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Two-Day Course on “Understanding Process Control For Oil & Gas Production Operators, Technicians And Engineers”
Venue: Wisma IEM
Date & Time: 28 Mar 2018 to 29 Mar 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM) Postponed
Closing Date Before: 25-Mar-2018


The oil & gas production processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, seawater filtration, crude oil and gas treatment) require reliable monitoring and control strategy to maintain optimum operational performance. Moreover, process operations are always being affected by disturbances, which negatively affect product quality and cause unplanned process shutdown. Therefore, a good understanding and competency on the major oil & gas production process operations and control are vital for the production personnel. This 2-day course is designed to educate the participants on the engineering design and process control practices in the oil & gas production processes, such as sand separation, produced water treatment, and crude oil desalting.

The course will cover the following major topics:
• Introduction to Oil & Gas Production Processes (such as sand separation, produced water treatment, crude oil treatment, etc.)
• Basics of Process Control
• Process Characteristics: Static and Dynamic
• Final Control Elements
• Controller Algorithm and Controller Tuning
• Single & Multiple Control Loops

Upon completion, the participants will be able to understand the process control fundamentals related to oil & gas production processes.   Moreover, they will have the basic knowledge to apply the process control concepts in monitoring their production process performance, and for better controller tuning to optimize their production outputs.


Associate Professor Dr. Syamsul Rizal Abd. Shukor received his B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University of Bradford, UK in 1997. In 2000, he was conferred M.Sc (Chemical Engineering) by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and specializes in process control and simulation. He is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering with USM. His research areas are in process control and simulation, process intensification systems, and hydrodynamics of fluid flow in microchannels. He has conducted various training, workshops, seminars, short courses and consultation for chemical & process industries in process control and separation technologies. He has also participated in the Gas Treatment Plant Project Onshore Gas Terminal in Turkmenistan under PETRONAS Carigali, Acid Gas Removal Unit (AGRU) project in TNBR Sdn. Bhd., as well as handling process safety management (PSM) of PETRONAS Sarawak Operation (SKO).   He is an active member of Society of Engineering Education Malaysia, Malaysian Automatic Control Engineers Society, and the Custodian of Malaysia Process Control (MyPC) Society.

Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Zainal Ahmad received his B.Eng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University of Surrey, UK in 1998. He received his M.Sc in Applied Process Control (distinction) and PhD from University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a process engineer in a petrochemical plant before joining USM in 2000. His main research interests include artificial neural network, process modeling, model-based control and neural network applications in chemical processes. He is also a certified trainer from PSMB (TTT/3749), and conduct training, workshops, seminars, short courses and consultation for the chemical & process industries, such as short courses on Aspen simulation, and the Fundamental Process Control and Beyond, Process Control training for UOP and NPK. He also involves in the “AGR System” for Energy and Lab Solution for TNBR.

Ir. Dr. Eow John Son is an Assistant Professor with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, lecturing on oil & gas process engineering subjects. He is a Chartered Engineer, Professional Engineer (BEM), and founder of Innovative Process Consultant. He received his B.Eng (Hons) from University of Surrey, UK in 1998 and obtained his PhD (electrostatic water-oil separation) in 2002 from University of Surrey, UK, and has published many technical papers. Having spent many years working in multinational companies in the UK, Singapore, Japan, India, the Middle-East and Malaysia, he is well-versed in the oil & gas processes and technologies, such as Sand Separation & Management, Produced Water Treatment, Crude Oil Dehydration-Desalting, and Gas Processing for the oil & gas Industry. He has worked from Technical and Commercial Proposal to Detailed Engineering to Commissioning Stage to Production Troubleshooting for oil & gas production processes. He has conducted technical training and consultancy work for Saudi Aramco, SABIC, PETRONAS, Sarawak SHELL, GAIL India, Transwater API, etc.  

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Member Type Normal Rate
Online Rate
HONORARY FELLOW 750.00 700.00
FELLOW 750.00 700.00
SENIOR MEMBER 750.00 700.00
MEMBER 750.00 700.00
HONORARY MEMBER 750.00 700.00
COMPANION 650.00 600.00
GRADUATE 650.00 600.00
AFFILIATE 650.00 600.00
ASSOCIATE MEMBER 650.00 600.00
STUDENT 200.00 150.00
Non IEM Member 1500.00 1400.00

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