Safety Beyond Borders: INSTEP Welcomes 16 INPEX Trainees for HSE-OJT Training Programme

As part of INSTEP’s initiative in serving clients from around the world, 16 engineers from INPEX Corporation, a Japanese exploration and production company, were celebrated on 7 January 2023.

The HSE-OJT training programme that runs between 7 January and 1 February will accommodate all 16 learners through a one-month programme which focuses on occupational and environmental safety aspects and practices in the oil & gas industry.

Senior Manager of Learning Experience, Dr. Azir Salleh delivering his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony.

During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Azir Salleh said that “The continuous collaboration between INSTEP and INPEX Corporation is a strong indicator of INSTEP’s status as the trusted technical learning solutions partner in creating a sustainable talent pipeline, both domestically and internationally.”

Dr. Azir also promised that the enriching learning experience throughout the 4 weeks at INSTEP campus will equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills for their career development.

As part of INSTEP’s initiative in serving clients from around the world, 16 engineers from INPEX Corporation, a Japanese exploration and production company, were celebrated on 7 January 2023.

The HSE-OJT training programme that runs between 7 January and 1 February will accommodate all 16 learners through a one-month programme which focuses on occupational and environmental safety aspects and practices in the oil & gas industry.

Senior Manager of Learning Experience, Dr. Azir Salleh delivering his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony.

During his welcoming remarks, Dr. Azir Salleh said that “The continuous collaboration between INSTEP and INPEX Corporation is a strong indicator of INSTEP’s status as the trusted technical learning solutions partner in creating a sustainable talent pipeline, both domestically and internationally.”

Dr. Azir also promised that the enriching learning experience throughout the 4 weeks at INSTEP campus will equip the trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills for their career development.

KTC Powering Knowledge: Igniting STEM Interest among Local Students in Kimanis, Sabah

Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC), run by PETRONAS, has been actively promoting and pushing for equal educational opportunities for young students in the surrounding community. In an effort to reach out to the local community, KTC has launched SPM Success Booster on 1 September 2023, and Play and Learn (PAL) on 4 October 2023. 

 

SPM Success Booster 

SPM Success Booster is an annual tuition programme for SPM students, established by KTC since the year 2019. Leveraging on the young talents from its current trainees on-campus, 2 of the trainees served as teachers for this 12-week intensive programme. With the aim to facilitate and assist SPM students to improve their academic accomplishment in Mathematics, Science and English, the tuition programme will effectively uplift their competency and proficiency in the STEM subjects through the modules and learning plans crafted by the KTC team.  

 

Additionally, it encourages students to apply Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH) and fosters the development of problem-solving abilities while expanding their knowledge in STEM subject.   

 

The selected 30 participants for the programme were chosen from B40 families in the area nearby Kimanis, involving 3 schooles, namely SMK Benoni, SMK Kimanis and SMK Bongawan. The programme gained full support and was lauded by Ketua Anak Negeri, that were present during the launching of the programme.  

 

This programme was officiated by Encik Azhar B Aris. Several other stakeholders that graced the occasion with their presence were District Chief, Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin, Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol, Encik Haji Sukar Ngadiran and representative, Puan Fatimah Haji Mohamad, Puan Pasah Bt Tahir and Puan Jumidah Bt Ngadiran. 

En. Azhar B Aris (centre) presented mementos as a sign of recognition to the participants.
En. Azhar presented tokens of appreciation to District Chief Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin and Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol.
En. Azhar B Aris, Ketua Anak Negeri and students during the launching of SPM Booster Tuition Programme 2023.

Play & Learn (PAL) 

 

In addition to SPM Success Booster, KTC also focuses its education delivery to primary school students through its Fun Learning – Play & Learn (PAL) Programme at SK Daingin which is located 12 km away from KTC. This initiative aimed to inspire young students’ love of learning through engaging and interactive learning activities.  A total of 35 students consisting of Primary 1 and 2 participated in this programme.   

 

KTC staff and trainees collaborated with PETROSAINS to ensure the programme was delivered in a fun way to cater to the young students’ lens, including using modules such as Paper Mache and Leafy Tea to attract the young students to develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH), foster creativity, and build problem-solving skills.  

Year 1 students are engaging in a Fun Learning Activity (Paper Mache).
KTC trainees with SK Daingin’s students doing Paper Mache.
The students are showcasing the results of their Fun Learning Activity (Leafy Tea Workshop).

In line with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which focuses on providing quality education to youths and students, the Powering Knowledge programme aims to improve access to quality education, and promote learning and development activities, as well as enable deserving recipients to realise their career aspirations. 

Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre (KTC), run by PETRONAS, has been actively promoting and pushing for equal educational opportunities for young students in the surrounding community. In an effort to reach out to the local community, KTC has launched SPM Success Booster on 1 September 2023, and Play and Learn (PAL) on 4 October 2023. 

