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.

Signing Of Training Agreement INSTEP Commitment To Enriching Bruneians’ Lives

14 September 2019 marks a major milestone achieved for both Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Brunei Fertiliser Industries (BFI) at Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong, Brunei. The state-owned BFI inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate Bruneians’ human capital development in supporting the operations and maintenance of Brunei’s new ammonia & urea plant. 

Present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Brunei’s Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy. The agreement was signed by INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim, and BFI Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed S Baderkhan. This signing ceremony signifies the start of cooperation in the area of technical training and capability building for operations & maintenance of Brunei’s urea & ammonia plant. 

Operations and Maintenance Training Agreement was signed between INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim (second right), and BFI Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed S. Baderkhan (second left) in the presence of Brunei’s Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah (middle).

Prior to this project coming onstream in 2021, 149 learners will undergo 6-month customised training programme in five trades, namely Operations, Laboratory, Mechanical (Static & Rotating), Electrical, and Instrumentation. Upon successful completion of the training programme, the learners will be awarded full-time employment with BFI before the company commences its operations.

BFI learners were excitedly anticipating to embark on their transformational learning experience at INSTEP starting from Oct 2019 onwards!

As part of Brunei’s effort to diversify economy through expanding value creation of the oil & gas industry, this project is one of the two largest downstream oil & gas projects in Brunei. Once operational, the plant will produce 2,200 tonnes of ammonia and 3,900 tonnes of urea every day using the large natural gas reserves to help create high-quality nitrogen fertiliser for export. 

BFI delegates were amazed by the world class facilities at INSTEP during the campus tour.

Embracing our winning aspiration – “A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future,” INSTEP is trusted to play its vital role in developing human capital to operate their asset in Brunei. Through this strategic partnership, INSTEP is committed in accelerating competency development through experiential learning, collaboratively with ASEAN Bintulu Fertiliser (ABF), PETRONAS Fertiliser Kedah (PFK) and Sabah Ammonia Urea (SAMUR), to prepare competent workforce, enriching lives for a sustainable future.

14 September 2019 marks a major milestone achieved for both Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Brunei Fertiliser Industries (BFI) at Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong, Brunei. The state-owned BFI inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate Bruneians’ human capital development in supporting the operations and maintenance of Brunei’s new ammonia & urea plant. 

Present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Brunei’s Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy. The agreement was signed by INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim, and BFI Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed S Baderkhan. This signing ceremony signifies the start of cooperation in the area of technical training and capability building for operations & maintenance of Brunei’s urea & ammonia plant. 

Operations and Maintenance Training Agreement was signed between INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim (second right), and BFI Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed S. Baderkhan (second left) in the presence of Brunei’s Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah (middle).

Prior to this project coming onstream in 2021, 149 learners will undergo 6-month customised training programme in five trades, namely Operations, Laboratory, Mechanical (Static & Rotating), Electrical, and Instrumentation. Upon successful completion of the training programme, the learners will be awarded full-time employment with BFI before the company commences its operations.

BFI learners were excitedly anticipating to embark on their transformational learning experience at INSTEP starting from Oct 2019 onwards!

As part of Brunei’s effort to diversify economy through expanding value creation of the oil & gas industry, this project is one of the two largest downstream oil & gas projects in Brunei. Once operational, the plant will produce 2,200 tonnes of ammonia and 3,900 tonnes of urea every day using the large natural gas reserves to help create high-quality nitrogen fertiliser for export. 

BFI delegates were amazed by the world class facilities at INSTEP during the campus tour.

Embracing our winning aspiration – “A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future,” INSTEP is trusted to play its vital role in developing human capital to operate their asset in Brunei. Through this strategic partnership, INSTEP is committed in accelerating competency development through experiential learning, collaboratively with ASEAN Bintulu Fertiliser (ABF), PETRONAS Fertiliser Kedah (PFK) and Sabah Ammonia Urea (SAMUR), to prepare competent workforce, enriching lives for a sustainable future.

INSTEP Strengthens Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries

Anchoring on our Statement of Purpose – “A progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, 29 August 2019 witnessed the successful completion of Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2019, with 10 learners coming from different corners of the world: Ghana, Laos, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, and Brunei. 

