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How IOT can be effective in managing asset integrity and process safety on ageing facilities - Malaysia

Date From: 16 May 2017
Location: Malaysia
Description: Evening meeting in Kuala Lumpur, with presentation by M Azmi M Noor (Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company), organised by IChemE's Oil and Natural Gas Special Interest Group (SONG) and Safety and Loss Prevention Special Interest Group (S&LP) in Malaysia.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: UTMSPACE Kuala Lumpur, No.195A, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

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An evening event with technical presentation by M Azmi M Noor (Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company), and time for networking over refreshments. Registration from 18:00; the event will commence at 18:30 and close at 20:30.

This event is open to all. To encourage more participants and members, attendance at the event is free of charge and open to all. Bring along your colleagues working in the upstream oil and gas industry in Malaysia, and introduce them to the Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group (SONG), Safety and Loss Prevention Special Interest Group (S&LP) and to IChemE.

Advance booking is essential. Register now >>


Spiraling costs in maintenance of ageing facilities have forced oil and gas operators to look into new way of doing things, especially technology for asset life extension. There has been an explosion of IT based technology in the asset integrity arena. 3D modelling, previously available only on CAD based computing platform are now making their way onto handheld mobile devices. Improved bandwidth and sensor technology has resulted in the possibility of real-time monitoring of corrosion degradation mechanism obviating the need for intrusive corrosion coupons which pose a hazard to maintenance personnel during retrieval. Augmented Reality which comes from the gaming industry is making its way into the industrial world, and into mobile devices, improving the quality of operator structured rounds. Improved data analytics based on artificial intelligence can predict failure modes in operations. Search engines when effectively deployed can vastly improve the quality of manual based “Management of Change” system. These and many others will be featured in this presentation.


AzmiAzmi has 34 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. He started his career as a design instrument engineer with Sime Engineering. Then later joined Shell in Upstream based in Miri, Sarawak. His career in Shell span 26 years in the Operations and Engineering Divisions, including a stint in Shell EP Technology Application Research based in Riswijk, Netherlands. There he took up a role as the Global Team Leader in Real Time Optimisation and was part of the Shell Smart Field team. Upon his return, he took up several positions in Shell Upstream International Asia and Shell Global Solutions in KL. His last assignment in Shell was as the Asia Pacific Regional Maintenance and Integrity Manager based in Miri, Sarawak. After leaving Shell, he joined PETRONAS in 2012 as the Head of Technical Integrity and Process Safety in the HSE division of Upstream. Whilst there he designed the Technical Integrity Process Safety program for global upstream. This is a 5 year focused program aiming on improving asset integrity and process safety in PETRONAS Upstream. Azmi joined Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company in January 2017 as the Head of HSSE after completing his contract with PETRONAS.

Azmi has an honours degree in Electronics & Control Engineering from Sunderland. He is the President of the Institute of Materials Malaysia and an Associate Fellow Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK.


The event will take place at the
Seminar Room
UTMSPACE Kuala Lumpur
No.195A, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Map and directions >>


IChemE gratefully acknowledges:

The University of Technology, Malaysia's sponsorship of SONG events through provision of its venue facilities free of charge. 

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MMI Engineering, for sponsoring the refreshments at this event.


This event is free of charge and open to all. Advance booking is essential.
Register now >>

Get involved

Would you like to give a talk at a SONG event in Kuala Lumpur, or online to a wider audience of chemical engineers in the Asia Pacific region? We'd like to hear from you. Please contact Robert Bruce or specialinterestgroups@icheme.org with details about yourself and your proposed presentation. 

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