Friday, May 27, 2016



11.      Drilling.

-          Drilling is the most important thing that we should understand apart of the geology that we learnt before. However, this technical subject that we might forget as we learnt it few years back need to be polished as soon as we step at this department. Learn from Youtube, and shared drives. The fastest, learn from seniors.

22.       drilling Jargon Words.

-          Master the jargon words and all the mnemonics. When we conquer the language, it is much easier to understand the drilling programs. Plus, the jargon word is not only used by department or PETRONAS, it’s the ‘lingua franca’ for the oil and gas industry. Read the DDR and all reports and try to understand them. It is very crucial to understand every word and number stated.

33.       Urgent and Important.

-          Feel the work is urgent and important. The slides and reports need to be finished before meeting, the problems need to be solved and understand before people ask in the meeting. The daily 11am meeting is the meeting where our few minutes presentations show our understanding and seriousness in work.

44.       Own it!

-          How can we say ‘we don’t know’ if we claim ‘we own it!’? The well that has been assigned to us need to ‘take care’ with all our hearts and we should hold it tight until we unable to say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I’m not sure’ when people strikes with lots of questions during the meeting. We also admit every mistake that we made. Imagine that we own the well, and it ours!

55.       Above the line.

-          Every work need to be done above the line and exceed the expectation. Everyone has different pace of learning, whether slow or fast, but one thing for sure, if we work above the line, all the work can be done successfully. The perseverance, and the mental need to be prepared prior attend the meeting. People might purposely humiliate, might kill us with killer and burning questions, made us sh*t in our pants, they tend to make us sweat in the meeting and make us feel down until we barely to have our lunch after the meeting. Above all, be optimistic and don’t let ourselves below the line.

66.       Teamwork.

-          People said the TEAM means Together Everybody Achieve More. And we won’t achieve the best result if we don’t have the teamwork and mutual trust among the teammates. Handling the exploration and development wells have their own challenges and everyone need to contribute their best to the team. The teammates should be fun to work with and despite all the problems that will be faced and the superior or others might not satisfied with the results, the blame should be taken by all the teammates without finger pointing to anyone. Working as ‘silo’ need to be avoided as it will make the team less trust each other. Speak up if there is problem, not posting in social media or make another group whatsapp perhaps in other to talk bad about someone in the team. The best team is when each of the member believe each other and achieve the success together.

77.       Ask seniors.

-          We shouldn’t have the feeling that people will look us down if you know nothing. All the freshies need to remove the feeling and perception that the seniors will angry if we cannot understand the process just like they expected. Ask before meeting or after lunch all the things that we do not understand. Some seniors prefer we do searching and have few ideas before we ask the concept or they might accuse us as lazy, but there also some seniors don’t mind if we have zero knowledge on that matter. Recognize the senior that have this behaviour and ask accordingly. We don’t know what the seniors face during their junior time and we should respect them as someone knowledgeable and have more experiences than us.

88.      Communication.

-          Learn how to communicate with the OPG especially when deal with international wells. Some OPG might provide us insufficient data and do not answer all the inquiries. It will give bad effect in the meeting and cause our work not smoothly as we planned. Know the do and don’t when communicate with the respective OPG. Ask seniors. Double check with senior in office before send the email. Build the chemistry between the XGOs and OPG so that all members at the same page and ground.

99.       Knowledge sharing.

-          The ritual Wednesday knowledge sharing session might give you benefit, but sometimes it might give you obsessive knowledge which hard for you to understand and digest. Grab the chances to ask questions to the presenters. Besides, we can initiate to make our informal knowledge sharing with seniors. Pick one topic to discuss and bring the case study from our well to discuss with. It is not only give benefit for all the newcomers, but it also make the relationship between seniors and juniors better.


-          Don’t take for granted on our work. Every single word and number is counted. Be perfectionist is good but being too much and extreme perfectionist can harm the team as there are a lot thing need to be covered to. Recognize the work and part that need to be prioritized and make sure preparation shall be made before the meeting. Master in Microsoft word and excel is necessary. Ask seniors to double check the sentences in the presentation slides, the jargon words used and the concept that has been understand from the DDR. Avoid mistakes especially the simple one!

*XGO dalam kenangan*

Ezan Izzah
Ex-XGO (Oct 2015 - March 2016) KLCC
Recently, Engineer Petronas Sarawak.


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."



