PTTSB Signs New Permit to Work (PTW) Programme Contract with PCSB

A virtual signing ceremony between PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) and Upstream HSSE, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) was held on 20 April 2021 to commemorate the continuation of PTTSB-PCSB strategic partnership in the delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) competency training programmes.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with UHSSE on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, in which INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes.

PTW is an essential HSSE training programme that certifies PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any inshore or offshore work which can be identified as potentially hazardous. However, the Movement Control Order (MCO) announced on 18 Mar 2020 had put all physical training on hold, including PTW programme delivery to all Upstream staff and contractors.

Realising the importance of PTW programme to ensure safety and operational excellence, INSTEP has swiftly collaborated with UHSSE to react to this unprecedented situation by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT).

The new PTW programme contract was signed by PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim, and Head of UHSSE, Datuk Joseph Podtung. This signifies the trust in INSTEP as a preferred solutions partner in technical training for UHSSE PCSB. 

(Left) Datuk Joseph Podtung and (Right) En. Idris Ibrahim meet virtually in this auspicious event.

‘The delivery of PTW training programme via VILT has enabled us to continue upskilling our technical workforce and we are pleased to see the work being carried out safely by the contractors and staff in day-to-day operations,’ said Datuk Joseph Podtung.

‘This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, in which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,’ said En. Idris. 

The singing between Datuk Joseph Podtung and En. Idris Ibrahim marks the official virtual delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

As learning and development is the core of our business, we always put Customer Focused in our way to continuously upskilling technical workforce virtually in the midst of pandemic crisis, because we care about your technical competencies.

A virtual signing ceremony between PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) and Upstream HSSE, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) was held on 20 April 2021 to commemorate the continuation of PTTSB-PCSB strategic partnership in the delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) competency training programmes.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with UHSSE on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, in which INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes.

PTW is an essential HSSE training programme that certifies PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any inshore or offshore work which can be identified as potentially hazardous. However, the Movement Control Order (MCO) announced on 18 Mar 2020 had put all physical training on hold, including PTW programme delivery to all Upstream staff and contractors.

Realising the importance of PTW programme to ensure safety and operational excellence, INSTEP has swiftly collaborated with UHSSE to react to this unprecedented situation by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT).

The new PTW programme contract was signed by PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim, and Head of UHSSE, Datuk Joseph Podtung. This signifies the trust in INSTEP as a preferred solutions partner in technical training for UHSSE PCSB. 

(Left) Datuk Joseph Podtung and (Right) En. Idris Ibrahim meet virtually in this auspicious event.

‘The delivery of PTW training programme via VILT has enabled us to continue upskilling our technical workforce and we are pleased to see the work being carried out safely by the contractors and staff in day-to-day operations,’ said Datuk Joseph Podtung.

‘This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, in which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,’ said En. Idris. 

The singing between Datuk Joseph Podtung and En. Idris Ibrahim marks the official virtual delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

As learning and development is the core of our business, we always put Customer Focused in our way to continuously upskilling technical workforce virtually in the midst of pandemic crisis, because we care about your technical competencies.

INSTEP and UTP Enter Joint Development Agreement in Augmented Reality Module Application

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) entered into a joint development agreement in developing an Augmented Reality (AR) application for INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). This AR application provides an interactive learning experience of the live training plant environment at UDTP, which simulates upstream and downstream plant scenarios, where learners get to interact with the real-world facilities or equipment via computer-generated perceptual information.

Present during the virtual signing ceremony on Tuesday were INSTEP’s Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and UTP’s Vice Chancellor Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib. This virtual signing ceremony witnessed the first ever collaboration forged between these learning solutions partners in bringing virtual learning, a step ahead by digitalising the physical learning facilities to enhance learners’ learning retention, especially amidst this unprecedented time when physical learning is restricted.

Representatives from INSTEP and UTP gathered virtually to commemorate the first such collaboration between both parties in enhancing virtual learning experience.

Through this partnership, INSTEP and UTP have jointly developed a pilot digital module app via the AR approach to complement the existing training modules related to INSTEP’s UDTP.

