KUANTAN, 17 January 2024 — Today marks a pivotal moment in the nation’s pursuit of excellence in the oil and gas industry, with the signing of a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between key industry players and esteemed educational institutions. E&P O&M Services Sdn Bhd (EPOMS), Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Pahang (Pahang Skills), and the Centre for Advanced and Professional Education of University Teknologi PETRONAS (CAPE) have united in a strategic collaboration aimed at fostering unparalleled growth and expertise in the sector.

The ceremony, held at Dewan Meranti II, Hyatt Regency Kuantan, witnessed by Yang Amat Berhormat, Dato’ Sri Haji Wan Rosdy bin Wan Ismail, Menteri Besar Pahang, EPOMS Chairman, YM Raja Dato’ Sri Mufik Affandi Bin Raja Khalid and Pahang Skills Chairman, YH Dato’ Haji Mas’ut bin Awang Samah. The MoU was signed by YH. Dato’ Mohd Pathil Bin Ahmad, representing EPOMS.

According to UTP Vice Chancellor Professor Dato’ Ts Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib, UTP is committed to promoting excellence in education and human capital development.  “Through CAPE, our mission is to become the industry’s preferred partner by offering cutting-edge and innovative programmes, providing an adaptable learning platform to a diverse range of learners, along with access to UTP’s rich intellectual resources.”

Key Highlights of the Collaboration:

1. Development of Industry-Aligned Training Modules:

EPOMS will lead the development of cutting-edge training modules, ensuring a seamless blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between academia and real-world industry requirements.

2. Immersive Learning Experiences and Skill Development:

Pahang Skills Development Centre will provide state-of-the-art facilities to facilitate immersive learning experiences. The institution will also design short-term programs, professional competency certificates, diplomas, or a combination thereof, fostering the generation of skilled workers and experts for long-term industry initiatives.

3. Leveraging CAPE’s Capabilities for Renewable Energy:

The collaboration includes leveraging CAPE’s capabilities by the University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) to spearhead initiatives in the renewable energy sector. CAPE will play a pivotal role in preparing and supplying electronic training materials for the courses.

Program Refinement and Industry Expertise:

The collaborative effort is well underway, with all stakeholders actively refining the program to ensure participants gain valuable insights from industry experts within the oil and gas sector.

Expected Outcomes of the Program:

– Enhanced Employability: The program seeks to enhance candidates’ employability by offering a balanced mix of classroom learning and hands-on practical training. Participants will be equipped with the qualifications and experience needed to secure jobs and excel in the oil and gas field.

– Empowering SKM (Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia) Leavers: The initiative aims to equip SKM leavers with fundamental knowledge and skills for a thriving career in the oil and gas industry, aligning the curriculum with industry needs and technological advancements.

The collaboration underscores a commitment to fostering a new generation of skilled professionals, emphasizing a well-balanced combination of classroom education and hands-on practical training.


EPOMS, established in 2012, is a leading service provider specializing in operations and maintenance solutions throughout the entire of the country’s oil and gas industry, starting from pre-production to post-production activities.

About Pahang Skills Development Centre

Pahang Skills, established in 1994, is a statutory body in the state of Pahang that provides skill and technology-based training, with a focus on skill development for workers in the industrial sector, graduates, and school leavers.

About Centre for Advanced and Professional Education of University Teknologi PETRONAS (CAPE)

CAPE established in 2016, offers sustainable programs and professional courses, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas sectors.