So before korang decide nak sambung master dalam UTP, make sure korang dah timbang tara banyak sebanyak-banyaknya in which niche area yang korang akan kaji and have fun with it probably. Contoh kalau dalam geology, korang nak dalam fossil? Biostratigrpahy? Sedimentology? Or seismic? So pikir masak-masak sebab bear in mind yang korang akan habeskan masa setahun hingga kedua tahun untuk blaja pasal ni sampai muntah and demam mungkin. Ahah.


“Sir, would like to be my supervisor?” melutut depan lecturer sambil pegang form untuk sign.

So, this is very important part. Make sure kenal lecturer ni kalau boleh. Lecturer yang akan tolong korang going through thick and thin. Kalau aku, aku akan pilih lecturer yang jaga student walaupun dia takde pangkat tinggi sehingga professor. Much better, bincang dengan supervisor tajuk yang korang nak pilih tu so dat dia bleh bagi idea and pendapat yang make sense yang bleh applicable dalam industry. Kalau supervisor tu takde student lain bawah dia dan korang la yang pertama, maka itu petanda yang baik sebab korang akan dijaga dan ditatang seperti minyak yang penuh. (eh?). 

Some lecturers also ada project dgn industry such as Petronas or Shell, and dis is bonus kalau dapat buat master yang related dgn project tu. Bukan saje master tu terbukti terpakai di industry, elaun bulanan pun bertambah mengalahkan orang yang makan gaji dan bekerja. So, pergi propose lecturer korang cepat!


Pergi kat web UTP, and tgk requirement yang dia perlukan. There are a lot of documents that you have to provide and email to them. Dan paling penting, tanya pada registra unit, bila TARIKH AKHIR utk hantar documents tu for a certain semester intake. Reason behind it sebab ur details akan dibincangkan and approved by the high department which will take a longgg time. Registra after received and processed ur application, they usually just tunggu approval from the department untuk panggil korg for the intake. 

Let's say, kalau nak masuk JULY INTAKE, you have to send your documents segala macam mak nenek tu by APRIL utk registra proses. Ko kena ingat bukan ko sorang je yang hantar application nak masuk university ni. So bertimbang rasa sikit kalau registra ni buat kerja macam ko nampak slow mcm siput. Katakan yang dorang akan proses application tu by hujung MEI, dorang akan hntr application yang layak sahaja pada department kt atas utk approval and finalize. so, meeting tu mybe dorang set up awal/tgh JUN dan releasekan the final candidates yang leh pursue for JULY INTAKE. So, pergi call registra tnya bila due utk process document semua for certain intake so dat u can prepare sume documents dalam masa yang ditetapkan.

4.       4)CARI MEMBER

Hidup master korang takkan indah tanpa member yang akan turut sama berjuang dalam arena yg korang2 je faham. Cari member utk buat master sama2, tak pun try la gi facebook master and tanya publicly kot2 ada yg sambung master jugak. Takpun, gi la tnya mana2 senior random university tu and minx dia kenal kan dgn mana2 member dia samada senior or junior yg sama field dgn korg. Bleh buat member and mana taw leh tlg waktu awal2 utk accommodation and transportation ke. Buat master ni bukan senang, ada masa ko rajin, slalu nya akan mls terutama bila nak baca research paper. So member yg baik akan selalu remind about ur progress and korg leh keep updated each other about research proposal defence, thesis, experiments, fieldtrips, labs, and etc.


Standard la awal2 masuk, korang akan dapat fail tebal psl KIT Master which bgtau details perjalanan korang. Plez baca satu2 amende dlm tu. Kena taw bila korang kena buat Research Proposal Defences (RPD) presentation? bila biannual conference utk update progress master/phd? Bila kelas Research Methodology yg wajib kena amik? Bila nak daftar kelas? Allowances General Assistances (GA- korang patut apply time isi borg online UTP) bila bleh dapat n apa syarat2 kena buat every month? Bila conference international will be held and bila kena submit abstract? Bila permohonan myBrain akan dibuka and apa syarat2 kelayakan?

Senang cite, gi la approach mana2 senior and tnya dia amende korang kena prepare. BE PROACTIVE! So senang keje korang, leh buat skali harung administration ni sume sbb frankly speaking benda ni mmg take lots time and leceh la jugak. Manage your time and plan you master wisely.

Good luck utk semua yg sambung postgraduate.

Part-time Msc Petroleum Geosciences UTP (Research)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dulu dan Sekarang

Setiap orang ada struggle sendiri. Bila ko ingat ko susah, ada lagi yg susah cuma kesusahan tu Allah beri lain bentuk.
Yang sama ialah perasaan iaitu sesak nafas, dan kita mula menangis dan memohon pd Allah.
Dulu,sesak nafas byk esaimen nk kena hntr. Banyak test n exam nak kena buat.
Sekarang, byk projek nak kena handle. Banyak benda nak kena fikir dan buat.
Dua2 penat. Dua2 akan buat diri mengeluh. Dan apa yg membezakan rasa dulu dan sekarang?
Moga sekarang lebih matang menghadapi ujian, lebih senyum dari pening kepala dan lebih byk bergantung pd yg memberi segala-galanya. Pada Dia. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."

