Capability Development

We nurture a high-performance workforce through strong partnerships with our learning institutions
to meet the world’s growing energy needs.
PETRONAS offers structured capability building programmes focused on bringing out the full potential of our diverse talent stream across geographical boundaries, ensuring a high level of technical competence.


Generating job-ready technicians through hands-on training and experiential learning.
Our flagship facility, the Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP), is the first of its kind in Asia and possibly the largest in the world. It is located in INSTEP (Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS), our state-of-the-art technical training institute.
The UDTP is supported by three (3) technical academies:
  1. Operations (Exploration & Production, Process & Analytical)
  2. Maintenance (Electrical, Mechanical & Inspection, Instrumentation)
  3. Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
Unlike a commercial plant, the UDTP simulates real plant scenarios to enhance the competency of learners through hands-on training and experiential learning for safe, efficient and responsible exploitation of hydrocarbon resources.
Institut Teknologi Petroleum
Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) is a state-of-the-art technical training institution located by the shores of Malaysia’s East Coast. Established in 1981, the facility was built to accelerate the development of human capital in the oil and gas industry through experiential learning in a simulated real-world training environment.

Winning Aspiration

“A progressive solutions partner enriching energy workforce for a sustainable future”
Progressive Solutions Partner
Continuously push our boundaries in connecting talents to technical competencies.
Nurturing Partnerships
Strengthen winning collaborations to help customers reach their full potential.
Enriching Energy Workforce
Accelerate competency development in the energy industry.
Enriching Lives
Improve the quality of life of our customers, allowing them to grow with the organisation.
Sustainable Future
Accelerate sustainable development of our value creation and environmental sustainability.

Winning Formula

Facilities as Testbed
Expanding the
learning facilities utilisation to support PETRONAS and their industry research.
Industry & Technology Driven Technical Learning Solutions
To prepare future-ready global energy workforce, equipped with the right skills of tomorrow.
Customised Learning Solutions
Address different learning needs to help learners and clients reach their full potential.
International Certification
Internationally accredited energy centre with industry experienced instructors, capable of delivering high quality programmes.
Capability Caretaker
To strengthen and close learners’ competency gap.

Our Centre

Upstream Downstream Training Plant (UDTP)
  • Upstream Training Plant
  • Downstream Training Plant
  • Control Room
  • Drilling Simulator
  • Drilling Rig
  • Emergency Response Suite
  • Plant Workshop
Training Capacity per year
  • Upstream Plant: 990
  • Downstream Plant: 720
Campus Size
  • 200 acres
Mosque Capacity
  • 1200
Outdoor Sports Complex
  • Football field
  • Futsal courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Beach soccer
  • Outdoor gym
  • Rugby field
  • Jogging track
  • Pétanque grounds
  • Sepak takraw court
Indoor Sports Complex
  • Indoor gym
  • Ping pong hall
  • Music room
  • Futsal
Latest Facilities
  • Liquid Metering Training Skid (LMTS)
  • Pigging Test Loop
  • Waste Water Training Plant
  • Flowline Skid
Support Facilities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Cafeteria
  • Accomodation
  • Auditorium
  • Jamming Studio

Our Offerings

Bridging Programmes
  • Petroleum Technology Programme (PTP)
  • Customised Programme (Technicians & Engineers)
  • Upstream Operation Induction Programme (UOIP)
  • Programme for Development of Ingenious Young Talents (PRODGY)
Professional Development Programmes
  • Skill Group Training (Engineers)
  • Upgrading Training (Technicians)
  • Customized Programme (Technicians & Engineers)
  • HSE Programmes
Assessment and Certification Services
  • Awarding body for PTRONAS Competency-based Assessment System (PECAS)
  • Competency Training (Statutory & others)
  • Base-line Assessment



BTEC International Institution of the Year 2021 Silver Award 
Recognises our exceptional dedication and commitment in designing and delivering BTEC Self-Regulated Framework (SRF) qualifications

RoSPA Health & Safety Gold Award 2020
Recognises our high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

Global Getenergy Award 2019
Localisation Award
Recognises our significant contributions in supporting the localisation journey, i.e.: building technical competency of local talents in selected foreign countries.

Outstanding Pearson Learner Award 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
Recognises our exceptional quality in delivery outcome of BTEC qualifications.

Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety & Health Gold Class 1 Award 2017, 2018, 2019
Recognises our high level of Health, Safety, Security & Environment standards at our worksites.

Human Resources Development Awards 2017
Data Analytics Category
Recognises us as a digitally enabled learning organisation where digital and technology are blended in our everyday work.

Global Getenergy Award 2016
Education & Training Provider of the Year
Recognises our excellence as a training provider in training delivery & assessment internationally.

Pearson BTEC Outstanding Award 2016
Recognises our excellence in quality delivery of BTEC.

Pearson BTEC Centre of Excellence 2015
Pearson Medallion Awards 2015
Recognises our excellence as Pearson BTEC centre in BTEC qualifications delivery.

OPITO Employers Award 2015
Recognises our excellence as OPITO centre in OPITO qualifications delivery.
Accreditations & Recognitions