Field Engineer (Hook-up, Construct, Commission) Development Program


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


  • To provide the necessary technical soft skills for engineers to adapt from the university environment to real life technical working environment.
  • To equip participants with pre-requisite knowledge required to start working as field engineers in the oil and gas industry. These knowledge are:
    • Malaysia petroleum industry and services industry
    • Fabrication and load-out of offshore structures
    • Installation of offshore projects
    • Hook-up construction and commissioning of offshore projects
    • Essential knowledge of project management using the PMI PMBOK guide
  • To equip participants with practical skills of field engineering in the oil and gas industry through company-specific training and industrial attachment arrangement.


  • To appreciate the activities of field or project development planning and scheduling
  • To know the key members of the Project management team required for hook-up commissioning activities, and their roles and responsibilities
  • To know the full workpack preparation, process and execution, and the associated engineering disciplines required for workpack
  • To know the types of major and support marine vessels, and major construction and commissioning equipment
  • To know how to organize the mobilization of major and support marine vessels, and major construction and commissioning equipment
  • To know how to mobilize the construction crew and marine crew
  • To be able to plan and manage the various hook-up activities for each engineering discipline
  • To be able to plan and manage the various commissioning activities, start-up and handover to client
  • To be able to manage the various post-project activities and final documentation


Part 1: Soft Skills

Please refer to the common soft skills 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
  • Deepwater developments
  • 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 (PSC) environment
  • Decommissioning and abandonment
  • Downstream, refining and retail activities

M2: Installation of Offshore Oil & Gas Structures

  • Elements of project development
  • Offshore transportation and installation Planning and scheduling
  • Major and support marine vessels, major equipment types
  • Offshore installation Engineering and Calculations
  • Geotechnical surveys
  • Anchor-pattern preparation and approval
  • Contracting and Procurement activities and considerations
  • Cost-time-resource (CTR) estimating for transportation and installation
  • HSE management
  • QA/QC requirements
  • IPOP/pre-execution reviews
  • Mobilization preparations
  • Insurances, commercial and warranty surveys
  • Metocean activities and considerations
  • Substructures installation
  • Topsides installation
  • Pipeline and riser installation/laying
  • Subsea and diving activities

M3: Hook-up, Construction and Commissioning for Offshore Oil & Gas Projects

  • Planning, Workpack and Implementation:
    • 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 & mobilization
    • Onshore Minor Fabrication (refer Part B below)
    • HSE training requirements
    • QA/QC project documentation requirements
    • Mobilization 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 department
    • Post-project activities, final documentation
  • Fabrication and load-out of offshore piping, modules and packages
    • Fabrication yard layout, load-out methods, workshops and major equipment types
    • Fabrication loading considerations, foundation preparation and preliminary works
    • Fabrication Engineering and Calculations
    • Planning and scheduling
    • Fabrication cost-time-resource (CTR) estimating
    • Typical manpower and fabrication equipment planning and management
    • Fabrication, erection and assembly of deck extensions, portions of structures
    • Blasting and painting activities
    • Skid and Package Equipment Procurement, Factory Acceptance Testing, Delivery, storage and preservation, fabrication installation
    • QA/QC in Fabrication
    • HSE in Fabrication
    • Weight control and weighing of structures in fabrication
    • Fittings and ship loose items management
    • Testing, inspection, NDT, repairs
    • Welding and welder qualifications
    • Yard Pre-Commissioning activities
    • Arrangement consideration and load out
    • Load-out planning, COG

M4: Maintenance Activities for Topsides

  • Operations organisational set-up
  • Logistics support (marine vessels, helibase, supply base)
  • Interface with logistics, supply bases, aviation and marine operations
  • Emergency response
  • Permit to work (PTW)
  • Overview of offshore equipment, skids, packages and modules
  • Maintenance philosophy and planning (planned or preventive, breakdown or corrective)
  • Maintenance, inspection and calibration activities carried out on offshore equipment:
    • Instrumentation
    • Electrical equipment
    • Static mechanical equipment
    • Rotating mechanical equipment
    • Cranes
    • Structural steel
  • Interface with project and engineering departments
  • Interface with construction and maintenance contractors

M5: Project Management 101: A step-by-step Approach Using the PMI PMBOK 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