“In our efforts to constantly innovate our learning delivery and technology, this AR module app is one of our many more ‘Innovate Now’ initiatives that complement our existing Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and live demonstration to create enhanced experiential learning, and support our learners and customers to grow virtually,” said Idris.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim said, “This partnership is in tandem with PETRONAS’ initiatives of going digital and embracing digitalisation. The digitalisation of training contents will catalyse trainings to greater heights.  It also enhances the quality of our research, productivity as well as enables the extension and application of knowledge to address both local and global needs. This is in line with the University’s aspiration to enhance our distinctiveness and competitive advantage through our value propositions.” 

A glimpse of the user interface for the main landing page of the Augmented Reality module app on Single Stage Centrifugal Pump.

Established in 1981, INSTEP accelerates human capital development in the energy industry and has produced more than 130,000 competent technical workforce globally. The year 2021 marks INSTEP’s 40 years of contribution to building technical competencies and commitment in enriching the energy workforce towards a sustainable future.

UTP, which was founded in 1997, is one of the leading universities in the region.  It offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes as well as management and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Some 24 years on, the university has produced over 19,000 graduates from more than 60 countries and has become one of the main feeders within the region in producing competent talents and workforce.

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) entered into a joint development agreement in developing an Augmented Reality (AR) application for INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). This AR application provides an interactive learning experience of the live training plant environment at UDTP, which simulates upstream and downstream plant scenarios, where learners get to interact with the real-world facilities or equipment via computer-generated perceptual information.

Present during the virtual signing ceremony on Tuesday were INSTEP’s Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and UTP’s Vice Chancellor Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib. This virtual signing ceremony witnessed the first ever collaboration forged between these learning solutions partners in bringing virtual learning, a step ahead by digitalising the physical learning facilities to enhance learners’ learning retention, especially amidst this unprecedented time when physical learning is restricted.

Representatives from INSTEP and UTP gathered virtually to commemorate the first such collaboration between both parties in enhancing virtual learning experience.

Through this partnership, INSTEP and UTP have jointly developed a pilot digital module app via the AR approach to complement the existing training modules related to INSTEP’s UDTP.

“In our efforts to constantly innovate our learning delivery and technology, this AR module app is one of our many more ‘Innovate Now’ initiatives that complement our existing Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and live demonstration to create enhanced experiential learning, and support our learners and customers to grow virtually,” said Idris.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim said, “This partnership is in tandem with PETRONAS’ initiatives of going digital and embracing digitalisation. The digitalisation of training contents will catalyse trainings to greater heights.  It also enhances the quality of our research, productivity as well as enables the extension and application of knowledge to address both local and global needs. This is in line with the University’s aspiration to enhance our distinctiveness and competitive advantage through our value propositions.” 

A glimpse of the user interface for the main landing page of the Augmented Reality module app on Single Stage Centrifugal Pump.

Established in 1981, INSTEP accelerates human capital development in the energy industry and has produced more than 130,000 competent technical workforce globally. The year 2021 marks INSTEP’s 40 years of contribution to building technical competencies and commitment in enriching the energy workforce towards a sustainable future.

UTP, which was founded in 1997, is one of the leading universities in the region.  It offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes as well as management and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Some 24 years on, the university has produced over 19,000 graduates from more than 60 countries and has become one of the main feeders within the region in producing competent talents and workforce.

Innovate Now by Turning Physical Training Challenges into Virtual Winning Solutions

When the pandemic reached the Malaysian shores, Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced and came into effect on 18 March 2020. While many were scrambling to find ways to continue business, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) saw it as an opportunity.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with Upstream HSSE (UHSSE) on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, wherein INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for all PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes. PTW is an essential and basic HSSE training programme that certifies both PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any work, be it onshore or offshore. However, the restriction of physical training due to MCO halted the training programmes, including PTW, and hence putting the industrial safety and operational excellence at risk, when the personnel could not be certified and assignments were put on hold as well.

This was unthinkable to both the INSTEP and UHSSE teams, thus both parties immediately sprung into action by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT). All the arising issues and importance of PTW training programme were deliberated thoroughly with potential risks and consequences being assessed in supporting the ongoing operations and business demands. The outcome from the series of discussion led to the adaptation of PTW training modules into VILT delivery and was first piloted to several learners, instructors and observers to gather their feedback.

With PTW training programme now being delivered via VILT, that blends the best of interactive live classroom training and the convenient of virtual engagement with learners in online and offline activities, all staff and contractors have been successfully certified.

