Palm oil-based drilling fluid soon

November 26, 2016

Interesting. Where can I invest?

Dateline 2016-10-13, The Star:

A local oil and gas company is lending its industry expertise to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to develop what is believed to be the world’s first palm oil-based drilling fluid.

The collaboration between the university’s UTM-MPRC Institute for Oil and Gas, which is a recognised industrial centre of excellence, and Lekir Energy Sdn Bhd, is aimed at deve­loping the green technology from one of Malaysia’s natural resources and provide a more environmentally-friendly alternative.

UTM deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) Prof Dr Ahmad Fuzi Ismail said the revolutionary fluid would take up two to three years to develop with the complemen­ting efforts and expertise in renewable energy from both parties.


BEM – Visit to UTM

June 13, 2013

To encourage people to obey an Act of Parliament  and register with the BEM if their job involves the engineering arts, the BEM is rolling out a program to get graduates registered en mass.

Here are photos taken after our meeting with folks at UTM Skudai on March 29th, 2013. Keep in touch to see what happens next.




From the Star: Talisman Scholar Visits Offshore

December 3, 2009

Taken from the Star, dateline 2009-11-29

WORKING on an oil rig isn’t something many would relish, but Gan Hui Ling, 23, enjoyed her stay and made full use of her offshore experience.

Spending a week aboard the Bunga Raya Platform – located in the overlapping maritime zone of Malaysia and Vietnam – the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Bioprocess Chemical Engineering final-year student familiarised herself with the processes and equipment aboard the rig.

Though thankful that she wasn’t claustrophobic, Hui Ling’s only gripe was the rig’s limited space, which raised some accommodation problems.

Hui Ling says that the scholarship award gives her more motivation for her final year.

Her one week on the rig was part of her internship with Talisman Malaysia Limited, the national division of the oil and gas company from Calgary, Canada.

We hope that this inspires more lady engineers to break into oil and gas. Read ‘accomodation problems’ as ‘a four bunk room had to be emptied for one lady’, or have they changed policies offshore already?

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