23 - 26 September, 2019
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

8:15 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s opening remarks

Human Factors (continuation)
Understanding how to reduce human errors by 60% and improve Process Safety: A top-bottom leadership approach

9:00 am - 9:30 am Dedicated session: Developing Process Safety Management leadership

Understanding and evaluating the importance of developing a top-bottom safety culture within the company to enhance process safety excellence

Why is it important to have the full commitment of the management team on PSM?
  • Communicating major accident risks to the workforce in an effective way
  • Developing a benchmark to confer validity to the training programme. A key for successful process safety management programme
  • Setting KPIs to validate the training given by top managers

Safety Critical Equipment (SCE)
Developing a safety critical equipment ‘journey’ to save up to US$50 million a year

9:30 am - 10:00 am Innovative session: Starting the PSM journey with SCE

Understanding the importance of SCE in the oil and gas industry to avoid hazards, prevent economic and human capital losses

What has been done and can be implemented in this area?
  • Evaluating the process developed to identifying safety critical equipment
  • New procedures, techniques and analysis to rank SCE
  • Understand how to ensure consistency and efficiency in the identification of SCE

Jawad Hussain

TPL Specialist Safety Team Leader
KOC, Kuwait

10:00 am - 10:30 am Step 2 of the SCE journey: Metrics and measures

Setting standards to ensure critical equipment correct performance. From simple operations to major projects is the key to PSM success

How to save time and effort by using consistent performance KPIs?
  • Identifying the main challenges in evaluating these KPIs
  • Understanding how to overcome barriers and ensure performance standards effectiveness
  • Defining the best process and practices used during a major project
Eng. Imran Haider, Head Process Safety at SIPCHEM Saudi Arabia

Eng. Imran Haider

Head Process Safety
SIPCHEM Saudi Arabia

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Break and Networking

11:00 am - 11:30 am Sponsor session: Planned and non-planned shutdowns can be roughly millions of dollars for one platform

The need for an enhanced monitoring system for critical equipment of offshore platforms, contributes to reduce risks, loss of production, and to raise equipment availability

  • Novelty in testing, inspection and verification during operations
  • Smart systems, devices and software to monitor the safety of critical equipment
  • Identify the most relevant tools for monitoring equipment performance (e.g. heat exchangers, pumps, and compressors)

Contractor Management
The importance of ensuring regulations alignment among parties in order to reduce risks

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Developing an Inherently Safer Design (ISD) to guarantee alignments with contractors

Applying a design thinking methodology when commissioning projects to contractors in order to boost safety

How to ensure safety during the commissioning phase?
  • Evaluating the importance of pre-start-up selection
  • Measuring standards to guarantee alignment between contractor and company’s regulations
  • Identify the parameters to control to ensure PSM in the design stage

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study from Saudi Arabia: System Operator Round Automation: SORA

Incorporating ISD for Fire and Safety Equipment in the downstream sector to reduce the hazards associated with a set of conditions

How did SASREF manage to improve plant reliability and operational profitability?
  • Understanding how to reduce risk associated with standard operations by combining paperwork with technology
  • Empowering the workforce chain from top to bottom
  • Facilitating continuous monitoring & auditing
Saad Al-Qahtani, Chief Fire Officer at SASREF Saudi Arabia

Saad Al-Qahtani

Chief Fire Officer
SASREF Saudi Arabia

Special session: Implementation of LEAN practices in operations
Understanding the efficiency of process improvement through Lean Six Sigma

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Leveraging LEAN to rationalise operator’s supervision rounds

Achieving process safety excellence by continuously implementing practices along the value-chain

How can LEAN optimise operations?
  • Improving plant operator’s supervision rounds efficiencies
  • Using LEAN to identify value adding and non-value adding operator rounds time
  • Executing horizontal and vertical integration of operator round design
Abdulkarim AlHabsi, Pipelines and Terminal Operations Manager at PDO Oman

Abdulkarim AlHabsi

Pipelines and Terminal Operations Manager
PDO Oman

Industrial Revolution 4.0: Promoting Centaur Companies
By 2022 the oil and gas industry is predicted to spend US$18.5BN in new technologies, but how this will impact the process safety management?

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Sponsor session: Safe operating limits

The importance of monitoring plant operating parameters to determine the design value in order to prevent major accidents

How can companies automate this aspect?
  • Using sensors, IoT and RPA to evaluate the state of critical equipment
  • Increasing process safety by using plant operating data to predictively anticipate deviations from a normal operating condition
  • Understanding how to intervene to prevent loss of containment and accident

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch

Discussing about the importance of integrating technologies within operations.
Eliminating or reducing the hazards and associated risks by using robots, drones, and automated systems during exploration, maintenance and drilling activities.

What has been done and how to take full advantage on this?
  • Investing in technology to reduce time and cost while boosting operation efficiency
  • Loss prevention and increasing efficiency in process safety management
  • Developing a new set of skills to understand the benefits from these new technologies

Panelists:
Eng. Imran Haider, Head Process Safety at SIPCHEM Saudi Arabia

Eng. Imran Haider

Head Process Safety
SIPCHEM Saudi Arabia

Ayssar Hanza, Risk Engineering Director at Ace Energy Group

Ayssar Hanza

Risk Engineering Director
Ace Energy Group

Ali Al Lawati, Operation Excellence Manager at Petrogas Oman

Ali Al Lawati

Operation Excellence Manager
Petrogas Oman

Saad Al-Qahtani, Chief Fire Officer at SASREF Saudi Arabia

Saad Al-Qahtani

Chief Fire Officer
SASREF Saudi Arabia

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference