March 10, 2016
My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 31st MAY, 2016. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at (wait for it) Hilton PJ. 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.
September 8, 2015
Tentang ‘Seven Sisters’:
Dunai hari ini (2005) adalah amat berlainan. 30 tahun dulu, minyak dan gas merupakan domain beberapa syarikat minyak, iaitu “The Seven Sisters.” Apabila PETRONAS ditubuhkan, kami sebagai pekerja-pekerja yang diambil berkhidmat, secara tidak langsung, mejadi orang-orang yang paling aktif tentang industri minyak dan gas. Jadi, kami dipertanggungjawabkan dengan perundingan-perundingan yang perlu dibuat. Selain itu, apabila bos telah memanggil anda dan berkata, “kamu pergi laksanakannya,”anda akan berkata, “baik, tuan!” Anda tidak boleh berkata, “maaf tuan, saya tidak tahu bagaimana.”
Wish my staff were as enthusiastic for the bleeding edge.
Visit here and buy books so I have some spending money. I expect you to buy the whole set of 4.
May 3, 2016
Have a read, and comment. Kudos for someone making a list.
Dateline 2016-03-14, Cilisos (yes):
For most of us, Petronas is just another Malaysian GLC – one that we see every day, and possibly even give business to on a regular basis – same la… like Unifi, or Tenaga Nasional.
However, you don’t see your former PM geting booted off the board on those other companies.
In fact, Petronas has been in the news recently for cutting 1000 staff, and needing to borrow money! But aside from being Malaysia’s only oil and gas company, what makes Petronas so special, and so important to Malaysians? As we started exploring, we realised one thing – there’s ALOT we don’t know about Petronas, and we should. Why? Because it supplies around 30% of our GDP. Yep. One company pays for 30% (some even say 40%) of Malaysia.
If that blew your mind, wait till you see what else we found out…
May 2, 2016
Happy short week, week. 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.
- I’m looking for jobs for 3Q2016. Send me your POs.
- Nothing in the papers this week.
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
May 1, 2016
In case you have been asleep the past month.
Dateline 2016-03-11, Reuters:
Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad post as advisor to the national oil and gas firm Petronas has been terminated, a statement from the Prime Minister’s office said on Friday.
“The Cabinet decided that, since Tun Mahathir is no longer supporting the current Government, he should no longer hold any position related to the Government,” the statement said.
Mahathir joined hands with several opposition leaders last week to sign a “Citizen’s Declaration”, calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak’s resignation.
Mahathir, Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister, took on an advisory role at Petronas after stepping down in 2003.
April 30, 2016
Dateline 2016-03-10, Malay Mail Online:
Fares for land public transport such as buses and taxis are not dictated by world oil prices even though the latter had been declining of late.
Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said petrol and diesel contributed merely 10 per cent towards the operating costs of companies providing public transport services.
“There are other influencing elements, such as the goods and services tax (GST) imposed on vehicle spare parts.
“Aside from that, the companies have to bear with higher insurance premiums and fluctuating foreign exchange rates,” he told a press conference here today.
April 29, 2016
It better. Out of curiosity, how does MIDA ‘approve’ O&G manufacturing projects?
Dateline 2016-03-10, Malaysian Digest:
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is optimistic of the outlook for the oil and gas (O&G) sector, especially for downstream activities.
“We have seen the downturn.. Based on the market indication and the stabilisation of oil prices now, we think there will be more prospects in the industry,” Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Datuk N. Rajendran told reporters after presenting the Malaysia Book of Records certificate to Upstream Downstream Process & Services Sdn Bhd (UDPS).
The company was recognised by Malaysia Book of Records as the first Malaysian oil and gas company to obtain the MS 1000:2014 Shariah-based quality management system.
Last year, MIDA approved 13 O&G manufacturing projects, worth RM203.7 million, and facilitated three services projects, valued at RM3.7 billion, as well as, three Domestic Investment Strategic Fund projects worth RM84.3 million.
April 28, 2016
Dateline 2016-03-07, Rigzone:
Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) announced Monday that the company’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility officially received its name, marking another milestone for Malaysia’s national oil and gas corporation in the global LNG business arena on March 4.
The PFLNG SATU was named at a ceremony held by PETRONAS, together with its strategic partners Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) and Technip, at the DSME shipyard here in Okpo, South Korea.
PETRONAS’ President and Group CEO, Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said that the floating LNG facility signified a breakthrough achievement not only for the company but also for Malaysia.