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From left: Ms Janice Yew, Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Mohammad Khalid and Mohd Anas Asalem seals the deal

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by key representatives from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia and PetroEdge Pte. Ltd. (AsiaEdge Pte. Ltd.) and NrgEdge Pte. Ltd. today for a three-year partnership. Representing Heriot-Watt University Malaysia was Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi, Provost & Chief Executive Officer and Ms Janice Yew, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar. Meanwhile, PetroEdge and NrgEdge was represented by Mohammad Khalid its Chief Technology Officer and Mohd Anas Asalem, Regional Strategic Partnerships Manager of NrgEdge Pte Ltd.

With the MoU, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia lecturers will obtain a 50% discount on PetroEdge Training Courses. Various volunteer and networking opportunities with industry players will also be made available to students and lecturers, allowing them to gain a more in-depth understanding of the oil and gas industry and enhance their skills and knowledge in the field. The partnership also encourages dialogue between students and lecturers as NrgEdge provides a knowledge-sharing platform via online forums and discussions.

Additionally, the students and lecturers will have access to NrgEdge’s digital learning platform at www.nrgedge.net/learning, which include e-learning courses, webinars and virtual reality modules. This marks another step forward for the university in digital technical learning.

The 21st Century has brought its unprecedented challenges and opportunities and for our students and academics to succeed and thrive professionally and personally, they will need to adopt a continuously learning and growing mindset. Making world class courses available to our community electronically is a very important initiative that will go a long way in supporting the professional development of our people.

Professor Mushtak Al Atabi

Mohammad Khalid from NrgEdge adds, “It is our vision to help members in the energy, oil and gas industry excel at every point in their career journey, by providing them with the tools to succeed, whether it be by networking, or by helping them learn new skills. We want to be able to bridge the skills gap and to prepare the students for a brighter future in the industry.”  

Aina Jais, a second year MEng Petroleum Engineering student at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia adds that PetroEdge would certainly assist in helping her to gain an edge in these uncertain economic climate.

I am looking forward to using the platform to learn more. I have a huge passion towards the petroleum industry, and hope that we can gain a deeper insight into the industry, and glimpse into the career that will shape our future.

Aina Jais, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia MEng Petroleum Engineering student and NrgEdge Student Ambassador