INSTEP Fosters Environmental Awareness Among Younger Generation

Kelestarian (Sustainability)!”

Bumi Hijau (Green Earth)!”

Enthusiasm and high spirits by Batu Rakit primary school students echoed aloud over the INSTEP hall during the Sentuhan Edu-Lestari programme last week.

Under PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) Sustainability Framework, positive social impact is one of the key areas which is to be realised through high-impact Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programmes at INSTEP, aligning with PETRONAS aspiration to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emission (NZCE) by 2050.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim said, “INSTEP supports the aspiration through its Signature CSR programme: Sentuhan Edu-Lestari initiative. This project, which involves tree planting and educational campaigns, is a combination of two (2) focus areas under Yayasan PETRONAS aspirations, namely Sentuhan Ilmu (Education) and Sentuhan Alam (Environment).”

INSTEP engaged with communities in the nearby area, amongst the schools involved in the project are SK Pagar Besi, SK Batu Rakit, SK Maras, SK Bukit Wan, SK Merang, SK Lembah Bidung, SK Darat Batu Rakit, and SK Pechah Rotan. The programme involved 160 sub-urban primary students with end in mind to produce Environment Sustainabillity Ambassadors from each school, who will be responsible to amplify the aspiration to wider communities.

Idris added, “There are limited exposure and awareness on sustainability in the sub-urban area. Therefore, we aim to create awareness and better the environment through education and hands-on activities for the well-being of current and future generation. These efforts are part of our commitment in complementing our larger goals for greater environment and sustainable livelihood.”

The main highlight of the 4-day Sentuhan Edu-Lestari Schools Visit to INSTEP was tree planting, in which a total of 80 mango trees were planted around INSTEP compound by the primary school students. This effort not only promotes awareness among young generation but also contributes to potential CO2 (carbon dioxide) absorption in long term.

Awareness talk on Sustainability and educational sharing on INSTEP Food Composter House were also conducted during the programme. Throughout the activities, the young students are educated on how to care for environment and effectively implement and monitor sustainable efforts starting today.

 

“In addition to conserving the environment, this outreach initiative is also a meaningful platform for INSTEP employees to impact their daily life and deliver positive outcome in preserving and protecting our planet. This also aligns with PETRONAS Sustainability Agenda on safeguarding the environment.” Idris added.

Kelestarian (Sustainability)!”

Bumi Hijau (Green Earth)!”

Enthusiasm and high spirits by Batu Rakit primary school students echoed aloud over the INSTEP hall during the Sentuhan Edu-Lestari programme last week.

Under PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) Sustainability Framework, positive social impact is one of the key areas which is to be realised through high-impact Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programmes at INSTEP, aligning with PETRONAS aspiration to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emission (NZCE) by 2050.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim said, “INSTEP supports the aspiration through its Signature CSR programme: Sentuhan Edu-Lestari initiative. This project, which involves tree planting and educational campaigns, is a combination of two (2) focus areas under Yayasan PETRONAS aspirations, namely Sentuhan Ilmu (Education) and Sentuhan Alam (Environment).”

INSTEP engaged with communities in the nearby area, amongst the schools involved in the project are SK Pagar Besi, SK Batu Rakit, SK Maras, SK Bukit Wan, SK Merang, SK Lembah Bidung, SK Darat Batu Rakit, and SK Pechah Rotan. The programme involved 160 sub-urban primary students with end in mind to produce Environment Sustainabillity Ambassadors from each school, who will be responsible to amplify the aspiration to wider communities.

Idris added, “There are limited exposure and awareness on sustainability in the sub-urban area. Therefore, we aim to create awareness and better the environment through education and hands-on activities for the well-being of current and future generation. These efforts are part of our commitment in complementing our larger goals for greater environment and sustainable livelihood.”

The main highlight of the 4-day Sentuhan Edu-Lestari Schools Visit to INSTEP was tree planting, in which a total of 80 mango trees were planted around INSTEP compound by the primary school students. This effort not only promotes awareness among young generation but also contributes to potential CO2 (carbon dioxide) absorption in long term.

Awareness talk on Sustainability and educational sharing on INSTEP Food Composter House were also conducted during the programme. Throughout the activities, the young students are educated on how to care for environment and effectively implement and monitor sustainable efforts starting today.

 

“In addition to conserving the environment, this outreach initiative is also a meaningful platform for INSTEP employees to impact their daily life and deliver positive outcome in preserving and protecting our planet. This also aligns with PETRONAS Sustainability Agenda on safeguarding the environment.” Idris added.

INSTEP Welcomes Deputy Minister of Education & Innovation Sarawak and Sarawak Petchem Delegates

On 16 March, INSTEP hosted a ceremonial event which aims to strengthen strategic partnership with Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. through campus visit and effective engagement sessions with the learners.

The event was graced by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Education & Innovation Sarawak, YB Dr Hj Annuar Bin Rapaee, Chairman of Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd., Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz Bin Dato Hj Husain, and Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Idris Bin Ibrahim.

Also presented in the event were Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. Board of Directors & their delegates, Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS), Sarawak Skills, PETRONAS Sarawak, PETRONAS Terengganu, and PETRONAS Government Regulator Advisory.