 

SPM Success Booster 

SPM Success Booster is an annual tuition programme for SPM students, established by KTC since the year 2019. Leveraging on the young talents from its current trainees on-campus, 2 of the trainees served as teachers for this 12-week intensive programme. With the aim to facilitate and assist SPM students to improve their academic accomplishment in Mathematics, Science and English, the tuition programme will effectively uplift their competency and proficiency in the STEM subjects through the modules and learning plans crafted by the KTC team.  

 

Additionally, it encourages students to apply Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH) and fosters the development of problem-solving abilities while expanding their knowledge in STEM subject.   

 

The selected 30 participants for the programme were chosen from B40 families in the area nearby Kimanis, involving 3 schooles, namely SMK Benoni, SMK Kimanis and SMK Bongawan. The programme gained full support and was lauded by Ketua Anak Negeri, that were present during the launching of the programme.  

 

This programme was officiated by Encik Azhar B Aris. Several other stakeholders that graced the occasion with their presence were District Chief, Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin, Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol, Encik Haji Sukar Ngadiran and representative, Puan Fatimah Haji Mohamad, Puan Pasah Bt Tahir and Puan Jumidah Bt Ngadiran. 

En. Azhar B Aris (centre) presented mementos as a sign of recognition to the participants.
En. Azhar presented tokens of appreciation to District Chief Tn. Haji Yunus Bin Matarin and Ketua Anak Negeri Encik Sulaiman bin Untol.
En. Azhar B Aris, Ketua Anak Negeri and students during the launching of SPM Booster Tuition Programme 2023.

Play & Learn (PAL) 

 

In addition to SPM Success Booster, KTC also focuses its education delivery to primary school students through its Fun Learning – Play & Learn (PAL) Programme at SK Daingin which is located 12 km away from KTC. This initiative aimed to inspire young students’ love of learning through engaging and interactive learning activities.  A total of 35 students consisting of Primary 1 and 2 participated in this programme.   

 

KTC staff and trainees collaborated with PETROSAINS to ensure the programme was delivered in a fun way to cater to the young students’ lens, including using modules such as Paper Mache and Leafy Tea to attract the young students to develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills (HTH), foster creativity, and build problem-solving skills.  

Year 1 students are engaging in a Fun Learning Activity (Paper Mache).
KTC trainees with SK Daingin’s students doing Paper Mache.
The students are showcasing the results of their Fun Learning Activity (Leafy Tea Workshop).

In line with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which focuses on providing quality education to youths and students, the Powering Knowledge programme aims to improve access to quality education, and promote learning and development activities, as well as enable deserving recipients to realise their career aspirations. 

INSTEP Supports New Energy Transition through Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Collaboration with Gentari

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has been active in promoting sustainability among its employees in endorsing support for PETRONAS’ sustainable aspiration, including the recent launch of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project in collaboration with Gentari, the clean energy solutions entity owned by PETRONAS. The project started producing electricity in December last year and is anticipated to power up to 1 Megawatt (MW) of full capacity generation.

The 1.4MWp system is expected to generate 1,927.240 Megawatt Hour (MWh) of clean energy per annum, which amounts close to 30% of INSTEP’s overall energy requirement, effectively reducing 1285.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

For further research and application purposes, INSTEP’s Solar PV 1 and 2 Project will furnish Gentari with valuable data and insights regarding its effectiveness and performance in Malaysia’s tropical environment. INSTEP has installed solar panels on the rooftops of several of its facilities, including academic and office buildings.

Solar panel installed on rooftop at INSTEP campus.

The Commercial Operation Launch event was hosted by the Gentari team at INSTEP on August 24, 2023, with the presence of Gentari’s Head of Renewable Energy (Malaysia and Southeast Asia), Mr Sy Malek Faisal Sy Mohamad, to officiate the ceremony. The event also served as an expression of gratitude to the project team from the Campus Asset Management Department at INSTEP, marked by a Focused Recognition presentation by the Gentari team. To add to the enjoyment of the event, a special electric vehicle (EV) was brought for test-drives.

Focused Recognition certificate presentation by the Gentari team to INSTEP’s project team.

The commercial operation certificate presentation signifies the completed installation of Gentari solar panels in INSTEP campus

Mr. Idris was all smiles during the EV car test drive brought by Gentari on the day of the event.

INSTEP, as the technical training arm of PETRONAS, exemplifies its dedication to delivering excellence in learning experiences by demonstrating its involvement in the solar PV project. The installation of a 5 (kilowatt) kW Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) system at the INSTEP Training Facility has been carried out by Gentari for educational purposes, including research, data analysis, and training activities.

The 5kW rooftop solar PV installed by Gentari.

In addition to that, INSTEP also provides a ground-mounted Solar PV facility under the Electrical Maintenance Workshop to upskill the technical workforce in supporting the energy transition to cleaner energy solutions.

INSTEP learners at the ground mounted solar PV training facility.

