23 - 26 September, 2019
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Michael John Godfrey, Process Safety Section Lead at BP Kuwait

Michael John Godfrey

Process Safety Section Lead
BP Kuwait

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

9:30 AM Better use of Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) to assess hazards & risks

Within the GCC, oil and gas companies are limiting the usage of LOPA to only determine Safety Integrity Level (SIL) for instrumented systems.

How can the Middle East use LOPA more widely?
  • Identifying the benefits of extending LOPA to different elements of process safety: fire & gas detection (F&G) systems, alarms and control and communications systems
  • How can LOPA help to implement the risk analysis of specific hazards and establish risk tolerance criteria?
  • Determining the appropriate Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) and their Safety Integrating Levels (SIL)

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

2:30 PM Panel discussion: The use of robotic inspection crawlers

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


Post-Event Workshop Quality Incident Investigation: Thursday, 26 September 2019

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

9:00 AM Workshop session

The workshop will emphasise the key role the investigator plays for complete, accurate and detailed investigations by offering concrete example and key studies. It will also explore root cause methodologies often employed to determine WHY an incident occurred.

Key topics include:
  • Investigation approach - Guidelines, scientific method, sources of evidence, basing conclusions on facts, examples of evidence, dealing with apparently conflicting evidence
  • Investigation process – Investigation team formation, initial hypothesis development, time sensitive evidence, initial documentation
  • Systematic data collection – Photo and video, protocols for evidence evaluation, evidence management, document collection
  • Hypothesis development and analysis – Formulating hypotheses based on observations and facts, action plans to investigate hypotheses, validating important data, testing scenarios
  • Final hypothesis - Proving/disproving hypotheses, resolving the final hypothesis
  • Understanding how some technologies can help on this process and how to effectively interpret data by maximising their value

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael.

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