Petikan dari “Pantang di Cabar” – Munculnya PETRONAS Dagangan

April 19, 2015

Tiada lagi sekatan bagi jualan … Sekiranya mereka heret kolam renang untuk dipenuhkan (dengan disel atau minyak tanah) berikan (Rastam Hadi, 1979)

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


Malaysia’s PETRONAS unwavering in its LNG ambitions.

April 21, 2015

Dateline 2015-03-06, Interfax:

Petronas’s first quarterly loss and the bearish outlook for the oil and gas market do not appear to have curtailed the Malaysian NOC’s plans to add to its LNG portfolio, following the announcement of new investments and reassurances major projects will not be affected by spending cuts.

Petronas lost MYR 7.3 billion ($2 billion) in Q4 2014 as a result of significant impairments from the fall in crude oil prices and a 6.9% year-on-year decline in revenue.

The loss is expected to herald a lean period, with reduced earnings and spending. Petronas confirmed at a press briefing in Kuala Lumpur last week that it planned to reduce its capital expenditure by 10% in 2015 and 15% in 2016.


Shout Out – One-Day Seminar On Drilling Engineering

April 21, 2015

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be  hosting a seminar on the 19th May, 2015. It’ll start at 9:00 and is worth 6.5 CPD hours, presented by Ir. Razak Yakob.

Ir. (you gotta stress the Ir.) Hj. (even worse, you gotta spell it out) Razak Yakob has been in the oil and gas industry for 19 years working for companies such as ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Talisman Energy, Petronas Carigali and EnQuest/Uzma Engineering. His core expertise is in Drilling Engineering with the working experience spans from development and exploration, technical support, training, finance and consultancy. As a consultant, he has worked in countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Algeria and others. Currently, he is an independent consultant. He was a graduate of Colorado School of Mines in the United States with a degree majoring in Petroleum Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Design.

Drilling discipline in the oil and gas industry tends to be seen as the hard-core engineering and operations in the hostile environment that many potential engineers avoid tapping into. This one-day overview course shall try to answer some of the questions that many people have, such as how is the drilling operations conducted, what is it like to be a drilling engineer and those jargons – what are they talking about? The design process explanation shall take you from the Conceptual Design, Detailed Design and Final Design stages. Some highlights of the course are designing the well trajectory, directional design, casing design, drilling fluids formulation, cementing formulation, perforation, securing and completing the well to ensure that production (oil & gas) reaches the surface safely. This course has been offered by IEM annually since 2008.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.


Saturday Star 2015-04-18– Job Opportunities

April 20, 2015

Happy IChemE Hazards AP Week. Meet me there, and take a selfie. Also, Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Or get the Young Turks series (all 4 books). Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me.

  • I say that when the design houses execute a mass firing campaign, the trade papers should pick it up. What say you, R?
  • Carigali Hess is looking for a Senior Reservoir Engineer, Senior Petroleum Engineer, Metering Engineer (Hello There), Senior Drilling Engineer, Petroleum Engineer. Send your exaggerations here,  with a detailed resume stating references, expected remuneration, contact telephone and email address, before 30th April, 2015.
  • An associate of mine is looking for a senior level instrument engineer, 10 years in the position (no, not position 23b, second variant). Send your CV to me. As per my Facebook posting, idiotic applications, straight to /dev/null.
  • An associate of mine is looking for a technical safety part-time adviser. Needs to be needle sharp with respect to QRAs, and HSE safety cases. A calm demeanor to handle nonsensical questions from young engineers helps as well. Either that, or a drinking problem.
  • Hess is still looking for a measurement and allocation engineer (2 I believe). I saw that the ITB is still floating around. If you want me, you know where to find me. Not Celebrity Fitness, if you need a hint.

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? Go visit the mee bandung / asam pedas stall in front of the Petaling Jaya Police Station (don’t ask).

Seen the Episode VII new trailer? Ff you say “What is episode vii?”, I disown you.

Join the Star Wars Fever:

Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD), Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III (Blu-ray + DVD), Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars


Anniversary – Deepwater Horizon

April 20, 2015

Drilling Engineers never forget.


Tourism and O&G advantage for Labuan

April 19, 2015

Dateline 2015-03-02, Daily Express:

Oil and gas-related industries are proving a boon for Labuan in making it an attractive destination for investors.

With more than 120 local and international O&G players operating on the island, the sector will be developed further, says Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

He said to realise the objective – Labuan as an O&G hub –, the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Labuan campus had introduced a O&G preparatory programme.

The programme, he added, is preparation towards pursuing the newly-introduced Bachelor in Oil and Gas degree program at Universiti Malaysia Sabah Labuan International College (UMSKAL), in collaboration with Petronas.

The first intake of students commenced in February this year.


Malaysia’s Petronas Swings to First Quarterly Loss

April 18, 2015

How about stopping those 10 course dinners for foreign workers? And the 10 figure paychecks for the same, while you are at it, as part of asking contractors to reduce pricing by 30%. Redistribute the wealth to, I don’t know, using local workers for the TGAST construction?

Dateline 2015-02-27, TWSJ:

Malaysia’s national oil-and-gas company, Petroliam Nasional Bhd., or Petronas, on Friday said it would cut its investment plans by as much as 30 billion ringgit ($8.3 billion) in the next two years as the company reported its first-ever quarterly loss.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the company reported a net loss of 9.87 billion ringgit ($2.7 billion) compared with a profit of 9.58 billion ringgit a year ago. After including profit attributable to noncontrolling interests, the company reported a net loss of 7.27 billion ringgit for the quarter, compared with a profit of 12.76 billion ringgit a year ago.


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