“With achieving net zero carbon emission as our ultimate goal, the progress towards undergoing a just energy transition is also crucial. In PETRONAS’ transition to renewable energy and lower carbon businesses, INSTEP plays the role in retooling human capital equation through the delivery of sustainable technical learning solutions, to upskill and reskill our current and future workforces to help them adapt to new technologies and processes to develop new energy solutions,” Mr. Idris b Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer commented during the event.

Adding this project to INSTEP’s sustainability commitments, several of INSTEP’s own sustainable initiatives include rainwater harvesting for internal use, a food composter to recycle food waste into fertilizers, and the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting to reduce energy consumption.

As part of MFT 50:30:0, INSTEP places a high priority on sustainable growth to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The launch of this project serves the purpose of supporting INSTEP’s role in becoming an active participant in the transition to cleaner energy sources.

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has been active in promoting sustainability among its employees in endorsing support for PETRONAS’ sustainable aspiration, including the recent launch of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project in collaboration with Gentari, the clean energy solutions entity owned by PETRONAS. The project started producing electricity in December last year and is anticipated to power up to 1 Megawatt (MW) of full capacity generation.

The 1.4MWp system is expected to generate 1,927.240 Megawatt Hour (MWh) of clean energy per annum, which amounts close to 30% of INSTEP’s overall energy requirement, effectively reducing 1285.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

For further research and application purposes, INSTEP’s Solar PV 1 and 2 Project will furnish Gentari with valuable data and insights regarding its effectiveness and performance in Malaysia’s tropical environment. INSTEP has installed solar panels on the rooftops of several of its facilities, including academic and office buildings.

Solar panel installed on rooftop at INSTEP campus.

The Commercial Operation Launch event was hosted by the Gentari team at INSTEP on August 24, 2023, with the presence of Gentari’s Head of Renewable Energy (Malaysia and Southeast Asia), Mr Sy Malek Faisal Sy Mohamad, to officiate the ceremony. The event also served as an expression of gratitude to the project team from the Campus Asset Management Department at INSTEP, marked by a Focused Recognition presentation by the Gentari team. To add to the enjoyment of the event, a special electric vehicle (EV) was brought for test-drives.

Focused Recognition certificate presentation by the Gentari team to INSTEP’s project team.

The commercial operation certificate presentation signifies the completed installation of Gentari solar panels in INSTEP campus

Mr. Idris was all smiles during the EV car test drive brought by Gentari on the day of the event.

INSTEP, as the technical training arm of PETRONAS, exemplifies its dedication to delivering excellence in learning experiences by demonstrating its involvement in the solar PV project. The installation of a 5 (kilowatt) kW Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic (PV) system at the INSTEP Training Facility has been carried out by Gentari for educational purposes, including research, data analysis, and training activities.

The 5kW rooftop solar PV installed by Gentari.

In addition to that, INSTEP also provides a ground-mounted Solar PV facility under the Electrical Maintenance Workshop to upskill the technical workforce in supporting the energy transition to cleaner energy solutions.

INSTEP learners at the ground mounted solar PV training facility.

“With achieving net zero carbon emission as our ultimate goal, the progress towards undergoing a just energy transition is also crucial. In PETRONAS’ transition to renewable energy and lower carbon businesses, INSTEP plays the role in retooling human capital equation through the delivery of sustainable technical learning solutions, to upskill and reskill our current and future workforces to help them adapt to new technologies and processes to develop new energy solutions,” Mr. Idris b Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer commented during the event.

Adding this project to INSTEP’s sustainability commitments, several of INSTEP’s own sustainable initiatives include rainwater harvesting for internal use, a food composter to recycle food waste into fertilizers, and the installation of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and high mast lighting to reduce energy consumption.

As part of MFT 50:30:0, INSTEP places a high priority on sustainable growth to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The launch of this project serves the purpose of supporting INSTEP’s role in becoming an active participant in the transition to cleaner energy sources.

INSTEP Announces Continuous Collaboration with UMP in Technical Education

A Master Service Agreement (MSA) was signed between Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) that owns Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) on 19 June at the state-of-the-art training centre in Batu Rakit, Terenggnanu.

The agreement was honourably signed by Vice Chancellor of UMP, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr Yuserrie Zainuddin and Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd, Idris Ibrahim.

Also present at the signing ceremony are Director of Centre for Strategic Academic Collaboration UMP, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Ruzaimi Mat Rejab, Dean of Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology, Prof. Ts. Dr. Che Ku Muhammad Faizal Che Ku Yahya, INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales Division, Mohd Asri Omar, senior officers and guests from the industries, INSTEP and UMP.

The agreement marks a concrete joint collaboration between both parties covering areas in training, capability development and projects in which the utilisation of the game-changing live training plant at INSTEP, Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) is part of the value added. 

Commenting on the MSA, Prof. Dato’ Ts Dr. Yuserrie said, “The Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) has given a new impetus to educational transformation. It demands changes in the contents of education, especially in technical education.

“The strategic partnership between UMP and PTTSB has started with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2016, followed by a Mutual Service Agreement (MSA) inked in 2018, which saw the delivery of MSc in Process Plant Operation modules with experiential hands-on learning provided by INSTEP.