The event included a gallery walk at INSTEP Hall of Fame (HOF) and a brief campus tour, during which the delegates were able to witness the facilities at the state-of-the-art training centre at Batu Rakit, Terengganu.

‘Experiencing is Enriching’, the delegates and visitors experienced an enriching visit during the Hall of Fame (HOF) gallery walk.

YB Dr Hj Annuar said he was impressed with all the facilities in place after the campus tour. “Human capital development is the key driver in realising our State’s aspiration to be a developed region by 2030. We must leverage strategic collaborations or joint ventures to support our industry in providing job-ready skilled workforce for our Sarawak Petrochemical Hub.”

“The Technician Training Programme (TTP) at INSTEP will indefinitely benefit the technical competency development in Sarawak,” he added.

 

Deputy Minister (middle) experienced Virtual Reality (VR), which showcased INSTEP’s technology in technical learning.

Deputy Minister penned down his experience with INSTEP.

Idris said during his welcoming remarks, “We are honoured to be the preferred solutions partner of Sarawak Petchem in empowering the young talents’ competency and capability to support the successful delivery of the Sarawak Methanol Project by 2024.”

Further adding that, “We are committed to help facilitate Sarawak’s aspiration for their first mega methanol project in preparing fit-for-future workforce. Our technical training programme customised with experiential hands-on learning at our live training plant UDTP (Upstream Downstream Training Plant) are able to provide access to technical education for local communities and to support the sustainable pipeline of technical talents in Malaysia.”

Tan Sri Datuk Amar in his appreciation remarks commended the significance of this collaboration as a milestone in delivering the mega project, “Technical expertise and capability development are fundamentals for our young generation to discharge their obligations. I applaud INSTEP for their commitment towards supporting Sarawak Petchem in delivering the landmark methanol project, in line with our ‘One Team One Goal One Spirit, Building Legacy’ aspiration.”

Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz penned down his engagement experience with INSTEP.

 

Delegates had a walkthrough at INSTEP Central Control Room during the campus tour.

Through this collaboration, a total of 116 young Sarawak talents have started the Bridging Programme at INSTEP called Technician Training Programme (TTP), starting August 2021. The training programme is customised in the areas of operations, analytical, instrumentation, and electrical.  

This collaboration is a significant milestone in the long-standing collaboration between PETRONAS and Sarawak Government in the growth of downstream petrochemical sector in Sarawak. In 2018, PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd. became Sarawak Petchem’s partner to market methanol products for the project.

Later in 2021, PETRONAS Global Technical Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (PGTSSB) has entered into an agreement with Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. to provide advisory and technical support services for the project.

PETRONAS through its technical training arm, INSTEP will play its vital role in developing human capital to operate their assets 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.

Established in June 2017, Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. is the first company in the state that produces methanol, with an annual capacity of 1.7 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa). Its plant in Bintulu is currently under construction.

From left to right:

  1. M Ahmad Shazli Ramli, Head of PETRONAS East Coast
  2. Mohammad Haji Ibrahim, Project Director of Sarawak Petchem
  3. Tn Hj Syeed Mohd Hussein Bin Wan Abd Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS)
  4. Anuar Ismail, Chief of Government Regulator Advisory PETRONAS
  5. Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz Dato Hj Husain, Chairman of Sarawak Petchem Board of Directors
  6. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP
  7. YB Dr Hj Annuar Rapaee, Deputy Minister of Education & Innovation Sarawak
  8. Dato Sri Hj Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Director of Sarawak Petchem
  9. Datu Hj Abg Mohd Shibli Hj Abg Mohd Nailee, Director Sarawak Petchem
  10. Hallman Hj Sabri, Executive Director of Sarawak Skills
  11. Hussein Putit, Deputy Project Director of Sarawak Petchem

On 16 March, INSTEP hosted a ceremonial event which aims to strengthen strategic partnership with Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. through campus visit and effective engagement sessions with the learners.

The event was graced by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Education & Innovation Sarawak, YB Dr Hj Annuar Bin Rapaee, Chairman of Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd., Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz Bin Dato Hj Husain, and Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Idris Bin Ibrahim.

Also presented in the event were Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. Board of Directors & their delegates, Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS), Sarawak Skills, PETRONAS Sarawak, PETRONAS Terengganu, and PETRONAS Government Regulator Advisory.

The event included a gallery walk at INSTEP Hall of Fame (HOF) and a brief campus tour, during which the delegates were able to witness the facilities at the state-of-the-art training centre at Batu Rakit, Terengganu.

‘Experiencing is Enriching’, the delegates and visitors experienced an enriching visit during the Hall of Fame (HOF) gallery walk.

YB Dr Hj Annuar said he was impressed with all the facilities in place after the campus tour. “Human capital development is the key driver in realising our State’s aspiration to be a developed region by 2030. We must leverage strategic collaborations or joint ventures to support our industry in providing job-ready skilled workforce for our Sarawak Petrochemical Hub.”

“The Technician Training Programme (TTP) at INSTEP will indefinitely benefit the technical competency development in Sarawak,” he added.

 

Deputy Minister (middle) experienced Virtual Reality (VR), which showcased INSTEP’s technology in technical learning.

Deputy Minister penned down his experience with INSTEP.