“Both parties continuously push the boundaries and explore innovative solutions during this unprecedented time to continuously upskill our workforce virtually via VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes,” proudly exclaimed Datuk Joseph Podtung, Head of UHSSE, who was impressed with the team’s courage to act. Bearing the concept of “progress over perfection”, VILT PTW was officially delivered to all PETRONAS staff and contractors since June 2020, and as of November 2020, about 1,700 learners have enrolled for VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes.

 “This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, who complimented the team’s enterprise mindset. A virtual signing ceremony was held on 3 December 2020 between INSTEP and UHSSE to officialise the virtual design and delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes moving forward.

As an addendum to the original agreement, this marks the official virtual design and delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

With Customer Focused at the core of our business, INSTEP remains committed and dedicated in continuously upskilling the technical workforce virtually in the midst of this unprecedented time, because we care about your technical competencies.

When the pandemic reached the Malaysian shores, Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced and came into effect on 18 March 2020. While many were scrambling to find ways to continue business, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) saw it as an opportunity.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with Upstream HSSE (UHSSE) on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, wherein INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for all PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes. PTW is an essential and basic HSSE training programme that certifies both PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any work, be it onshore or offshore. However, the restriction of physical training due to MCO halted the training programmes, including PTW, and hence putting the industrial safety and operational excellence at risk, when the personnel could not be certified and assignments were put on hold as well.

This was unthinkable to both the INSTEP and UHSSE teams, thus both parties immediately sprung into action by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT). All the arising issues and importance of PTW training programme were deliberated thoroughly with potential risks and consequences being assessed in supporting the ongoing operations and business demands. The outcome from the series of discussion led to the adaptation of PTW training modules into VILT delivery and was first piloted to several learners, instructors and observers to gather their feedback.

With PTW training programme now being delivered via VILT, that blends the best of interactive live classroom training and the convenient of virtual engagement with learners in online and offline activities, all staff and contractors have been successfully certified.

“Both parties continuously push the boundaries and explore innovative solutions during this unprecedented time to continuously upskill our workforce virtually via VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes,” proudly exclaimed Datuk Joseph Podtung, Head of UHSSE, who was impressed with the team’s courage to act. Bearing the concept of “progress over perfection”, VILT PTW was officially delivered to all PETRONAS staff and contractors since June 2020, and as of November 2020, about 1,700 learners have enrolled for VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes.

 “This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, who complimented the team’s enterprise mindset. A virtual signing ceremony was held on 3 December 2020 between INSTEP and UHSSE to officialise the virtual design and delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes moving forward.

As an addendum to the original agreement, this marks the official virtual design and delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

With Customer Focused at the core of our business, INSTEP remains committed and dedicated in continuously upskilling the technical workforce virtually in the midst of this unprecedented time, because we care about your technical competencies.

INSTEP Commitment to Supporting the First Refrigerated LPG Terminal in SEA

The first strategic partnership between INSTEP and GPS Klang Terminal.

The first strategic partnership between Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Global Petro Storage (GPS) Klang Terminal was realised when 15 learners were gathered on 9 August 2020, celebrating the commencement of GPS LPG, Storage & Terminal Technician Training Programme.

Earlier in March 2020, GPS Klang Terminal, the leader in independent storage and logistics, inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate the competency development of Storage and Terminal technicians in supporting the first independent refrigerated LPG terminal in Southeast Asia.

MoA signing between (top) PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim and (bottom) GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar.

Prior to this project coming onstream in early 2021, 15 learners will undergo the customised training programme from August to December 2020. Upon completion, the technicians will join the terminal operations, which has a capacity of 134,400 cubic meters, comprising of 2 refrigerated tanks and 4 pressurised bullets.

“INSTEP has the required world-class facilities, people and resources, and was even heavily involved in the selection of trainees to be enrolled in this training programme,” said Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar, GPS Klang Terminal Director.

PTTSB Head of Technical Learning Excellence, Mr. Kamarozaman (left) warmly welcomed the arrival of 15 GPS learners. GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar (right) expressed his excitement upon seeing the start of this training programme.

Aspiring to be a progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future, INSTEP is passionate about progress in transforming learning experience, supporting our customers and learners in realising “what could be” to “what is.”

15 GPS learners started their theoretical learning at classroom.
The first strategic partnership between INSTEP and GPS Klang Terminal.