“Throughout the years, the MSc programme governed by the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology has gained abundant benefits from the undoubted commitment from both parties through various meetings and workshops, information exchange, promotion initiatives, as well as hands-on training for the lecturers and enrolled students,” he added in his remarks during the signing ceremony.

Meanwhile, he is grateful that the MSc in Process Plant Operation programme has obtained full accreditation from Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) in November 2019.

At the same time, both parties agreed to continue with the MSc in Process Plant Operation Programme

and to extend the collaboration in providing more training for industries including in areas of Robotic Technology, Drone, and Solar which UMP have the expertise.

Idris in his remarks said, “Our modules and programmes are designed to provide experiential learning at UDTP, with its ability to simulate real onshore and offshore plant environment. Learners’ problem-solving skills are put to test, and the lesson learnt from the hands-on exposure will prevent errors from happening when they operate in live plant in the future.

“In delivering our value of industry & technology-driven technical learning solution, we at INSTEP will continue to play our vital role in accelerating the competency development and customising training programmes, in line with our aspiration to be a progressive energy solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future,” Idris added.

The continuation of this strategic partnership has nurtured a positive impact to the public, especially related to knowledge sharing, professional and capability development. It also focuses on several areas which include Capability Development and Training Programs, Competency Assessment and Management, Joint Training Courses, Training Facilities, Technical, Technology, Personnel, Familiarisation Programme and Software Support.

As learning and development is the core of our business, we always put Customer Centricity in our way to continuously upskilling technical workforce. Through this strategic partnership, INSTEP is committed in accelerating competency development through experiential learning to prepare competent workforce, enriching the lives of graduates for a sustainable future.

Prior signing ceremony, the UMP delegates had the opportunity to visit the INSTEP Hall of Fame Gallery, during which Prof. Dato’ Ts Dr. Yuserrie remarked his experience and impression on the INSTEP Wall of Fame upon his enriching visit to INSTEP.

A Master Service Agreement (MSA) was signed between Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) that owns Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) on 19 June at the state-of-the-art training centre in Batu Rakit, Terenggnanu.

The agreement was honourably signed by Vice Chancellor of UMP, Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr Yuserrie Zainuddin and Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd, Idris Ibrahim.

Also present at the signing ceremony are Director of Centre for Strategic Academic Collaboration UMP, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Ruzaimi Mat Rejab, Dean of Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology, Prof. Ts. Dr. Che Ku Muhammad Faizal Che Ku Yahya, INSTEP Head of Marketing & Sales Division, Mohd Asri Omar, senior officers and guests from the industries, INSTEP and UMP.

The agreement marks a concrete joint collaboration between both parties covering areas in training, capability development and projects in which the utilisation of the game-changing live training plant at INSTEP, Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) is part of the value added. 

Commenting on the MSA, Prof. Dato’ Ts Dr. Yuserrie said, “The Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) has given a new impetus to educational transformation. It demands changes in the contents of education, especially in technical education.

“The strategic partnership between UMP and PTTSB has started with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2016, followed by a Mutual Service Agreement (MSA) inked in 2018, which saw the delivery of MSc in Process Plant Operation modules with experiential hands-on learning provided by INSTEP.

“Throughout the years, the MSc programme governed by the Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology has gained abundant benefits from the undoubted commitment from both parties through various meetings and workshops, information exchange, promotion initiatives, as well as hands-on training for the lecturers and enrolled students,” he added in his remarks during the signing ceremony.

Meanwhile, he is grateful that the MSc in Process Plant Operation programme has obtained full accreditation from Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) in November 2019.

At the same time, both parties agreed to continue with the MSc in Process Plant Operation Programme

and to extend the collaboration in providing more training for industries including in areas of Robotic Technology, Drone, and Solar which UMP have the expertise.

Idris in his remarks said, “Our modules and programmes are designed to provide experiential learning at UDTP, with its ability to simulate real onshore and offshore plant environment. Learners’ problem-solving skills are put to test, and the lesson learnt from the hands-on exposure will prevent errors from happening when they operate in live plant in the future.

“In delivering our value of industry & technology-driven technical learning solution, we at INSTEP will continue to play our vital role in accelerating the competency development and customising training programmes, in line with our aspiration to be a progressive energy solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future,” Idris added.

The continuation of this strategic partnership has nurtured a positive impact to the public, especially related to knowledge sharing, professional and capability development. It also focuses on several areas which include Capability Development and Training Programs, Competency Assessment and Management, Joint Training Courses, Training Facilities, Technical, Technology, Personnel, Familiarisation Programme and Software Support.

As learning and development is the core of our business, we always put Customer Centricity in our way to continuously upskilling technical workforce. Through this strategic partnership, INSTEP is committed in accelerating competency development through experiential learning to prepare competent workforce, enriching the lives of graduates for a sustainable future.

