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.


Malaysia’s Petronas says fire put out at LNG complex

August 31, 2016

Done and done.

Dateline 2016-07-30, Reuters:

Malaysia’s state-owned state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd said on Saturday that a fire occurred at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak.

The fire broke out at 0140 GMT at a transformer in the Bintulu LNG complex and was extinguished, a company statement said.

 


Malaysia’s Petronas company names new head in Azerbaijan

August 30, 2016

Is this the same ex-EPMI Hanafi Talib? Either way, we wish him the best in this life and the next.

Dateline 2016-07-27, Trend New Agency:

Hanafi Talib has been appointed the new head of Malaysia’s oil and gas company Petronas in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan’s Energy Ministry said July 27 that Hanafi Talib was presented to Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Natig Aliyev at the meeting with the delegation headed by Malaysia’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Dato’ Roslan Tan Sri Abdul Rahman.

During the meeting, Hanafi Talib expressed satisfaction with the current level of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Malaysia, including in the energy sector.

 

 


Shout Out – MOGEC Golf Championship 2016/10

August 30, 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


Saturday Star 2016-08-27– Job Opportunities

August 29, 2016

Selamat Hari Merdeka.

Donate to your favorite charity (me), buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (3 books until I can get YTP republished). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me, my camera dive case flooded, and I need a new replacement. Heck, if you want to send me a Canon 5D Mk III plus dive case, I will not say no.

  • A mate of mine is looking for a MD/EngMan type person to help run his engineering company (the main business is skid manufacturing). He can’t handle the work volume, so you know that his oil & gas company is bucking the trend, and has a bright future ahead. If I know you, send your CV’s to me. If I don’t know you, send your CV along anyway, but note I will contact your references. I am not getting a commission for this ad, you know.
  • I have a feeling that The Star isn’t the preferred O&G job recruitment portal now. I see more adverts via social media. What do you think, is it a step change that the papers need to embrace?
  • I’m looking for jobs for 4Q2016. Send me your POs.

Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

Food choice of the week? Any weight loss diet.

Let’s get a bit nostalgic with the book selection.

Wetter, Louder, Stickier: A Baby Blues Collection (Baby Blues Scrapbook), BBXX: Baby Blues: Decades 1 & 2, Bedlam


Petronas awards first production sharing contract for this year to 3 companies

August 28, 2016

Same topic as yesterday, a different slant on reporting, and an optimistic note.

Dateline 2016-07-22, Nikkei Asia Review:

Malaysia’s national oil company Petroliam Nasional, or Petronas, has awarded its first production sharing contract for 2016 to three oil companies to explore a hydrocarbon block off the Sarawak state.

Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production will operate the SK410B oil field with joint venture partner Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, Petronas said in a statement. PTT and the state-run KUFPEC will each hold a 42.5% stake in the block while Petronas will own the remainder 15% through a wholly owned unit.

“[The] signing not only marks Petronas’ first PSC award in 2016, but also welcomes PTT for their first operatorship in Malaysia,” said Petronas’ executive vice president for upstream Mohd Anuar Taib. “We are also pleased to collaborate with our long term partners, KUFPEC once again.”

IEM Shout Out – Talk on Applications of Forensic Metallurgy

August 27, 2016

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be having a talk on Saturday, 3rd September, 2016, presented by Ir. Qua.

A large proportion of engineering components are metal-based and they will occasionally fail. Identification of the root causes of failure is essential to prevent further occurrences. Accurate identification very often requires the application of metallurgical methods of examination – forensic metallurgy. A summary of four case studies are presented, as follows:

Case A: Gas Turbine blade fatigue failure.
Case B: Stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel.
Case C: CO2 corrosion of linepipe from oil well.
Case D: Arc erosion of babbitt bearings.

As for the speaker:

Ir. Qua retired from the Engineering Faculty UM in 1999 as an Associate Professor; his term was extended as a senior Research fellow to 2002, after which he joined TNB Research Sdn. Bhd. as a Consultant. He is now Technical Director of Profmetal Sdn. Bhd.

Ir. Qua’s specializes in Failure Analysis and metallurgical problems and currently has undertaken more than 400 cases over a wide range of industries. He has recently co-authored a book that includes his past cases, titled. “Applied Engineering Failure Analysis”, published by CRC Press. At present Ir. Qua’s activities has been enlarged to include RBI (risk based inspection) of high temperature boiler steels in power plants, in particular creep degradation and remaining life estimation.

You can register for the talk here and download the flyer here.


PTTEP wins rights to explore block in Malaysia

August 26, 2016

Dateline 2016-07-21, Bangkok Post:

PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has won the rights for exploration of an offshore petroleum resource block in Malaysia’s Sarawak state, according to the company’s chief executive Somporn Vongvuthipornchai.

He said the seismic survey and one exploration well would be conducted for the three-year exploration period.

PTTEP HK Offshore Ltd, a subsidiary of PTTEP; KUFPEC Malaysia and Petronas Carigali signed a production sharing contract with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) for the exploration of the Block SK410B.


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