The first strategic partnership between Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Global Petro Storage (GPS) Klang Terminal was realised when 15 learners were gathered on 9 August 2020, celebrating the commencement of GPS LPG, Storage & Terminal Technician Training Programme.

Earlier in March 2020, GPS Klang Terminal, the leader in independent storage and logistics, inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate the competency development of Storage and Terminal technicians in supporting the first independent refrigerated LPG terminal in Southeast Asia.

MoA signing between (top) PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim and (bottom) GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar.

Prior to this project coming onstream in early 2021, 15 learners will undergo the customised training programme from August to December 2020. Upon completion, the technicians will join the terminal operations, which has a capacity of 134,400 cubic meters, comprising of 2 refrigerated tanks and 4 pressurised bullets.

“INSTEP has the required world-class facilities, people and resources, and was even heavily involved in the selection of trainees to be enrolled in this training programme,” said Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar, GPS Klang Terminal Director.

PTTSB Head of Technical Learning Excellence, Mr. Kamarozaman (left) warmly welcomed the arrival of 15 GPS learners. GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar (right) expressed his excitement upon seeing the start of this training programme.

Aspiring to be a progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future, INSTEP is passionate about progress in transforming learning experience, supporting our customers and learners in realising “what could be” to “what is.”

15 GPS learners started their theoretical learning at classroom.

INSTEP As Technology Acceleration Enabler in PETRONAS 5G Project

Supporting PETRONAS growth strategy into digitalisation space, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has always supported the research & development of latest industry & technology solutions in the energy industry by capitalising on our world-class facilities and experienced industry experts. 

Working hand-in-hand with Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) team and PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd. (PRSB), INSTEP is honoured to be the first testing facility for 5G deployment in oil & gas industry through the 3-month feasibility study on remote controlling and monitoring of INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) Water System from PRSB via fibre optic, coupled with CCTVs, drones, head mounted, and AnyMal (platform robot). 5G project is one of PETRONAS oil & gas transformation and digitalisation initiative aiming to improve operation & production, implement remote monitoring and diagnostic, and improve workers’ safety and security.

INSTEP’s world-class facilities, in particular, UDTP, being the first-of-its-kind in the world, simulates real plant experiential learning to generate job-ready engineers & technicians. The real-world simulation of Upstream and Downstream plant scenarios in a safe environment has made UDTP a suitable testbed to test and pilot new & innovative technology deployment in safe operating conditions before the full commercial application. INSTEP is forever ready to support and accelerate PETRONAS Technology Readiness assessment by actively stepping up to play our role as the Technology Acceleration Enabler. 

Also present at the live demonstration were (left to right): Che Ahmad Tarmizi, Head of PETRONAS East Coast ; Dr. Nasir Darman, Chief Technology Officer of Group Research & Technology PD&T; Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn. Bhd.; Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); YB Ustaz Ahmad Shah Bin Muhamed, Deputy Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia; YB Ustaz Ariffin Bin Deraman, Chairperson of Tourism, Culture and Information Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dr. Haji Alias Bin Razak, Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Ir Saiful Azmi Suhaili, Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Utilities and Green Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council

Since 5G network is a key national infrastructure play for Malaysia in driving its economic growth to digital economy, PETRONAS’ 5G project has attracted the attention of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, and Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Their visit to INSTEP for live demonstration of 5G deployment has demonstrated their utmost concern and support for the 5G technology to be an enabler in propelling the nation’s digital transformation agenda moving forward.

“Nation’s pride” – the statement penned down by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

Supporting PETRONAS growth strategy into digitalisation space, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has always supported the research & development of latest industry & technology solutions in the energy industry by capitalising on our world-class facilities and experienced industry experts. 

Working hand-in-hand with Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) team and PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd. (PRSB), INSTEP is honoured to be the first testing facility for 5G deployment in oil & gas industry through the 3-month feasibility study on remote controlling and monitoring of INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) Water System from PRSB via fibre optic, coupled with CCTVs, drones, head mounted, and AnyMal (platform robot). 5G project is one of PETRONAS oil & gas transformation and digitalisation initiative aiming to improve operation & production, implement remote monitoring and diagnostic, and improve workers’ safety and security.

