Summit Day One: Tuesday, 6 March 2018


8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, coffee and networking

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

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from the summit Chairman

9:00 am - 9:30 am Keynote Executive Panel Discussion

High-level executives will provide a strategic outlook into asset integrity management trends, roadmaps ahead and the impact of digitalization


9:30 am - 9:45 am Asset Integrity Excellence Awards Ceremony

9:45 am - 10:00 am Opening Keynote:

10:00 am - 10:10 am Opening Keynote:

AIM Programme Sustainability through economics and cost-reduction

10:10 am - 10:40 am Whole life costing of assets

Understand how whole life costing (WLC) models can provide a more accurate cost for assets, through examining and determining all direct and indirect costs of investment alternatives by combining the total costs of purchase, operation, maintenance, support, and decommissioning.

10:40 am - 11:10 am AIMS Smart Implementation at the Saudi Aramco Khurais Facilities

Gain insight into the AIM Systems in place at the Khurais Producing Department, including approved risk studies and analysis, defining critical functions and performance requirements for the full life cycle of the assets, as well as linking the system with other inspection and maintenance programs such as Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Risk Based Inspections (RBI).

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking coffee break

AIM Programme Sustainability through innovation and technology

11:40 am - 12:10 pm International case study: Risk-based inspections (RBI)

Gain insight on the advantages of risk-based inspection methodologies for optimising production cycles and prioritising the most critical assets to ensure safety and reduce downtime.

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Technology Showcase: Tomorrows Inspection Performed Today (Non-Intrusive Inspections – NII)

Gain insight into the latest advances in NII, and the benefits it can offer in terms of reducing down-time, costs and shut-downs.

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm Technology showcase: Operational Risk Management through Barrier Management using RiskPoynt

Learn how Riskpoynt combines validated human input from live operators with automated input from maintenance, operation and production systems to provide a holistic view of real time operational safety barrier health.

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Networking lunch break


Group discussions will provide a structured way for you to discuss the most pressing issues the market is facing and will give you an opportunity to hear one-on-one on the initiatives each of your peers have put in place in their companies and take away best practices from other industry experts. These will involved three 30-minute table-turns, followed by a summary of findings by the discussion leaders.

Roundtable One

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm Corrosion mitigation strategies and surface technology solutions for process equipment
  • Weld Overlay
  • High Velocity Thermal Spray
  • Organics/Ceramics

Roundtable Two

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm Successful Implementation of the LEAN Approach at Petrogas E&P
Ali A Redha Al Lawati - Operation Excellence Manager, Petrogas E&P
This session will discuss the successful adoption of the LEAN model at Petrogas E&P, and methodologies and tools used in these process that can be implemented by various departments across the industry.

Ali A Redha Al Lawati

Operation Excellence Manager
Petrogas E&P

Roundtable Three

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm Isolation joint failures and problems
Understand the common issues faced with isolation joint failures and discuss the various ways of dealing with this problem without the need for replacement or shutdowns/turnarounds.

Roundtable Four

2:10 pm - 4:00 pm Asset life cycle extension and retirement – When is replacement better than repair?
Gain insight into various techniques and practices for evaluating the optimal retirement age for ageing assets, taking into account both financial and technical aspects of life cycle extension.

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Roundtable wrap up and summary of discussion by each of the roundtable leaders

4:20 pm - 4:25 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

4:25 pm - 4:25 pm End of summit day one