Idris said during his welcoming remarks, “We are honoured to be the preferred solutions partner of Sarawak Petchem in empowering the young talents’ competency and capability to support the successful delivery of the Sarawak Methanol Project by 2024.”

Further adding that, “We are committed to help facilitate Sarawak’s aspiration for their first mega methanol project in preparing fit-for-future workforce. Our technical training programme customised with experiential hands-on learning at our live training plant UDTP (Upstream Downstream Training Plant) are able to provide access to technical education for local communities and to support the sustainable pipeline of technical talents in Malaysia.”

Tan Sri Datuk Amar in his appreciation remarks commended the significance of this collaboration as a milestone in delivering the mega project, “Technical expertise and capability development are fundamentals for our young generation to discharge their obligations. I applaud INSTEP for their commitment towards supporting Sarawak Petchem in delivering the landmark methanol project, in line with our ‘One Team One Goal One Spirit, Building Legacy’ aspiration.”

Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz penned down his engagement experience with INSTEP.

 

Delegates had a walkthrough at INSTEP Central Control Room during the campus tour.

Through this collaboration, a total of 116 young Sarawak talents have started the Bridging Programme at INSTEP called Technician Training Programme (TTP), starting August 2021. The training programme is customised in the areas of operations, analytical, instrumentation, and electrical.  

This collaboration is a significant milestone in the long-standing collaboration between PETRONAS and Sarawak Government in the growth of downstream petrochemical sector in Sarawak. In 2018, PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd. became Sarawak Petchem’s partner to market methanol products for the project.

Later in 2021, PETRONAS Global Technical Solutions Sdn. Bhd. (PGTSSB) has entered into an agreement with Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. to provide advisory and technical support services for the project.

PETRONAS through its technical training arm, INSTEP will play its vital role in developing human capital to operate their assets 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.

Established in June 2017, Sarawak Petchem Sdn. Bhd. is the first company in the state that produces methanol, with an annual capacity of 1.7 million metric tonnes per annum (mtpa). Its plant in Bintulu is currently under construction.

From left to right:

  1. M Ahmad Shazli Ramli, Head of PETRONAS East Coast
  2. Mohammad Haji Ibrahim, Project Director of Sarawak Petchem
  3. Tn Hj Syeed Mohd Hussein Bin Wan Abd Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXS)
  4. Anuar Ismail, Chief of Government Regulator Advisory PETRONAS
  5. Tan Sri Datuk Amar (Dr) Hj Abdul Aziz Dato Hj Husain, Chairman of Sarawak Petchem Board of Directors
  6. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP
  7. YB Dr Hj Annuar Rapaee, Deputy Minister of Education & Innovation Sarawak
  8. Dato Sri Hj Mohamad Abu Bakar Marzuki, Director of Sarawak Petchem
  9. Datu Hj Abg Mohd Shibli Hj Abg Mohd Nailee, Director Sarawak Petchem
  10. Hallman Hj Sabri, Executive Director of Sarawak Skills
  11. Hussein Putit, Deputy Project Director of Sarawak Petchem

2,772 primary students benefit from INSTEP Back to School Programme 2022

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) reached out to a total of 2,772 students from 8 primary schools across Batu Rakit, Terengganu through its Back-to-School 2022 (BTS 2022) programme.

Each school received necessities such as stationeries, projectors, face masks, temperature scanners, hand sanitisers, as well as STEM-related books. The donations were handed over by Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Idris B Ibrahim to the representatives from the schools in the presence of Kuala Nerus District Education (PPD) Officer, Hamid B Yahya and Setiu District Education (PPD) Officer, Mohd Yasmin B Yusof during a Handover Ceremony at PPD Kuala Nerus on 13 March 2022.

Idris said, “The BTS 2022 programme is our annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in providing necessities to schools entering 2022 schooling term. It is not only aimed at easing the parents’ burden, but we also hope our support will further motivate the children and inspire them to continue studying hard in school.”

The schools benefited from the programme are SK Pagar Besi, SK Batu Rakit, SK Darat Batu Rakit, SK Maras, SK Pechah Rotan, SK Bukit Wan, SK Lembah Bidong, dan SK Merang.

“As a technology and technical training provider, our responsibilities and efforts go beyond accelerating competency development in the energy industry. We are also keen to nurture our future generation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to improve the lives of our children and the communities,” Idris added.

This CSR initiative is a collaboration between INSTEP and Jawatankuasa Masjid Al-Ehsan, as well as Badan Kebajikan Islam PETRONAS (BAKIP). Funds were collected via a Donation Drive activated among INSTEP staff and 100% of the fund was used to purchase the school necessities, books, and sanisiting kits.

“Guided by our winning aspiration to be a progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future, we will continue to explore more potential CSR initiatives to the less fortunate communities to contribute towards healthy educational growth.”, Idris concluded.

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) reached out to a total of 2,772 students from 8 primary schools across Batu Rakit, Terengganu through its Back-to-School 2022 (BTS 2022) programme.

Each school received necessities such as stationeries, projectors, face masks, temperature scanners, hand sanitisers, as well as STEM-related books. The donations were handed over by Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Idris B Ibrahim to the representatives from the schools in the presence of Kuala Nerus District Education (PPD) Officer, Hamid B Yahya and Setiu District Education (PPD) Officer, Mohd Yasmin B Yusof during a Handover Ceremony at PPD Kuala Nerus on 13 March 2022.

