Ng, Heng-Joo, Ph.D, P.Eng.
August 27, 1946 – September 21, 2016
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Dr. Heng-Joo Ng announces his passing on September 21, 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta. He will be lovingly remembered by Ku-Leong (Sue) Ng, his devoted wife of 41 years, Brian and Julia Ng, his son and daughter-in-law of San Francisco, his son James Ng of Calgary, his four brothers and two sisters as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and former colleagues.
Heng-Joo was born and raised in Labis, a rural village in Malaysia, and while working on his family’s rubber tree plantation, recognized the value of formal education very early in his life. While completing his undergraduate degree at Nanyang University in Singapore Heng-Joo applied to and was accepted at the University of Alberta where he completed both a Masters and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
Drawn to the challenges of the oil and gas industry, Heng-Joo held positions with the Hydrocarbon Research Center and the Alberta Research Council before joining his mentor, Donald Baker Robinson at DB Robinson & Associates in 1981. Over the next twenty one years he served the company in numerous positions including President of DB Robinson Research and Senior VP Operations of DB Robinson International Ltd. Following the DBR Group of Companies acquisition by Schlumberger in 2002, Heng-Joo served the global oilfield services company as a Technical Advisor and acted as beloved mentor to research and lab personnel. Heng-Joo was recognized internationally for his expertise in reservoir fluids, particularly in the fields of hydrates and gas condensates. He worked closely with the the GPA Midstream Association and in 2005 he was awarded the Donald L. Katz Award for his contributions to midstream research and technology. Heng-Joo also authored two US patents and his work is cited in dozens more globally.
A celebration of Heng-Joo’s life with family and friends will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of one’s’ choice. His family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Center for their compassion and support.