29 March - 01 April, 2020 | Crowne Plaza Muscat, Muscat, Oman

Summit Day Two: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:45 am - 9:30 am Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Kevin Watson - Independent Consultant, .

Kevin Watson

Independent Consultant

Moving towards digitalisation of assets
Digital transformation can approximately create around US$1 trillion of value for your business

9:30 am - 10:00 am TRAILBLAZER PANEL: How to access and overcome pipeline integrity challenges to enhance operational reliability & efficiency - Operators who have the best AIM programmes achieve it by successfully integrating their processes, documentation, programme 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

Mohamed Attia - Group Leader - Asset Integrity Management, Saudi Aramco
Ali Alawati - Operations Excellence Manager, Petrogas
Jorge Pirela Galban - Reliability Engineering Team Leader, Daleel Petroleum
Kevin Watson - Independent Consultant, .
Why pipeline integrity management is really vital to improve overall integrity?
  • Causes, prevention and moving forward - Ageing plants, 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


Mohamed Attia

Group Leader - Asset Integrity Management
Saudi Aramco


Ali Alawati

Operations Excellence Manager


Jorge Pirela Galban

Reliability Engineering Team Leader
Daleel Petroleum


Kevin Watson

Independent Consultant

10:00 am - 10:30 am SPONSOR SESSION: Digital asset lifecycle management: Reducing maintenance costs. Thanks to AI, Big Data and Blockchain technologies.

This enabling technology and related transformational efforts are letting organisations gain a competitive advantage. The early adopters of this new paradigm can also expect an enhancement in operational efficiency, the maximisation of performance and the empowerment of human capital.

How can these technologies help on asset management?
  • Combining IIoT with data-driven insights to revolutionise operations, reduce costs and increase agility
  • Benefits of taking the entire asset’s lifecycle into account
  • Benefits of data in the decision making process and failure reduction

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break

11:00 am - 11:30 am The future of in-line pipelines inspection: Free-floating smart sensors

Abdulaziz Al Hamdi - Team Leader Corrosion & Inspection, ORPIC
These micro-electronics are able to capture critical data from both the inside and outside of the pipeline, enabling operators to optimise the asset performance, detect anomalies and flag changes in the pipeline status.

Have you considered this solution?
  • Increasing frequency of data collection and reducing cost measurements
  • Increasing localisation efficiency of deposit formation and metal loss
  • Facilitating and accelerating the decision making process of on-field technicians


Abdulaziz Al Hamdi

Team Leader Corrosion & Inspection

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Managing the threat of hydrogen induced cracking at ageing facilities

Mohamed Attia - Group Leader - Asset Integrity Management, Saudi Aramco

Mohamed Attia

Group Leader - Asset Integrity Management
Saudi Aramco

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm The challenge of pipelines corrosion in subareas

Suliman AlMousa - Asset Integrity Engineer, Saudi Aramco
The average annual corrosion-related cost is estimated at $7 billion to monitor, replace, and maintain these assets and it makes up 80% of this cost.

Are you following the right steps for maintaining these assets?
  • How to maximise the effectiveness of inhibitor injection systems
  • What are the new techniques and technologies helping on a constant status monitoring
  • Black polyethylene pipe caps as a multi-metal corrosion protection rude corrosion risks by 60%

Suliman AlMousa

Asset Integrity Engineer
Saudi Aramco

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm SPONSOR SESSION: Extending the life of subsea cables

Failures in subsea electrical systems may result in system degradation or breakdown. Failures may occur due to flaws in system design, installation problems, the harsh operating environment, or component manufacture faults

What is the alternative to passive monitoring for operators?
  • Live data, the importance of instant analysis and healing technologies to anticipate failures
  • Limits of Insulation Resistance (IR), fault isolation and time to failure to give operators the opportunity to minimise the impact
  • Connection of pressure, temperature, level and flow transmitters

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

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 30 Prioritise SCE maintenance according to reliable and accurate data

Mahmoud Selim - Integrity Technical Authority, Petroleum Development Oman
With over 40,000 assets having reached their lifecycle end in GCC countries, it is important for companies to extend their lifecycle smartly according to assets ageing classification and parameters.

Can you rank SCE effectively?
  • Building a database and evaluating past incidents for better decision making
  • Developing an Asset Life Extension (ALE) framework that covers up to 5 years
  • Conducting risk mitigation analysis and ensuring HSE regulations are in place


Mahmoud Selim

Integrity Technical Authority
Petroleum Development Oman

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Developing an inherently safer design (ISD) to guarantee alignments with contractors

Sohail Rabbani - Team Leader, Process Safety, ORPIC
Applying a design thinking methodology when commissioning projects to contractors in order to boost safety and the asset’s operation efficiency

Why is this important?
  • Measuring standards to guarantee alignment between contractor and company’s regulations
  • Identifying the parameters to control and ensure PSM in the design stage
  • Reducing future assets failure by smart commissioning


Sohail Rabbani

Team Leader, Process Safety

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm FIRESIDE CHAT: Safety hazards associated with oil and gas asset maintenance

Peter Michael Hamel - HSE Manager, Shaleem Petroleum
Mohammed Al Aamri - HSSE Manager, OCTAL
On-site employees might be exposed to uncontrolled electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or other sources of hazardous energy if equipment is not designed, installed and maintained properly

Are you in par with the HSE standards?
  • Reviewing standards and hazard-control measures associated with compressed gas and equipment
  • Recommended practice for occupational safety for offshore oil and gas maintenance operations
  • Lockout procedures and prevention


Peter Michael Hamel

HSE Manager
Shaleem Petroleum


Mohammed Al Aamri

HSSE Manager

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Chairman`s closing remarks and end of the summit