24 - 27 September, 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Technology Focus Day – Monday, 24 September 2018

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

Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation in process safety

Michael Nates

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am Introducing AI for process hazards analysis of chemical process plants

David Willetts, Corporate HSSE Manager,Duqm Refinery Company, Oman
  • Improving process design and operational responsibilities using intelligent systems
  • Improving safety during process operations to avoid unexpected incidents
  • Enabling plant workers to recall significant amounts of data for manage safety risks

David Willetts

Corporate HSSE Manager
Duqm Refinery Company, Oman

9:30 am - 10:00 am Sponsored: Optimising pipeline integrity management (PIM) using IoT

  • Integrating distributed acoustic sensing, drone monitoring, advanced sensory for inspection of pipelines
  • Connecting industrial workers with machinery for enhanced real-time monitoring
  • Connecting data platforms and training PIM teams on how to utilise IoT to drive PSM

10:00 am - 11:00 am Introducing the Eni digital transformation project to help achieve high levels of worker process safety and improve efficiency

Antonio Mangini, Specialist HSEQ - Process Safety,ENI, Italy
  • Digitally building physical assets and analysing data via decision support systems
  • Replacing heaviest, repetitive and risky tasks with drones and robotics as a part of the smart operator integration initiative
  • Integrating the electronic work permit system with digital versions of isolation certificates, gas check, specific forms for work at height and in confined spaces etc

Antonio Mangini

Specialist HSEQ - Process Safety
ENI, Italy

11:00 am - 11:30 am AI versus automation or a combination of both: What is right for your plant?

Muhammad Sajith, Head of ICT – Specialist Infrastructure IT Services,Emirates Global Aluminium (awaiting protocol confirmation)
  • Leveraging AI and automation to drive safety, compliance and work order automation in a complex plant environment
  • Connecting industrial workers with machinery for enhanced real time monitoring
  • Managing uncertainty regarding AI and making automation more safety-centric

Muhammad Sajith

Head of ICT – Specialist Infrastructure IT Services
Emirates Global Aluminium (awaiting protocol confirmation)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Digital empowering of workers to help in safety culture communication and transformation across the plant

Kamal Kannan, Deputy Manager Telecommunication,Petrofac, UAE
  • Identifying the tasks that can be transformed digitally and educating workers about monitoring mechanisms
  • Discussing concepts of smart helmets, real-time data analysis, RFID, asset tracking, paging and more and actions to be taken on the field
  • Incentivising workers who utilise digital assets to improve workplace safety and track assets during a lock out

Kamal Kannan

Deputy Manager Telecommunication
Petrofac, UAE

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

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Sponsored: Learning from a pilot project: Using blockchain to manage driver fatigue and improve safety elements

  • Deploying facial recognition technology with infrared devices to understand driver fatigue
  • Monitoring cabins to avoid startling drivers with alarm and seat vibration
  • Integrating blockchain with partner systems to enable the transformation

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Risk-based implementation of Asset Management Systems (AMS) for achieving process safety

Ahmed Said Kotb, Asset Performance Division,TransCo, UAE
  • Importance of AMS for asset management and process safety
  • Importance of AMS for asset data management
  • Objectives of AMS implementation
  • Risk-based implementation approach
  • Implementation phases mechanism and insights
  • Post implementation phase and requirements for operational excellence

Ahmed Said Kotb

Asset Performance Division
TransCo, UAE

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Whole life costing of assets in sour environments

Mahmoud Selim, Integrity Technical Authority,Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Mahmoud Selim

Integrity Technical Authority
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Networking lunch

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm End of focus day

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.