Through MTCP, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) becomes part of the commitment of the Malaysian Government in promoting technical cooperation among developing countries, strengthening regional & sub-regional cooperation, and nurturing collective self-reliance among developing countries. Since its inception in 1980, more than 33,000 participants from 144 recipient countries have benefited from various programmes offered by INSTEP.

Flying from the distant corners of the world, they were excited to embark on a transformational learning experience at INSTEP!

This time around, the basic training for Plant Operation programme was designed for learners who have minimal knowledge of plant operation and to provide industry specific knowledge and technical gap closure through exposure to upstream & downstream industries, and plant operations. Utilising face-to-face learning in classroom, hands-on training at practical workshops, and On-the-Job Training at Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP), INSTEP blended learning approach, coupled with its state-of-the-art facilities and certified instructors have provided learners with experiential learning to accelerate their competency development.

(Top left) Learners underwent theoretical learning at classroom. (Top right) Briefing by instructors at Central Control Room. (Bottom) Learners striking cool pose in front of UDTP after completing On-the-Job Training.

Besides enriching their technical knowledge, a series of exciting activities were lined up for them to embrace wholesome learning experience through having a taste of Malaysian’s local attractions and culture. During the weekends, they enjoyed a dip in the pristine water of Redang Island, swimming alongside schools of fish and turtles, immersing in the beauty of Terengganu. They were awed by the majestic PETRONAS Twin Towers and drowned in the city’s hustle and bustle.

(Left) Learners enjoyed snorkeling at Redang Island, Terengganu. (Right) One of the learners waved Malaysian flag at KLCC Skybridge.

This 2-week learning experience was truly memorable for the learners as they experienced a rich flavour of oil & gas training and Malaysian culture & attractions. The trust on INSTEP as Malaysia’s preferred technical solutions partner continues as we welcome another batch of MTCP learners next year, empowering talents of tomorrow for a sustainable future.

Anchoring on our Statement of Purpose – “A progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, 29 August 2019 witnessed the successful completion of Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2019, with 10 learners coming from different corners of the world: Ghana, Laos, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, and Brunei. 

Through MTCP, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) becomes part of the commitment of the Malaysian Government in promoting technical cooperation among developing countries, strengthening regional & sub-regional cooperation, and nurturing collective self-reliance among developing countries. Since its inception in 1980, more than 33,000 participants from 144 recipient countries have benefited from various programmes offered by INSTEP.

Flying from the distant corners of the world, they were excited to embark on a transformational learning experience at INSTEP!

This time around, the basic training for Plant Operation programme was designed for learners who have minimal knowledge of plant operation and to provide industry specific knowledge and technical gap closure through exposure to upstream & downstream industries, and plant operations. Utilising face-to-face learning in classroom, hands-on training at practical workshops, and On-the-Job Training at Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP), INSTEP blended learning approach, coupled with its state-of-the-art facilities and certified instructors have provided learners with experiential learning to accelerate their competency development.

(Top left) Learners underwent theoretical learning at classroom. (Top right) Briefing by instructors at Central Control Room. (Bottom) Learners striking cool pose in front of UDTP after completing On-the-Job Training.

Besides enriching their technical knowledge, a series of exciting activities were lined up for them to embrace wholesome learning experience through having a taste of Malaysian’s local attractions and culture. During the weekends, they enjoyed a dip in the pristine water of Redang Island, swimming alongside schools of fish and turtles, immersing in the beauty of Terengganu. They were awed by the majestic PETRONAS Twin Towers and drowned in the city’s hustle and bustle.

(Left) Learners enjoyed snorkeling at Redang Island, Terengganu. (Right) One of the learners waved Malaysian flag at KLCC Skybridge.

This 2-week learning experience was truly memorable for the learners as they experienced a rich flavour of oil & gas training and Malaysian culture & attractions. The trust on INSTEP as Malaysia’s preferred technical solutions partner continues as we welcome another batch of MTCP learners next year, empowering talents of tomorrow for a sustainable future.

