Oil and Natural Gas

Journey to Deploying Data Analytics

Journey to Deploying Data Analytics
  • Date From 2nd December 2019
  • Date To 2nd December 2019
  • Price Free
  • Location Monash University Malaysia, Seminar Room 6-2-14, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


An evening event hosted by Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group (POPSIG), supported by Oil and Natural Gas Special Interest Group (SONG). This event will feature a technical presentation by Ir. Mohd Sabri Zakaria from AZ Sepakat Sdn Bhd.

This event is free and open to all. Bring along your colleagues and introduce them to the Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group (POPSIG) and to IChemE.


Big data analytics has been advocated as bringing new benefits to a business. Getting there requires some effort and this is what I will share to help you get started.

  1. Introduction to my work background; which is obviously the oil & gas industry and instrumentation & controls
  2. And how the above influences my search of improving operational efficiencies (personal background on gas compressors in Exxon and Talisman)– maybe data analytics is the answer
  3. Brief/intro/background of data analytics – my perspective
  4. Data analytics – data analytics engineer’s perspective
  5. What are the prerequisites to data analytics?
  6. Data historian – what are these, are they in place in the O&G?? others
  7. Will data analytics work? – yes and no, constraints
  8. My personal journey in convincing O&G players to see the benefits of analytics
  9. Why SEEQ
  10. What have we achieved so far
  11. What are we looking at in the near future


Ir. Mohd Sabri Zakaria

Ir. Mohd Sabri Zakaria is currently the MD and Principal of AZ Sepakat Sdn Bhd. AZ Sepakat Sdn Bhd provides functional safety engineering consulting services specifically in 3D Fire & Gas Mapping, SIL Lifecycle Studies and Alarm Management and HAZOP. It is a primary partner for Seeq Corporation, a software company that provides software with advanced analytics capabilities.

Ir. Sabri has 35 years experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. He graduated with a BSEE from Purdue University in 1983 and has worked for EPMI (Esso Prod Malaysia Inc.), Schlumberger, PETRONAS Carigali and Talisman. His speciality is in process instrumentation and control as well as data analytics.


18:00 - Registration and refreshment

18:25 - Short briefing by Mr Hong Wai Onn, Chair of POPSIG

18:30 - Presentation

19:30 - Question-and-answer session

20:00 - Networking session


The suggested attire would be formal for men and women. Improper attire such as round neck t-shirt, jeans, slippers and safety boots, etc. are not allowed.

Get Involved

Would you like to give a talk at a SONG/POPSIG 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 Mohan Balasingam or with details about yourself and proposed a presentation.


For those who are unable to attend in person, this event will also be broadcasted as a webinar.

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