IEM Shout Out – Full-Day HAZOP Training For Team Members – A Practical Approach

September 28, 2014

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day seminar on the 20th November, 2014. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. Since I’m giving it, I expect hoards will have to be turned away at the gates. And it’s a big room, so I need to fill the seats.

A Hazard and Operability study is a formal and systematic and detailed examination of the process and engineering intentions of new or existing facilities which assesses the hazard potential and effects on the facility as a whole when operation is outside of the design envelope, or individual items of equipment malfunction.

This course is designed to educate participants in the HAZOP process from the perspective of a HAZOP team member. It is meant to provide both instruction and workshop sessions so that the participants:

  • Are familiar with the concept of ‘risk’
  • Are familiar with the theory behind HAZOP
  • Are familiar with the actual HAZOP workshop process
  • Have expectations as to what the HAZOP will (and won’t provide)
  • Understand what deliverables can be expected from a HAZOP
  • Have the opportunity to participate in HAZOP exercise in a safe environment
  • Opportunity to share HAZOP experiences

At the end of the session, the participants should:

  • Understand the responsibilities of all parties in the HAZOP
  • Have experience in a HAZOP session.
  • Understand the outcomes from a HAZOP session

Wata has 19 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations.

Register here, or download the form here.

Extract from “Young Turks” – Carigali

September 7, 2014

Formation of Carigali:

Carigali was formed in 1978. This is how PETRONAS spent the money collected from the multinational oil companies, after paying taxes and dividends to the government of course

Visit here and buy books so I have some spending money.

UPKO tells PETRONAS to stay out

November 1, 2014

Yeah, PETRONAS. I’d set up some more security around Menara PETRONAS, in case there are ‘untold incidents’. Or move Menara further into the suburbs.

Dateline 2014-08-14, Free Malaysia Today:

The United Pasok Momogun KadazanDusunMurut Organisation (Upko), which recently urged the federal government to hand over its five per cent oil royalty to the Sabah government has come up with new demands.

The party now wants Petronas, the national corporation, to confine itself to the peninsula if it can’t meet a 20 per cent oil royalty demand by Sabah.

It also wants the National Petroleum Advisory Council, provided under Clause (5) of the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA), to be set up as soon as possible.

Reach Energy whets investor appetite for Malaysian SPACs

October 31, 2014

Dateline 2014-08-15, Malay Mail:

Reach Energy Bhd, set up by veterans in Malaysia’s oil and gas industry, made its market debut in Kuala Lumpur today after completing the country’s largest-ever initial public offering by a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

The RM750 million (US$236.44 million) IPO exceeded the initial share sales by other local SPACs such as Sona Petroleum Bhd and Cliq Energy Bhd, which raised between US$100 million and US$150 million last year.

Petrovietnam eyes stake in Murphy Oil’s Malaysian assets

October 30, 2014

Dateline 2014-08-14, Reuters:

Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp’s Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said.

The state oil company’s bid comes as Vietnam, the third largest holder of crude oil reserves in Asia, seeks to reverse a steady decline in its oil output over the past decade. Murphy Oil and other U.S. oil companies are reducing overseas holdings as oil and gas exploration prospects improve at home.


IEM Shout Out – Course on Corrosion Control of Steel Structures by Cathodic Protection

October 30, 2014

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the one day course by Mr. Kang Kim Ang and Engr. Ong Wei Rex on the 28th  November, 2014 at 9am.

Cathodic protection (CP) is one of few most widely applied corrosion protection methods. It has been successfully used to overcome corrosion and extension of service life of structures. The course is aimed to provide the understanding of principle of CP, techniques of CP survey and measurements and interpretation of CP survey data.The course will introduce you to the following topics:

  • Principle of Cathodic Protection
  • Type of Cathodic Protection
  • Criteria of Cathodic Protection
  • Electrical Measurement for Cathodic Protection System
  • Special Cathodic Protection Survey Techniques

Mr. Kang Kim Ang, MSc. Corrosion (UMIST. U.K.),Dip. Materials Engineering (TARC), C.Eng., FIMM, Micorr, a Chartered Engineer registered with Engineering Council, UK and the Corrosion Specialist and Cathodic Protection Specialist accredited by National Association of Corrosion Engineer (NACE), USA and Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM).

Engr. Ong Wei Rex, M.Eng. Mechanical (UTM), B.Eng. Mechanical (Material) Engineering (UTM), Cathodic Protection Specialist by National Association of Corrosion Engineer (NACE), USA and CP Technologist Level 2 accredited by Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM).  Eng Ong is a Graduate Member of IEM.  He is also an active committee member of the Chemical Engineering Technical Division.

You may register for the event here, and download the flyer here.

Kerteh Airport

October 29, 2014

When was the last time you were here? We miss you, and please collect your handphones from storage.

Petronas awards Petrofac USD 500m RAPID refinery contract in Malaysia

October 28, 2014

Gotta get in bed with Petrofac E&C. But weren’t they disbanded, and sucked into Petrofac-RNZ? Dateline 2014-08-13, Oil & Gas Technology:

Petrofac has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract by PRPC Refinery and Cracker Sdn. Bhd. a subsidiary under the Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) group, Malaysia’s national oil and gas company; for a refinery package in Petronas’ Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia

Petronas awards Petrofac USD 500m RAPID refinery contract in Malaysia

Located in Pengerang, within the state of Johor, Malaysia; Petronas’ RAPID project is by far the largest liquid-based green-field downstream undertaking in Malaysia

Worth more than USD 500m, the competitively tendered lump-sum EPCC scope of work includes three sulphur recovery units, two amine regeneration units, two sour water stripping units, a liquid sulphur storage units and a sulphur solidification package unit.


IEM Shout Out – 2 Day Course on Course on Asset Management Standards and Assessments

October 28, 2014

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the two day course by Ir. Al-Khairi on the 8th  and 9th December, 2014 at 9am.

The main aims of this course are to:

  • Introduce participants to the concepts, practices and application of asset management and their implications for the optimized management of physical assets;
  • Provide an overview of PAS 55 /iSO55000 requirements for physical asset management and how these apply to the organisation;
  • Review options and good industry practice for asset management planning and for implementation of optimized plans over asset life cycles;
  • Show how these can be integrated with a business management system to align with other requirements including management system standards, relevant specifications and regulatory requirements;
  • Learn how to do good asset auditing and assessment programme.

Ir. Al-Khairi has 20 years of experience in research, cement, oil and gas, petrochemical, oleo chemicals industries and health care facilities. He has gained various experiences in design, construction, testing and commissioning, operate and maintain facilities and plants from various multinational companies both abroad and locally. He has served in various roles as engineers and manager to the plant and facilities.

You may register for the event here, and download the flyer here.


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