INSTEP – SARAWAK PETCHEM MoU Exchange: A Start To Enriching Lives For A Sustainable Future

11 June 2019 marks a major milestone achieved for both INSTEP and Sarawak Petchem. The state-owned Sarawak Petchem inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate human capital development in supporting the operation and maintenance of Sarawak Methanol Plant in Bintulu. This would also maximise the recruitment of local talents, so as to support the growth of Malaysia’s oil & gas industry, particularly in Sarawak.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and Sarawak Petchem Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr.) Haji Abdul Aziz. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exchange between both parties signifies the start of cooperation in the area of technical training and capability building for new engineers & technicians for operation & maintenance of Sarawak Methanol Plant. Prior to this project coming onstream in 2022, two potential intakes, comprising of 120 technicians and operators, will be sent for a one-year training programme at INSTEP as early as 2020.

A moment to be cherished signifies major milestone achieved by both INSTEP and Sarawak Petchem.

Dr. Haji Muhammad Abdullah Haji Zaidel, Director-in-Charge of Sarawak Petchem, in his opening remarks, highlighted that “This agreement is instrumental to the success of the nation, as more young Sarawak talents will be developed through experiential learning at INSTEP, anchored on INSTEP world class facilities, qualified & industry-experienced instructors, as well as internationally accredited training programmes.” 

According to him, this agreement marked another milestone achieved, following an agreement signed with PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd (PCML) in Dec 2018, as Sarawak is one step closer in realising its goal of expanding their downstream business in the oil & gas industry, particularly in petrochemical products. 

Sarawak Petchem delegates were amazed by the world class facilities at INSTEP during the campus tour.

PETRONAS through its technical training arm, INSTEP, will play its vital role in developing human capital to operate their asset in Sarawak. Through this strategic partnership, INSTEP, as a progressive solutions partner, is committed in accelerating competency development through experiential learning to prepare competent workforce, enriching lives for a sustainable future.

11 June 2019 marks a major milestone achieved for both INSTEP and Sarawak Petchem. The state-owned Sarawak Petchem inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate human capital development in supporting the operation and maintenance of Sarawak Methanol Plant in Bintulu. This would also maximise the recruitment of local talents, so as to support the growth of Malaysia’s oil & gas industry, particularly in Sarawak.

The signatories for the agreement were INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and Sarawak Petchem Chairman, Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr.) Haji Abdul Aziz. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exchange between both parties signifies the start of cooperation in the area of technical training and capability building for new engineers & technicians for operation & maintenance of Sarawak Methanol Plant. Prior to this project coming onstream in 2022, two potential intakes, comprising of 120 technicians and operators, will be sent for a one-year training programme at INSTEP as early as 2020.

A moment to be cherished signifies major milestone achieved by both INSTEP and Sarawak Petchem.

Dr. Haji Muhammad Abdullah Haji Zaidel, Director-in-Charge of Sarawak Petchem, in his opening remarks, highlighted that “This agreement is instrumental to the success of the nation, as more young Sarawak talents will be developed through experiential learning at INSTEP, anchored on INSTEP world class facilities, qualified & industry-experienced instructors, as well as internationally accredited training programmes.” 

According to him, this agreement marked another milestone achieved, following an agreement signed with PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd (PCML) in Dec 2018, as Sarawak is one step closer in realising its goal of expanding their downstream business in the oil & gas industry, particularly in petrochemical products. 

Sarawak Petchem delegates were amazed by the world class facilities at INSTEP during the campus tour.

PETRONAS through its technical training arm, INSTEP, will play its vital role in developing human capital to operate their asset in Sarawak. Through this strategic partnership, INSTEP, as a progressive solutions partner, is committed in accelerating competency development through experiential learning to prepare competent workforce, enriching lives for a sustainable future.

Customer Centricity At The Heart Of INSTEP-OGC Strategic Partnership

Customer Centricity, being the nucleus in strengthening ties with partners has seen the first batch of Oman Gas Company Salalah Liquefied Petroleum Gas (OGC SLPG) learners successfully completed their 8-week training programme at INSTEP, the technical training solutions partner. 

Learning milestone achieved. Inspirational and motivational speech each delivered by Idris Ibrahim, CEO, PTTSB (Left), and Batch Leader of OGC SLPG Batch 1 learners (Middle). Handover ceremony of the completion certificate from Idris Ibrahim to OGC SLPG Batch 1 learner (Right).

