Control (MyPC) Society.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2018-03 “Talk on Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) Strategy and Approach- Offshore Peninsular Malaysia Case Study”

February 23, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 10th March, 2018. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ali Sabzabadi

The term Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is being used in petroleum industry as Tertiary oil recovery whereby additional recovery can be obtained after natural recovery processes and conventional methods (e.g. water injection) have been exhausted. The EOR processes can be broken down in to three main categories, Thermal EOR (e.g. Steam injection), Immiscible/Miscible EOR (e.g. Lean Gas, CO2 injection) and Chemical EOR (e.g. Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer injection). The field in focus that has been studied for Chemical EOR (CEOR) is an offshore oil field development in the Malay Basin in Peninsular Malaysia operated by PETRONAS Carigali, with Exxon as 50% stake holder.

Ali Sabzabadi holds a MEng. In Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London, and a Chartered Petroleum Engineer with Energy Institute and member of UK Engineering Council. He has over 19 years of experience in Petroleum Engineering specialised in classical and applied reservoir engineering, Nu-merical Simulation, Full Field Development and Planning, Reservoir Management and Surveillance. His current role is leading an integrated subsurface technical team responsible for reservoir studies, full field reviews and developments up to EOR evaluations For Angsi and Besar fields in peninsular Malay-sia, and recently with Sarawak Oil FDP division. He has completed Full Field Development (FDP) plan for first offshore Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery project for biggest oil producer field in Peninsular Malaysia. Have authored and co-authored few technical papers (SPE 165294, IPTC 18150, IPTC 18257).

Register here, or download the form here.


Shout Out – 2018-02 Talk on “Petroleum Engineering and the Life of Field”

February 2, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 10th February, 2018. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Councilman Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob. ‘..not a well-know engineering discipline’, my aching b.

Petroleum Engineering is not a well-known engineering discipline.  It is a niche area where its major contribution is to the Oil & Gas (O&G) Upstream Industry.  This talk will introduce the study of Petroleum Engineering and how it contributes to the industry.  The talk will go into the heart of Petroleum Engineering, the Life of Field.  It is about the process cycle of a field that can take more than 40 years to complete. Each one of these 8 parts is the key to understanding how the industry works.  Well proposal, exploration well, development project planning, development well, production, workover and well services, enhanced oil recovery and field plug & abandonment.  Understanding the Life of Field shall open up the endless possibilities of technical and commercial contribution opportunities to the O&G Industry by all engineers.  This is the time for all engineers to be exposed to the O&G business operations before the next boom!

Ir. Razak Yakob is a Drilling Engineering Consultant and a part time Lecturer for Petroleum Engineering.  Razak has been in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years, working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman Energy, Petronas Carigali and EQ Petroleum / Uzma Engineering.

His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering with the working experiences spanning from development and exploration, technical support, training, competency development, finance and consultancy. As an independent consultant, he has worked in many parts of the world. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree majoring in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design.  Ir. Razak is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division and an IEM Council Member.  He is also an Industrial Advisory Panel for a university.

Register here, or download the form here.