30 September - 01 October, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Conference Day One: Sunday, 30 September 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, coffee and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am IQPC welcome remarks

Aman Sethi, Conference Director,IQPC

Aman Sethi

Conference Director

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks from chairman

Michael Turner, Independent STO consultant,UK

Michael Turner

Independent STO consultant


9:00 am - 9:20 am How the right plan and schedule can extend lifecycle and operability of assets

Ahmed Khalifa, Senior Plant Inspection Engineer,ADNOC LNG

Ahmed Khalifa

Senior Plant Inspection Engineer

  • Understanding how to deal with unplanned shutdowns efficiently
  • Differentiating between turnarounds and opportunistic shutdowns
  • Plotting a roadmap to success, stage by stage, from planning to execution
  • Understanding the shutdown lifecycle, timeline and what this means to management

Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed

Maintenance Planning Team Leader
Egyptian Ethylene & Derivatives Company, Egypt

9:40 am - 10:00 am Towards more sustainable, cost-effective shutdowns and turnarounds

  • Understanding the scalability and criticality of shutdowns and turnarounds for operations
  • How the right contractor, plan, schedule and logistics can extend asset lifecycle
  • Learning from incidents and past experiences to ensure sustainability and cost effectiveness for the future

10:00 am - 10:20 am Best practices to overcome shutdown challenges within schedule and budgets

Salem Al Shahrani, Maintenance Admin Manager,Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Saudi Arabia
  • Meeting the planned delivery dates by efficiently managing costs and logistics
  • Measuring ‘performance monitoring’ to spot hazardous or incident prone behaviour
  • Monitoring the alarm system to prevent equipment failure and delays

Salem Al Shahrani

Maintenance Admin Manager
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) Saudi Arabia

10:20 am - 10:40 am Speed networking

10:40 am - 11:10 am Refreshments and networking break


11:10 am - 11:30 am Effective contractor management towards an effective shutdown

Mohammad Amri, Maintenance and Programme Manager,Shell, Tunisia
  • Driving an effective contractor strategy to ensure communication and effectiveness in operations
  • Understanding the needs and challenges of contractors and how to develop an understanding
  • Avoiding the ‘blame game’ if and when delays or extra expenditure occurs

Mohammad Amri

Maintenance and Programme Manager
Shell, Tunisia

11:30 am - 11:50 am Contractor assessment and selection criteria to avoid delays in turnaround

Samy Arockiasamy, Head of Reliability Department,Salalah Methanol Company, Oman
  • Assessing contractors during pre shutdown phase for quality assurance and effectiveness
  • Ensuring competency assessment practices are followed to minimise cultural gap
  • Involving all stakeholders during post-event evaluation to ensure a sustainable long term partnership

Samy Arockiasamy

Head of Reliability Department
Salalah Methanol Company, Oman

11:50 am - 12:00 pm Refreshments and networking break


12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Formulating a well planned maintenance strategy

Abdul Waheed, Senior Maintenance Engineer / Consultant & SMRP Proctor Saudi Aramco,Saudi Arabia
  • Creating and developing a sought out maintenance strategy
  • Ensuring competence alignment of personnel for best possible outcomes
  • Leveraging maintenance expertise for effective shutdowns and future extensions

Abdul Waheed

Senior Maintenance Engineer / Consultant & SMRP Proctor Saudi Aramco
Saudi Arabia

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Underground piping: The challenges and technologies used for avoiding delays and stoppages

Faisal Harbi, Maintenance Section Head,Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Faisal Harbi

Maintenance Section Head
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm The economics and criticality of ensuring smooth logistics and supply chain management

Emad Eldin Elfeki, Well Work Operations Supervisor,ADNOC Offshore, UAE
  • Understanding turnarounds as a critical task for smooth business operations
  • Allocating sufficient logistics and materials to avoid over budgets and last minute delays
  • Utilising the adequate facilities available for planned shutdown to achieve 100% outputs
  • Ensuring optimised spares versus time management, materials and logistics for your events and your plants operability

Emad Eldin Elfeki

Well Work Operations Supervisor
ADNOC Offshore, UAE


Interactive Huddles

  • What are the key elements to consider when optimising shutdown cycles?
  • Why would you choose strategic long-term shutdown planning as opposed to a more short-term strategy?
  • What are the consequences of longer than planned shutdown cycles?

Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed

Maintenance Planning Team Leader
Egyptian Ethylene & Derivatives Company, Egypt

Huddle Two

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Overcoming personnel movement and handovers
Michael Turner, Independent STO consultant,UK
  • Personnel changing and overcoming such movements
  • Change management and impact of not completing handovers
  • How events are dependent on people

Michael Turner

Independent STO consultant

Huddle Three

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm The devil is in the data
  • Learning from past incidents and events
  • How legacy data helps in future planning and scheduling
  • Creating strategies and plans to avoid previous mishaps

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Networking lunch break

2:40 pm - 2:40 pm End of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.