INSTEP’s world-class facilities, in particular, UDTP, being the first-of-its-kind in the world, simulates real plant experiential learning to generate job-ready engineers & technicians. The real-world simulation of Upstream and Downstream plant scenarios in a safe environment has made UDTP a suitable testbed to test and pilot new & innovative technology deployment in safe operating conditions before the full commercial application. INSTEP is forever ready to support and accelerate PETRONAS Technology Readiness assessment by actively stepping up to play our role as the Technology Acceleration Enabler. 

Also present at the live demonstration were (left to right): Che Ahmad Tarmizi, Head of PETRONAS East Coast ; Dr. Nasir Darman, Chief Technology Officer of Group Research & Technology PD&T; Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn. Bhd.; Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); YB Ustaz Ahmad Shah Bin Muhamed, Deputy Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia; YB Ustaz Ariffin Bin Deraman, Chairperson of Tourism, Culture and Information Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dr. Haji Alias Bin Razak, Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Ir Saiful Azmi Suhaili, Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Utilities and Green Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council

Since 5G network is a key national infrastructure play for Malaysia in driving its economic growth to digital economy, PETRONAS’ 5G project has attracted the attention of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, and Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Their visit to INSTEP for live demonstration of 5G deployment has demonstrated their utmost concern and support for the 5G technology to be an enabler in propelling the nation’s digital transformation agenda moving forward.

“Nation’s pride” – the statement penned down by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

INSTEP Enters An Agreement With Mubadala Petroleum

Recently, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Mubadala Petroleum signed a contract for INSTEP to perform Competency Assessments and Gap Closure Training for Mubadala Petroleum Production Operations Team of the Pegaga gas field development. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 for the Pegaga gas field development located offshore Malaysia. 

The contract outlines INSTEP’s role to gauge competency level and identify gaps for all Mubadala Petroleum offshore personnel, and identify the requirements for skill development as well as to conduct training on delivering safe and effective operations.

The Pegaga gas field development project is now in the construction and installation stage with first gas expected in 2021.

The signatories were PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim (second left) and President & Country Manager of Mubadala Petroleum, Mr. Stefano Raciti (second right), witnessed by INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales, Mr. M Asri Omar (left) and Legal Counsel of Mubadala Petroleum, Ms. Nurul Hasinah (right).
As a symbolic gesture from Mubadala Petroleum, the unique Pegaga juice was served to all guests after the signing.

Recently, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Mubadala Petroleum signed a contract for INSTEP to perform Competency Assessments and Gap Closure Training for Mubadala Petroleum Production Operations Team of the Pegaga gas field development. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 for the Pegaga gas field development located offshore Malaysia. 

The contract outlines INSTEP’s role to gauge competency level and identify gaps for all Mubadala Petroleum offshore personnel, and identify the requirements for skill development as well as to conduct training on delivering safe and effective operations.

The Pegaga gas field development project is now in the construction and installation stage with first gas expected in 2021.

The signatories were PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim (second left) and President & Country Manager of Mubadala Petroleum, Mr. Stefano Raciti (second right), witnessed by INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales, Mr. M Asri Omar (left) and Legal Counsel of Mubadala Petroleum, Ms. Nurul Hasinah (right).
As a symbolic gesture from Mubadala Petroleum, the unique Pegaga juice was served to all guests after the signing.

INSTEP Carved Another Milestone In West Africa!

Kicking start the new decade of 2020s strongly, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has added The Gambia to our belt of international clients, which makes The Gambia our second West African country following our strategic partnership with Senegal in July 2019. 

This significant milestone of INSTEP’s involvement in West Africa was carved when both parties signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of technical training programme in accelerating the human capital development of The Gambia.

(Left) MoU signing ceremony between GNPC and INSTEP; from left to right: Mr. Sarjo Sama, GNPC Assistant Manager Legal Affairs; Mrs. Isatou Auber-Faal, GNPC Deputy Managing Director; Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP CEO; Mr. M Asri Omar, INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales Division.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim and Deputy Managing Director of Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mrs. Isatou Auber-Faal. GNPC is the business arm of The Gambia government within the downstream petroleum sector, which operates through distributing petroleum products such as petrol, gasoil, car oil and related products. 

“This agreement signifies PETRONAS’ continuous involvement in West Africa and INSTEP is committed to being the solutions partner in empowering the local people’s capability,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP CEO. This cooperation between both parties covers the entire value chain of the oil & gas industry through delivering customised niche programmes that will build the local people’s technical competencies. This is in support of PETRONAS’ upstream ventures and potential growth in the region. 

