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.

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

January 26, 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.

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IEM Shout Out – 2018-01 Talk on “Oil & Gas Industry in Turbulent Times: Safe Place? Play Safe? Or Don’t Play Play?”

January 19, 2018

Dont’ play play.

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 20th January, 2018 (yes, I am slow this year). It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Lee Chang Quan.

In view of the hazards and risks associated with production, transportation, and handling of hydrocarbon, companies in the oil and gas industry have always given the pledge to have business top priority to the subject of safety. People may get injured or killed, and environment may be damaged. It is evident from the history that, if the hazards and risks are not managed properly, catastrophic disaster could happen, as in the case of Piper Alpha, Bhopal, or to the recent one at Macondo.

Managing safety has remained a top challenge though. In the time of market volatility, many oil and gas companies have taken serious measures to control cost so as to survive the turbulence. It is in this time of cost pressure that the pledge of maintaining health and safety as the top business priority will be tested.  This talk will look into the key safety management challenges faced in the oil and gas industry, and share on how these challenges could be managed, especially in times of turbulence.

Ir. Lee Chang Quan started his career as a mechanical engineer with a design engineering firm, and moved on to join a national oil company. His experience in the oil and gas industry include engineering, procurement, installation and construction activities in plant modification and rejuvenation projects. He has led a few feasibility studies, engineering management work and managing brownfield projects. Later, he moved on to undertake operational excellence and improvement roles at business level. He is now the Health, Safety and Environment Manager with one of PETRONAS subsidiaries, formulating HSE strategies and implementation plan. He is a trained internal auditor, involving in Tier 1, 2, 3 HSE Assurance Programs. He is an active trainer in HSE programs.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-12 OGMTD 27st AGM

December 8, 2017
Venue: Wisma IEM, 01- Auditorium Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee, Third Floor
Date & Time: 16 Dec 2017 (11:01 AM – 1:00 PM)
CPD/PDP: 2
Closing Date Before: 13-Dec-2017
Notice is hereby given that the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division, IEM will be held on 16 December 2017 (Saturday) at 11.00 am, at the Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

AGENDA

1. Opening Address by the Chairman of Session 2016/2017.
2. Confirmation of Minutes of the 26th Annual General Meeting held on 17 December 2016.
3. Matters Arising.
4. To receive and adopt the Secretary’s Report for the Session 2016/2017.
5. To receive and adopt the Financial Statement for the year ending 30 November 2017.
6. Election of the New Office Bearers for the Session 2017/2018.
7. Address by the Chairman for Session 2017/2018.
8. Any Other Business.

Your presence will contribute to the success of this meeting.

Thank you.

Ir. Mohd Azwira Mohd Azmi
Chairman
Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division

The flyer for the above event is available here. Flyers for other events may be obtained here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-12 OGMTD 27st AGM

December 1, 2017
Venue: Wisma IEM, 01- Auditorium Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee, Third Floor
Date & Time: 16 Dec 2017 (11:01 AM – 1:00 PM)
CPD/PDP: 2
Closing Date Before: 13-Dec-2017
Notice is hereby given that the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division, IEM will be held on 16 December 2017 (Saturday) at 11.00 am, at the Tan Sri Prof. Chin Fung Kee Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

AGENDA

1. Opening Address by the Chairman of Session 2016/2017.
2. Confirmation of Minutes of the 26th Annual General Meeting held on 17 December 2016.
3. Matters Arising.
4. To receive and adopt the Secretary’s Report for the Session 2016/2017.
5. To receive and adopt the Financial Statement for the year ending 30 November 2017.
6. Election of the New Office Bearers for the Session 2017/2018.
7. Address by the Chairman for Session 2017/2018.
8. Any Other Business.

Your presence will contribute to the success of this meeting.

Thank you.

Ir. Mohd Azwira Mohd Azmi
Chairman
Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division

The flyer for the above event is available here. Flyers for other events may be obtained here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Construction of the First Floating LNG in the World: PFLNG1: Lessons Learnt

November 3, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli

The Floating LNG concept was envisaged to monetise stranded gas resources. The two PETRONAS’ floaters namely PFLNG1 and PFLNG2 for offshore Sarawak and Sabah respectively will increase the country’s LNG production capacity by approximately 8% (2.5 MTPA). PFLNG1 is already in operation while construction activities for PFLNG2 is currently ongoing.

 

Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli is a Principal Engineer (Construction) in PETRONAS – Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T). Ir. Roslin has over 25 years working experience in Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore/Marine and Shipbuilding Projects in Malaysia and overseas including United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Sudan. His qualification is in Marine Technology Degree from UTM. He has a Professional Certificate in Management from Melbourne University, Australia.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Managing Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

November 2, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Dr. Lee Chee Hong .

