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.