Idris said, “The BTS 2022 programme is our annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in providing necessities to schools entering 2022 schooling term. It is not only aimed at easing the parents’ burden, but we also hope our support will further motivate the children and inspire them to continue studying hard in school.”

The schools benefited from the programme are SK Pagar Besi, SK Batu Rakit, SK Darat Batu Rakit, SK Maras, SK Pechah Rotan, SK Bukit Wan, SK Lembah Bidong, dan SK Merang.

“As a technology and technical training provider, our responsibilities and efforts go beyond accelerating competency development in the energy industry. We are also keen to nurture our future generation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to improve the lives of our children and the communities,” Idris added.

This CSR initiative is a collaboration between INSTEP and Jawatankuasa Masjid Al-Ehsan, as well as Badan Kebajikan Islam PETRONAS (BAKIP). Funds were collected via a Donation Drive activated among INSTEP staff and 100% of the fund was used to purchase the school necessities, books, and sanisiting kits.

“Guided by our winning aspiration to be a progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future, we will continue to explore more potential CSR initiatives to the less fortunate communities to contribute towards healthy educational growth.”, Idris concluded.

Celebration of Success: Senegalese young talents to be future-ready

“We did it!”, exclaimed with excitement by the Senegalese young talents as they celebrated the completion of their 22-week customised On-the-Job Training at Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP).

The learners underwent 6 months of training with blended virtual and physical training scheme, including 2 months of theoretical classroom activities via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT), and 4 months of practical learning comprising hands-on at practical workshop & experiential learning at Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). Upon completion of training, they underwent On-Job training at real PETRONAS plants such as TCOT (Terengganu Crude Oil Terminal) and OGT (Onshore Gas Terminal).

With travel restrictions and safety concerns being top of mind during the pandemic, INSTEP proactively implemented necessary safety measures and actions to ensure the technical competency of the learners are effectively supported while prioritising their health and well-being in the campus.

“INSTEP has provided the necessary facilities and hospitable treatment to make our learners feel at home, although they are 8,000 miles away from Senegal. It has been an adventure and a sacrifice to make (leaving family & home), but I believe this programme is a key milestone worth experiencing in their career pathway towards success in a challenging industry.” said Mr. Aguibou Ba, Executive Director of Institut National du Pétrole et du Gaz (INPG), Senegal.

“We thank INSTEP for the support during these 6 months and we look forward to continuing our strategic partnership,” he added.

Mr. Aguibou Ba, General Director of INPG, who joined the ceremony virtually, applauded INSTEP for their capability, courage, and progressiveness in accelerating competency of current and future technical talents for both local and international oil & gas industry.

INSTEP’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim stressed the importance of strategic partnership between INSTEP and Senegal, by implanting the element of experiential learning at UDTP which not only allows the learners to apply theories into practice in a non-hazardous environment, but also equips them with the competency required to perform activities in real plants later.

“Being a key partner in PETRONAS’s growth for the past 40 decades, INSTEP is passionate in pushing boundaries in accelerating competency development in the energy industry and beyond. Our training programmes are designed to provide blended learning approach, where the lesson learnt from theoretical and experiential learning are required to shape you into the future leaders of Senegal energy industry, “said Mr. Idris.

Despite the differences in cultural backgrounds, the learners have built good relationships and engagements with other students and staff in the campus. They enjoyed the social activities in the evening after training such as futsal, volleyball, and badminton.

Mr. Momath Kéba Diop, representing the Senegalese learners, said during the ceremony, “INSTEP’s Customised On-the-Job Training is indeed a passport to employment in the oil & gas industry, as it provided accelerated competency development through comprehensive learning approach. Armed with the essential technical skills and knowledge we’ve gained, we are eager to play our roles in contributing to the development of our country’s energy sectors as well as economic development.”

Mr. Momath Kéba Diop delivered his appreciation speech during the closing ceremony.

A total of 8 Senegalese students from different backgrounds including Geoscience, Process Engineering, and Electromechanical Engineering, specialising in Petroleum Engineering in INPG Masters Programme, underwent the On-the-Job Training as part of their internship. INSTEP customised the 22-week programme and provided a conducive learning environment for the learners, including a comprehensive learning approach of theoretical & experiential hands-on training, as well as a variety of student services and facilities to help them cultivate work-life balance.

A group photo of the Senegalese learners, counterparts from Senegal as well as INSTEP team to wrap up the ceremony.

 

About INPG

INPG is established by the State of Senegal in 2017 to accelerate human capital development and employment of the Senegalese in oil & gas sectors especially in activities related to exploitations, production, and management of resources.

Watch the live telecast of the closing ceremony here

“We did it!”, exclaimed with excitement by the Senegalese young talents as they celebrated the completion of their 22-week customised On-the-Job Training at Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP).

The learners underwent 6 months of training with blended virtual and physical training scheme, including 2 months of theoretical classroom activities via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT), and 4 months of practical learning comprising hands-on at practical workshop & experiential learning at Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). Upon completion of training, they underwent On-Job training at real PETRONAS plants such as TCOT (Terengganu Crude Oil Terminal) and OGT (Onshore Gas Terminal).

