Industrial Advisory Panel

The role of the Industry Advisory Panel is to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between the board members and the academic staff in the Department of Petroleum Engineering (PE) at Curtin University, Malaysia (CUM). Petroleum Engineering Department meet Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) a twice year to review the quality and effectiveness of the degree programme that we offer to our students, and their valuable commitment underpins the relevance of our syllabuses. The Department of Petroleum Engineering IAP comprises around 13 male and female engineering professionals from different oil and gas companies and sectors across Malaysia. Their enormous collective experience covers the full breadth of Petroleum Engineering degree programme. Some members consist of our own alumni, keen to provide and recommend further improve the course based on first-hand experiences. IAP members have made a faithful commitment to the engineering profession and look to feed back their important experience to our educators, to help in maximize the effectiveness of our future petroleum engineers and with an interest in shaping the next generation of engineers.

Responsibilities of the Industrial Advisory Panel include:

  1. To review the department curriculum in order to ensure industrial relevance, and to provide advice and assistance on the curriculum development.
  2. To raise awareness amongst PE staff and the students on the industrial activities.
  3. To ensure PE graduates have the essential skills which are required by industries as future employers.
  4. To provide a suitable industrial partner to help in securing industrial fund for research projects.
  5. To provide feedback on PE programme educational objectives’ (PEO) performance

Benefits to the Department include:

  1. The quality of petroleum engineering degree is maintained.
  2. The employability and interns of petroleum engineering students are enhanced.
  3. The department is guided on which research activities might be undertaken to meet current industrial needs.
  4. Networking opportunities with the oil and gas companies in the region.
  5. To identify any limitations in the curriculum based on obtained feedback of programme educational objectives’ (PEO) performance analysis and to identify approaches of improvement.
  6. To ensure that we maintain accreditation status with all local and international professional bodies.


Panel Member Name

Job Title


Dr Kho Yok Chong

Senior Workpack Engineer

Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd

Ir. Dr Tang Ling Kiong

Senior Planning Engineer

Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd

Mr Chua Hing Leong

Operation Well Integrity Engineer

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd

Mr Faisal Bin Abdul Latif

Senior Process Engineer

Sarawak Oil Petronas Upstream

Mr Abel Tan

Reservoir Engineer

Sarawak Shell Berhad

Mr Chris Pentland

Senior Reservoir Engineer

Brunei Shell Petroleum

Mr Amin Mumini Bin Muhamad

Operation Manager

Solar Alert Sdn Bhd

Mr Hwei Fung Lim

Senior Production Technologist

Sarawak Shell Berhad

Mr Kelvin Goh Hock Kiong

 Head of East Malaysia-Oilfield Operation

Deleum Oilfield Services

Ms Lilihani Bt Maluan

Well Integrity Manager

Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd

Mr Ayeni Olumide Senior Production Geologist Sarawak Shell Berhad
Mr Ian Chang Huan Sheng Reservoir Engineer Sarawak Shell Berhad
Ms Chong Yun Jia Reservoir Engineer Sarawak Shell Berhad
Mr Shattia Arumugam NextGen MPD Field Engineer Weatherford Malaysia