Seven Countries United Under One Roof In INSTEP Cultural Night

With the theme of “Embracing Diversity and Enriching Lives in Unity,” Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) celebrated cultural diversity by organising a memorable event – ‘Cultural Night’. The event was truly a night to remember by many as the Sri Gelam Hall was flooded with colours of over 350 guests from different nationalities all around the world: Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Japan, Oman, Iraq, Brunei, and last but not least, Malaysia.

(Left) Dikir Barat performed by the local Sirat Astagina team had the night heated up. (Right) Louis from Senegal sang together with the local singer along with the Dikir Barat tempo.

Cultural Night was indeed a platform where the learners could unleash their creativity and talents as well as to serve the guests with extra knowledge and experience from different cultures. The night has brought many unforgettable experiences and wonderful memories as the audience was fed with not just delicious delicacies but with spectacular performances from Papuan New Guinea, Iraqi, Bruneian, and Senegalese learners who are currently pursuing their technical training at INSTEP.

Papuan New Guinea learners kick-started the night with a very energetic dance performance followed by a group of Iraqi learners enthusiastically performing the jubilant Chobi dance.

(Left) A group of Iraqi learners dancing energetically. (Right) Audience was hyped up with the intense match between the two fighters.

The event drew many attention when the Senegalese learners demonstrated a live wrestling match, which is an all-time-favourite sports back in their homeland. This was followed by an amazing ‘Jong Sarat’ dance performed by the Bruneian learners while another group of Iraqi learners sang a sentimental ‘Mawal’ song. The final performance of ‘Joget Pahang’ by a mixture of local and international learners even received a standing ovation as many learners danced along on the floor.

 (Left) A group of Bruneian learners gracefully danced to the tempo of the traditional music. (Right) Cheerful faces appeared on the local and international learners as they showcased the unity of several cultures in a single performance.

Adding more colours to the Cultural Night was the feast of many delicious delicacies ranging from an assortments of desserts, appetisers, and world cuisine recipes. Guests had the chance to experience different cuisines from different countries.

(Top left) INSTEP Head of Training Plant and Asset Management, Ir Abdol Salam highlighted on the purpose of Cultural Night which celebrated the multi-cultures in unity. (Top right) Thanks to all the performers who worked hard in making the Cultural Night a truly memorable night for everyone! (Bottom) Awards were given to the best male dress (left), best female dress (second from left), and best social media influencer (right).

During the welcoming remarks by Ir Abdol Salam, INSTEP Head of Training Plant and Asset Management, he mentioned that, “Learners do not just learn technical knowledge here at INSTEP, but we are a wholesome solutions partner that provides opportunity for learners to fully explore the beauty of Malaysia and blend into our culture and local community. This is the type of transformational learning experience that only INSTEP provides.”

Rallying to our winning aspiration – “A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future,” INSTEP has always contributed to supporting the local education and supply chain capacity building. This event is truly a demonstration of our brand promise in enriching the lives of energy workforce for a sustainable future.

INSTEP Cultural Night – a true demonstration of our brand promise in enriching the lives of energy workforce for a sustainable future.

 

Check out our media features here!

Sinar Harian: https://www.sinarharian.com.my/article/52987/EDISI/Terengganu/Majlis-Malam-Kebudayaan-INSTEP-erat-hubungan-antara-pelatih

Bernama:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqTcY5bSe5M

https://www.facebook.com/BernamaNewsChannel/videos/2965583160121721/

With the theme of “Embracing Diversity and Enriching Lives in Unity,” Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) celebrated cultural diversity by organising a memorable event – ‘Cultural Night’. The event was truly a night to remember by many as the Sri Gelam Hall was flooded with colours of over 350 guests from different nationalities all around the world: Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Japan, Oman, Iraq, Brunei, and last but not least, Malaysia.

(Left) Dikir Barat performed by the local Sirat Astagina team had the night heated up. (Right) Louis from Senegal sang together with the local singer along with the Dikir Barat tempo.

Cultural Night was indeed a platform where the learners could unleash their creativity and talents as well as to serve the guests with extra knowledge and experience from different cultures. The night has brought many unforgettable experiences and wonderful memories as the audience was fed with not just delicious delicacies but with spectacular performances from Papuan New Guinea, Iraqi, Bruneian, and Senegalese learners who are currently pursuing their technical training at INSTEP.

Papuan New Guinea learners kick-started the night with a very energetic dance performance followed by a group of Iraqi learners enthusiastically performing the jubilant Chobi dance.