Most metals used in the construction of facilities are subject to corrosion, much effort have been done by plant owners to minimize corrosion damages, with some corrosion issues are easier to resolve than others. This talk starts with a quick introduction to various forms of corrosion and their mitigation measures performed in the industries. Subsequently the focus will be turned toward the external corrosion occurred on pipe & equipment underneath jacketed insulation, or more commonly known as Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). The discussion of this subject begins with the description of CUI mechanism in hot, cold and intermittent services for both open and closed systems, with the points of entry for the corrosive substances, CUI initiation and susceptible areas are suggested. As CUI commenced, the extent of the damage is driven by various factors; including the atmospheric and operating conditions, material of construction, insulation and coating systems.

Dr. Lee Chee Hong received his Degree in 1999 and Master of Chemical Engineering from the University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 2001 while his PhD degree in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK in 2006.

Dr. Lee is currently a lead corrosion engineer with Synergy and has been involved in corrosion and material engineering of the past 15 years; his responsibilities include corrosion risk assessment, failure analysis and materials selection; providing proactive corrosion mitigation solutions and addressing corrosion-related issues, primarily for energy and chemical industries.

Dr. Lee is also an adjunct lecturer at the Centre of Corrosion Research UTP since 2012. He is the immediate past chair of NACE Corrosion Society Founding Malaysia Section and Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) Corrosion Committee.
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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Construction of the First Floating LNG in the World: PFLNG1: Lessons Learnt

October 26, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli

The Floating LNG concept was envisaged to monetise stranded gas resources. The two PETRONAS’ floaters namely PFLNG1 and PFLNG2 for offshore Sarawak and Sabah respectively will increase the country’s LNG production capacity by approximately 8% (2.5 MTPA). PFLNG1 is already in operation while construction activities for PFLNG2 is currently ongoing.

 

Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli is a Principal Engineer (Construction) in PETRONAS – Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T). Ir. Roslin has over 25 years working experience in Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore/Marine and Shipbuilding Projects in Malaysia and overseas including United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Sudan. His qualification is in Marine Technology Degree from UTM. He has a Professional Certificate in Management from Melbourne University, Australia.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Managing Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

October 25, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Dr. Lee Chee Hong .

Most metals used in the construction of facilities are subject to corrosion, much effort have been done by plant owners to minimize corrosion damages, with some corrosion issues are easier to resolve than others. This talk starts with a quick introduction to various forms of corrosion and their mitigation measures performed in the industries. Subsequently the focus will be turned toward the external corrosion occurred on pipe & equipment underneath jacketed insulation, or more commonly known as Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). The discussion of this subject begins with the description of CUI mechanism in hot, cold and intermittent services for both open and closed systems, with the points of entry for the corrosive substances, CUI initiation and susceptible areas are suggested. As CUI commenced, the extent of the damage is driven by various factors; including the atmospheric and operating conditions, material of construction, insulation and coating systems.

Dr. Lee Chee Hong received his Degree in 1999 and Master of Chemical Engineering from the University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in 2001 while his PhD degree in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the Corrosion and Protection Centre, University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK in 2006.

Dr. Lee is currently a lead corrosion engineer with Synergy and has been involved in corrosion and material engineering of the past 15 years; his responsibilities include corrosion risk assessment, failure analysis and materials selection; providing proactive corrosion mitigation solutions and addressing corrosion-related issues, primarily for energy and chemical industries.

Dr. Lee is also an adjunct lecturer at the Centre of Corrosion Research UTP since 2012. He is the immediate past chair of NACE Corrosion Society Founding Malaysia Section and Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) Corrosion Committee.
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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: A Critical Thinking Journey

October 24, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 14th and 15th November 2017. It is worth 10.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud and Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran. I would prefer the title, “Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are.”

During this course, we will be introduced to what is critical thinking. We will practice some of the important skills of critical thinking, and apply those to understand current problems, belief systems and ethical positions. You will learn to appraise information and influences, discuss topics intelligently and construct well-reasoned arguments. This course will focus on group discussion and written analysis.

Ir. Al-Khairi Mohd Daud P.Eng, PEM, C Eng, CPSI, MIEM, MMEPA, MMSQH, REEM has nearly 25 years of engineering experience in both project and maintenance of various plants and facilities such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants, petrochemical and oleo chemical plants, manufacturing, high end R&D and medical centre facilities. Amongst his accomplishment was the development, testing & commissioning and operation of InventQjaya Sdn Bhd, an advance research facilities in Cyberjaya and Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (PCMC) a 300-bed hospital owned by PETRONAS. Due to this experience, Ir Al-Khairi has been appointed as certified surveyor and trainer with Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH). He has contributed to the drafting of MSQH standard 5th Edition 2016. He is also being appointed to Medical Device Authority (MDA) competencies expert panels, authorized engineer and trainer on Medical Gas Piping System (MGPS). In energy efficiency, Ir Al-Khairi is the country expert for ASEAN Energy Management Accreditation Scheme (AEMAS) where he is the chief assessor and trainer for the program. He is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) with NRPA, USA.

Ir. 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, Ir. 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 delivered many projects successfully collaborating with vendors and subcontractors alike.

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