16 - 19 June, 2019
Grand Millennium Muscat, Muscat, Oman

Summit Day One: Monday, 17 June 2019

8:30 am - 8:35 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:35 am - 8:45 am Official opening ceremony

8:45 am - 8:50 am IQPC welcome remarks

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

9:00 am - 9:40 am Keynote executive panel discussion

High-level executives will provide a strategic outlook into asset integrity management trends, roadmaps ahead and the impact of digitalisation. You will learn how to develop world-class asset integrity management and build the best plan of action to protect your assets.

AIMS FOR OIL & GAS COMPANIES AS A KEY ELEMENT FOR REDUCING COSTS AND INCREASING PROFITABILITY Mismanaged critical equipment can cost companies between US$38 to US$54 million per year

9:00 am - 9:40 am Reducing 40% of the work-order backlog to contain maintenance expenses by combining AIMS with a risk-based approach Key question – How do you successfully manage critical equipment?

Zuhair Baqui - Maintenance Operations Manager, Shell, UK
  • The benefits of effectively integrating RBI and AIMS
  • Predictive maintenance strategy for lifetime extension of critical equipment
  • Increasing and promoting reliability, safety and CSR

Zuhair Baqui

Maintenance Operations Manager
Shell, UK

10:00 am - 10:30 am Exhibition VIP tour and networking coffee break

The importance of developing and implementing an efficient root cause analysis (RCA) framework to avoid confusion and save time - RCA identifies the real cause of a problem and/or failure to be illuminated; therefore, recurring of failures is prevented
Key question – What is the best way to save time, cost and improve operational efficiency?
  • Systematic process and methods for identifying root causes of problems or asset failures
  • Key points for successful RCA
  • Reliability-centered maintenance vs RCA

Zuhair Baqui

Maintenance Operations Manager
Shell, UK


Abdullah Al Hinai

Operate & Maintain Value Stream Lean Coach
PDO, Oman


Adil Ali Al Kiyumi

Maintenance Strategy & Support Team Lead
PDO, Oman

11:00 am - 11:20 am Overcoming life extension and aging assets challenges during economic down turns to maximise operational efficiency

Aiman Faisal Ali - Head of Infrastructure Asset Integrity, PDO, Oman
Key question – How do you improve the life-cycle of your assets?
  • Competing with aging assets to eliminate hazards and risks
  • Addressing and applying legislative, technical and personnel solutions to improve integrity

Aiman Faisal Ali

Head of Infrastructure Asset Integrity
PDO, Oman

11:20 am - 11:40 am The role of lean improvements in enhancing asset integrity and process safety

Abdullah Al Hinai - Operate & Maintain Value Stream Lean Coach, PDO, Oman
Key question – What is this role and how can it contribute for improvements?
  • Establishing and continually enhancing organisational competence to drive integrity
  • Modelling of asset integrity management process to achieve operational excellence

Abdullah Al Hinai

Operate & Maintain Value Stream Lean Coach
PDO, Oman

PIPELINES INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT Implementing and ensuring an effective asset integrity management plan can save companies up to US$100 million annually on pipeline maintenance costs

11:40 am - 12:00 pm INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Developing super specialised sensors to maximise reservoir yields

Key question – What are the best ways/solutions for pipeline integrity?
This section will reveal BP`s special sensors, their development to help optimise reservoir yields and the partnership with a vendor to manufacture and deploy these sensors, mentioning how they could improve yields of conventional reservoirs by up to 2%.

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm TRAILBLAZER PANEL: How to access and overcome pipeline integrity challenges to enhance operational reliability & efficiency

Ahmed Al Harthi - Asset Integrity Manager OOCEP, Oman
Abdulkarim AlHabsi - Pipelines and Terminal Operations Manager, PDO
Aiman Faisal Ali - Head of Infrastructure Asset Integrity, PDO, Oman
Operators who have the best PIM programs achieve it by successfully integrating their processes, documentation, program metrics, and organisation to achieve higher levels of integrity into a well-functioning system. And they achieve better integrity while spending less over the life of their assets.
Key question – Why pipeline integrity management is really vital to improve overall integrity?
  • Causes, prevention and moving forward - Ageing plans, cheap materials for maintenance, corrosion, equipment failures 
  • Prevention and moving forward – Exploitation of assets, roots cause analysis, equipment preservation and sensors, smart pigging and optical inspections

