Nasir Hj Darman


Chief Technology Officer

Nasir Haji Darman is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Group Research and Technology, Project Delivery & Technology Division, PETRONAS. In this position, he steers and drives all technology activities in PETRONAS Group wide. He joined PETRONAS in 1991 and has worked in many technical and managerial positions. He started his career as a Research Engineer in PETRONAS before moving on to resume various positions in various OPUs in PETRONAS. In his current position, he leads all technology projects and setting technology direction for PETRONAS activities, both in domestic and international assets. He also holds an honorary professorship from Institute of Petroleum Engineering Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh United Kingdom and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS as part of his contribution to the society. He has published many technical papers in local and international journal especially in the area of sub-surface engineering. He is also the recipient the SPE 2010 Asia Pacific Regional Technical Award on Reservoir Description and Dynamics. He is currently the SPE Asia Pacific Regional Director and sits in the SPE Board of Directors. Nasir Haji Darman graduated in BSc from Texas Tech University and PhD from Heriot Watt University, both in Petroleum Engineering, in 1990 and 2000 respectively.

Sessions With Nasir Hj Darman

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: CCUS: Can it scale?

    Panel Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    CCUS is a critical tool for deep decarbonization of the global economy. With only 21 industrial-scale projects deployed in the world, the technology needs wider use to significantly assist climate change mandates. Improvements are needed to scale up and reduce CCUS costs—from policy reforms and financial incentives, infrastructure development, and technology R&D to cost reduction of capture, compression and transport, use, and storage, as well as stakeholder education to build confidence to deploy and operate it. What is the outlook for technological innovation to change the game on CCUS? Where should policy makers direct their efforts to accelerate scaling it up? Who are the other key players needed to ensure progress? What role should the oil and gas industry play?