(Left) A group of Iraqi learners dancing energetically. (Right) Audience was hyped up with the intense match between the two fighters.

The event drew many attention when the Senegalese learners demonstrated a live wrestling match, which is an all-time-favourite sports back in their homeland. This was followed by an amazing ‘Jong Sarat’ dance performed by the Bruneian learners while another group of Iraqi learners sang a sentimental ‘Mawal’ song. The final performance of ‘Joget Pahang’ by a mixture of local and international learners even received a standing ovation as many learners danced along on the floor.

 (Left) A group of Bruneian learners gracefully danced to the tempo of the traditional music. (Right) Cheerful faces appeared on the local and international learners as they showcased the unity of several cultures in a single performance.

Adding more colours to the Cultural Night was the feast of many delicious delicacies ranging from an assortments of desserts, appetisers, and world cuisine recipes. Guests had the chance to experience different cuisines from different countries.

(Top left) INSTEP Head of Training Plant and Asset Management, Ir Abdol Salam highlighted on the purpose of Cultural Night which celebrated the multi-cultures in unity. (Top right) Thanks to all the performers who worked hard in making the Cultural Night a truly memorable night for everyone! (Bottom) Awards were given to the best male dress (left), best female dress (second from left), and best social media influencer (right).

During the welcoming remarks by Ir Abdol Salam, INSTEP Head of Training Plant and Asset Management, he mentioned that, “Learners do not just learn technical knowledge here at INSTEP, but we are a wholesome solutions partner that provides opportunity for learners to fully explore the beauty of Malaysia and blend into our culture and local community. This is the type of transformational learning experience that only INSTEP provides.”

Rallying to our winning aspiration – “A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future,” INSTEP has always contributed to supporting the local education and supply chain capacity building. This event is truly a demonstration of our brand promise in enriching the lives of energy workforce for a sustainable future.

INSTEP Cultural Night – a true demonstration of our brand promise in enriching the lives of energy workforce for a sustainable future.

 

Check out our media features here!

Sinar Harian: https://www.sinarharian.com.my/article/52987/EDISI/Terengganu/Majlis-Malam-Kebudayaan-INSTEP-erat-hubungan-antara-pelatih

Bernama:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqTcY5bSe5M

https://www.facebook.com/BernamaNewsChannel/videos/2965583160121721/

INSTEP Won Localisation Award In Getenergy Global 2019

Embracing our Winning Aspiration – “A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future”, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has once again added one more success story to our belt through winning the Localisation Award in the recent Getenergy Global 2019 for our relentless effort and contribution in supporting the local education and technical competency building.

The Getenergy Global 2019 is a major networking and business forum in which invited delegates discuss some of the major education, training and localisation issues facing the world’s energy industry. This event marks a major milestone, not only for the future of the training and education for the global oil, gas and energy workforce, but also how that workforce will shape the fast-changing energy business.

INSTEP CEO, Idris Ibrahim was one of the invited speakers to deliver his expertise and insights in the “Opening Summit: Understanding the Changing Role of National VS International Training in Meeting the Requirements of the Oil & Gas Industry” and “Workshop 7: Innovation in Skills Development”. Joining him were oil & gas industry experts from all around the world.

Winning the Localisation Award is a substantiation that INSTEP has been progressively contributing towards the human capital development and nationalisation of local talents. Among others, INSTEP is grateful of contributing towards the development of Garraf operations and nationalisation of local talents, enriching Iraqis’ lives for their sustainable future.

Besides, INSTEP built over 120 Omanis’ capability for O&M in new plants to realise Oman’s goals of developing Omanis own talents and becoming more self-reliant. Oman entrusted INSTEP as their preferred technical learning solutions partner in developing their local talents, and delivering our experience in managing their own O&G human capital.

As PETRONAS’ technical training arm, INSTEP has been playing its vital role in accelerating human capital development through experiential learning. Our role as the capability caretaker is dedicated in providing an end-to-end oil and gas value chain through blended learning, which encompasses face-to-face classroom learning, hands-on training at practical workshop, experiential learning at INSTEP’s world class Upstream Downstream Training Plant as well as On-the-Job training at the commercial plant.

Our proven track record empowers capability through delivery of customised niche programmes, anchored on world-class facilities, and industry-experienced & qualified instructors, which prepare the learners to be job-ready engineers & technicians, capable of performing operational tasks at “live” plants safely and efficiently.