INSTEP is a strong learning partner to Oman by providing industry and technology driven customised learning solution to enrich the lives of Omanis. With the new LPG plant in Salalah, Oman which is planned to be commissioned in 2020, INSTEP has accelerated the competency development of 10 engineers in OGC SLPG Batch 1 through experiential learning. 

This milestone showcased Shared Success between businesses within PETRONAS: INSTEP and PGB. This collaborative training involved face-to-face learning in classroom, hands-on training at practical workshops, and OJT at Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) & Gas Processing Kertih (GPK). With the focused execution inculcated in such blended learning experience at 3 different learning environments: INSTEP, UDTP and GPK, this holistic understanding is instrumental to the development of the learners’ technical competencies and the Salalah project in Oman.

2-day training on Loading Arm Maintenance at Tanjung Sulong Export Terminal (TSET) .

OGC Management and learners conveyed their appreciation for INSTEP reliability as a capability caretaker partner and the strong relationship that culminates in shaping greater flexibilities and addressing changing needs. In his speech, En. Idris, CEO of INSTEP, reiterated the company’s purpose and commitment as a dedicated learning solutions partner with customer centricity continues to be at the core. The trust and confidence on INSTEP continues as another batch of learners from OGC SLPG will undergo similar training at INSTEP soon.

INSTEP is hopeful that strategic partnership such as this will pave way for greater collaboration and will push boundaries in being the leading partner of choice in oil & gas technical learning and certification.

Experiential learning. Face-to-face learning in classroom (Upper left). Loading Arm Maintenance training at TSET (Upper right). Hands-on activities at practical workshops (Bottom).

Acknowledgment from OGC SLPG Batch 1 learners of their learning experience! 

Customer Centricity, being the nucleus in strengthening ties with partners has seen the first batch of Oman Gas Company Salalah Liquefied Petroleum Gas (OGC SLPG) learners successfully completed their 8-week training programme at INSTEP, the technical training solutions partner. 

Learning milestone achieved. Inspirational and motivational speech each delivered by Idris Ibrahim, CEO, PTTSB (Left), and Batch Leader of OGC SLPG Batch 1 learners (Middle). Handover ceremony of the completion certificate from Idris Ibrahim to OGC SLPG Batch 1 learner (Right).

INSTEP is a strong learning partner to Oman by providing industry and technology driven customised learning solution to enrich the lives of Omanis. With the new LPG plant in Salalah, Oman which is planned to be commissioned in 2020, INSTEP has accelerated the competency development of 10 engineers in OGC SLPG Batch 1 through experiential learning. 

This milestone showcased Shared Success between businesses within PETRONAS: INSTEP and PGB. This collaborative training involved face-to-face learning in classroom, hands-on training at practical workshops, and OJT at Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) & Gas Processing Kertih (GPK). With the focused execution inculcated in such blended learning experience at 3 different learning environments: INSTEP, UDTP and GPK, this holistic understanding is instrumental to the development of the learners’ technical competencies and the Salalah project in Oman.

2-day training on Loading Arm Maintenance at Tanjung Sulong Export Terminal (TSET) .

OGC Management and learners conveyed their appreciation for INSTEP reliability as a capability caretaker partner and the strong relationship that culminates in shaping greater flexibilities and addressing changing needs. In his speech, En. Idris, CEO of INSTEP, reiterated the company’s purpose and commitment as a dedicated learning solutions partner with customer centricity continues to be at the core. The trust and confidence on INSTEP continues as another batch of learners from OGC SLPG will undergo similar training at INSTEP soon.

INSTEP is hopeful that strategic partnership such as this will pave way for greater collaboration and will push boundaries in being the leading partner of choice in oil & gas technical learning and certification.

Experiential learning. Face-to-face learning in classroom (Upper left). Loading Arm Maintenance training at TSET (Upper right). Hands-on activities at practical workshops (Bottom).

Acknowledgment from OGC SLPG Batch 1 learners of their learning experience! 

INSTEP Empowers Oman’s Talents of Tomorrow through Smart Collaboration

INSTEP, PCOGD, PCMTBE and GPK/PGB adopted an enterprise outlook to meet Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) high demand training requirements.This collaboration showcased Shared Success among businesses within PETRONAS. 

