Curtin Malaysia Petroleum Engineering Students Attend Industrial Conference
MIRI (September 19): Industrial lectures or invited lectures by industry professionals are a key part of the engineering studies program at Curtin University of Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) to complement the classroom studies of students.
In addition to reinforcing the theories learned in their courses, students are exposed to the latest industry trends and real-life practices to get a better idea of working conditions and future career prospects.
Curtin Malaysia’s third year Petroleum Engineering students under the guidance of Associate Professor Hisham Ben Mahmud recently had the opportunity to learn more about annular casing pressure management at a technical webinar led by Engineer Chua Hing Leong of Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd.
According to Hisham in a press release yesterday, the seminar exposed students to a core petroleum engineering activity (well pressure management) that they are studying under the Petroleum Production Technology and Well Intervention units.
During the seminar, Chua discussed the concepts underlying casing pressure management and explained the full life cycle of wells, from drilling, completion and production to well intervention. It also covered other aspects of pressure management such as Maximum Allowable Ring Surface Pressure (MAASP) and Maximum Allowable Wellhead Operating Pressure (MAWOP).
Chua graduated in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with 20 years of experience in various roles in the oil and gas industry including field engineer, cable manager and well intervention engineer. In his current role as personnel engineer, he is responsible for the technical direction and the provision of technical solutions in terms of well intervention and integrity.
Thanking Chua for conducting the technical seminar, Hisham said that it is very beneficial for the students to learn and get practical examples from an experienced professional in the industry.
“Such industry engagement is invaluable to our petroleum engineering program and our students, as it helps them make connections between what they learn in the classroom and applications in the real work environment,” said he declared.
In Curtin Malaysia’s four-year Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering program (Honors), students learn to assess, drill, develop, and mine oil and gas reserves. They study chemical engineering, drilling, fluid flow in reservoirs, formation assessment, geology, hydrocarbon phase behavior, oil and gas field development, production technology. petroleum, thermodynamics and well completion engineering.
Students also undertake practical studies in drilling and reservoir rock and fluids laboratories, and gain exposure to the industry through field visits to service company offices and operations sites. drilling, exploration and production.
They also gain an understanding of global economic trends and business profit margins through the study of economics, risk and project management. In their final year, they undertake a major research project, as well as a field development planning and design project.
You can find information about Curtin Malaysia at www.curtin.edu.my. You can also search Curtin Malaysia on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or LinkedIn.