In delivering wholesome learning experience, a spectrum of vibrant activities has been arranged for the learners during weekends and long holidays. Learners do not just learn technical knowledge at INSTEP, but as a wholesome solutions partner, we provide opportunity for learners to fully explore the beauty of Malaysia and blend into our culture and local community.

(Left) Idris Ibrahim and Amri Alias, INSTEP Head of Competency Management were eagerly anticipating the results of the 11th Getenergy Awards Ceremony. (Right) Our proven capability in empowering local talents has brought back another global award – Localisation Award, making us one of the only three proud winners of the night!

This award truly acknowledges INSTEP’s role as the preferred and trusted solutions partner, and also our continuous commitment in progressively enriching people’s lives for their sustainable future. This success story would not be achievable without the endless support and trust from our customers, partners and staff, who come together as one, in transforming “what could be” to “what is”.

We are “Passionate about Progress” and constantly on the move to chart the journey forward for technical learning and certification in elevating learners’ learning curve, in line with INSTEP value proposition of “accelerating competency development through experiential learning”.

Embracing our Winning Aspiration – “A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future”, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has once again added one more success story to our belt through winning the Localisation Award in the recent Getenergy Global 2019 for our relentless effort and contribution in supporting the local education and technical competency building.

The Getenergy Global 2019 is a major networking and business forum in which invited delegates discuss some of the major education, training and localisation issues facing the world’s energy industry. This event marks a major milestone, not only for the future of the training and education for the global oil, gas and energy workforce, but also how that workforce will shape the fast-changing energy business.

INSTEP CEO, Idris Ibrahim was one of the invited speakers to deliver his expertise and insights in the “Opening Summit: Understanding the Changing Role of National VS International Training in Meeting the Requirements of the Oil & Gas Industry” and “Workshop 7: Innovation in Skills Development”. Joining him were oil & gas industry experts from all around the world.

Winning the Localisation Award is a substantiation that INSTEP has been progressively contributing towards the human capital development and nationalisation of local talents. Among others, INSTEP is grateful of contributing towards the development of Garraf operations and nationalisation of local talents, enriching Iraqis’ lives for their sustainable future.

Besides, INSTEP built over 120 Omanis’ capability for O&M in new plants to realise Oman’s goals of developing Omanis own talents and becoming more self-reliant. Oman entrusted INSTEP as their preferred technical learning solutions partner in developing their local talents, and delivering our experience in managing their own O&G human capital.

As PETRONAS’ technical training arm, INSTEP has been playing its vital role in accelerating human capital development through experiential learning. Our role as the capability caretaker is dedicated in providing an end-to-end oil and gas value chain through blended learning, which encompasses face-to-face classroom learning, hands-on training at practical workshop, experiential learning at INSTEP’s world class Upstream Downstream Training Plant as well as On-the-Job training at the commercial plant.

Our proven track record empowers capability through delivery of customised niche programmes, anchored on world-class facilities, and industry-experienced & qualified instructors, which prepare the learners to be job-ready engineers & technicians, capable of performing operational tasks at “live” plants safely and efficiently.

In delivering wholesome learning experience, a spectrum of vibrant activities has been arranged for the learners during weekends and long holidays. Learners do not just learn technical knowledge at INSTEP, but as a wholesome solutions partner, we provide opportunity for learners to fully explore the beauty of Malaysia and blend into our culture and local community.

(Left) Idris Ibrahim and Amri Alias, INSTEP Head of Competency Management were eagerly anticipating the results of the 11th Getenergy Awards Ceremony. (Right) Our proven capability in empowering local talents has brought back another global award – Localisation Award, making us one of the only three proud winners of the night!

This award truly acknowledges INSTEP’s role as the preferred and trusted solutions partner, and also our continuous commitment in progressively enriching people’s lives for their sustainable future. This success story would not be achievable without the endless support and trust from our customers, partners and staff, who come together as one, in transforming “what could be” to “what is”.

We are “Passionate about Progress” and constantly on the move to chart the journey forward for technical learning and certification in elevating learners’ learning curve, in line with INSTEP value proposition of “accelerating competency development through experiential learning”.

Signing of Training Agreement – INSTEP Commitment to Enriching Bruneians’ Lives

Commemorative moment signified the start of cooperation between INSTEP and BFI.

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 Bruneis Minister at the Prime Ministers 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.

Commemorative moment signified the start of cooperation between INSTEP and BFI.

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 Bruneis Minister at the Prime Ministers 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 Iraqi Learners Won Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards

Bright smiles beaming off everyone’s face upon receiving this honour on stage!

Reigning for the fourth time in a row, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has once again won the Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards 2019! This year, our relentless effort and delivery of BTEC qualifications saw two of our international learners winning Pearson BTEC Outstanding Learner Awards for the first time ever.

These two Iraqi learners, namely Mustafa Dheyaa Abdulkareem and Imad Farhan Sahib, hail from Production Operation Training Batch 4 (POT-4), who successfully completed their 6-month training at INSTEP and were among the first batch of POT to be conferred BTEC Certification. Out of all 79 learners from POT-4, they were chosen to be INSTEP representatives because of their high achievements in grades, vocational excellence, and other co-curricular activities. All their hard work and grit paid off when they were among the 18 BTEC winners after contending with other learners throughout Malaysia!

Mustafa Dheyaa Abdulkareem (top) and Imad Farhan Sahib (bottom) proudly received their awards from David Barnett, Managing Director of Pearson Asia Pacific Asia Central.

Mustafa accomplished his Pearson BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Diploma (SRF) Oil and Gas Technology (Production) with a distinction. As the group leader of POT-4, he proved his strong leadership qualities of courageous and ownership through representing POT-4 learners to contribute significantly in any engagement with INSTEP management. He also earned his respect through supporting the team closely whilst still enabling them to work independently, cultivating a high morale learning environment.

Imad attained overall distinction in Pearson BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Diploma (SRF) Oil and Gas Technology (Instrumentation). Being the class leader of Instrumentation, he smartly expressed his leadership quality through actively involving in INSTEP Iraqi student committee and often volunteering himself in any events. “Stay positive and be optimistic in achieving target by putting in 200% of hard work” is the principle that he upholds and lives by, which is a perfect demonstration of PETRONAS Cultural Belief “Results Matter”.

Embracing our Statement of Purpose – “A progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, INSTEP is grateful of contributing towards the capability building of Iraqis and nationalisation of talents, enriching Iraqis’ lives for their sustainable future. As of to date, INSTEP has produced more than 300 competent Iraqis for plant Operations & Maintenance, and these two learners are among those currently working in PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holding B.V. in Iraq.

The winners commemorated one of the glory moments in their lives.

Bright smiles beaming off everyone’s face upon receiving this honour on stage!

Reigning for the fourth time in a row, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has once again won the Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards 2019! This year, our relentless effort and delivery of BTEC qualifications saw two of our international learners winning Pearson BTEC Outstanding Learner Awards for the first time ever.

These two Iraqi learners, namely Mustafa Dheyaa Abdulkareem and Imad Farhan Sahib, hail from Production Operation Training Batch 4 (POT-4), who successfully completed their 6-month training at INSTEP and were among the first batch of POT to be conferred BTEC Certification. Out of all 79 learners from POT-4, they were chosen to be INSTEP representatives because of their high achievements in grades, vocational excellence, and other co-curricular activities. All their hard work and grit paid off when they were among the 18 BTEC winners after contending with other learners throughout Malaysia!

Mustafa Dheyaa Abdulkareem (top) and Imad Farhan Sahib (bottom) proudly received their awards from David Barnett, Managing Director of Pearson Asia Pacific Asia Central.

Mustafa accomplished his Pearson BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Diploma (SRF) Oil and Gas Technology (Production) with a distinction. As the group leader of POT-4, he proved his strong leadership qualities of courageous and ownership through representing POT-4 learners to contribute significantly in any engagement with INSTEP management. He also earned his respect through supporting the team closely whilst still enabling them to work independently, cultivating a high morale learning environment.

Imad attained overall distinction in Pearson BTEC Level 2 Intermediate Diploma (SRF) Oil and Gas Technology (Instrumentation). Being the class leader of Instrumentation, he smartly expressed his leadership quality through actively involving in INSTEP Iraqi student committee and often volunteering himself in any events. “Stay positive and be optimistic in achieving target by putting in 200% of hard work” is the principle that he upholds and lives by, which is a perfect demonstration of PETRONAS Cultural Belief “Results Matter”.

Embracing our Statement of Purpose – “A progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, INSTEP is grateful of contributing towards the capability building of Iraqis and nationalisation of talents, enriching Iraqis’ lives for their sustainable future. As of to date, INSTEP has produced more than 300 competent Iraqis for plant Operations & Maintenance, and these two learners are among those currently working in PETRONAS Carigali Iraq Holding B.V. in Iraq.

