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Instrumentation Engineer Development Program





Method of delivery

The participants are first taught the knowledge and preparation required to work in the oil and gas service industry from the trainers with working experience in respective area. The concepts are re-enforced through tutorial and industrial related case studies. 

After acquired pre-requisite domain and working knowledge in the subject area, the participants are then provided with company specific customised modules such as various management systems, tools and hardware knowledge.  They also receive on-the-job-training through industrial attachment with the host companies.


Learning Outcome

1.    To equip participants with pre-requisite knowledge required to start working as Instrumentation engineers in oil and gas industry. These knowledge are :

  • Malaysia petroleum industry and services industry
  • Principles of Tendering, Contracting and Procurement Management
  • Hook-up construction and commissioning of offshore projects
  • Fundamentals of instrumentation and process control systems for oil & gas industry
  • Essential knowledge of HSE management for offshore oil & gas projects
  • Essential knowledge of project management using PMIâ PMBOKâ guide

2.    To equip participants with practical skills of instrumentation engineering in the oil & gas industry through company specific training and industrial attachment arrangement.



Modules & Sub Modules

Part 1: Soft Skills

  • Refer to the common soft skill curriculum for details

Part 2: Technical Essentials

M1: Malaysian oil & gas, services industry and its value chain

  • History
  • Upstream and downstream value chain
  • Technical and HSE risks and management
  • New technologies and innovation
  • Exploration, drilling and appraisal
  • Field development and planning
  • Overview of offshore facilities and platform
  • Process/surface equipment
  • Design & workpack engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Mobilization
  • Installation
  • Hook-up and commissioning
  • Production, operations and maintenance
  • Regulatory environment
  • Production sharing contracts environment
  • Decommissioning and abandonment

M2: Principles of tendering, contracting and procurement management

  • Overview of supply chain process
  • Contracting objectives and policies
  • Tendering relationships and roles and responsibilities
  • Tendering plan
  • Tender processes
  • Tender evaluations
  • Award recommendation and approval
  • Preparation and issue of contract document
  • Understanding contract structure
  • Work execution
  • Management of claims and disputes
  • Management of contract closure
  • Overview of procurement process
  • Sourcing and procurement fundamentals
  • Project scope and developing procurement strategy
  • Project procurement management process
  • Supplier relationships management

M3: Hook-up construction and commissioning for offshore oil & gas projects

  • Overview of Field Development Planning (FDP)
  • Project Management team (PMT), roles & responsibilities
  • Workpack process, planning and execution
  • Procurement – cost-plus and overheads
  • Construction and marine crew manpower recruitment & mobilisation
  • Onshore Minor Fabrication
  • HSE training requirements
  • QA/QC project documentation requirements
  • Mobilisation of major and support marine vessels
  • Overview of marine operations
  • Onshore supply base and Load-out activities
  • IPOP/pre-execution reviews
  • Hook-up activities (i.e. blasting and painting, cutting, fitting and welding, piping and piping supports, platform appurtenances, electrical and instrumentation works)
  • Pre-commissioning activities, testing and inspection
  • Commissioning activities
  • Start-up (first oil, first gas) and Hand-over to Operations dept
  • Post-project activities, final documentation

M4: Instrumentation and process control systems for oil & gas industry

  • Elements of project development
  • Principles of process control (pressure, temperature, flow, level, on-off, quality)
  • Principles and specifications of DCS and SCADA, control valves, metering and safeguarding systems
  • Principles of controller tuning, controller parameter and set-point calculations
  • Typical control schemes for pumps, compressors, turbines, engines, furnaces and reboilers, glycol towers, separators
  • Field Instrumentation hook-up and installation
  • Alarms and trip functions
  • Fire and gas detection/protection equipment selection and specification
  • Safeguarding philosophies and definitions
  • Platform safeguarding and process safety instrumentation and systems
  • Specifications for instrument control panels, wellhead control panels
  • Installation and hook-up aspects of field instrumentation, fire and gas detectors and control valves
  • Factory-acceptance testing and site-acceptance testing of instrumentation and systems
  • Instrumentation calibration and testing principles
  • Instrumentation and system commissioning principles

M5: Principles of health, safety and environment management

  • Management system
  • Elements of HSE
  • Management leadership commitment and accountability
  • Facilities design and construction
  • Information and documentation
  • Personnel and training
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Management of change
  • Third party services
  • Incident investigation and analysis
  • Community awareness and emergency preparedness
  • HSE assessment and improvement
  • Performance measurement

M6: Project Management 101: A step-by-step approach using PMIâ PMBOKâ guide

  • Introduction of projects
  • The triple constraint
  • The five project management process group
  • Project initiating
  • Project planning
  • Project executing
  • Project controlling
  • Project closing

Part 3: Company specific customized modules

Modules to be designed specifically for the host companies, such as

  • Health, Safety and Environment Policies and Procedures
  • Document Control Systems and Procedures
  • Selection, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of instrumentation equipment namely instrumented safeguarding, instrumented fire and gas systems etc
  • Development of installation and commissioning plan for specific instrumentation systems on oil & gas facilities that are compliance to company and project requirements.