About Us


A Leading Partner of Choice in Oil & Gas Technical Learning and Certification



To develop technical competencies for safe, efficient and responsible exploitation of hydrocarbon resources

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 transformed with the launch of the integrated Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) on 27 March 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.

The UDTP is supported by six academies (Exploration & Production, Electrical, Mechanical & Inspection, Instrumentation, Process & Analytical and Health Safety & Environment) complete with practical workshops and advanced equipment. Among the advanced equipment is the 120-metre Pigging Test Loop, the first of its kind in the world, which allows for intelligent pigging operations and simulation of stuck pig scenarios. Another is the Liquid Metering Training Skid, which enables different types of measurements for importation and exportation of liquids. There is also a Drilling Academy with a land rig and a drilling simulator which enhances INSTEP’s capability as an integrated oil and gas training centre.

With comprehensive support facilities for learners which include classrooms, residences, resource centre, multi-purpose halls, auditorium, cafeterias, mosque and excellent sports facilities, INSTEP provides a wholesome experience to its learners.

One of INSTEP’s strengths lies in the customisation of learning programmes according to customers’ needs. Its flagship programme, Petroleum Technology Programme-1, has accreditations from BTEC and OPITO, making INSTEP graduates globally marketable. The instructors are also BTEC certified assessors and verifiers. INSTEP also offers Bridging, Professional Development and Competency Based Assessment & Certification programmes.

INSTEP is proud to have won four international awards, namely the Global Getenergy 2016 Award as Education & Training Provider of the Year, OPITO Employers Award 2015 in committing to a safe and competent workforce, Pearson Centre of Excellence 2015 and BTEC Outstanding Centre of Excellence 2015. INSTEP’s accomplishments in May 2016 are conferment of IECEx 12th Recognized Training Provider in the world and obtaining ISO9001:2008 certification. INSTEP also won the Human Resource Minister Award 2014 as Best Training Provider in Malaysia.

To learn more about us, you may view or download our:
- Corporate Profile


Please find our Quality Policy here:

- INSTEP Quality Policy