(Top left) One of the GNPC delegates experienced Virtual Reality, which showcases INSTEP’s learning technology. (Top right) Prior to the physical visit, the delegates were brought around the campus through the Virtual Tour. (Bottom left) Campus tour to the Central Control Room. (Bottom right) The Gambian delegates were observing the programme implementation of INSTEP’s Bruneian learners.

Striving to achieve the feat of becoming a world-class National Oil Company, Mr. Bakery Jammeh, GNPC Vice Chairman of Board exclaimed that, “INSTEP is the partner of choice that we can place our trust and faith in capability building for GNPC.” 

Stepping into a new year, this first agreement demonstrates INSTEP’s undivided commitment in “enriching lives for a sustainable future,” through accelerating learners’ competency development to prepare fit for future workforce in this VUCA world. 

Kicking start the new decade of 2020s strongly, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has added The Gambia to our belt of international clients, which makes The Gambia our second West African country following our strategic partnership with Senegal in July 2019. 

This significant milestone of INSTEP’s involvement in West Africa was carved when both parties signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of technical training programme in accelerating the human capital development of The Gambia.

(Left) MoU signing ceremony between GNPC and INSTEP; from left to right: Mr. Sarjo Sama, GNPC Assistant Manager Legal Affairs; Mrs. Isatou Auber-Faal, GNPC Deputy Managing Director; Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP CEO; Mr. M Asri Omar, INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales Division.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim and Deputy Managing Director of Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mrs. Isatou Auber-Faal. GNPC is the business arm of The Gambia government within the downstream petroleum sector, which operates through distributing petroleum products such as petrol, gasoil, car oil and related products. 

“This agreement signifies PETRONAS’ continuous involvement in West Africa and INSTEP is committed to being the solutions partner in empowering the local people’s capability,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP CEO. This cooperation between both parties covers the entire value chain of the oil & gas industry through delivering customised niche programmes that will build the local people’s technical competencies. This is in support of PETRONAS’ upstream ventures and potential growth in the region. 

(Top left) One of the GNPC delegates experienced Virtual Reality, which showcases INSTEP’s learning technology. (Top right) Prior to the physical visit, the delegates were brought around the campus through the Virtual Tour. (Bottom left) Campus tour to the Central Control Room. (Bottom right) The Gambian delegates were observing the programme implementation of INSTEP’s Bruneian learners.

Striving to achieve the feat of becoming a world-class National Oil Company, Mr. Bakery Jammeh, GNPC Vice Chairman of Board exclaimed that, “INSTEP is the partner of choice that we can place our trust and faith in capability building for GNPC.” 

Stepping into a new year, this first agreement demonstrates INSTEP’s undivided commitment in “enriching lives for a sustainable future,” through accelerating learners’ competency development to prepare fit for future workforce in this VUCA world. 

Supporting PETRONAS Growth Agenda, INSTEP Enriches Gabonese’s Lives

MoA signing between PCGUSA and INSTEP towards realising one-year customised training programme for Gabonese learners.

Committed to being a solutions partner to talents in the energy industry and beyond, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) supports PETRONAS growth agenda in Gabon through accelerating competency development by providing experiential learning, supported by customised and industry-and-technology-driven learning solutions to develop fit-for-future Gabonese workforce, benefitting PETRONAS’ undertakings in the country. This significant milestone is witnessed when INSTEP signed training agreement with PETRONAS Carigali Gabon Upstream S.A (PCGUSA) towards realising one-year customised training programme for Gabonese learners.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales, Mr. M Asri Omar and Country Manager of PCGUSA, Mr. Meor Shahrin Mahmood. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between both parties signifies the start of strategic partnership and INSTEP commitment as PETRONAS’ technical training arm in accelerating technical competency of Gabon’s local talents.

Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and PCGUSA were impressed by the facilities at INSTEP.

In strengthening presence in Gabon, PETRONAS signed an agreement for two additional exploration permits and is the first company to sign an exploration and production contract in Gabon in five years. Gabon is seen as one of the key basins and countries in the global exploration portfolio, with large potential in deepwater area waiting to be unlocked. This venture signifies PETRONAS’ first ultra deepwater well, pioneering in exploration of pre-salt plays. The sweet success of this long-term partnership came when PCGUSA made a discovery in Block F14 (Likuale).