INSTEP was awarded two contracts, namely EPC-1: Steam Cracker, Selective C4 Hydrogenation MTBE Butene-1 Recovery and Utility & Off-Site Units; and EPC-3: Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) for the training of 139 fresh & experienced learners from June 2018 to February 2019.  

Commemorative Moments of Learning & Training Transformation Journey

This collaborative training involved a large group of learners to be attached for 3-6 weeks On-Job-Training (OJT) at PETRONAS plants, demanding close coordination with SMEs to minimise disruption to plant operations and ensuring safety.  This is the first time INSTEP is conducting training in Steam Cracker and required intensive module development in less than 2 months. 

Peer Coaching coupled with Supervision and Discussion in a Conducive Environment

A blended learning program was designed utilizing face-to-face learning in the classroom, hands-on training at practical workshops, experiential learning at INSTEP Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) and OJT at PETRONAS plants to progressively strengthen the learners’ competencies. 

INSTEP & PCOGD Team Making ORPIC Learners Feel at Home Away from Home
Cheerful learner during EPC-1 Certification Presentation by INSTEP & ORPIC Management

A graduation ceremony was held in Sohar, Oman for the EPC-1 learners on 13 February 2019.  ORPIC Management and learners conveyed their appreciation to PETRONAS & INSTEP for the wholesome learning experience in Terengganu, Malaysia.  Moving forward, INSTEP aims to strengthen its partnership with ORPIC & OGC while reaching out to other clients in the Middle East for the greater good of PETRONAS and the industry. 

INSTEP, PCOGD, PCMTBE and GPK/PGB adopted an enterprise outlook to meet Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC) high demand training requirements.This collaboration showcased Shared Success among businesses within PETRONAS. 

INSTEP was awarded two contracts, namely EPC-1: Steam Cracker, Selective C4 Hydrogenation MTBE Butene-1 Recovery and Utility & Off-Site Units; and EPC-3: Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) for the training of 139 fresh & experienced learners from June 2018 to February 2019.  

Commemorative Moments of Learning & Training Transformation Journey

This collaborative training involved a large group of learners to be attached for 3-6 weeks On-Job-Training (OJT) at PETRONAS plants, demanding close coordination with SMEs to minimise disruption to plant operations and ensuring safety.  This is the first time INSTEP is conducting training in Steam Cracker and required intensive module development in less than 2 months. 

Peer Coaching coupled with Supervision and Discussion in a Conducive Environment

A blended learning program was designed utilizing face-to-face learning in the classroom, hands-on training at practical workshops, experiential learning at INSTEP Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) and OJT at PETRONAS plants to progressively strengthen the learners’ competencies. 

INSTEP & PCOGD Team Making ORPIC Learners Feel at Home Away from Home
Cheerful learner during EPC-1 Certification Presentation by INSTEP & ORPIC Management

A graduation ceremony was held in Sohar, Oman for the EPC-1 learners on 13 February 2019.  ORPIC Management and learners conveyed their appreciation to PETRONAS & INSTEP for the wholesome learning experience in Terengganu, Malaysia.  Moving forward, INSTEP aims to strengthen its partnership with ORPIC & OGC while reaching out to other clients in the Middle East for the greater good of PETRONAS and the industry. 

INSTEP Builds Ties with UMP

PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) on 12 April 2018 at UMP Campus to mark a significant step forward in combining the expertise of academia and industry to add value to UMP’s Masters in Process Plant Operation. INSTEP will provide a 10-day training programme at its state-of-the-art Training Plant to expose the students in hands-on training and experiential learning to complement their classroom and laboratory activities. This agreement is yet another milestone in PETRONAS and INSTEP unwavering effort towards producing a skilled workforce for the oil & gas industry.  

Both PTTSB and UMP have agreed on several areas of collaboration, including capability development and training programmes, and competency assessment and management.

Speaking at the event, Professor Dato’ Sri Ts. Dr. Daing Mohd Nasir Bin Ibrahim, Vice Chancellor UMP, said that PTTSB is undoubtedly the right strategic partner for UMP. He expressed, “The university’s ability to seal strategic partnerships with companies of credibility and reputation like PTTSB will certainly strengthen public trust towards UMP’s marque and quality as a higher education institution”.

Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO, PTTSB, expressed his confidence that “this joint effort will have a positive impact on the branding of both institutions”.

INSTEP’s collaboration with UMP commenced in February 2017, with a training programme Chemical Plant Operation Familiarization for 10 UMP lecturers at INSTEP’s Training Plant, to provide exposure in an industrial working environment. The programme was well received by the participants.  

Moving forward, both UMP and INSTEP are confident of further training opportunities between the two learning institutions in human capital development.

PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) on 12 April 2018 at UMP Campus to mark a significant step forward in combining the expertise of academia and industry to add value to UMP’s Masters in Process Plant Operation. INSTEP will provide a 10-day training programme at its state-of-the-art Training Plant to expose the students in hands-on training and experiential learning to complement their classroom and laboratory activities. This agreement is yet another milestone in PETRONAS and INSTEP unwavering effort towards producing a skilled workforce for the oil & gas industry.  

Both PTTSB and UMP have agreed on several areas of collaboration, including capability development and training programmes, and competency assessment and management.

Speaking at the event, Professor Dato’ Sri Ts. Dr. Daing Mohd Nasir Bin Ibrahim, Vice Chancellor UMP, said that PTTSB is undoubtedly the right strategic partner for UMP. He expressed, “The university’s ability to seal strategic partnerships with companies of credibility and reputation like PTTSB will certainly strengthen public trust towards UMP’s marque and quality as a higher education institution”.

Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO, PTTSB, expressed his confidence that “this joint effort will have a positive impact on the branding of both institutions”.

INSTEP’s collaboration with UMP commenced in February 2017, with a training programme Chemical Plant Operation Familiarization for 10 UMP lecturers at INSTEP’s Training Plant, to provide exposure in an industrial working environment. The programme was well received by the participants.  

Moving forward, both UMP and INSTEP are confident of further training opportunities between the two learning institutions in human capital development.

INSTEP Signs Strategic Partnership with MOGSC

PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) signed a Collaboration Agreement with Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) on 13 February 2018 at the Malaysian Petroleum Club. The ceremony was graced by Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, SVP Group Human Resource Management PETRONAS and Chairman, Board of Directors PTTSB.

The Agreement marks a value-adding strategic alliance for both MOGSC and INSTEP, whereby MOGSC would provide the platform to create brand awareness and market INSTEP’s offerings to its 500 plus members. In return, INSTEP will provide the required quality learning solutions using its state-of-the-art facilities and competent instructors.

Speaking at the event, Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, said “The value of this synergy was evident to MOGSC and INSTEP right from the onset when Ir Megat Zariman, Vice President MOGSC, brought 26 of their members to visit INSTEP last year.  The industry players were impressed with INSTEP’s facilities and offerings, as “Seeing is Believing“.

Pn Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha, in her speech, added “This Collaboration marks a starting point for development of joint courses which I hope will be launched soon for the benefit of the industry.  It is MOGSC’s objective to promote the capabilities of our members and to develop the competency of their workforce.

Pn Sharifah Zaida was an active participant in INSTEP Experiential Business Networking event last October, which was attended by 44 international delegates from 29 companies.

Both INSTEP and MOGSC expressed their confidence that this alliance will be a catalyst for more training and human capital development to support PETRONAS unwavering efforts to produce a skilled workforce for the local oil & gas industry.

PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) signed a Collaboration Agreement with Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) on 13 February 2018 at the Malaysian Petroleum Club. The ceremony was graced by Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, SVP Group Human Resource Management PETRONAS and Chairman, Board of Directors PTTSB.

The Agreement marks a value-adding strategic alliance for both MOGSC and INSTEP, whereby MOGSC would provide the platform to create brand awareness and market INSTEP’s offerings to its 500 plus members. In return, INSTEP will provide the required quality learning solutions using its state-of-the-art facilities and competent instructors.

Speaking at the event, Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, said “The value of this synergy was evident to MOGSC and INSTEP right from the onset when Ir Megat Zariman, Vice President MOGSC, brought 26 of their members to visit INSTEP last year.  The industry players were impressed with INSTEP’s facilities and offerings, as “Seeing is Believing“.

