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The James Watt Lecture

Thu 23 Jan 2020 at 18:00 PM - Edinburgh
PETRONAS: A Sustainable Energy Company of the Future

Nasir Darman, Chief Technology Officer, PETRONAS

This Scottish Oil Club Event is held in partnership with the Watt Club, the alumni association of Heriot-Watt University, who have a long-held tradition of recognising James Watt’s birthday each year by "supping" together. In recognition of Heriot-Watt’s long established association with the Scottish Oil Club, the annual January "James Watt Lecture" be delivered by a leading commentator who will address aspects of the role of oil and gas in the broader energy sector. The role of research and contribution of universities in supporting industry to address global societal challenges will also be discussed. After the presentation there will be the opportunity to network, "sup" together and toast James Watt’s contribution to science and engineering.

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Synopsis

The industry is facing tremendous changes, with global outlook of increasing energy demands and shifting energy mix towards cleaner resources, requiring oil and gas players to diversify their portfolio and step out. The industry accelerates investments in technology and innovative solutions not only to meet the changing demands, but also to future proof themselves in facing the disruptions.

Over the next few years, PETRONAS will focus on producing new resources in better ways through technological solutions which include efficient hydrocarbon recovery techniques, low carbon technologies, digitalization, unmanned subsea factory, robotic solutions, renewable energies, usage of advanced material and others.

PETRONAS is investing substantially in Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation technology development. We also believe there is huge potential for natural gas to be partnered/paired with renewable energy in addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change.Our Facilities of the Future technology leverages on megatrends of digital, automation, robotics, hyper connectivity, AI / ML, where it aims to reduce operations cost by 50% in 2026, targeting at the main cost levers of surface operations, maintenance and logistic. This will change the way we operate our assets (operations philosophy) and our technical and capability requirements.

Speaker

Nasir Haji Darman is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Group Research and Technology, Project Delivery & Technology Division, PETRONAS. In this position, he steers and drives all technology activities in PETRONAS Group wide. He joined PETRONAS in 1991 and has worked in many technical and managerial positions. He started his career as a Research Engineer in PETRONAS before moving on to resume various positions in various OPUs in PETRONAS. In his current position, he leads all technology projects and setting technology direction for PETRONAS activities, both in domestic and international assets. He also holds an honorary professorship from Institute of Petroleum Engineering Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh United Kingdom as part of his contribution to the society.

He has published many technical papers in local and international journal especially in the area of sub-surface engineering. He is the recipient the SPE 2010 Asia Pacific Regional Technical Award on Reservoir Description and Dynamics. Currently, he is the SPE Northern Asia Pacific Regional Director.

Nasir Haji Darman graduated in BSc from Texas Tech University and PhD from Heriot Watt University, both in Petroleum Engineering, in 1990 and 2000 respectively.

Arrangements

Neither video nor audio recording is permitted at this event.

Members and guests are invited to convene between 17:30 and 18:00 for coffee/tea and biscuits (pay-bar available). Meeting commences at 18:00. An opportunity for informal discussion between members and guests will follow the presentation in the Cocktail Bar until commencement of the Discussion Dinner (Chatham House Rule) at about 20:00.

Special Venue Information

The Royal Scots Club offers availability of overnight accomodation to SOC members. Contact the Royal Scots Club on +44-131-556-4270 or book here.

Booking

Cost: £35.00

Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel, please do so before Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 6 p.m. After this moment, we make a head-count committment with the venue. If you cancel after that and you have booked a dinner, we will be pleased to give the dinner you paid to another guest.

Bookings for dinner are required. Bookings for you to attend only the presentation are normally not required (unless specified otherwise for a particular event), but we would appreciate if you could let us know anyway since we need to monitor the total head-count. There is no charge for attending the presentation-only.

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