“PETRONAS is like a citizen company in Gabon, which helps to develop the local talents,” said Mr. Davy Thome Mboumba, Training Advisor, Gabon Ministry of Petroleum. He expressed his trust in INSTEP’s capability in delivering quality training programmes, and expected to see the Gabonese learners contribute significantly to Gabon and PETRONAS.

Mr. Davy Thome Mboumba (left) and Mr. Meor Shahrin Mahmood (right) delivered inspiring speeches during the Opening Ceremony of Customised Training Programme for Gabon.

As part of Production Sharing Contract commitment between PETRONAS and Gabonese government, 18 Gabonese learners from Directorate General of Hydrocarbons have been awarded scholarships to attend a one-year customised training programme, starting from Dec 2019. This programme comprises of 3-month English Communications, 3-month English Technical, 4-month Technical & Non-Technical, and 2-month On-the-Job Training. The training curriculum is customised according to the learners’ backgrounds, e.g.: engineering, geology, economy, and others.

“INSTEP is the perfect place to accelerate Gabonese’s human capital and in the coming five years, we expect to see more Gabonese working in the organisation, bringing back the wealth of knowledge, and applying it for the benefit of the industry and country,” exclaimed Mr. Meor, who is enthusiastically exploring the potential opportunity of sponsoring Gabonese for Degree or Masters programme.

Thumbs up for the start of this strategic partnership in enriching Gabonese’s lives for their sustainable future. Kudos to all who have put in tremendous effort in realising this!

This strategic partnership is a clear demonstration of Shared Success between PCGUSA, UTP and INSTEP, who come together as one PETRONAS, in transforming “what could be” to “what is.” Advocating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4.0 (ensures inclusive and equitable quality education while promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all), INSTEP will continue supporting in developing technical competency, preparing fit-for-future workforce and enriching lives for a sustainable future.

MoA signing between PCGUSA and INSTEP towards realising one-year customised training programme for Gabonese learners.

Committed to being a solutions partner to talents in the energy industry and beyond, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) supports PETRONAS growth agenda in Gabon through accelerating competency development by providing experiential learning, supported by customised and industry-and-technology-driven learning solutions to develop fit-for-future Gabonese workforce, benefitting PETRONAS’ undertakings in the country. This significant milestone is witnessed when INSTEP signed training agreement with PETRONAS Carigali Gabon Upstream S.A (PCGUSA) towards realising one-year customised training programme for Gabonese learners.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales, Mr. M Asri Omar and Country Manager of PCGUSA, Mr. Meor Shahrin Mahmood. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between both parties signifies the start of strategic partnership and INSTEP commitment as PETRONAS’ technical training arm in accelerating technical competency of Gabon’s local talents.

Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and PCGUSA were impressed by the facilities at INSTEP.

In strengthening presence in Gabon, PETRONAS signed an agreement for two additional exploration permits and is the first company to sign an exploration and production contract in Gabon in five years. Gabon is seen as one of the key basins and countries in the global exploration portfolio, with large potential in deepwater area waiting to be unlocked. This venture signifies PETRONAS’ first ultra deepwater well, pioneering in exploration of pre-salt plays. The sweet success of this long-term partnership came when PCGUSA made a discovery in Block F14 (Likuale).

“PETRONAS is like a citizen company in Gabon, which helps to develop the local talents,” said Mr. Davy Thome Mboumba, Training Advisor, Gabon Ministry of Petroleum. He expressed his trust in INSTEP’s capability in delivering quality training programmes, and expected to see the Gabonese learners contribute significantly to Gabon and PETRONAS.

Mr. Davy Thome Mboumba (left) and Mr. Meor Shahrin Mahmood (right) delivered inspiring speeches during the Opening Ceremony of Customised Training Programme for Gabon.

As part of Production Sharing Contract commitment between PETRONAS and Gabonese government, 18 Gabonese learners from Directorate General of Hydrocarbons have been awarded scholarships to attend a one-year customised training programme, starting from Dec 2019. This programme comprises of 3-month English Communications, 3-month English Technical, 4-month Technical & Non-Technical, and 2-month On-the-Job Training. The training curriculum is customised according to the learners’ backgrounds, e.g.: engineering, geology, economy, and others.