The winners commemorated one of the glory moments in their lives.

INSTEP Bags MSOSH OSH Gold Class 1 Award 2018

Reigning for the second time in a row, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has once again won the MSOSH OSH Gold Class 1 Award 2018!

Upholding the spirit of “Shared Success”, winning this award would not be possible without the concerted efforts demonstrated at all levels, leading to excellent exhibition of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) performance after a stringent auditing process by Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH).

(Left) PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim received the MSOSH OSH Gold Class 1 Award 2018 on stage. (Right) A group photo with Vice President GHSSE, Dzafri Sham Ahmad.

This award recognises INSTEP as an esteemed organisation with high level of HSSE standards at our worksites. At INSTEP, we practice what we preach as ‘Safety is Our Priority,’ through proactive implementation and management of safety & health in our day-today work that constitute the core of our business operations.

Embracing our Statement of Purpose, INSTEP is progressively strengthening its HSSE for generative HSSE culture to take root in our organisation. We are ready to have our HSSE performance assessed at a whole new scale and level, which is National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH). Let us all strive towards bagging our first NCOSH award!

Reigning for the second time in a row, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has once again won the MSOSH OSH Gold Class 1 Award 2018!

Upholding the spirit of “Shared Success”, winning this award would not be possible without the concerted efforts demonstrated at all levels, leading to excellent exhibition of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) performance after a stringent auditing process by Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH).

(Left) PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim received the MSOSH OSH Gold Class 1 Award 2018 on stage. (Right) A group photo with Vice President GHSSE, Dzafri Sham Ahmad.

This award recognises INSTEP as an esteemed organisation with high level of HSSE standards at our worksites. At INSTEP, we practice what we preach as ‘Safety is Our Priority,’ through proactive implementation and management of safety & health in our day-today work that constitute the core of our business operations.

Embracing our Statement of Purpose, INSTEP is progressively strengthening its HSSE for generative HSSE culture to take root in our organisation. We are ready to have our HSSE performance assessed at a whole new scale and level, which is National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH). Let us all strive towards bagging our first NCOSH award!

Subsea Christmas Tree Donation

Themed “The Legacy Continues with INSTEP, Enriching Subsea Knowledge”, 9 July 2019 marked a major milestone for Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and PC Mauritania 1 Pty Ltd (PCMPL) as the former received the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ from the latter, witnessed by honourable guests En Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd; En Ahmad Lutpi Haron, International Production Expert from International Assets; En Wan M Marzuki Wan Ismail, Head of Infrastructure Engineering from Group Technical Solutions (GTS); and En Izrie Ghazali, Project Manager from Group Project Delivery (GPD).

For those of you wondering, the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ is a system of valves, piping, and connectors used to direct, control, and regulate the flow of oil, gas or water into or out of the well.

Deepwater capability development journey for PETRONAS begins with the acquisition of Chinguetti Field in Mauritania, West Africa, with PCMPL as the Field Operator. The interest of the field including three offshore exploration blocks, was acquired from Woodside Energy Limited (WEL) on 25 December 2007. Discovered in 2001, the Chinguetti field is located in Deep Water Block 4, about 80 km west of the coastline and about 90 km from the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.

PETRONAS’ objective is to establish the foundation and eventually develop and enhance internal deepwater capability by operating the Chinguetti field. According to En Lutpi, “Operations in Chinguetti Field is a reflection of PETRONAS’ extensive journey in deepwater. Although the field has stopped producing, the experience continues through learning, producing talents through INSTEP for deepwater ventures in Mexico and Africa.”

The Chinguetti operations has served as the “breeding ground” for the young but enthusiastic engineers to acquire, develop and enhance their skills in deepwater environment. With experience in operating Chinguetti field, integrated capability is available across OPUs/HCUs, offering end to end solution in the five key focus areas i.e. Exploration, Development, Operation, Decommissioning and R&D. Deepwater best practices and lessons learnt implementation drives project value improvement derived from the experience operating Chinguetti field.

As part of normal field life cycle, it is concluded that the field’s journey has come to an end, ready to be abandoned and decommissioned. This has opened up an opportunity for International Asset (IA) to collaborate with Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) Division , who has been entrusted to execute the Chinguetti Abandonment & Decommissioning (A&D), the first deepwater A&D project for PETRONAS.

