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Mechanical 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 mechanical 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
  • Major mechanical equipment for offshore oil & gas facilities
  • 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 mechanical 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: Mechanical equipment for offshore oil & gas facilities

  • Elements of project development
  • General overview of offshore Oil and Gas facilities/platforms and onshore terminals
  • Operating principles, design and sizing aspects, functions, installation, HSE, set-up and maintenance aspects of the offshore oil and gas platforms
  • Mechanical equipment on offshore oil platforms
  • Mechanical equipment on offshore gas platforms
  • Challenges and developments in operations and maintenance of mechanical equipment

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 specific mechanical equipment namely pump & compressors, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fired equipment, valves etc
  • Development of installation and commissioning plan, schedule and resources of specific mechanical equipment on offshore oil & gas facilities