“INSTEP is the perfect place to accelerate Gabonese’s human capital and in the coming five years, we expect to see more Gabonese working in the organisation, bringing back the wealth of knowledge, and applying it for the benefit of the industry and country,” exclaimed Mr. Meor, who is enthusiastically exploring the potential opportunity of sponsoring Gabonese for Degree or Masters programme.

Thumbs up for the start of this strategic partnership in enriching Gabonese’s lives for their sustainable future. Kudos to all who have put in tremendous effort in realising this!

This strategic partnership is a clear demonstration of Shared Success between PCGUSA, UTP and INSTEP, who come together as one PETRONAS, in transforming “what could be” to “what is.” Advocating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4.0 (ensures inclusive and equitable quality education while promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all), INSTEP will continue supporting in developing technical competency, preparing fit-for-future workforce and enriching lives for a sustainable future.

INSTEP Opens Door To Enriching Korean’s Lives

Embracing our Statement of Purpose – “A progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) achieves yet another milestone when INSTEP signed training agreement with Ulsan College Korea.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and Ulsan College President, Dr. Heo Joengseok. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between both parties signifies the start of strategic partnership and INSTEP commitment in accelerating competency development through providing experiential learning experience to develop local talents of Korea in giving assurance to their sustainable future. 

Signing of training agreement between INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim (middle), and Ulsan College President, Dr. Heo Joengseok (left).

Ulsan College is a private college, which is financially supported and owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Currently the college has collaborated with a few other local universities for internship programmes, and other technical training programmes, especially in the area of chemical engineering.

In delivering our value of ‘industry & technology driven technical learning solution’, INSTEP will play its vital role to collaborate with Ulsan College in developing human capital and customising a training programme, which is in line with the curriculum of Ulsan College. Starting from Jan 2020 onwards, batches of Korean students from Ulsan College will be sent to INSTEP for Chemical Process & Operation training programme. 

“We were very impressed with our last visit to INSTEP, and that’s why we trust INSTEP as our solutions partner in developing Ulsan College graduates. We are looking into a prolonged strategic partnership, not only on Chemical Process & Operation, but also on other trades as well,” exclaimed Ulsan College President, Dr. Heo Joengseok, who was also immensely interested in INSTEP internationally accredited training programmes by OPITO, BTEC and IECEx.

The success of this strategic partnership will open door to enriching the energy workforce in Korea because Ulsan College graduates are highly marketable in the chemical industry. INSTEP, with its high spirit of customer centricity, is progressively charting the journey forward for technical learning & certification, preparing fit-for-future workforce and enriching lives for a sustainable future.

Embracing our Statement of Purpose – “A progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) achieves yet another milestone when INSTEP signed training agreement with Ulsan College Korea.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and Ulsan College President, Dr. Heo Joengseok. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between both parties signifies the start of strategic partnership and INSTEP commitment in accelerating competency development through providing experiential learning experience to develop local talents of Korea in giving assurance to their sustainable future. 

Signing of training agreement between INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim (middle), and Ulsan College President, Dr. Heo Joengseok (left).

Ulsan College is a private college, which is financially supported and owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Currently the college has collaborated with a few other local universities for internship programmes, and other technical training programmes, especially in the area of chemical engineering.

In delivering our value of ‘industry & technology driven technical learning solution’, INSTEP will play its vital role to collaborate with Ulsan College in developing human capital and customising a training programme, which is in line with the curriculum of Ulsan College. Starting from Jan 2020 onwards, batches of Korean students from Ulsan College will be sent to INSTEP for Chemical Process & Operation training programme. 

“We were very impressed with our last visit to INSTEP, and that’s why we trust INSTEP as our solutions partner in developing Ulsan College graduates. We are looking into a prolonged strategic partnership, not only on Chemical Process & Operation, but also on other trades as well,” exclaimed Ulsan College President, Dr. Heo Joengseok, who was also immensely interested in INSTEP internationally accredited training programmes by OPITO, BTEC and IECEx.

The success of this strategic partnership will open door to enriching the energy workforce in Korea because Ulsan College graduates are highly marketable in the chemical industry. INSTEP, with its high spirit of customer centricity, is progressively charting the journey forward for technical learning & certification, preparing fit-for-future workforce and enriching lives for a sustainable future.