Prior signing ceremony, the UMP delegates had the opportunity to visit the INSTEP Hall of Fame Gallery, during which Prof. Dato’ Ts Dr. Yuserrie remarked his experience and impression on the INSTEP Wall of Fame upon his enriching visit to INSTEP.

PTTSB Signs New Permit to Work (PTW) Programme Contract with PCSB

A virtual signing ceremony between PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) and Upstream HSSE, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) was held on 20 April 2021 to commemorate the continuation of PTTSB-PCSB strategic partnership in the delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) competency training programmes.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with UHSSE on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, in which INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes.

PTW is an essential HSSE training programme that certifies PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any inshore or offshore work which can be identified as potentially hazardous. However, the Movement Control Order (MCO) announced on 18 Mar 2020 had put all physical training on hold, including PTW programme delivery to all Upstream staff and contractors.

Realising the importance of PTW programme to ensure safety and operational excellence, INSTEP has swiftly collaborated with UHSSE to react to this unprecedented situation by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT).

The new PTW programme contract was signed by PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim, and Head of UHSSE, Datuk Joseph Podtung. This signifies the trust in INSTEP as a preferred solutions partner in technical training for UHSSE PCSB. 

(Left) Datuk Joseph Podtung and (Right) En. Idris Ibrahim meet virtually in this auspicious event.

‘The delivery of PTW training programme via VILT has enabled us to continue upskilling our technical workforce and we are pleased to see the work being carried out safely by the contractors and staff in day-to-day operations,’ said Datuk Joseph Podtung.

‘This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, in which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,’ said En. Idris. 

The singing between Datuk Joseph Podtung and En. Idris Ibrahim marks the official virtual delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

As learning and development is the core of our business, we always put Customer Focused in our way to continuously upskilling technical workforce virtually in the midst of pandemic crisis, because we care about your technical competencies.

A virtual signing ceremony between PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn Bhd (PTTSB) and Upstream HSSE, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) was held on 20 April 2021 to commemorate the continuation of PTTSB-PCSB strategic partnership in the delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) competency training programmes.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with UHSSE on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, in which INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes.

PTW is an essential HSSE training programme that certifies PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any inshore or offshore work which can be identified as potentially hazardous. However, the Movement Control Order (MCO) announced on 18 Mar 2020 had put all physical training on hold, including PTW programme delivery to all Upstream staff and contractors.

Realising the importance of PTW programme to ensure safety and operational excellence, INSTEP has swiftly collaborated with UHSSE to react to this unprecedented situation by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT).

The new PTW programme contract was signed by PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, En. Idris Ibrahim, and Head of UHSSE, Datuk Joseph Podtung. This signifies the trust in INSTEP as a preferred solutions partner in technical training for UHSSE PCSB. 

(Left) Datuk Joseph Podtung and (Right) En. Idris Ibrahim meet virtually in this auspicious event.

‘The delivery of PTW training programme via VILT has enabled us to continue upskilling our technical workforce and we are pleased to see the work being carried out safely by the contractors and staff in day-to-day operations,’ said Datuk Joseph Podtung.

‘This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, in which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,’ said En. Idris. 

The singing between Datuk Joseph Podtung and En. Idris Ibrahim marks the official virtual delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

As learning and development is the core of our business, we always put Customer Focused in our way to continuously upskilling technical workforce virtually in the midst of pandemic crisis, because we care about your technical competencies.

INSTEP and UTP Enter Joint Development Agreement in Augmented Reality Module Application

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) entered into a joint development agreement in developing an Augmented Reality (AR) application for INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). This AR application provides an interactive learning experience of the live training plant environment at UDTP, which simulates upstream and downstream plant scenarios, where learners get to interact with the real-world facilities or equipment via computer-generated perceptual information.

Present during the virtual signing ceremony on Tuesday were INSTEP’s Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and UTP’s Vice Chancellor Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib. This virtual signing ceremony witnessed the first ever collaboration forged between these learning solutions partners in bringing virtual learning, a step ahead by digitalising the physical learning facilities to enhance learners’ learning retention, especially amidst this unprecedented time when physical learning is restricted.

Representatives from INSTEP and UTP gathered virtually to commemorate the first such collaboration between both parties in enhancing virtual learning experience.

Through this partnership, INSTEP and UTP have jointly developed a pilot digital module app via the AR approach to complement the existing training modules related to INSTEP’s UDTP.

“In our efforts to constantly innovate our learning delivery and technology, this AR module app is one of our many more ‘Innovate Now’ initiatives that complement our existing Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and live demonstration to create enhanced experiential learning, and support our learners and customers to grow virtually,” said Idris.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim said, “This partnership is in tandem with PETRONAS’ initiatives of going digital and embracing digitalisation. The digitalisation of training contents will catalyse trainings to greater heights.  It also enhances the quality of our research, productivity as well as enables the extension and application of knowledge to address both local and global needs. This is in line with the University’s aspiration to enhance our distinctiveness and competitive advantage through our value propositions.” 

A glimpse of the user interface for the main landing page of the Augmented Reality module app on Single Stage Centrifugal Pump.

Established in 1981, INSTEP accelerates human capital development in the energy industry and has produced more than 130,000 competent technical workforce globally. The year 2021 marks INSTEP’s 40 years of contribution to building technical competencies and commitment in enriching the energy workforce towards a sustainable future.

UTP, which was founded in 1997, is one of the leading universities in the region.  It offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes as well as management and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Some 24 years on, the university has produced over 19,000 graduates from more than 60 countries and has become one of the main feeders within the region in producing competent talents and workforce.

Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) entered into a joint development agreement in developing an Augmented Reality (AR) application for INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP). This AR application provides an interactive learning experience of the live training plant environment at UDTP, which simulates upstream and downstream plant scenarios, where learners get to interact with the real-world facilities or equipment via computer-generated perceptual information.

Present during the virtual signing ceremony on Tuesday were INSTEP’s Chief Executive Officer, Idris Ibrahim and UTP’s Vice Chancellor Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib. This virtual signing ceremony witnessed the first ever collaboration forged between these learning solutions partners in bringing virtual learning, a step ahead by digitalising the physical learning facilities to enhance learners’ learning retention, especially amidst this unprecedented time when physical learning is restricted.

Representatives from INSTEP and UTP gathered virtually to commemorate the first such collaboration between both parties in enhancing virtual learning experience.

Through this partnership, INSTEP and UTP have jointly developed a pilot digital module app via the AR approach to complement the existing training modules related to INSTEP’s UDTP.

“In our efforts to constantly innovate our learning delivery and technology, this AR module app is one of our many more ‘Innovate Now’ initiatives that complement our existing Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and live demonstration to create enhanced experiential learning, and support our learners and customers to grow virtually,” said Idris.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim said, “This partnership is in tandem with PETRONAS’ initiatives of going digital and embracing digitalisation. The digitalisation of training contents will catalyse trainings to greater heights.  It also enhances the quality of our research, productivity as well as enables the extension and application of knowledge to address both local and global needs. This is in line with the University’s aspiration to enhance our distinctiveness and competitive advantage through our value propositions.” 

A glimpse of the user interface for the main landing page of the Augmented Reality module app on Single Stage Centrifugal Pump.

Established in 1981, INSTEP accelerates human capital development in the energy industry and has produced more than 130,000 competent technical workforce globally. The year 2021 marks INSTEP’s 40 years of contribution to building technical competencies and commitment in enriching the energy workforce towards a sustainable future.

UTP, which was founded in 1997, is one of the leading universities in the region.  It offers a wide range of industry-relevant engineering, science and technology programmes as well as management and humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Some 24 years on, the university has produced over 19,000 graduates from more than 60 countries and has become one of the main feeders within the region in producing competent talents and workforce.

Innovate Now by Turning Physical Training Challenges into Virtual Winning Solutions

When the pandemic reached the Malaysian shores, Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced and came into effect on 18 March 2020. While many were scrambling to find ways to continue business, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) saw it as an opportunity.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with Upstream HSSE (UHSSE) on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, wherein INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for all PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes. PTW is an essential and basic HSSE training programme that certifies both PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any work, be it onshore or offshore. However, the restriction of physical training due to MCO halted the training programmes, including PTW, and hence putting the industrial safety and operational excellence at risk, when the personnel could not be certified and assignments were put on hold as well.

This was unthinkable to both the INSTEP and UHSSE teams, thus both parties immediately sprung into action by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT). All the arising issues and importance of PTW training programme were deliberated thoroughly with potential risks and consequences being assessed in supporting the ongoing operations and business demands. The outcome from the series of discussion led to the adaptation of PTW training modules into VILT delivery and was first piloted to several learners, instructors and observers to gather their feedback.

With PTW training programme now being delivered via VILT, that blends the best of interactive live classroom training and the convenient of virtual engagement with learners in online and offline activities, all staff and contractors have been successfully certified.

“Both parties continuously push the boundaries and explore innovative solutions during this unprecedented time to continuously upskill our workforce virtually via VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes,” proudly exclaimed Datuk Joseph Podtung, Head of UHSSE, who was impressed with the team’s courage to act. Bearing the concept of “progress over perfection”, VILT PTW was officially delivered to all PETRONAS staff and contractors since June 2020, and as of November 2020, about 1,700 learners have enrolled for VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes.

 “This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, who complimented the team’s enterprise mindset. A virtual signing ceremony was held on 3 December 2020 between INSTEP and UHSSE to officialise the virtual design and delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes moving forward.

As an addendum to the original agreement, this marks the official virtual design and delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

With Customer Focused at the core of our business, INSTEP remains committed and dedicated in continuously upskilling the technical workforce virtually in the midst of this unprecedented time, because we care about your technical competencies.

When the pandemic reached the Malaysian shores, Movement Control Order (MCO) was announced and came into effect on 18 March 2020. While many were scrambling to find ways to continue business, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) saw it as an opportunity.