"Ko dah sombong. Kenapa lama x tegur aku? Dah lupa aku ke?" Persoalan dari seorang lelaki yang pernah aku jatuh hati akhirnya terpacul dari whatsappnya. Aku dah agak dah soklan ni mesti keluar punya akhirnya.

Lama aku mendiamkn diri. Diam sehingga mematikn hubungan persahabatan yg ktorg bina selama ini.

Lama aku termenung. Memikirkn apa yg perlu aku reply. Nak ikutkn hati, mmg je aku nak reply

"Mana ada weyh. Hp aku masuk virus. Semua number hilang termasuk number ko. Tu yg tak contact ko(aku tipu je). Pastu standard la last sem byk keje lab n fyp kena buat. Sori la bz lately"

Tapi aku tahan diri ni dari taip. Aku tahan aku utk sambung perbualan tu. Sebab hati aku tahu, end up aku akan x keruan dan x tenang.

Ini prinsip aku dan aku cuba takkan langgar prinsip ni lagi walaupun aku akui aku kadang2 gagal.

"Kawan boleh jadi kekasih tetapi kekasih tak boleh jadi kawan"

Cliche ayat ni. Bersepah aku jumpa org share kt internet. Kejadian awal tahun di mana dia memberitahu 'kita kawan dan mana tahu perasaan tu cinta tu bleh develop thru our relationship' aku masih ingat. Persepsi tu lagi cliche nak mati. Walhal jauh kat sudut hati aku dah macam org gila suka kat dia. Bodoh sebab aku biarkn diri aku suka dia dan layan hubungan kawan ni. Kalau dia anggap benda ni as kawan, dia ingat aku mampu nak anggap macam dia. Demmit. Aku manusia.

"Jangan jadi bodoh. Hubungan ni akan end up sampai mana? Tak jamin pun akan bahagia akhirnya. Kawan? Boleh ke kawan after ko sendiri dah ada perasaan dan dia sendiri pun mungkin ada? Cuma dia belum bersedia dan mengharapkn hubungan kawan ini menjadi rapat. Ini bukan cerita fairytales yang endingnya hero dan heroinnya kahwin bahagia. Ni cerita manusia yang realitinya ada mcm2 dugaan kat tengahnya. Mana pergi prinsip ko dulu? Yang ko pertahankn? Ko sendiri buat dan sendiri sengsara dan menangis lepas ko jalankn prinsip tu? Prinsip yg ubah hidup ko dulu. Mana? Mana prinsip ko yang kononnya ko janji ko cari cinta Allah dan rasul dulu dan tak nak libatkn diri dalam benda2 mcm ni? Adakah ko dah lupa sebab dah lama?"

Aku monolog.

Jauh sudut hati aku struggle dalam diri.

"Kalau betul dia suka ko, dia mesti matang utk approach ko dgn baik. Bincang baik2 n nak jumpa family. Bukan dgn cara mcm ni yg heret ko masuk neraka!" Aku tegas pada diri.

Lama aku termenung dlm diri walau diri buat2 sibuk depan rumate baca facebook, mkn aiskrim, baca paper, tapi aku tak boleh deny yang aku masih ada unfinished problem.

"Ko dah taknak kawan aku? Ke ko skrg tgh depressed? Mind to share? Mana taw bleh tolong." aku baca whatsapp dari dia yg baru dia hantar kali ke2 asbab aku tak reply yang pertama.

"Kawan?" aku senyum senget.

Aku beranikan diri utk membalas. Aku harap dia faham kalau aku jelaskn isu kawan antara aku dan dia yang sebenarnya bagi aku bukanlah kawan rapat pun. Sekali gus dia faham kenapa aku menyepikn diri terlalu lama.

"Ko ingat macam mana kita kenal mula2 dan jumpa?" Aku bls.

"Ingat je. Awal tahun lepas kt badminton court sebab kak Siti. Time tu ko n kak siti tiba2 tegur aku dan kawan2 aku sebab korg berdua nak join court kitorg skali sbb yg lain dah penuh. Start situ kita kenal dan jadi kawan." jwbnya pnjg lebar.

"Bila last time kita jumpa as kawan?"soklan kedua aku bagi.

