Shout Out – One-Day Course on Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) 2016-11 Training For Workshop Participants

October 4, 2016

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day seminar on the 15th November, 2016. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Hilton Hotel. 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.

In the Layer of Protection methodology, a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) designed to eliminate the cause of a risk or minimize the consequence of an event. The expectation of the SIF’s reliability to perform upon demand must be defined so that it is designed appropriately. The Safety Integrity Level (SIL) study is a tool used this.

This full day course is designed to educate participants in the SIL process from the perspective of a SIL 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 and terminology behind Layers of Protection, SIS, SIF, SIL and LOPA
  • Are familiar with the different SIL methodologies: risk graph, risk matrix, LOPA.
  • Have expectations as to what the SIL workshop will (and won’t) provide.
  • Understand what deliverables can be expected from a SIL workshop.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in SIL exercise in a safe environment.Opportunity to share SIL experiences.

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

Register here, or download the form here.

Shout Out – MOGEC Golf Championship 2016/10

August 22, 2016

TL;DR – Join or sponsor, 29th October, 2016 (Saturday) please. I will be there-ish.

Hello and Good morning MOGEC members and friends ,

We are pleased to invite you to MOGEC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 at Mahkota Golf & Country Club, Kuantan.

It’s the time of the year again where all our members & friends take some time off and this time let’s head to Kuantan for some Par-Tee!

Attached are our golf flyer, registration form, sponsorship proposal & form for your review.

MOGEC appreciates your sponsorship and willingness to support this event.

Should you need further information and clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Hidayah / Khasmah at MOGEC for more details and sponsorship forms:

Sponsorship – How it Benefits You

Sponsorship Form

Registration Form


MOGEC Golf 2016-10-29

Extract from “The Will to Compete” – LPG

August 14, 2016

Thanks to you, the readers, I have sold out of Young Turks (plus my own personal autographed copy, anyone want to send that back to me?)

Dagangan had to incur huge capital investments in LPG Cylinders and in LPG Bottling Plant. As for the cylinders they could collect deposits from new consumers whilst the rest had to be depreciated against profit. At the beginning Cylinder turnaround was difficult to manage properly. Dagangan new cylinders can be used by others to market their LPG.

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

Sabah ideal Far East hub: CM

October 25, 2016

Dateline 2016-09-15, Daily Express:

Sabah has what it takes to attract investors, both locals and foreigners, in its vision to become the hub for the Far East, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

He said the State is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, rich biodiversity and is in a strategic location within a region of strong vibrant economies.

“Sabah is increasingly becoming an attractive destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) activities not just for the Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines – East Asean Growth Area (Bimp-Eaga) region but for other emerging markets in this region.

“With the completion of the Sabah International Convention Centre in a few years time, we can expect an increase in MICE activities in the city,” he said during the opening of the Sabah International Expo 2016 (SIE 2016) and welcoming dinner, here. His speech was delivered by Deputy Chief Minister cum Industrial Development Minister Datuk Raymond Tan.

Musa also said SIE is an important event for Sabah as “we continue to restructure and diversify our economy from merely depending on primary exports to one that focuses on the importance of adding value to products and services, and is knowledge-driven.”

Malaysian oil and gas hub materializes as Malikai nears production

October 23, 2016

Dateline 2016-09-12, Offshore:

Shell recently celebrated several major milestones for Malikai as it moves closer to entering production, when it will become the company’s second operated deepwater project in Malaysia after Gumusut-Kakap.

In June, the Technip-Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) joint venture (TMJV), contracted by Shell in February 2013, concluded onshore fabrication and commissioning operations. The 27,500-metric ton TLP then began its 1,400-km (870-mi) excursion from the MMHE West fabrication yard at Pasir Gudang in Peninsular Malaysia to the Malikai field, which lies in the South China Sea some 100 km (62 mi) off Sabah.

The TLP was transported by the Dockwise heavy-lift vessel White Marlin, according to fellow contractor InterMoor, which was responsible for the marine aspects of its float-off and tow.

These milestones behind it, a spokesperson for Shell based in Kuala Lumpur recently told Offshorethat it anticipates first oil in 2017.

SPG defends Sarawak Govt’s stand on petroleum rights

October 22, 2016

Dateline 2016-09-09, FMT:

Suarah Petroleum Group (SPG), a Sarawakian non-profit organisation, has come out in defence of the Sarawak State Government’s actions pertaining to Petronas’ operation in the state.

The group also stressed that Petronas must be penalised for work permit violations and that Peninsular Malaysian employees working on social visit passes must be deported immediately.

In a statement, SPG responded to Unimas political scientist Assoc Prof Andrew Aeria, who in a recent interview with BFM 89.9 raised questions over the targeting of Petronas by the State Government over the issue of 13 senior Sarawakian staff who had been retrenched and whether the matter had been blown out of proportion by the State Government.

Aeria, SPG said, had also accused state politicians on both sides of the divide of failing to raise the level of political discourse and instead engaging in jingoism.


Lee: Miri should be centre of oil and gas industry in Malaysia

October 21, 2016


Dateline 2016-09-08, Borneo Post:

Miri should be made the centre of oil and gas industry in the country because it is the birth place of the industry over 100 years ago.

Assistant Minister for Tourism Datuk Lee Kim Shin said it was high time Petronas acknowledged this fact and this was among issues that had to be addressed by the oil and gas company in order to be more practical.

“Sarawakians have the longest experience in the oil and gas industry in Malaysia; having been in the industry for over 100 years. This is a fact. Petronas must recognise the fact that the oil and gas industry started in Sarawak in 1910.

“The industry started in Miri, so it is only logical that Petronas gives more attention and focus on oil and gas development in Sarawak,” he said during the launch of Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd’s (OCSB) Rope Access Training Centre in Piasau yesterday.

Its president Datuk Nelson Balang Rining was also present.


INSTEP: Transforming the Landscape of Technical Learning, Certification

October 20, 2016

Dateline 2016-09-05, Rigzone:

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) is a state-of-the-art technical training institute owned by PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB). Established in 1981, INSTEP was set-up with the aim to accelerate human capital development to support the growth of PETRONAS as well as Malaysia’s oil & gas industry. Currently, the training institute also serves international clients from more than 15 countries as part of its aspiration to be “A Leading Partner of Choice in Oil and Gas Technical Learning and Certification”.

INSTEP’s learning experience and module offerings have since transformed with the launch of the integrated Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) on March 27, 2014, making a phenomenal shift in learning. Unlike a commercial plant, the UDTP, first of its kind in the world, simulates real plant scenario to enhance the competency of learners through hands-on training and experiential learning for safe, efficient and responsible exploitation of hydrocarbon resources.

Marketing Rounds – Backup Plan

October 19, 2016

If the oil & gas market tanks further, this may be a good backup plan, where I park this alongside my diving equipment van. And my tax optimization services van.

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For your convenience, the link to bookcafe is here.


More pressure on O&G players

October 18, 2016

Dateline 2016-09-05, NST:

MALAYSIA’S oil and gas (O&G) firms are expected to face fiercer competition in the long term even as they improve on cost efficiency  to remain resilient, said analysts.

Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd said O&G service players were facing limited tenders while having to deal with tighter cash flows, unutilised vessels and ballooning debt obligations.

“While we believe the industry is undergoing restructuring, which allows the fittest to survive, we observe that some players have collaborated to tender for jobs far beyond their core competence.