As PETRONAS’ technical learning solutions partner, INSTEP has closely collaborated with Upstream HSSE (UHSSE) on Permit to Work (PTW) competency training since April 2018, wherein INSTEP has been appointed as the training provider for all PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes. PTW is an essential and basic HSSE training programme that certifies both PETRONAS staff and contractors to be competent in commissioning any work, be it onshore or offshore. However, the restriction of physical training due to MCO halted the training programmes, including PTW, and hence putting the industrial safety and operational excellence at risk, when the personnel could not be certified and assignments were put on hold as well.

This was unthinkable to both the INSTEP and UHSSE teams, thus both parties immediately sprung into action by having PTW training programmes being delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT). All the arising issues and importance of PTW training programme were deliberated thoroughly with potential risks and consequences being assessed in supporting the ongoing operations and business demands. The outcome from the series of discussion led to the adaptation of PTW training modules into VILT delivery and was first piloted to several learners, instructors and observers to gather their feedback.

With PTW training programme now being delivered via VILT, that blends the best of interactive live classroom training and the convenient of virtual engagement with learners in online and offline activities, all staff and contractors have been successfully certified.

“Both parties continuously push the boundaries and explore innovative solutions during this unprecedented time to continuously upskill our workforce virtually via VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 training programmes,” proudly exclaimed Datuk Joseph Podtung, Head of UHSSE, who was impressed with the team’s courage to act. Bearing the concept of “progress over perfection”, VILT PTW was officially delivered to all PETRONAS staff and contractors since June 2020, and as of November 2020, about 1,700 learners have enrolled for VILT PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes.

 “This strong partnership between INSTEP and UHSSE is an avid demonstration of Innovate Now and Courage to Act, which the team was willing to challenge the new norms and take calculated risks in progressing over perfection,” said Mr. Idris Ibrahim, INSTEP Chief Executive Officer, who complimented the team’s enterprise mindset. A virtual signing ceremony was held on 3 December 2020 between INSTEP and UHSSE to officialise the virtual design and delivery of PTW Level 2 and Level 3 (New and Refresher) training programmes moving forward.

As an addendum to the original agreement, this marks the official virtual design and delivery of PTW training programmes to all staff and contractors.

With Customer Focused at the core of our business, INSTEP remains committed and dedicated in continuously upskilling the technical workforce virtually in the midst of this unprecedented time, because we care about your technical competencies.

INSTEP Commitment to Supporting the First Refrigerated LPG Terminal in SEA

The first strategic partnership between INSTEP and GPS Klang Terminal.

The first strategic partnership between Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Global Petro Storage (GPS) Klang Terminal was realised when 15 learners were gathered on 9 August 2020, celebrating the commencement of GPS LPG, Storage & Terminal Technician Training Programme.

Earlier in March 2020, GPS Klang Terminal, the leader in independent storage and logistics, inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate the competency development of Storage and Terminal technicians in supporting the first independent refrigerated LPG terminal in Southeast Asia.

MoA signing between (top) PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim and (bottom) GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar.

Prior to this project coming onstream in early 2021, 15 learners will undergo the customised training programme from August to December 2020. Upon completion, the technicians will join the terminal operations, which has a capacity of 134,400 cubic meters, comprising of 2 refrigerated tanks and 4 pressurised bullets.

“INSTEP has the required world-class facilities, people and resources, and was even heavily involved in the selection of trainees to be enrolled in this training programme,” said Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar, GPS Klang Terminal Director.

PTTSB Head of Technical Learning Excellence, Mr. Kamarozaman (left) warmly welcomed the arrival of 15 GPS learners. GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar (right) expressed his excitement upon seeing the start of this training programme.

Aspiring to be a progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future, INSTEP is passionate about progress in transforming learning experience, supporting our customers and learners in realising “what could be” to “what is.”

15 GPS learners started their theoretical learning at classroom.
The first strategic partnership between INSTEP and GPS Klang Terminal.

The first strategic partnership between Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) and Global Petro Storage (GPS) Klang Terminal was realised when 15 learners were gathered on 9 August 2020, celebrating the commencement of GPS LPG, Storage & Terminal Technician Training Programme.

Earlier in March 2020, GPS Klang Terminal, the leader in independent storage and logistics, inked an agreement with INSTEP for the latter to accelerate the competency development of Storage and Terminal technicians in supporting the first independent refrigerated LPG terminal in Southeast Asia.

MoA signing between (top) PTTSB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Idris Ibrahim and (bottom) GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar.

Prior to this project coming onstream in early 2021, 15 learners will undergo the customised training programme from August to December 2020. Upon completion, the technicians will join the terminal operations, which has a capacity of 134,400 cubic meters, comprising of 2 refrigerated tanks and 4 pressurised bullets.

“INSTEP has the required world-class facilities, people and resources, and was even heavily involved in the selection of trainees to be enrolled in this training programme,” said Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar, GPS Klang Terminal Director.