"Bulan lepas? Hari terakhir kak siti kt UTP before graduate, last dia nk badminton sama2 kan?" dia bertanya kembali inginkn kepastian.

"Haaa.betul la tu. Dan ko nampak tak persamaan kedua-dua pertemuan tu? Kita berkawan sebab ada kak Siti. Kita jumpa sebab ada kak Siti. Dan bila kak siti dah takde, kita tak pernah jumpa langsung dan skrg ni plak aku pun dah tak main badminton sbb xde partner. Kita sendiri yang sandarkn hubungan kawan ni dgn kak siti. dan bila dia dah pergi, aku rasa dia dah bawa skali hubungan ni. Ko pun aku yakin mesti segan nak jumpa aku. Ko pernah lepak dgn aku? Tak pernah kan. Ko pernah study dgn aku? Tak pernah. In fact, kita kenal thru whatsapp n kat ats court je. How come kita bleh declare kawan rapat?"whatsapp aku taip panjang lebar.

Aku terus taip apa yang terbuku di dada. Biarlah dia nak cakap apa, aku mmg jenis cakap lepas. Dia nak sakit hati, itu masalah hati dia yg sensitif. Yang penting dia pun kena tahu yg hati aku pun sakit sbb bnda ni.

"Kawan rapat adalah kawan yang ada dgn aku time aku susah dan senang. Bukan yg thru whatsapp je atau just atas court. Aku taknk tipu diri sendiri. Sebab nnti aku sendiri yg sedih. In fact since this relationship dah ada masuk feeling, aku tak rasa kita patut teruskn kalau kita tak bersedia. Ya, kita dah bincangkn benda ni dulu dan kita setuju utk put this thing aside for awhile. tp smpai bila? Aku boleh berlakon jadi kawan ko, tp aku tak boleh tipu diri aku. Dan utk berurusan dgn ko tnpa urusan yg perlu, hanya ats tiket 'kawan' aku tak mampu teruskan lagi. Sorry sebab lama aku menyepi. Tapi aku rasa lebih tenang mcm ni. We still can be fren huh? Senyum and say 'hi' klu terserempak should be fine aku rasa." Aku explain panjang lebar. Lantak la dia faham ke tak.

Lama aku tunggu balasan dari dia. Mungkin dia blur atau pelik. Mampuslah. Banyak keje lagi aku nak settle dari pikir pasal dia. Ye, aku pun tak leh nafikn yg nak lupakn dia bukan senang.

"Okey. aku paham. Sorry aku tak sangka sampai jadi macam ni." jawab dia lepas sejam.

Dan semua itu tinggal kenangan. Kenangan utk aku mengorak langkah lebih baik masa depan.

"Kuatkn hati wahai diri. Jangan jatuh lagi." pesan aku pada diri sendiri.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."

Aku masih mencari
Mencari diri yg tersembunyi
Entah apa yang aku mahukan
Di lubuk kotaraya ini

Aku stress
Aku tertekan
Aku menangis
Aku lari
Dan aku masih mencari

Cari dan cari
Apa erti semua ini
Andai bahagia yang aku mahukan
Masih tidak kesampaian

Cari dan cari
Aku berharap
Allah memberi aku kekuatan
Untuk mencari diri yang hilang
Mencari Dia yang mungkin aku lupakan

Esok masih ada
Jika Dia masih beri peluang
Esok cuaca pasti terang
Walau kadang badai hujan bertandang

Teruskan perjuangan
Menjadi khalifah dan abid
Usah putus asa
Usah mengalah
Kerna daie itu pantang menyerah
Tidak akan berhenti
Kecuali yang menjemput itu mati.

Ezan, I love you so much.
Try your best. Have faith and believe you can do it!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."

Jiwa kacau.

Petronas panggil masuk keje utk 10 tahun (sampai 2025) lepas halfway masuk Master kt UTP.


Sebab cita-cita nak jadi lecturer mungkin akan kejauhan.

Tapi pujuk diri utk tak berhenti

Teruskan buat Master dan PhD

Sebab takde siapa bleh halang

Buat part-time walaupun lelah

Umat memerlukan seseorang yang dapat menyumbang

Yang dapat memberi

Sebelum diri dipanggil Illahi.

Monday, March 23, 2015


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."

Dapat email, rasa sebak. Tak tahu nak cakap gembira atau sedih. Rasa tak sabar, rasa betul ke? boleh ke?, rasa akhirnya! yeay! sume ada.


Dan Aku perlu bertanya Allah dahulu,

You're not alone Ezan, Allah always with you.

