A total of 75 students from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) attended 8 series of Petronas Lecture sessions from 15 to 24 May 2023. Organised by the Industrial Linkage Committee (ILC) of the faculty, the lecture sessions were conducted by 19 engineers from PETRONAS Malaysia.

The topics covered in the 8 series of Petronas lecture sessions were Non-Metallic Pipe (NMP) Material & Design Application, Corrosion Management, Composite Repair (ProAssureTM) for Oil & Gas repair application, Self-Propelling Robotic In-Line Inspection, Gas Turbine (GT) Performance and Factory Performance Test, Industry overview on Hydrogen Gas, Overview of Green House Gas (GHG), Carbon Emission & Solutions and Overview and Journey of Mechanical Engineer in Oil and Gas Industry

The students were exposed to non-metallic pipe material and their design application, composite repairs in the application of maintenance and rehabilitation of piping, pipelines, and vessels in the oil and gas industry, corrosion management, and the application of gas turbines in the oil and gas industry. In terms of future technology, self-propelling robotic inspection is introduced in the oil and gas industry as well as the hydrogen gas application in gas turbine power plants to reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emission. Lastly, the speakers shared the role of mechanical engineers starting from upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses in the oil and gas industry. The organiser hopes the sessions can further enhance students’ knowledge about engineering applications in the oil and gas industry.