24 - 27 September, 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Conference Day Two – Wednesday, 26 September 2018

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking


Michael Nates

Managing Director (Former Executive Director: Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & HSE, ACWA Power)
Nates Associates


9:00 am - 9:30 am Petrogas case study: The 3-way business approach to achieve high levels of process safety

Ali Al Lawati, Operations Excellence Manager,Petrogas, Oman

Ali Al Lawati

Operations Excellence Manager
Petrogas, Oman

9:30 am - 10:00 am Petronas case study: Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC) framework and implementation

Rehan Ahmed, Specialist MCI - Operational Excellence Division,Petronas, Malaysia (awaiting protocol confirmation)
  • Minimalistic philosophy of LOPC: How are budgetary spends affecting maintenance and other inspection tasks?
  • How does an unplanned or uncontrolled release of material from primary containment, including non-toxic and non-flammable materials, affect process safety?
  • Discussing the 3 levels of primary containment: Successful implementation of tiers 1, 2 and 3 to ensure process safety of the plant

Rehan Ahmed

Specialist MCI - Operational Excellence Division
Petronas, Malaysia (awaiting protocol confirmation)

10:00 am - 10:30 am Communicating process safety risks to the workforce

  • What are the gaps or catalyst for doing this (incident/evidence-based)
  • How did we communicate what could be technical risks to frontline maintenance, operations or project personnel (Use of the bow tie, process safety posters, training sessions, process safety week)
  • Lessons learned and additional work to do

10:30 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break


11:00 am - 11:30 am Dynamic asset integrity management full cycle approach

Dr. Mabruk Issa Suleiman, Senior Manager Engineering R&D and Support Services,ADNOC Refining Research Center, UAE
  • Proactive monitoring based on lab sample results to identify problem areas
  • Using routine monitoring and local gauge reading and integrating them with alarm standards
  • Alarm management: Developing the engineering leadership to systematically guide the operators, superintendents and engineers in developing safe zones

Dr. Mabruk Issa Suleiman

Senior Manager Engineering R&D and Support Services
ADNOC Refining Research Center, UAE

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Integrating safety elements with factory automation technologies

Senior Representative, Process Safety Team,Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge), UAE (topic to be confirmed)
  • Ensuring machine availability using integrated process safety techniques across the plant environment
  • Driving reliability and ensuring tolerance for machine design modifications

Senior Representative

Process Safety Team
Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge), UAE (topic to be confirmed)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Identifying critical & key process parameter and proactive monitoring

AbdulRaheem Akhtar, Process Safety Division,Ar-Razi A SABIC and Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co. (JSMC) Joint Venture, Saudi Arabia
  • Knowing operating limits with associated mechanical integrity or process safety risk to ensuring proper actions
  • to be in operating envelope
  • Integrating alarm management: Developing the engineering leadership to systematically guide the operators, superintendents and engineers in developing safe zones
  • Dynamic inspection frequency based on plant conditions and sharing some industrial major incidents for this critical item

AbdulRaheem Akhtar

Process Safety Division
Ar-Razi A SABIC and Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Co. (JSMC) Joint Venture, Saudi Arabia

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Networking coffee break

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Integrating process safety competency assessment of operators, contractors and vendors during drilling

Dr. Muhammad Tayab, HSE Advisor,ADNOC Group, UAE
  • Integrating Safe System of Work (ISSOW): Making operators, contractors and vendors work together on a sitespecific safety plan
  • Identifying the procedures and methods for controlling the project-specific safety hazards and integrating it with contractor safety, plant safety and equipment availability
  • Assessing competencies of every stakeholder and helping create a roadmap top drive process safety and operational efficiency

Dr. Muhammad Tayab

HSE Advisor

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Sponsored panel discussion: Lock out and tag out (LOTO) versus interlock guards

  • Controlling hazardous energy by lock out and tag out (LOTO)
  • Learning from global incidents on single barrier failures
  • What has performed better? LOTO or interlock guards? Discussing aspects related to electrical capacitance, pressure, residual fluids and hazardous atmospheres, and pent up mechanical and potential energy


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sponsored: Ensuring a high-level of design integrity to achieve process safety improvements

  • Comparing listing and lagging indicators
  • Design standards and critical equipment specifications
  • Designing and maintaining equipment fit for purpose in a process environment

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm Networking lunch

3:40 pm - 3:40 pm End of conference

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.