All is well. :)

Tiba-tiba dapat email dari lecturer supervisor plak.

Tak cukup dengan email, dia mesej aku lagi. Hahaha.

Alhamdulillah, dapat supervisor baik mcm ni, arap2 dpt abes buat Master cepat.

Dia pun excited.

Aku pun tumpang gembira (eh?)

Yup, kami gembira.

May Allah ease everything.



Sunday, March 8, 2015


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."

    Petroleum Geoscience (PGS) atau belajar geology  dan major dalam petroleum, lebih kurang sama je subjeknya.

    Ada yang bertanya pada aku,

    Kebanyakan yang bertanya memang taw course ni wujud dan dorg taw daripada family atau pak cik mak cik dorang yang kerja kt Oil and Gas. Kerjaya sebagai geologist memang menjanjikan gaji yang tinggi. Starting saja dah lebh kurang RM5000. Tu paling rendah la gaji kalau keje kt local n tak gi offshore semua. Kalau dah lama keje, gaji lebih RM10,000 tu biasa la. Memang masyuk. Tu aku tak nafikan.

    Drilling supervisor ni more to Petroleum Engineering tp geologist pun bleh apply klu power.

Monday, March 2, 2015


"semoga Allah meredhainya...."

Rezeki itu adalah dari Allah. Dalam genggamanNya.

Syukur Allah temukan aku dengan Associate Professor yang tak kedekut ilmu.


Dear Dr Jose,

Thank you very much for helping me in my final year project for my presentation VIVA. 
I'm so thankful because I manage to present it and answer the questions from examiner. Even there's a lot more to improve, I dont think that I manage to do like today without your guidance and assistance.
I owe you so much and may God bless you and family.

Thank you again.


Dear Ezan,

Sorry for the late reply.
Don’t mention it! You were brilliant in the presentation (I was watching you, although not from inside) and also during the questions jys because your work. You are good.
The only thing puzzled a bit to me was the reference to debris flows because the floating clasts. I think they are just a result of the evolving turbiditic flow, and not a separtete debris flow event. But the reviewer seemed to be happy with your interpretation, so… no problem!

I took different books about turbidites, to check in depth what the Petronas reviewer dais about the nomenclature of the submarine fans. I would like to check this out with you.

I consider he was particularly unfair with your fellow Hadi. He did not deserve such a hard treatment.

Have a nice weekend, and may God bless you and your family as well.

Warm wishes,

José Antonio

Dan bila aku jumpa dia kt UTP, dia try nak masukkan aku dalam event yang sepatutnya dikenakan bayaran. Aku memang tak pergi sebab takde duit. Tapi dia try tnya lecturer yang incharge event tu. Even tak dapat join, aku bersyukur ada lecturer yang baik hati macam ni.

Dear Ezan,

I asked to David Menier and he sent me an answer that I do not understand. I have asked him clarification but nothing yet.
Do you understand the answer to my question? See below both.

One possibility is you show up tomorrow and see what happens.
Venue is at the undercroft (room number, I don’t know), Chancellor Complex.

Another possibility is to wait for an answer.



P. S.: I am leaving home in half an hour or so. I cannot check this e-mail at home. Use better <>

Dear David,

My question is, could she just attend Tapponnier’s talk? If you think it may be embarrassing for the organisation, I’ll understand.

No she can come

So sorry too busy

See you tomorrow


Owh. The venue undercroft is at front of the IRC,the library. I'm sure you notice the stairs that going down between the library and the Chancellor Hall. So,undercroft is beneath the circulation at the centre.
I think he want to reply
No she cant come.
(he left the T word.)
It's okey sir. I understand the rules n regulations.
Best regards;


Yes, I know the place. Thanks for the hint.

Yes, the missing “t” is a possibility, but I’d like he confirms. (I hate missunderstandings).


Kadang2, benda kecik bawa byk erti pada seseorang. Sebab tu kena selalu buat kebaikan tak kira besar atau kecik. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015


    I still remember the moment of the 'last breath at UTP' as Final year student of Petroleum Geoscience.

    Moment buat FYP tu paling yang tak tahan. Paling giler, paling tragis dan menyeksakn sepanjang blaja kt UTP (biler throwback balik xde la teruk sangat tp the moment mmg leh tangkap leleh la. Lulz)


    Ekekeke. Niat konon nak cari bakal suami orang Pahang sebab org Pahang kan dipropagandakan sebagai seorang yang baik, lemah-lembut dan cool sentiasa. So feeling2 ni membawa aku untuk buat FYP kt Pahang. Miahaha. Okey tu tipu je.