Pn Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha, in her speech, added “This Collaboration marks a starting point for development of joint courses which I hope will be launched soon for the benefit of the industry.  It is MOGSC’s objective to promote the capabilities of our members and to develop the competency of their workforce.

Pn Sharifah Zaida was an active participant in INSTEP Experiential Business Networking event last October, which was attended by 44 international delegates from 29 companies.

Both INSTEP and MOGSC expressed their confidence that this alliance will be a catalyst for more training and human capital development to support PETRONAS unwavering efforts to produce a skilled workforce for the local oil & gas industry.

New Year Shared Success Collaboration

​The beginning of the year 2018 marks the collaboration between Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC) with the Industrial Training Attachment (ITA) programme. Established in 2011, KTC is a learning institution built by PETRONAS to equip the youths of Sabah with the necessary skills and qualifications in building their capability in the oil and gas industry.

With the spirit of Nurture Trust and Focused Execution, En. Moh Ariffin Bin Abd Ahaling, Head of KTC mentioned his plan in the Q3 Sabah Regional Business Council Meeting (SRBC) that was held in KTC on 10th October 2017. The objective is to direct all the Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) final year trainees to the PETRONAS facilities for their ITA.

PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Chairman, SRBC Members, Secretariat and KTC Trainees

The meeting was presided by Hj. M. Zaini B M. Yunus, PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Chairman and attended by all OPU Heads in Sabah and Labuan including Sabah Assets (SBA)’ Sabah Labuan Regional Office (SLRO), Group Health, Safety, Security, & Environment (GHSSE), Kimanis Power Plant (KPP), PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB), PETRONAS Chemical Methanol Sdn Bhd (PCMSB), PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and PETROSAINS.

PETRONAS Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT)

This is an annual programme in which the trainees are sent to PETRONAS Facilities to do their ITA and complete their DKM, as required by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran Malaysia (JPK). This five (5) month ITA is conducted at Sabah Assets (SOGT & Offshore), Kimanis Power Plant (KPP), PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB) and PETRONAS Chemical Methanol Sdn Bhd (PCMSB). The Shared Success of this ITA is an outcome of all OPUs cultural beliefs of Own It and collaboration for the greater good of PETRONAS.

PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB)
PETRONAS Chemicals Methanol Sdn Bhd (PCMSB)
Kimanis Power Plant (KPP)

​The beginning of the year 2018 marks the collaboration between Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC) with the Industrial Training Attachment (ITA) programme. Established in 2011, KTC is a learning institution built by PETRONAS to equip the youths of Sabah with the necessary skills and qualifications in building their capability in the oil and gas industry.

With the spirit of Nurture Trust and Focused Execution, En. Moh Ariffin Bin Abd Ahaling, Head of KTC mentioned his plan in the Q3 Sabah Regional Business Council Meeting (SRBC) that was held in KTC on 10th October 2017. The objective is to direct all the Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) final year trainees to the PETRONAS facilities for their ITA.

PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Chairman, SRBC Members, Secretariat and KTC Trainees

The meeting was presided by Hj. M. Zaini B M. Yunus, PETRONAS Sabah and Labuan Chairman and attended by all OPU Heads in Sabah and Labuan including Sabah Assets (SBA)’ Sabah Labuan Regional Office (SLRO), Group Health, Safety, Security, & Environment (GHSSE), Kimanis Power Plant (KPP), PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB), PETRONAS Chemical Methanol Sdn Bhd (PCMSB), PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad and PETROSAINS.

PETRONAS Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT)

This is an annual programme in which the trainees are sent to PETRONAS Facilities to do their ITA and complete their DKM, as required by Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran Malaysia (JPK). This five (5) month ITA is conducted at Sabah Assets (SOGT & Offshore), Kimanis Power Plant (KPP), PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB) and PETRONAS Chemical Methanol Sdn Bhd (PCMSB). The Shared Success of this ITA is an outcome of all OPUs cultural beliefs of Own It and collaboration for the greater good of PETRONAS.

PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd (PCFSSB)
PETRONAS Chemicals Methanol Sdn Bhd (PCMSB)
Kimanis Power Plant (KPP)