Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2016

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OpEx MENA 2016 - Call for Papers

4th Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Conference & Exhibition
6 & 7 December 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE
If your company is interested in presenting a paper at OpEx MENA 2016, please contact us


OpEx MENA is widely considered to be the premier event for producers, solution providers, technology companies and EPCs to share cutting-edge practices that will enable companies to achieve best-in-class performance. The event was launched in Abu Dhabi in 2013 and is now held around the world including Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Attaining operational excellence is never a single horizon goal, but a multi-horizon one, being reset on each incremental improvement step achieved towards the unattainable goal of perfection. in the past some have tried to encapsulate operational excellence as the best-in-class performance in the areas of order perfection, manufacturing schedule compliance, yield and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), however, it is fair to say operational excellence is a combination of many achievements contributing to best-in-class operations which distinguishes you from your competition.

What is interesting though, is that companies which demonstrate significant operational excellence, have a high degree of visibility into their operations and business in real time, and empower their employees with data, information and procedures transparently in a role-based manner to assist in fast, accurate actions which lead to consistently good decisions - not ‘once in a while’ great decisions.

The OpEx conference series has been designed to create a cross fertilisation and exchange of ideas among peer companies, vendors and “synergistic” industries. it is this cross fertilisation which we believe will drive us to even greater levels of operational excellence improvements, allowing companies to innovate in the areas of ‘people’, ‘process’, ‘assets’ and ‘technology’ best practices.

Confirmed speakers

Norm Gilsdorf
President High Growth Regions
Mohammed Al-Rashdi
Director - Sustainability Excellence
Renato Hoogeveen
Staff Engineer - Sustainability Excellence
Daryl Wake
Consultant EMEA
Eiman Al-Abdulghani
Senior Environmentalist
Faris Al-Mansouri
Team Leader – QHS&E
Khaled Almobarak
Franco Polli
Global Operations Excellence Practice Leader
Mark Eggleston
Director-Europe & ME
Saifuddin Sheikh
Business Consulting Director
Abdul Azim Azeez
Solution Architect - Asset Performance Management
Philippe Audrain
Business Consultant
Other Speakers Include:
  • Ross Whyte, Business Development Manager, ADD ENERGY
  • Eyad Alqadi, EMEAR Vertical Lead - Oil and Gas Industry, CISCO
  • Omar Saleh, Oil & Gas Director - MEA, MICROSOFT
  • Richard King, Vice President, Quality and Integrity Assurance, PETROFAC


Kindly note that the Conference Agenda will be updated as we continue to receive new submissions for presentations. If you would like to become a Speaker at OpEx MENA 2016, please send your abstract to opex@europetro-me.com

Training Workshop

We are pleased to offer a training workshop for OpEx MENA Delegates, in addition to attending the conference:

Operational Excellence Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
4 & 5 December
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Topics include:

  • OpEx Culture and Organisation
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • Benchmarking/OpEx Audit
  • Lean Thinking and Lean Tools
  • Tools and Strategies: Lean Thinking, DMAIC, Six Sigma, Process Mapping, RCM/TPM/FMEA
  • Improvement Teams and Continuous Improvement
Course Fee
  • GBP 1800 per person
  • 10% discount for all OpEx MENA conference delegates, or
  • 20% discount for three or more registrations from the same company

Class sizes are limited to ensure an optimum learning experience for all our attendees. Please reserve your delegate place before 1 November 2016.


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How to Contact the Organiser

Conference Director: Svetlana Kudasheva

+971 4 421 4642

OpEx included the world’s best companies and provided an excellent opportunity for direct interaction with the experts, which can further improve and help in our way of adopting best practices and progress.