IEM Shout Out – 2019-11 Technical Visit to Lynas

October 3, 2019

My technical division (and others) will be hosting a visit on the 2nd November, 2019.

Lynas Corporation Ltd is an Australian Stock Exchange 200 listed company. Its strategy is to create a reliable, fully integrated source of Rare Earths from mine through to market, and to become the benchmark for the security of supply and environmental standards in the global Rare Earths industry. Rare Earths are moderately abundant group of 15 metallic elements known as the Lanthanide series. These Rare Earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction, are enablers of digital technology and its miniaturisation and are also supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives.

Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), situated in Kuantan, Pahang is a state-of-the-art Rare Earths processing plant that process Rare Earths sourced from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world. The visit aims to enlighten participants of the properties of Rare Earths, their use and the daily operational aspects of LAMP.

PERNEPA ENGINEERING & MARITIME SERVICES SDN BHD (PEMS) 

Pernepa Engineering & Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (Persatuan Nelayan Pahang) (Kuantan Slipway) is providing complete facilities for building, repair and maintenance of medium size commercial, leisure and administrative vessel.

Participants will be familiarised among others, with the various types of vessel docking and new building, the facilities and services provided by the company.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-07 Technical Visit to Technical Visit to LNG Regasification Terminal Pengerang (RGTP)

June 13, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 22nd July, 2019.

The Regasification Terminal Pengerang (RGTP) is under the purview of Petronas Gas Berhad (PGB), a public-listed company on Bursa Malaysia. PGB operates and maintains the offshore Regasification Terminal in Sungai Udang, Melaka (RGTSU) and the onshore Regasification Terminal in Pengerang, Johor (RGTP).

RGTP provides primary gas supply to RAPID, Pengerang Co-Generation Plant (PCP) and the Peninsular Gas Utilization (PGU) pipeline grid to augment the availability of gas in the country. RGTP offers Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) unloading and reloading, storage, handling and regasification.

The plant has a capacity of 3.5 mtpa (million-tonnes per annum) and began its commercial operation in 2017. The plant receives LNG vessels carrying LNG imported from around the world, store it in storage tanks and convert the LNG into gas, before injecting it into the PGU pipeline grid for distribution to customers.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-03 Technical Visit to HB Laboratories Sdn Bhd

March 19, 2019

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 26th March, 2019.

HB LABORATORIES SDN BHD is a growing oil field and water treatment chemical company offering cutting-edge specialty chemical technology, innovative solutions and integrated industrial processes management to its customers in the oil and gas industry in Malaysia. HB Laboratories’ core businesses comprise of local chemical products development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and provision of technical support and services in relation to chemical applications and performance monitoring to its customers. The company aimed at having chemical formulation and manufacturing as the core business activities beginning with supporting local oil chemical service companies and later supporting traders and service companies in the neighbouring regions, with an ultimate goal of becoming its own regional oil full service company.

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IEM Shout Out – 2019-01 Technical Visit to Pengerang

December 31, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a visit on the 28th January, 2019. Aaand, it’s with MOGEC, y’all all.

IC is PETRONAS’ largest investment in Malaysia, located in Pengerang, Johor and forming part of Johor state’s ambitious Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC). The PIC project is designed to produce premium differentiated petrochemicals; meeting domestic demand for petroleum products and the Malaysian government’s future legislative requirements on the implementation of Euro 5. With an investment of USD27 billion, PIC supports the Government’s overall Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and will position Malaysia to capitalize on the growing need for energy and commodity petrochemical products in Asia in the next 20 years.  This will spur the growth of Malaysia’s Oil and Gas downstream sector pushing Malaysia into a new frontier of technology and economic development.

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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.