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Two-Day Course on “Understanding Process Control For Oil & Gas Production Operators, Technicians And Engineers” - Rescheduled from 28 March 2018-29 March 2018
Venue: Wisma IEM, 03- TUS Lecture Room, Second Floor
Date & Time: 16 Oct 2018 to 17 Oct 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
CPD: 13
Closing Date Before: 13-Oct-2018 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Technical Division - Oil, Gas and Mining


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.

Ir. Associate Professor 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. John Eow is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Professional Engineer (BEM), with more than 15 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas and Process industries, having worked with crude oil dehydration-desalting, water-oil treatment & separation, oily water treatment, sand separation and management, produced water treatment, seawater treatment & injection, and gas processing technologies and equipment.   He also gives lectures in chemical and process engineering at Singapore Institute of Technology. Dr. John obtained his B.Eng in Chemical Engineering (1st Class Hons) and PhD in 1998 and 2002, respectively, from University of Surrey, UK.   His PhD work was on electrostatic water-oil treatment technology.   Over the years, he has worked as a technology specialist with technology-provider companies, such as Global Process Systems (Malaysia), Keppel Offshore and Marine (Singapore), Cameron Process Systems (Singapore, Japan and Malaysia), and EDES Technology Malaysia.   With Cameron Process Systems, he had also worked as an oil treatment technology specialist expert engineer on crude oil desalting technologies, such as AC, DC, Dual Polarity and EDD electrostatic technologies, covering process and internals design, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting and performance improvement studies. His experiences cover a wide range from Technical and Commercial Proposal to Detailed Engineering to Commissioning to Production Troubleshooting for oil & gas processes and technologies.   He has also conducted technical training and process improvement work for Saudi ARAMCO, SABIC, PETRONAS, Sarawak SHELL, CNOOC, Murphy Oil Sarawak, Husky Oil Energy, GAIL India, Transwater API, etc.

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