Schlumberger donation to Heriot-Watt University Malaysia



(l-r) From HWUM Ms Janice Yew, COO, and Professor Robert Craik, CEO, and from Schlumberger, Maen Razouqi, VP and General Manager, and Christopher Singh, Operations Manager.

Schlumberger has donated a range of software programme licences to provide practical training opportunities for Petroleum Engineering students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM).

These software programmes will enable our students to apply practically what they have learned in theory.
Professor Robert Craik

The 62 programmes will be used for courses, including drilling, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, information management, petroleum systems, production engineering and reservoir engineering.

Prof Robert Craik, Provost and Chief Executive Officer of HWUM, said the software programmes will bring great benefit to the University’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society. “These software programmes will enable our students to apply practically what they have learned in theory and thus better understand their fields of study.”

Enriching and enhancing

The University is among only a handful of universities in the country to have received such support from Schlumberger, a leading supplier of technology and integrated solutions in the oil and gas industry. The donation will enrich students’ learning experiences, enhance the University’s research capabilities and, ultimately, increase the supply of capable graduate professionals to meet the industry’s growing demands as Malaysia moves towards becoming a leading hub for oil field services.

Head of School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at HWUM, Khalik bin Mohamad Sabil, said, “There is expected to be an increase in demand for Petroleum Engineering graduates. In fact, prominent job portal Jobstreet has reported that engineers in the oil and gas industry command one of the highest salaries in the country.”

Heriot-Watt University has a well-established relationship with Schlumberger, which has operated in Malaysia for 80 years, involving scholarship awards as well as partnerships for student training and distance learning programmes. Schlumberger already employs many Heriot-Watt graduates and has expressed its interest in forthcoming HWUM graduates. Plans are also in the pipeline for Schlumberger Malaysia to offer internship programmes to the University’s undergraduate students.