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.
October 9, 2015
We look forward to backyard nuc reactors. When’s that cold fusion floodgate gonna open? BTW, Wolfram Alpha says we consume 118.5 billion kWh/yr.
Dateline 2015-09-10, Bernama:
Malaysia Nuclear Power Corp (MNPC) will finalise its public opinion survey on nuclear as an energy resource and to complete the report by year-end.
MNPC Director, Nuclear Power Programme Development, Jamal Khaer Ibrahim, said the survey found that over 70 per cent of its 2,400 respondents were uncertain about the viability of the new resource.
“We will embark on the public communication exercise and conduct it continuously,” he told reporters on the sidelines of Second Nuclear Energy and Opportunities in the Nuclear Supply Chain Seminar 2015 here today.
Earlier, he presented a paper on the Economic Transformation Programme and the need for diversification of energy resources.
The government set up the MNPC in 2011 to implement a nuclear energy programme, with the delivery of a two-gigawatt power plant.
October 8, 2015
I see the Star is milking one interview for more than one article.
Dateline 2015-09-05, The Star:
IF what former Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas says is true, then the oil and gas (O&G) industry has to go through a perilous three or even four years of low price environment before it sees the heady days of hitting dizzy heights of US$100 or more per barrel.
The industry veteran expects the price of oil to trade in the range of between US$45 and US$55 per barrel in the next few years based on the current fundamentals and dynamics surrounding the industry.
“Prices may go up to US$60 per barrel this is based on the current fundamentals and dynamics surrounding the industry,” he says.
October 7, 2015
As part of MOGEC duties, we were privillaged to meet Dato’ Wee Yiaw Hin at his offices.
October 6, 2015
This is a shout out for the IEM. The Chemical Engineering Technical Division (know as CETD to friends) will be having a pre-AGM talk on Saturday, 10rd October, 2015, presented by Mohd Rizal Mohd Tajuddin.
The talk is intended to provide an appreciation of past process safety incidents, identify the common underlying causes amongst the famous past process safety incidents, the lessons that have and can further be learnt, barriers that have hindered opportunities to prevent repeat events and suggested enablers to incorporate lessons into the heart of engineering.
As for the speaker:
Mohd Rizal Mohd Tajuddin is a Technical Safety Engineer with almost fifteen (15+) years of working experience, in both engineering and operations. He has worked on diverse projects in chemical industries, petrochemical industries, water treatment facilities, onshore and offshore facilities locally and internationally. He was trained as a Technical Safety cum Process Safety Engineer with PLC International, Worley Parsons, PETROFAC and PETRONAS. He was the Technical Safety Specialist of Upstream HSE, PETRONAS. He has been working with various projects starting from conceptual stage until handover and follow on to Operation and Maintenance phases with various Oil and Gas Operators BP, ExxonMobil, PETRONAS, SHELL, ConocoPhillips and Woodside. He has been seconded to various project offices including overseas assignment to Jakarta, Indonesia as well as Perth, Australia for ConocoPhillips and Woodside projects. His expertise include engineering safety, risk assessment and management, asset integrity and reliability.
You can register for the talk here. Also register for the AGM, please.
October 6, 2015
Dateline 2015-09-05, The Star:
IN January, Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas, the-then president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), received a picture of his son in school from his wife. He broke down, realising how much he had missed the child growing up.
“I broke down … where was I all these years?” asks the 63-year-old gangling oil industry veteran, who could easily be passed off for a Texan oil baron had he donned a “cowboy” hat.
The interview at MMC Corp Bhd’s office in the city is not far from his work address at the Petronas Twin Towers, where one has to pass through several layers of security checks before getting into a spacious room for a meeting with the top man who is responsible for the country’s only Fortune 500 company.
October 6, 2015
This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above seminar on Wednesday the 15th Oct, 2015 by Mr. Mohamad Razif Kemat, Mr. Yap Hong Hor, and Ir. Look Keman Sahari.
This Workshop will be a series of Courses on the Application of Explosives in mining, quarrying and Construction industries tailored to the engineers and other professionals such as Safety personnel who need to know how explosives are used safely and efficiently in rock blasting operation, mining, quarrying, and construction industries.
The Workshop will introduce the various types of explosives used in the commercial application and suitability of particular explosives for a particular application. The right choice of an initiation system, for example, will determine the degree of disturbance to the public and the potential complaints from them which may cause delays in a blasting project. This may also help the project manager to understand the proposal made by the consulting engineer or blasting engineer for a particular blasting project instead of just depend on blasting contractor’s proposal which purely focus on the cheapest costs.
The Workshop is also a good introduction to those who wish to learn about the productive use of explosives in our life. It includes lectures and demonstration of explosive products (dummy samples) used in our industries.As a result of fast pace development housing, business centres, factories etc are being built near existing structures. Development within city areas for examples requires firm foundation below the surface where underground space are also used as car parks, LRT stations, bus station etc. Excavation of underground space requires the removal of soil and also rocks. In both Selangor and Penang Island the need for building new houses for expanding population requires the cutting and levelling of hilly areas. All these require the use of explosives.
You can register here. Flyers may be obtained here.
October 5, 2015
If you have the cash, give me some.
Dateline 2015-09-02, TMI:
Oil and gas related stocks took a dive in the early trades today, as the crude oil futures resumed its downwards trend on fears of potential fresh supply from Iran post the sanctions lifting deal.
The global crude oil prices has been very volatile, which saw the benchmark index Brent crude price continue to weaken lately, after rebounding to US$60 (RM252) to US$70 per barrel in the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15).
At the point of writing, Brent Crude for October delivery was traded down 1.63% to US$48.75 per barrel, while US Crude lost 2.27% to US$44.38 per barrel. (Me: get current prices here)