2nd International R&D Forum on Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals (IRDF2006)

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2006
Registration Date: Nov 15, 2006
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The Forum is organised as a platform for university researchers and industry practitioners to exchange ideas, learn about the latest developments in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries and while doing so, work out strategies relevant to their areas of interest. For this purpose, we have gathered prominent speakers from leading universities and organisations including University of Manchester, Technical University of Delft, University of New South Wales, University of Birmingham, Princeton University, Haliburton, BASF,SHELL, Siemens, and others to share their latest industry practices and technology innovations.


This Forum is jointly organised by Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and Petroleum Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is a private university established in January 1997 under the Malaysian Private Universities Act (1996). The University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia. Its campus is located on a 400 - hectare site at Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia and currently hosts 5,000 students from all corners of the globe.

The University offers a wide range of engineering and technology programmes at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The programmes are designed with high industry-relevance to provide a dynamic learning environment. Although focussed on engineering and technology, the academic programmes are also designed to produce well-rounded graduates - graduates with high technical competence and desirable qualities such as critical thinking, creativity, capacity for lifelong learning, business acumen and communication skill, among others.

The University's Academic Complex has placed UTP in the rank of the best-equipped in the country and the region. With the state-of-the-art facilities available, and the international faculty of experts, the University is set to become a crucible of learning and research and a centre of creativity and innovation.


PETRONAS, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is Malaysia's national petroleum corporation established on 17 August 1974. Wholly-owned by the government, the corporation is vested with the entire oil & gas resources in Malaysia and is entrusted with the responsibility of developing & adding value to the resources.

Since its incorporation, PETRONAS has grown to be an integrated international oil & gas company with business interests in 31 countries. Today, the PETRONAS Group comprised of 105 wholly-owned subsidiaries, 22 partly-owned outfits & 54 associated companies.


Obtain information on the latest technologies applicable in the E&P, refinery, gas and petrochemical industries that are capable of enhancing performance and improving operations thus able to reduce costs
Gain exposure on recent advancements on R&D which have produced new breakthroughs in technology with high application potential for E&P, refinery, gas and petrochemical industries as well as those having the potential to shape the future of the industries
Meet personally practitioners and researchers involved in R&D and technology application, locally and overseas, to share and exchange ideas for the application of development of new technologies
Establish network for collaboration between researchers and industrial practitioners

Senior Researchers and Academicians from universities
Managers and Senior Managers responsible for technology management and development in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries
PolicyMakers and Senior Researchers from government agencies and research institutes.

USD 275 ( RM 990 )* per participant. This fee is inclusive of forum materials, meals & refreshments during the forum.

Special discounted rates are available only to students & Malaysian government research institution. Please contact Forum Secretariat for details.

* The Forum fees does not include accomodation costs, which shall be arranged separately by participants