With travel restrictions and safety concerns being top of mind during the pandemic, INSTEP proactively implemented necessary safety measures and actions to ensure the technical competency of the learners are effectively supported while prioritising their health and well-being in the campus.

“INSTEP has provided the necessary facilities and hospitable treatment to make our learners feel at home, although they are 8,000 miles away from Senegal. It has been an adventure and a sacrifice to make (leaving family & home), but I believe this programme is a key milestone worth experiencing in their career pathway towards success in a challenging industry.” said Mr. Aguibou Ba, Executive Director of Institut National du Pétrole et du Gaz (INPG), Senegal.

“We thank INSTEP for the support during these 6 months and we look forward to continuing our strategic partnership,” he added.

Mr. Aguibou Ba, General Director of INPG, who joined the ceremony virtually, applauded INSTEP for their capability, courage, and progressiveness in accelerating competency of current and future technical talents for both local and international oil & gas industry.

INSTEP’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim stressed the importance of strategic partnership between INSTEP and Senegal, by implanting the element of experiential learning at UDTP which not only allows the learners to apply theories into practice in a non-hazardous environment, but also equips them with the competency required to perform activities in real plants later.

“Being a key partner in PETRONAS’s growth for the past 40 decades, INSTEP is passionate in pushing boundaries in accelerating competency development in the energy industry and beyond. Our training programmes are designed to provide blended learning approach, where the lesson learnt from theoretical and experiential learning are required to shape you into the future leaders of Senegal energy industry, “said Mr. Idris.

Despite the differences in cultural backgrounds, the learners have built good relationships and engagements with other students and staff in the campus. They enjoyed the social activities in the evening after training such as futsal, volleyball, and badminton.

Mr. Momath Kéba Diop, representing the Senegalese learners, said during the ceremony, “INSTEP’s Customised On-the-Job Training is indeed a passport to employment in the oil & gas industry, as it provided accelerated competency development through comprehensive learning approach. Armed with the essential technical skills and knowledge we’ve gained, we are eager to play our roles in contributing to the development of our country’s energy sectors as well as economic development.”

Mr. Momath Kéba Diop delivered his appreciation speech during the closing ceremony.

A total of 8 Senegalese students from different backgrounds including Geoscience, Process Engineering, and Electromechanical Engineering, specialising in Petroleum Engineering in INPG Masters Programme, underwent the On-the-Job Training as part of their internship. INSTEP customised the 22-week programme and provided a conducive learning environment for the learners, including a comprehensive learning approach of theoretical & experiential hands-on training, as well as a variety of student services and facilities to help them cultivate work-life balance.

A group photo of the Senegalese learners, counterparts from Senegal as well as INSTEP team to wrap up the ceremony.

 

About INPG

INPG is established by the State of Senegal in 2017 to accelerate human capital development and employment of the Senegalese in oil & gas sectors especially in activities related to exploitations, production, and management of resources.

Watch the live telecast of the closing ceremony here

GPS Klang Terminal Technicians Graduated from Customised Training at INSTEP

15 technicians from Global Petro Storage (GPS) Klang Terminal gathered at Thistle Hotel, Port Dickson on 28 October 2021, to celebrate the successful completion of GPS LPG Storage & Terminal Technician Training Programme conducted at Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP).

This batch is the first ever partnership with GPS Klang Terminal, where 15 learners were sent to INSTEP in August 2020 to undergo a 4-month customised training programme, which accelerates their competency development in supporting the first independent refrigerated LPG terminal in Southeast Asia.

“INSTEP is thankful for the strategic collaboration with GPS Klang Terminal and to be able to prepare, equip, and enrich the learners with the essential technical knowledge and associated skills, enable them to serve at the new LPG storage facility,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP while he expressed his gratitude towards GPS Klang Terminal for their trust and confidence in INSTEP.

Mr. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, expressed his gratitude for the first ever strategic partnership between INSTEP and GPS Klang Terminal.

En. Idris Ibrahim presented the certificates of completion to the learners in the presence of Mr. Ahmad Mokhtar, General Manager of GPS Klang Terminal.

The learners underwent 4 months of blended learning approach, which consists of theoretical learning in classroom, hands-on learning at practical workshop, and experiential learning at UDTP. During the training, learners were exposed to the real oil & gas industry, from related storage equipment, terminal operation, utility system, measurement & instrumentation to process control, distributed control system, as well as Health, Safety & Environment. 

Furthermore, the learners also had the opportunity to perform On Job Training (OJT) at Tanjung Sulong Export Terminal (TSET), PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) for 5 days. The on-site training enabled them to experience live plant operations at Jetty/Loading Pier operation dry run, monitoring of loading arm operation from connecting to ship activity, and product loading commencement. At the end of the training, the learners are equipped with the required skills and knowledge to perform job at real operating plants while putting safety at the utmost priority.  

The GPS learners undergo theoretical lessons in INSTEP classrooms.

The GPS learner performed on-site hands-on training at Tanjung Sulong Export Terminal (TSET).

Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, the 4-month training programme was forced to postpone for several months, delaying the completion of programme from December 2020 to March 2021.

Upon completion of the training programme, the learners have become job-ready and competent technicians, and will join the terminal operations, which have a capacity of 134,400 cubic meters, comprising of 2 refrigerated tanks and 4 pressurised bullets.

The successful completion of the training programme is a substantiation of INSTEP’s brand tagline: ‘Experiencing is Enriching’, where INSTEP is passionate about progress in transforming learning experience and helps our customers and learners realising ‘what could be’ to ‘what is’. 

15 technicians from Global Petro Storage (GPS) Klang Terminal gathered at Thistle Hotel, Port Dickson on 28 October 2021, to celebrate the successful completion of GPS LPG Storage & Terminal Technician Training Programme conducted at Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP).

This batch is the first ever partnership with GPS Klang Terminal, where 15 learners were sent to INSTEP in August 2020 to undergo a 4-month customised training programme, which accelerates their competency development in supporting the first independent refrigerated LPG terminal in Southeast Asia.

“INSTEP is thankful for the strategic collaboration with GPS Klang Terminal and to be able to prepare, equip, and enrich the learners with the essential technical knowledge and associated skills, enable them to serve at the new LPG storage facility,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP while he expressed his gratitude towards GPS Klang Terminal for their trust and confidence in INSTEP.

Mr. Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, expressed his gratitude for the first ever strategic partnership between INSTEP and GPS Klang Terminal.

En. Idris Ibrahim presented the certificates of completion to the learners in the presence of Mr. Ahmad Mokhtar, General Manager of GPS Klang Terminal.

The learners underwent 4 months of blended learning approach, which consists of theoretical learning in classroom, hands-on learning at practical workshop, and experiential learning at UDTP. During the training, learners were exposed to the real oil & gas industry, from related storage equipment, terminal operation, utility system, measurement & instrumentation to process control, distributed control system, as well as Health, Safety & Environment. 

Furthermore, the learners also had the opportunity to perform On Job Training (OJT) at Tanjung Sulong Export Terminal (TSET), PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) for 5 days. The on-site training enabled them to experience live plant operations at Jetty/Loading Pier operation dry run, monitoring of loading arm operation from connecting to ship activity, and product loading commencement. At the end of the training, the learners are equipped with the required skills and knowledge to perform job at real operating plants while putting safety at the utmost priority.  

The GPS learners undergo theoretical lessons in INSTEP classrooms.

The GPS learner performed on-site hands-on training at Tanjung Sulong Export Terminal (TSET).

Due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, the 4-month training programme was forced to postpone for several months, delaying the completion of programme from December 2020 to March 2021.

Upon completion of the training programme, the learners have become job-ready and competent technicians, and will join the terminal operations, which have a capacity of 134,400 cubic meters, comprising of 2 refrigerated tanks and 4 pressurised bullets.

The successful completion of the training programme is a substantiation of INSTEP’s brand tagline: ‘Experiencing is Enriching’, where INSTEP is passionate about progress in transforming learning experience and helps our customers and learners realising ‘what could be’ to ‘what is’. 

Re-tool your career with Professional Drone Operator Training at INSTEP

PETRONAS Refinery & Petrochemicals Corporation (PRPC) Sdn Bhd, Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) has opened the door to Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) to conduct its first ever drone operation training & certification programme.  

The training has attracted 18 learners, comprising of mainly PETRONAS technicians and executives on offsite facilities and environment at PRPC.

Supporting PETRONAS’ growth strategy into innovative solutions and digital transformation, INSTEP is continuously stepping up to play its role as the premier learning arm of PETRONAS as a Technology Acceleration Enabler. 

Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), have been breaking barriers in the way industries and organisations do business. They bring a host of benefits as they are cost-effective, time-saving, and life-changing. Most importantly, they reduce the manpower required to perform work in dangerous situation, such as working at height and other extreme environments, thus lowering the risks of incidents and hazards compared to the conventional method.  

Drone technology is constantly evolving, and it has been adopted and integrated into businesses in many PETRONAS and non-PETRONAS facilities across the globe. To keep up with the growing demand for drone operating skills, INSTEP has rolled out the Professional Drone Operator Training which is a fit-for-purpose training programme that fully comprehends the technicality of drone operation.  

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Mr Idris Ibrahim commented, “As we place the tagline ‘Experiencing is Enriching’ at the heart of our business, we are passionate about the progress in transforming our learners’ experience and helping them realise ‘what could be’ to ‘what is’.” 

The programme incorporates comprehensive curriculum, flight simulation, and practical outdoor operation guided by industry experts and professional drone operators with vast real-world experience. 

Being the first batch of learners in the training programme, Mr. Nor Azman Zakaria, Manager of Area Maintenance Offsite Facilities at PRPC, said, “The learning materials in the training are highly relevant to my role as the Drone Programmme Leader for PRPC UF. The hands-on session allows us to fly the drone manually and set up autonomous flight mission for industrial application.” 

“This training is highly recommended to anyone who will operate a drone as part of their technical roles regardless of which industries they are in.” he added. 

The Professional Drone Operator Training Programme aims to produce certified and competent drone pilot who can operate drone in a safe, structured, and efficient manner. In addition to that, INSTEP is capable to customise, tailor, and develop the drone operation training programmme to suit various organisations’ need. 

