IEM Shout Out – 2019-01 Talk on “Offshore Drilling Rig Operations”

December 31, 2018

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 12th Jan 2019. It is worth XX CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The talk will be presented by Ir. Razak Yakob.

And here I thought, the most important equipment is the drilling engineer.

The most important equipment required in a drilling operation is a drilling rig.  Drilling in offshore environment makes it more expensive and complex with much higher risk.  In this talk, you will be introduced to the different types of drilling rigs used for offshore drilling operations.  Each rig type is specific for a limited drilling operation, environment and local market condition.  Selecting a rig requires understanding of both technical and commercial requirements.  In addition, the talk shall also be covering the various major equipment you can find on the rig.

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 multinationals and local companies. 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.  Razak is the Deputy Chairman for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division and an IEM Council Member.

Register here, or download the form here.


IGL Training – 2018-05 Introduction to Drilling Engineering and Operations

April 11, 2018

IGL SERVICES SDN BHD is glad to invite you to take part in our training course that listed below:

Introduction to Drilling Engineering and Operations

Date:      9th & 10th May 2018

Trainer:  Ir Razak Yakob

Venue:    Hilton, Petaling Jaya

For Further Information & Registration: Visit 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.


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.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on Workplace Productivity: How to Get More of It

October 18, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 8th and 9th November 2017. It is worth 12 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob.  This sounds like a course where there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and that’s just the trainers.

At the end of the course participants will:
• Plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
• Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
• Handle crises effectively and quickly
• Organize your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
• Delegate more efficiently
• Use rituals to make your life run smoother
• Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

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.

Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob, PEng, MIEM, ACPE, ASEAN Eng 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, with core expertise in Drilling Engineering and 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 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.  Razak is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Two Day Course on Workplace Productivity: How to Get More of It

September 26, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a 2 day course on the 8th and 9th November 2017. It is worth 12 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Danaraj Chandrasegaran and Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob.  This sounds like a course where there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, and that’s just the trainers.

At the end of the course participants will:
• Plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
• Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
• Handle crises effectively and quickly
• Organize your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
• Delegate more efficiently
• Use rituals to make your life run smoother
• Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

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.

Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob, PEng, MIEM, ACPE, ASEAN Eng 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, with core expertise in Drilling Engineering and 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 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.  Razak is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division.

Register here, or download the form here.


IGL – Directors’ Presentation Series 2017-03 – FDP

May 10, 2017

Ir. Abdul Razak Yakob presented a talk on Field Development Plans (FDP)at IGL offices. Friends and associates were invited to turn up. A whole from East101 was there.

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