Ahmed Al Harthi

Asset Integrity Manager


Abdulkarim AlHabsi

Pipelines and Terminal Operations Manager


Aiman Faisal Ali

Head of Infrastructure Asset Integrity
PDO, Oman

MOVING TOWARDS DIGITALISATION OF ASSETS Digital transformation can approximately create around US$ 1 trillion of value for your business

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Digital asset life cycle management: Implementing IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) in the decision-making process

This enabling technology and related transformational efforts are letting organisations gain competitive advantages. The early adopters of this new paradigm can expect lower overall operations costs thanks to improved asset reliability, longer asset life, and lower decommissioning and disposal costs

Key question – How new technology, such as IIoT can enhance asset integrity?
Combining IIoT with data-driven insights to revolutionise operations, reduce costs and increase agility
Benefits of taking the entire asset’s life cycle into account

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Session reserved for Hybird Tech: Why big data and AI is the future for asset managers?

Key question – How Big Data and AI can reduce risks and save valuable time for oil & gas companies?
  • Integrating Big Data analytics with legacy software in order to reduce risks and decision-making times
  • Big data and machine learning for prediction of corrosion in pipelines

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch break and networking

CIRCULAR COLLABORATIVE ECOSYSTEM Integrated digital platforms can enhance collaboration among participants in the oil and gas ecosystem, while also accelerating innovation, reducing costs and making operations transparent

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Use of drones in oil and gas industry and their benefits

Adil Ali Al Kiyumi - Maintenance Strategy & Support Team Lead, PDO, Oman

Key question – Did you know drones can save you millions of dollars annually in inspection & maintenance costs?
  • Everybody is using drones for inspection – why don`t you?
  • Multiple usages for drones – multiple opportunities

Adil Ali Al Kiyumi

Maintenance Strategy & Support Team Lead
PDO, Oman

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm TRAILBLAZER PANEL: Futuristic technologies which affect AIPSM (3D printing, E-PTW, RFID)

Key question – How do you take a step further into your AIPSM?
  • Real-time supply/demand balancing through 3D printing
  • Transforming asset management via drone inspection
  • Electronic permit-to-work to improve the safety of your assets
  • RFID asset management to track, identify and audit your assets

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm Simplifying asset data can result in major improvements to your AIPS strategy. But do you know how often organizations get this wrong?

Maher M. Al-Dughaim - Procurement & Contracts Manager, Chemanol, KSA
Key question – What are the key obstacles in simplifying asset data to increase productivity?
• Reduction of cost and effort
• A way to increase productivity
• Simplified asset management – Vital for organizational growth
• How supply chain & contracts management plays a massive role in AIPSM inventory management?

Maher M. Al-Dughaim

Procurement & Contracts Manager
Chemanol, KSA

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES “We have been asked to run the equipment/asset till it breaks down” – have you heard your management ask you the same? Predictive maintenance allows manufacturers to lower maintenance costs, extend equipment life, reduce downtime and improve production quality by addressing problems before they cause equipment failures

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm Moving to a predictive maintenance strategy to optimize operational asset management

Key question – How do you achieve a top-line operational asset management?
  • Integrating real-time sensors, robotics, UAVs and drones in asset management
  • Bespoke steel pipeline systems and “living” sensor to detect, prevent and mitigate incidents
  • Leverage the benefits of new technologies by effective data analysis
  • How does effective digital integration affect efficiency, safety and reliability of assets

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm How to manage deferrals and deviations of predictive maintenance?

Key question – How do you achieve full control on managing the maintenance of your assets?
• Predictive maintenance techniques to help determine the condition of in-service equipment and estimate when maintenance should be performed
• The difference between predictive and preventive maintenance: When do you use what?

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Challenges and lessons learned in asset management

Ahmed Said Kotb - Asset Management Leader, TRANSCO, UAE

Key question – What do you need to know?
• Asset management in ISO 55000
• Asset life cycle
• Major projects management process
• Examples of challenges / lessons learnt during each project phase

Ahmed Said Kotb

Asset Management Leader

4:20 pm - 4:20 pm Chairman`s closing remarks and end of summit day one