INTRODUCTION TO OIL & GAS:
14 FEBRUARY 2017 | PACIFIC REGENCY HOTEL SUITES, KUALA LUMPUR
by Ahmad Fariz Azhar
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The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and marketing petroleum products. The upstream sector, or more commonly known as Exploration & Production (E&P) is more focus in searching for potential underground or underwater crude oil and natural gas fields, drilling exploratory wells, and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas to the surface.
In the current challenging landscape of oil & gas industry, it is so vital that everyone who involve directly or indirectly with the industry to understand and appreciate the life-cycle of an oilfield. This course gives an overall picture of industry-specific functionality together with an appreciation of the challenges to produce hydrocarbons and an understanding of where the different job roles are involved.
At the end of the day, the delegates will have an understanding of each upstream phases from exploration to decommissioning. Delegates also will gain an appreciation of the geological, technical and economic aspects of the industry, features of the onshore and offshore environments, as well as the exploration, development and production phases. The course offers an invaluable opportunity to understand the key characteristics and global context of Malaysia’s oil and gas industry, and come to grips with its key concepts and terminology.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Employees new to the industry
• Government policy-makers
• Professionals and advisors
• Members of the community seeking a basic understanding of the industry
• Businesses intending to enter the industry
The course is intensive but will make an effective use of delegates’ time.
Click HERE for the complete brochure and registration form.
MODULE 1 : Introduction to Oil & Gas
MODULE 2 : Exploration Activities
MODULE 3 : Drilling Operation
MODULE 4 : Oil & Gas Field Development
MODULE 5 : Producing Hydrocarbon and Production Facilities
MODULE 6 : Decommissioning the Facilities
CONSULTANT : MR. AHMAD FARIZ AZHAR
Ahmad Fariz Azhar has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. Currently he is a training consultant specializing in upstream activities and project management. He is experienced with offshore drilling operation specializing in Measurement & Logging While Drilling (MLWD) with and was heavily involved with the execution phase of the job where Safety & Service Quality are mandatory. Throughout his career in offshore drilling, he had involved with exploration and development drilling campaign with various E&P Operators in Malaysia.
Fariz was also experienced in managing the engineering and business development aspect in the oil & gas specialty oilfield chemicals specializing in the Production Chemicals and Completion & Workover Chemicals. He also had experience in Project Management related to Petroleum Engineering Project such as Area Development Plan (ADP) and Seismic Data Processing & Seismic Interpretation. Knowledgeable on different working cultures as have working experience locally (Malaysia) and internationally (Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, UAE, US, and UK).
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We can cater to your training needs and bring the course to your place at your own convenient dates. Contact us for more details and package.
For more information & Registration, contact us @ MOGEC!
Contact Person : Khasmah / Hidayah
Tel :+ 03-2181 3153
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Traditionally, the European players have led this drive. Which is unsurprising, since the EU has been the most driven in this acceleration. But even the US giants are following suit. In the past year, Chevron has poured an incredible amount of cash and effort in pioneering renewables. Its motives might be less than altruistic, shareholders across America have been particularly vocal about driving this transformation but the net results will be positive for all.
Chevron’s recent efforts have focused on biomethane, through a partnership with global waste solutions company Brightmark. The joint venture Brightmark RNG Holdings operations focused on convert cow manure to renewable natural gas, which are then converted into fuel for long-haul trucks, the very kind that criss-cross the vast highways of the US delivering goods from coast to coast. Launched in October 2020, the joint venture was extended and expanded in August, now encompassing 38 biomethane plants in seven US states, with first production set to begin later in 2021. The targeting of livestock waste is particularly crucial: methane emissions from farms is the second-largest contributor to climate change emissions globally. The technology to capture methane from manure (as well as landfills and other waste sites) has existed for years, but has only recently been commercialised to convert methane emissions from decomposition to useful products.
This is an arena that another supermajor – BP – has also made a recent significant investment in. BP signed a 15-year agreement with CleanBay Renewables to purchase the latter’s renewable natural gas (RNG) to be mixed and sold into select US state markets. Beginning with California, which has one of the strictest fuel standards in the US and provides incentives under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to reduce carbon intensity – CleanBay’s RNG is derived not from cows, but from poultry. Chicken manure, feathers and bedding are all converted into RNG using anaerobic digesters, providing a carbon intensity that is said to be 95% less than the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of pure fossil fuels and non-conversion of poultry waste matter. BP also has an agreement with Gevo Inc in Iowa to purchase RNG produced from cow manure, also for sale in California.
But road fuels aren’t the only avenue for large-scale embracing of renewables. It could take to the air, literally. After all, the global commercial airline fleet currently stands at over 25,000 aircraft and is expected to grow to over 35,000 by 2030. All those planes will burn a lot of fuel. With the airline industry embracing the idea of AAF (or Alternative Aviation Fuels), developments into renewable jet fuels have been striking, from traditional bio-sources such as palm or soybean oil to advanced organic matter conversion from agricultural waste and manure. Chevron, again, has signed a landmark deal to advance the commercialisation. Together with Delta Airlines and Google, Chevron will be producing a batch of sustainable aviation fuel at its El Segundo refinery in California. Delta will then use the fuel, with Google providing a cloud-based framework to analyse the data. That data will then allow for a transparent analysis into carbon emissions from the use of sustainable aviation fuel, as benchmark for others to follow. The analysis should be able to confirm whether or not the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s estimates that renewable jet fuel can reduce lifecycle carbon intensity by up to 80%. And to strengthen the measure, Delta has pledged to replace 10% of its jet fuel with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
In a parallel, but no less pioneering lane, France’s TotalEnergies has announced that it is developing a 100% renewable fuel for use in motorsports, using bioethanol sourced from residues produced by the French wine industry (among others) at its Feyzin refinery in Lyon. This, it believes, will reduce the racing sports’ carbon emissions by an immediate 65%. The fuel, named Excellium Racing 100, is set to debut at the next season of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans 2022 race.
But Chevron isn’t done yet. It is also falling back on the long-standing use of vegetable oils blended into US transport fuels by signing a wide-ranging agreement with commodity giant Bunge. Called a ‘farmer-to-fuelling station’ solution, Bunge’s soybean processing facilities in Louisiana and Illinois will be the source of meal and oil that will be converted by Chevron into diesel and jet fuel. With an investment of US$600 million, Chevron will assist Bunge in doubling the combined capacity of both plants by 2024, in line with anticipated increases in the US biofuels blending mandates.
Even ExxonMobil, one of the most reticent of the supermajors to embrace renewables wholesale, is getting in on the action. Its Imperial Oil subsidiary in Canada has announced plans to commercialise renewable diesel at a new facility near Edmonton using plant-based feedstock and hydrogen. The venture does only target the Canadian market – where political will to drive renewable adoption is far higher than in the US – but similar moves have already been adopted by other refiners for the US market, including major investments by Phillips 66 and Valero.
Ultimately, these recent moves are driven out of necessity. This is the way the industry is moving and anyone stubborn enough to ignore it will be left behind. Combined with other major investments driven by European supermajors over the past five years, this wider and wider adoption of renewable can only be better for the planet and, eventually, individual bottom lines. The renewables ball is rolling fast and is only gaining momentum.
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