The Chinguetti A&D execution is divided into two phases. Phase 1: Temporary Well Suspension and FPSO Decommissioning & Demobilisation, Phase 2: Wells Plug & Abandonment. Phase 1 commenced in 2017 and successfully completed in May 2018. Meanwhile, Phase 2 campaign will commence in Q4 this year, encompassing Wells Plug & Abandonment (P&A) of 15 temporary suspended wells.

In line with A&D programme, PD&T and IA have taken the effort to enhance value proposition of the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ by donating it to INSTEP. “INSTEP is honoured to receive such a meaningful contribution and we are geared towards sweating the asset to add value to subsea training, supporting PETRONAS’ agenda in international growth”, says En Idris.

As a recipient of this asset, INSTEP sees the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ as more than just an asset, but a perfect avenue to add value to their training programmes. En Wan M Marzuki says that it is undoubtedly PETRONAS’ focus to drive subsea solutions towards deepwater, shallow water, and marginal field. Through collaboration with INSTEP, we will be able to produce new portfolios for subsea training and development, and build up SKG training.

The ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ will complement INSTEP’s experiential learning for 8 out of 17 existing SKG 12.5 programmes, for example, Introduction to Subsea Engineering Level 1, Intervention of Subsea Equipment Level 2 and Subsea Christmas Tree & Wellhead Level 2. Additional one new programme will be envisioned and readily made available by Q4 2019 with a widened target audience, not limited to only SKGs, but also to educate on the awareness of subsea operations, enhancing subsea capability.

“The Subsea Christmas Tree is now accessible to the mass of PETRONAS and this prepares the organisation to soar to a greater height in continuing subsea deepwater journey”, says En Izrie Ghazali. This effort will subsequently allow INSTEP, in collaboration with GTS, to give real life experience and exposure to subsea technology for the relevant PETRONAS staff and enhance their subsea capability.

Themed “The Legacy Continues with INSTEP, Enriching Subsea Knowledge”, 9 July 2019 marked a major milestone for Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and PC Mauritania 1 Pty Ltd (PCMPL) as the former received the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ from the latter, witnessed by honourable guests En Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd; En Ahmad Lutpi Haron, International Production Expert from International Assets; En Wan M Marzuki Wan Ismail, Head of Infrastructure Engineering from Group Technical Solutions (GTS); and En Izrie Ghazali, Project Manager from Group Project Delivery (GPD).

For those of you wondering, the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ is a system of valves, piping, and connectors used to direct, control, and regulate the flow of oil, gas or water into or out of the well.

Deepwater capability development journey for PETRONAS begins with the acquisition of Chinguetti Field in Mauritania, West Africa, with PCMPL as the Field Operator. The interest of the field including three offshore exploration blocks, was acquired from Woodside Energy Limited (WEL) on 25 December 2007. Discovered in 2001, the Chinguetti field is located in Deep Water Block 4, about 80 km west of the coastline and about 90 km from the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.

PETRONAS’ objective is to establish the foundation and eventually develop and enhance internal deepwater capability by operating the Chinguetti field. According to En Lutpi, “Operations in Chinguetti Field is a reflection of PETRONAS’ extensive journey in deepwater. Although the field has stopped producing, the experience continues through learning, producing talents through INSTEP for deepwater ventures in Mexico and Africa.”

The Chinguetti operations has served as the “breeding ground” for the young but enthusiastic engineers to acquire, develop and enhance their skills in deepwater environment. With experience in operating Chinguetti field, integrated capability is available across OPUs/HCUs, offering end to end solution in the five key focus areas i.e. Exploration, Development, Operation, Decommissioning and R&D. Deepwater best practices and lessons learnt implementation drives project value improvement derived from the experience operating Chinguetti field.

As part of normal field life cycle, it is concluded that the field’s journey has come to an end, ready to be abandoned and decommissioned. This has opened up an opportunity for International Asset (IA) to collaborate with Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) Division , who has been entrusted to execute the Chinguetti Abandonment & Decommissioning (A&D), the first deepwater A&D project for PETRONAS.

The Chinguetti A&D execution is divided into two phases. Phase 1: Temporary Well Suspension and FPSO Decommissioning & Demobilisation, Phase 2: Wells Plug & Abandonment. Phase 1 commenced in 2017 and successfully completed in May 2018. Meanwhile, Phase 2 campaign will commence in Q4 this year, encompassing Wells Plug & Abandonment (P&A) of 15 temporary suspended wells.