PTTSB Head of Technical Learning Excellence, Mr. Kamarozaman (left) warmly welcomed the arrival of 15 GPS learners. GPS Klang Terminal Director, Mr. Ahmad Nainy Mokhtar (right) expressed his excitement upon seeing the start of this training programme.

Aspiring to be a progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future, INSTEP is passionate about progress in transforming learning experience, supporting our customers and learners in realising “what could be” to “what is.”

15 GPS learners started their theoretical learning at classroom.

INSTEP As Technology Acceleration Enabler in PETRONAS 5G Project

Supporting PETRONAS growth strategy into digitalisation space, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has always supported the research & development of latest industry & technology solutions in the energy industry by capitalising on our world-class facilities and experienced industry experts. 

Working hand-in-hand with Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) team and PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd. (PRSB), INSTEP is honoured to be the first testing facility for 5G deployment in oil & gas industry through the 3-month feasibility study on remote controlling and monitoring of INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) Water System from PRSB via fibre optic, coupled with CCTVs, drones, head mounted, and AnyMal (platform robot). 5G project is one of PETRONAS oil & gas transformation and digitalisation initiative aiming to improve operation & production, implement remote monitoring and diagnostic, and improve workers’ safety and security.

INSTEP’s world-class facilities, in particular, UDTP, being the first-of-its-kind in the world, simulates real plant experiential learning to generate job-ready engineers & technicians. The real-world simulation of Upstream and Downstream plant scenarios in a safe environment has made UDTP a suitable testbed to test and pilot new & innovative technology deployment in safe operating conditions before the full commercial application. INSTEP is forever ready to support and accelerate PETRONAS Technology Readiness assessment by actively stepping up to play our role as the Technology Acceleration Enabler. 

Also present at the live demonstration were (left to right): Che Ahmad Tarmizi, Head of PETRONAS East Coast ; Dr. Nasir Darman, Chief Technology Officer of Group Research & Technology PD&T; Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn. Bhd.; Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); YB Ustaz Ahmad Shah Bin Muhamed, Deputy Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia; YB Ustaz Ariffin Bin Deraman, Chairperson of Tourism, Culture and Information Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dr. Haji Alias Bin Razak, Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Ir Saiful Azmi Suhaili, Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Utilities and Green Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council

Since 5G network is a key national infrastructure play for Malaysia in driving its economic growth to digital economy, PETRONAS’ 5G project has attracted the attention of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, and Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Their visit to INSTEP for live demonstration of 5G deployment has demonstrated their utmost concern and support for the 5G technology to be an enabler in propelling the nation’s digital transformation agenda moving forward.

“Nation’s pride” – the statement penned down by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

Supporting PETRONAS growth strategy into digitalisation space, Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) has always supported the research & development of latest industry & technology solutions in the energy industry by capitalising on our world-class facilities and experienced industry experts. 

Working hand-in-hand with Project Delivery & Technology (PD&T) team and PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd. (PRSB), INSTEP is honoured to be the first testing facility for 5G deployment in oil & gas industry through the 3-month feasibility study on remote controlling and monitoring of INSTEP’s Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP) Water System from PRSB via fibre optic, coupled with CCTVs, drones, head mounted, and AnyMal (platform robot). 5G project is one of PETRONAS oil & gas transformation and digitalisation initiative aiming to improve operation & production, implement remote monitoring and diagnostic, and improve workers’ safety and security.

INSTEP’s world-class facilities, in particular, UDTP, being the first-of-its-kind in the world, simulates real plant experiential learning to generate job-ready engineers & technicians. The real-world simulation of Upstream and Downstream plant scenarios in a safe environment has made UDTP a suitable testbed to test and pilot new & innovative technology deployment in safe operating conditions before the full commercial application. INSTEP is forever ready to support and accelerate PETRONAS Technology Readiness assessment by actively stepping up to play our role as the Technology Acceleration Enabler. 

Also present at the live demonstration were (left to right): Che Ahmad Tarmizi, Head of PETRONAS East Coast ; Dr. Nasir Darman, Chief Technology Officer of Group Research & Technology PD&T; Idris Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Technical Training Sdn. Bhd.; Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); YB Ustaz Ahmad Shah Bin Muhamed, Deputy Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia; YB Ustaz Ariffin Bin Deraman, Chairperson of Tourism, Culture and Information Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Dr. Haji Alias Bin Razak, Chairperson of Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment, Terengganu State Executive Council; YB Ir Saiful Azmi Suhaili, Deputy Chairperson of Infrastructure, Public Facilities, Utilities and Green Technology, Terengganu State Executive Council

Since 5G network is a key national infrastructure play for Malaysia in driving its economic growth to digital economy, PETRONAS’ 5G project has attracted the attention of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, and Dr. Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek, Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Their visit to INSTEP for live demonstration of 5G deployment has demonstrated their utmost concern and support for the 5G technology to be an enabler in propelling the nation’s digital transformation agenda moving forward.

“Nation’s pride” – the statement penned down by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.