INSTEP is established 40 years ago and since then, our purpose has remained the same, which is to continuously accelerate competency development through experiential learning and provide innovative solutions to upskill our technical talents. Additionally, INSTEP is committed to support the Facilities of Future (FoF) Programme in PETRONAS, by providing testbed, training programmes and facilities for the innovation and technologies in robots. 

A participant was undertaking a practical flight simulation under the guidance of professional drone operators.  

Disclaimer: The face-to-face training programme was carried out strictly in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council (NSC) and PETRONAS Pandemic Response Team (PPRT) Directives. 

Contact us today at instepmarketing@petronas.com or visit [NEW] A 3-day Professional Drone Operator Training Programme (instep.my) to know more about this training. 

PETRONAS Refinery & Petrochemicals Corporation (PRPC) Sdn Bhd, Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) has opened the door to Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) to conduct its first ever drone operation training & certification programme.  

The training has attracted 18 learners, comprising of mainly PETRONAS technicians and executives on offsite facilities and environment at PRPC.

Supporting PETRONAS’ growth strategy into innovative solutions and digital transformation, INSTEP is continuously stepping up to play its role as the premier learning arm of PETRONAS as a Technology Acceleration Enabler. 

Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), have been breaking barriers in the way industries and organisations do business. They bring a host of benefits as they are cost-effective, time-saving, and life-changing. Most importantly, they reduce the manpower required to perform work in dangerous situation, such as working at height and other extreme environments, thus lowering the risks of incidents and hazards compared to the conventional method.  

Drone technology is constantly evolving, and it has been adopted and integrated into businesses in many PETRONAS and non-PETRONAS facilities across the globe. To keep up with the growing demand for drone operating skills, INSTEP has rolled out the Professional Drone Operator Training which is a fit-for-purpose training programme that fully comprehends the technicality of drone operation.  

Chief Executive Officer of INSTEP, Mr Idris Ibrahim commented, “As we place the tagline ‘Experiencing is Enriching’ at the heart of our business, we are passionate about the progress in transforming our learners’ experience and helping them realise ‘what could be’ to ‘what is’.” 

The programme incorporates comprehensive curriculum, flight simulation, and practical outdoor operation guided by industry experts and professional drone operators with vast real-world experience. 

Being the first batch of learners in the training programme, Mr. Nor Azman Zakaria, Manager of Area Maintenance Offsite Facilities at PRPC, said, “The learning materials in the training are highly relevant to my role as the Drone Programmme Leader for PRPC UF. The hands-on session allows us to fly the drone manually and set up autonomous flight mission for industrial application.” 

“This training is highly recommended to anyone who will operate a drone as part of their technical roles regardless of which industries they are in.” he added. 

The Professional Drone Operator Training Programme aims to produce certified and competent drone pilot who can operate drone in a safe, structured, and efficient manner. In addition to that, INSTEP is capable to customise, tailor, and develop the drone operation training programmme to suit various organisations’ need. 

INSTEP is established 40 years ago and since then, our purpose has remained the same, which is to continuously accelerate competency development through experiential learning and provide innovative solutions to upskill our technical talents. Additionally, INSTEP is committed to support the Facilities of Future (FoF) Programme in PETRONAS, by providing testbed, training programmes and facilities for the innovation and technologies in robots. 

A participant was undertaking a practical flight simulation under the guidance of professional drone operators.  

Disclaimer: The face-to-face training programme was carried out strictly in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council (NSC) and PETRONAS Pandemic Response Team (PPRT) Directives. 

Contact us today at instepmarketing@petronas.com or visit [NEW] A 3-day Professional Drone Operator Training Programme (instep.my) to know more about this training. 

INSTEP Supports Global Talent Growth in HSE and Maintenance Management

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) is stepping up its commitment to support the growth of global talents of oil and gas industry. The supports are in the form of various expertise and knowledge sharing including championing oil and gas technical collaboration amongst developing countries.

INSTEP recently conducted its fifth virtual training session for 2021 under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) with a theme of ‘Best Practices for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and Maintenance Excellence in Oil & Gas Industry’, designed to extend technical knowledge and expertise to various international participants.

The five-day session was attended by 22 participants from Argentina, Bhutan, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Mauritania, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Uzbekistan.

INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim, said, “We are proud to be part of MTCP since 2004, in support of the Malaysian Government’s commitment to promote regional and technical cooperation as well as nurture collective self-reliance amongst the developing countries.”

Commenting on the programme, Indonesia delegate, Machnun Arif said that his participation in the MTCP session proved to be a worthwhile investment as he was able to benefit a lot from the effective course content and experienced instructors.

“After this training, I have gained valuable knowledge not only in HSE and Maintenance Management System but also the overview of Oil & Gas processing that I have never learnt before,” said Machnun.

Meanwhile, Aloise Ngor Mak Diagne from Senegal said, “I will implement the knowledge and practices shared in the programme at my workplace. As our local facility is still new and requires many improvements, these best practices in maintenance and HSE can be embedded into our daily operations.”