In line with A&D programme, PD&T and IA have taken the effort to enhance value proposition of the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ by donating it to INSTEP. “INSTEP is honoured to receive such a meaningful contribution and we are geared towards sweating the asset to add value to subsea training, supporting PETRONAS’ agenda in international growth”, says En Idris.

As a recipient of this asset, INSTEP sees the ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ as more than just an asset, but a perfect avenue to add value to their training programmes. En Wan M Marzuki says that it is undoubtedly PETRONAS’ focus to drive subsea solutions towards deepwater, shallow water, and marginal field. Through collaboration with INSTEP, we will be able to produce new portfolios for subsea training and development, and build up SKG training.

The ‘Subsea Christmas Tree’ will complement INSTEP’s experiential learning for 8 out of 17 existing SKG 12.5 programmes, for example, Introduction to Subsea Engineering Level 1, Intervention of Subsea Equipment Level 2 and Subsea Christmas Tree & Wellhead Level 2. Additional one new programme will be envisioned and readily made available by Q4 2019 with a widened target audience, not limited to only SKGs, but also to educate on the awareness of subsea operations, enhancing subsea capability.

“The Subsea Christmas Tree is now accessible to the mass of PETRONAS and this prepares the organisation to soar to a greater height in continuing subsea deepwater journey”, says En Izrie Ghazali. This effort will subsequently allow INSTEP, in collaboration with GTS, to give real life experience and exposure to subsea technology for the relevant PETRONAS staff and enhance their subsea capability.

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.

INSTEP Successfully Performs Training for MTCP International Participants

Ten participants from 10 countries successfully completed “Basic Training for Plant Operations” from 8 to 21 August 2016 at INSTEP under the Malaysian Technical Training Programme (MTCP) sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

This government-to-government programme aims to expose participants to upstream & downstream plant operations. The programme is designed to address the fundamental needs of a plant personnel for safe, efficient and effective plant operations.  It provided a useful platform for the participants to network, exchange information and share their experiences and lessons learnt during their stay in Kuala Terengganu. The participants also attended an engagement session with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya. 

The participants individually presented their learning experiences at INSTEP and plan of action upon returning to their respective countries. They also expressed their gratitude to the Government of Malaysia for the sponsorship and INSTEP for the skills gained during the hands-on training at the state-of-the-art Upstream Downstream Training Plant.

Mr Beh Ching Chye, Principal Assistant Secretary, International Cooperation and Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, witnessed the closing ceremony and delivered the certificates to the participants at Dorsett Hotel in Putrajaya.

Speaking at the event, Chandramohan Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, expressed his appreciation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their continued support and confidence in INSTEP to carry out the training for MTCP participants. He hoped the knowledge and experiences gained by the participants during the training at INSTEP will form a foundation to enhance their skills to perform their tasks diligently and safely.

 

Ten participants from 10 countries successfully completed “Basic Training for Plant Operations” from 8 to 21 August 2016 at INSTEP under the Malaysian Technical Training Programme (MTCP) sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

This government-to-government programme aims to expose participants to upstream & downstream plant operations. The programme is designed to address the fundamental needs of a plant personnel for safe, efficient and effective plant operations.  It provided a useful platform for the participants to network, exchange information and share their experiences and lessons learnt during their stay in Kuala Terengganu. The participants also attended an engagement session with Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya. 

The participants individually presented their learning experiences at INSTEP and plan of action upon returning to their respective countries. They also expressed their gratitude to the Government of Malaysia for the sponsorship and INSTEP for the skills gained during the hands-on training at the state-of-the-art Upstream Downstream Training Plant.

Mr Beh Ching Chye, Principal Assistant Secretary, International Cooperation and Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, witnessed the closing ceremony and delivered the certificates to the participants at Dorsett Hotel in Putrajaya.

Speaking at the event, Chandramohan Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, expressed his appreciation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their continued support and confidence in INSTEP to carry out the training for MTCP participants. He hoped the knowledge and experiences gained by the participants during the training at INSTEP will form a foundation to enhance their skills to perform their tasks diligently and safely.

 

INSTEP Learners win PEARSON Awards Again!

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) won the “Outstanding Learner” and “Centre of Excellence” Awards during the Pearson Medallion Award Ceremony on 27 August 2016 at Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Tony Collingridge, Director of UK Trade and Investment graced the auspicious occasion.

