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It is now a given that striving towards Operational Excellence is critical for oil, gas and petrochemical operators as well as for the manufacturing and industrial sectors in general. Operators need to increase their margins and tightly control costs, whilst ensuring that safety and reliability are not compromised. Effective leadership is essential in managing the process of continuous improvement and ensuring that employees are empowered with data, information and procedures transparently in a role-based manner to assist in fast, accurate actions which lead to consistently good decisions.

Join us at OPEX MENA 2018 where the major operators in the region will share case studies that outline their challenges, successes and key learnings. We will also hear from industry leaders, solutions providers and key consultants on the latest trends, tools and techniques that will drive us to even greater levels of operational excellence improvements, allowing companies to innovate in the areas of ‘people’, ‘process’, ‘assets’ and ‘technology’.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Effective Leadership & Management Systems for Organisational Excellence
  • Operational Excellence through Operational Discipline
  • Leveraging Human Factors for Strategic Change
  • Portfolio Performance Optimisation – Case Study
  • Digitalisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • IIOT, Leveraging the Cloud to Monitor Plant Data
  • Asset Management, Surveillance & Reliability
  • Operational Readiness – Dos and Don’ts
  • Energy Management for increased Efficiency and Stability

OPEX MENA 2018 Advisory Committee

VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE:

Faihan M. Al-Faihani

Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Strategies & International Relations

NOGA

Hasan Al-Fardan

Head - Promotion & Conferences, Strategies and International Relations

NOGA

Hafedh Al-Qassab

General Manager – Refining

BAPCO

Norm Gilsdorf

President

HONEYWELL HIGH GROWTH REGIONS MIDDLE EAST,RUSSIA, TURKEY AND CENTRAL ASIA

Jean-Paul Sacy

Senior Manager

DUPONT SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

Kevin McQuillan

Senior Consultant

SOLOMON ASSOCIATES

Stefan Chapman

Vice President

EUROPETROLEUM CONSULTANTS

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Presenters

JOINT PRESENTATION: Portfolio Performance Optimisation

Hassan Al-Alawi, Manager – Portfolio Management, NOGA HOLDING

Kevin McQuillan, Senior Consultant, SOLOMON ASSOCIATES

JOINT PRESENTATION: Maintenance and Reliability Performance: Sipchem Case Study

Ibrahim Al-Rushoud, VP – Operations, SIPCHEM

Jean-Paul Sacy, Senior Manager, DUPONT

JOINT PRESENTATION: Operational Excellence at Saudi Aramco

Bader Al-Harbi, OE Advisor, SAUDI ARAMCO

Khalid Al-Khodhairi, Engineer, SAUDI ARAMCO

JOINT PRESENTATION: OE Governance at Bapco: Moving from ‘Reporting Data’ to ‘Using Data’

Mahmood Aman, OE Specialist, BAPCO

Muhammad Furqan Khan, System Analyst, BAPCO

The Implementation of ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System: BAPCO Case Study

Ferdous Abu Bars

Enterprise Risk Analyst, BAPCO

Operational Excellence through Operational Discipline

Omar Al-Omar

OE Manager, S-CHEM

Operational Excellence in Catalyst Management

Srinivas Badithela

Senior Excellence Engineer, ADNOC REFINING

Digital Transformation – Visualizing & Optimizing Refinery Performance

Adrian Blanck

Transformation & Operational Excellence Manager, PETRO RABIGH

Intelligent Energy Management System

Mohammed Baageel

Senior Electrical Engineer, SAUDI ARAMCO

Integration Management System

Hamad A. Al-Shbrain

Manager - Total Quality Management, TASNEE

Enhancing Organizational Resilience through Integration

Alan Izzard

Managing Partner, PROCYON GROUP

Digital Transformation – Realising the full value of your Operational Data

Russell Herbert

Industry Principal – Oil & Gas, OSIsoft

Leveraging the Cloud to Drive Operational Excellence

Ayman Mehdawe

Business Development Manager, HONEYWELL UOP

Realize Higher Maturity in Operational Excellence Leveraging Digital Technologies