INSTEP has recorded excellent health and safety performance with notable international accolade such as The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Gold Awards for 2020 and 2021. Besides these, INSTEP also received the Gold Class 1 Award by the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH) for three consecutive years in 2019.

President Visits INSTEP

Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President & Group CEO of PETRONAS, visited INSTEP on 25 May 2016 following his participation at the launching of the Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) on 27 March 2014. Datuk Wan Zul’s association with INSTEP (ILPP then) goes back to the 1980s when he was a line trainer at the institute.  

Datuk Wan Zul visited some of INSTEP’s advanced learning facilities, namely the UDTP, Pigging Test Loop and Liquid Metering Training Skid which are highly beneficial for both upstream and downstream business.

The President was accompanied by Adif Zulkifli, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, M Nazlee Rasol, Idris Ibrahim and M Nasri Jamaluddin from the President’s Office. Wan Hasnan Abdullah, General Manager ECRO, was also present.

During the engagement session with the INSTEP management, Datuk Wan Zul expressed appreciation to INSTEP for having won the Global Getenergy 2016 Award as the Education and Training Provider of the Year on 16 May 2016. Chandramohan Saminathan, CEO of PTTSB, highlighted that for the month of May 2016, INSTEP had also obtained ISO9001:2008 certification and was conferred the IECEx 12th Recognized Training Provider in the world. To culminate these achievements, the President’s inspiring insights to the staff ended the month on a high note for INSTEP.

Datuk Wan Zul officiated a tree-planting ceremony at the Administration building to mark his visit to INSTEP.

Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President & Group CEO of PETRONAS, visited INSTEP on 25 May 2016 following his participation at the launching of the Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) on 27 March 2014. Datuk Wan Zul’s association with INSTEP (ILPP then) goes back to the 1980s when he was a line trainer at the institute.  

Datuk Wan Zul visited some of INSTEP’s advanced learning facilities, namely the UDTP, Pigging Test Loop and Liquid Metering Training Skid which are highly beneficial for both upstream and downstream business.

The President was accompanied by Adif Zulkifli, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, M Nazlee Rasol, Idris Ibrahim and M Nasri Jamaluddin from the President’s Office. Wan Hasnan Abdullah, General Manager ECRO, was also present.

During the engagement session with the INSTEP management, Datuk Wan Zul expressed appreciation to INSTEP for having won the Global Getenergy 2016 Award as the Education and Training Provider of the Year on 16 May 2016. Chandramohan Saminathan, CEO of PTTSB, highlighted that for the month of May 2016, INSTEP had also obtained ISO9001:2008 certification and was conferred the IECEx 12th Recognized Training Provider in the world. To culminate these achievements, the President’s inspiring insights to the staff ended the month on a high note for INSTEP.

Datuk Wan Zul officiated a tree-planting ceremony at the Administration building to mark his visit to INSTEP.

INSTEP marks Strategic Alliance with Honeywell

PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honeywell on 10 November 2016 at Malaysian Petroleum Club KLCC to further strengthen the business collaboration in enhancing the quality of training in generating skilled workforce for the industry.

The ceremony was graced by Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management PETRONAS and Chairman of PTTSB Board.

Honeywell, a leading process technology company, is not new to PETRONAS for Control System and Instrumentation installations. INSTEP utilizes Honeywell Distributed Control System for its Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) and Instrumentation Academy.

Speaking at the event, Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, highlighted, “The alliance brings together Honeywell’s leading technology in control system and global market outreach with INSTEP’s competent instructors and state-of-the-art facilities. The inclusion of hands-on training at INSTEP UDTP will enhance the quality of the learners and be a catalyst for more international programmes in the future”.

Briand Greer, President Honeywell ASEAN, expressed confidence that this MoU will broaden collaboration between Honeywell and PETRONAS in the oil and gas industry. He believes this will further bolster both companies’ aspiration to create a stronger presence in the Asian region.

As the global oil and gas industry continues to be affected by volatile oil prices, it is envisaged this alliance will support PETRONAS’ unwavering effort to produce skilled workforce and capable human capital for the industry.

PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honeywell on 10 November 2016 at Malaysian Petroleum Club KLCC to further strengthen the business collaboration in enhancing the quality of training in generating skilled workforce for the industry.

The ceremony was graced by Dato’ Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management PETRONAS and Chairman of PTTSB Board.

Honeywell, a leading process technology company, is not new to PETRONAS for Control System and Instrumentation installations. INSTEP utilizes Honeywell Distributed Control System for its Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) and Instrumentation Academy.

Speaking at the event, Chandramohan M Saminathan, CEO PTTSB, highlighted, “The alliance brings together Honeywell’s leading technology in control system and global market outreach with INSTEP’s competent instructors and state-of-the-art facilities. The inclusion of hands-on training at INSTEP UDTP will enhance the quality of the learners and be a catalyst for more international programmes in the future”.

Briand Greer, President Honeywell ASEAN, expressed confidence that this MoU will broaden collaboration between Honeywell and PETRONAS in the oil and gas industry. He believes this will further bolster both companies’ aspiration to create a stronger presence in the Asian region.

As the global oil and gas industry continues to be affected by volatile oil prices, it is envisaged this alliance will support PETRONAS’ unwavering effort to produce skilled workforce and capable human capital for the industry.