INSTEP has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for delivering Pearson BTEC International qualifications for two consecutive years.  The winners are highly valued due to the proven track records and achievements amongst over 100 Pearson centres in Malaysia.

INSTEP is proud that two of its Petroleum Technology Programme – 1 (PTP-1) learners, Mohamad Amin Afandi Abd Khoder and Siti Norbaya Yahya received the Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards 2015.  These awards are presented to high achievers among thousands of students who sat for exams and are recognised among the country and world’s best performing students.

Chandramohan Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, received Pearson Centre of Excellence Award from Mr. Simon Young, Portfolio Director, Pearson UK.

These recognitions mark a significant milestone that further enhances INSTEP’s role and capability as a leading partner of choice in oil and gas technical learning and certification.

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) won the “Outstanding Learner” and “Centre of Excellence” Awards during the Pearson Medallion Award Ceremony on 27 August 2016 at Le Meridien Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Tony Collingridge, Director of UK Trade and Investment graced the auspicious occasion.

INSTEP has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence for delivering Pearson BTEC International qualifications for two consecutive years.  The winners are highly valued due to the proven track records and achievements amongst over 100 Pearson centres in Malaysia.

INSTEP is proud that two of its Petroleum Technology Programme – 1 (PTP-1) learners, Mohamad Amin Afandi Abd Khoder and Siti Norbaya Yahya received the Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards 2015.  These awards are presented to high achievers among thousands of students who sat for exams and are recognised among the country and world’s best performing students.

Chandramohan Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, received Pearson Centre of Excellence Award from Mr. Simon Young, Portfolio Director, Pearson UK.

These recognitions mark a significant milestone that further enhances INSTEP’s role and capability as a leading partner of choice in oil and gas technical learning and certification.

INSTEP wins at Global Getenergy Award 2016

In its first entry, INSTEP won the Global Getenergy Award in the esteemed category of Education and Training Provider of the Year.  This award recognises the oil & gas learning institution that has consistently developed and delivered industry leading programmes.  INSTEP clinched the award from five other finalists, including NExT Schlumberger, which had won the Award for the last three years running.

Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, received the award from Carlos Ortiz Gomez, Director General of Research, Technology Development & Human Resources Formation, SENER Mexico, at the Gala Dinner on the evening of 16 May 2016 at One Whitehall Place in London.

Following the award ceremony, Chandramohan spoke in a plenary session of the 12th Annual Getenergy Global Event on “Strategies for Practical Learning Experience”.  He highlighted that PETRONAS has invested on world class learning facilities to support scenario based learning, and despite the current challenging low oil price environment, INSTEP continues to invest in simulation and virtual technology to meet the industry’s immediate demand.  The recently launched Liquid Metering Training Skid, Pigging Test Loop and Virtual Reality Technology in the various Academies create a competitive advantage in providing quality learning at INSTEP.

Chandramohan also participated as a panel member for Career Planning and Mentoring for the next generation of young professionals.  About thirty students doing Masters at various universities in London took part in the session.

INSTEP had an exhibition booth at the event which attracted visitors from various oil companies, training providers and service companies with high interest on its upstream downstream live training plant.

In its first entry, INSTEP won the Global Getenergy Award in the esteemed category of Education and Training Provider of the Year.  This award recognises the oil & gas learning institution that has consistently developed and delivered industry leading programmes.  INSTEP clinched the award from five other finalists, including NExT Schlumberger, which had won the Award for the last three years running.

Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, received the award from Carlos Ortiz Gomez, Director General of Research, Technology Development & Human Resources Formation, SENER Mexico, at the Gala Dinner on the evening of 16 May 2016 at One Whitehall Place in London.

Following the award ceremony, Chandramohan spoke in a plenary session of the 12th Annual Getenergy Global Event on “Strategies for Practical Learning Experience”.  He highlighted that PETRONAS has invested on world class learning facilities to support scenario based learning, and despite the current challenging low oil price environment, INSTEP continues to invest in simulation and virtual technology to meet the industry’s immediate demand.  The recently launched Liquid Metering Training Skid, Pigging Test Loop and Virtual Reality Technology in the various Academies create a competitive advantage in providing quality learning at INSTEP.

Chandramohan also participated as a panel member for Career Planning and Mentoring for the next generation of young professionals.  About thirty students doing Masters at various universities in London took part in the session.

INSTEP had an exhibition booth at the event which attracted visitors from various oil companies, training providers and service companies with high interest on its upstream downstream live training plant.