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.


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.


IEM – CETD Design Competition Safety Seminar

December 12, 2012

Congratulations on those who kept awake during my seminar, which was held at UM on the 20th October, 2012.


BEM: Seminar Proposed Amendments To The Registration Of Engineers Act 1967

July 9, 2012

Be interested in the changes. Register here, and download the form here. Don’t forget to send me a finder’s fee.


BEM: Seminar Proposed Amendments To The Registration Of Engineers Act 1967

July 2, 2012

Be interested in the changes. Register here, and download the form here. Don’t forget to send me a finder’s fee.


Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

April 10, 2012

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 10th May, 2012. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 7 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.


Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

March 27, 2012

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 10th May, 2012. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 7 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.


IEM OGMTD – Drilling Seminar

August 20, 2009

The Oil, Gas and Mining Technical Division of the IEM hosted a one day ‘Drilling Engineering Overview’ seminar on August 5, 2009. It was conducted by Mr. Abdul Razak Yakob and held at the Wisma IEM, attracting 21 participants.

Razak started out with an icebreaking session with the participants, enquiring as to their backgrounds and what the participants wanted to get out of the course.

He then kicked off his seminar with an overall background to the topic. He described the differences between onshore and offshore drilling, and presented photos of various drilling rigs available in the market. He introduced the rig management structure, showing a slide summarizing the various personnel manning the drilling operations.

Razak then discussed the different mechanical parts that make up the drilling equipment, whether on the rig floor or the support peripherals. Among the different equipment that were described was the Christmas tree, drill bit, drilling fluids, casing and cementing. An introduction to interpretation of logging results formed a part of the seminar, giving the participants a taste of analyzing well data. To provide some feel as to the information technology involved in drilling, the software suites used for data management, engineering and facilities integration was shown.

He then moved on to describe the well life cycle stages, which is construction, implementation, analysis and improvement.

Razak introduced the participants to the economical side of the operations, showing some shocking numbers. He then scared the living daylights out of us by providing some insight into the hazards associated with drilling.

Directional drilling was the next topic of the day.

A quick overview of drilling analysis was provided.  Participants were reminded of their undergraduate statics courses, where force balances, and torque plays an important part of the analysis.

Casing design was touched upon. This section covered the types of casing integrated into a well, and design considerations.  The importance of a correct cement job was discussed, as well as the analytical tests  to ensure the cement has the correct properties for the job.

Last but not least was more detail into the drilling fluids, and the required properties for different types of jobs.

The participants were from a mix, covering well grounded engineers who wanted to network and share experiences, to water wellbore engineers looking to see how different types of drilling technologies may be applicable to similar circumstances. And it is always a delight to see Razak in full flow.