Manas Sahoo

Senior Director, SAP

Building for Maintenance Excellence

Ross Whyte

Business and Strategy Manager, ADD ENERGY

Optimizing Site Staffing Using Site Personnel Index (SPI)

Mark Eggleston

Director – Middle East & Europe, PHILLIP TOWNSEND ASSOCIATES

Developing Tomorrow’s World-Class Workforce Today

William Spindloe

Project Director, GP STRATEGIES

Join the Dots . . . Integrate Your O&M Team into Project

Mike Whitling

Manager Asset Operations Consulting, WOOD.

WORKSHOP BY SOLOMON ASSOCIATES

SUNDAY 25 MARCH   10:30–16:30

Reliability & Maintenance Fundamentals, Benchmarking & Performance Improvement

HOSTED BY
solomon associates

This workshop will explain the important fundamental principles of Reliability and Maintenance, and will explain the concepts of performance monitoring and performance improvement. Specifically, the workshop will provide a detailed discussion of the learning from the Solomon Associates global Reliability and Maintenance Benchmark study. The Solomon RAM study provides real data to illustrate the achievements of the better performers, and the financial value of performance improvement. The presentation will share some key lessons that can be learned from the study, in order to help organisations understand:

  • Characteristics of high performing organisations
  • Where to focus improvement efforts
  • What actions to take andwhattargets to set
  • How to monitor the performance improvements
  • What results to expect

The workshop will explain how to calculate the value of Reliability and Maintenance performance improvement and demonstrate that the appropriate actions for an organisation to take depend on the nature of the performance gap, not just its magnitude. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of performance monitoring and performance improvement, and will utilize Solomon Associate’s experience and insights into the actions taken by high performing organisations in relentless pursuit of performance excellence.

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TRAINING COURSES

MONDAY 26 & TUESDAY 27 MARCH
08:30–16:30

Excellence in Process Safety
Management

Trainer: Paul Hill

This course will take the participants through the stages of process safety and environmental management in a straight forward and practical manner. The course is interspersed with practical examples and hands on application of the techniques required to successfully strengthen the process safety management in your organisations. It will demonstrate why unexpected events can develop out of control and how barriers can be implemented to halt the progress of the consequences. The sessions will cover a range of existing techniques to the latest approaches to integrating safety into the "mind" of the corporate culture.

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WEDNESDAY 28 & THURSDAY 29 MARCH
08:30–16:30

Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals

Trainer: Paul Rijks

In today’s volatile business environment, organisations need to create competitive advantage in order to be successful. In the GCC, significant investments have been made in new plants which now must be run optimally in order to achieve world class performance. Organisations are now developing Operational Excellence strategies in order to maximise asset performance.
This course is designed to share the principles of Operational Excellence and to give practical strategies that can be applied in continuous process environments. The course will focus on both the people dimension of OE, together with practical ideas for implementation in oil, gas and petrochemical facilities.

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Contact the Organiser

For further information on this event please contact us at:
opex@europetro-me.com  /  +971 4 421 4642

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Contact directly the Event Director at:
svetlana@europetro-me.com

OPEX MENA 2018 is organised in conjunction with
GSF 2018 banner
28–29 March 2018
Bahrain
incorporating
GSF Safety Award logo

It is widely recognised that organisations must develop their technical safety journey, focusing on their plant, safety, reliability and human interfaces in order to achieve the target of no surprises and zero accidents. A focus on safety is the number one priority for companies, with operators, manufacturers, suppliers and consultants developing innovative and effective solutions in these areas.

The Gulf Safety Forum again brings together international and local key industry experts from across the region to discuss strategies for continuous improvement of safety processes and procedures, as well as share successful case studies and roadmaps.

The event will incorporate the second edition of the GSF Safety Award.

For more information please visit www.gulfsafetyforum.com