Balancing maintenance costs and reliability

Under the patronage of KNPC, IQPC is pleased to organise the 3rd Annual Maintenance Kuwait Summit taking place from 5-8 February 2017 in Kuwait to address the critical maintenance challenges in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry and help focus on low-cost solutions needed to improve the overall reliability and resilience of the industry.

Kuwait is all set to be the region’s next downstream hub with almost $30 billion worth of mega projects including the Al Zour Refinery, the integrated petrochemical complex and the LNG receiving terminal to go fully operational in the next few years. At the same time, with over 500 wells to be drilled in North Kuwait around the Fars heavy oil field and the Jurassic production centres in progress, the upstream investments in Kuwait are also expected to be completed in the next few years. These massive projects will help Kuwait achieve a daily refining output of 936,000 bpd and over 3.5 million bpd of crude oil production. Sustaining these projects in the longer run will require a robust maintenance strategy and its successful implementation.

Apart from developing a maintenance philosophy for its new projects, Kuwait is also in the process of improving the maintenance resilience for its legacy assets including the exisiting refineries as well as the oldest oil field in the world. Balancing between the need to create a new maintenance philosophy and the need to improve the existing maintenance resilience would require a thorough collaboration between the operators and solution providers. This collaboration would need to achieve the objectives of improving shelf life of current assets, online monitoring and inspecting critical equipment with the sole intent of avoiding emergency shutdowns and at the same time ensuring a supply of auxiliary and spare parts to improve operational efficiency.

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Benefits of attending:


Learn how to minimise maintenance impact on operations through best practices in planning, scheduling, coordination strategies and move towards a zero shutdown policy


Using Integrated Operating Window (IOW) techniques to develop process monitoring and establish integrity assurance and reliability of critical equipment


Determine how to prevent emergency shutdowns by focussing on condition based maintenance techniques and incorporating the same in the preventive maintenance philosophy


Develop futuristic digitalisation of oil fields using Internet Of Things (IOT) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) in day to day operational and maintenance activities


Discover when to execute preventive, predictive, condition based or RCM technologies to help overcome equipment obsolescence and improve overall plant availability and reliability

Whats new for 2017?


Awards ceremony to highlight achievements of top achievers in the oil and gas industry


Focus day on internet of things, RCM strategies and future innovations to overcome equipment obselensce


Keynote sessions on Kuwait’s optimistic strategies for maintenance reliability


Get the latest updates on KNPC’s new refinery project and other oil and gas projects in Kuwait


Innovative round tables, product demos, workshops, panels and case studies and interactive sessions


More international speakers, regional participation and globally acclaimed case studies


A special speakers’ lounge for you to meet up with the top VIP speakers and guests of honour


Soft technical bidding and tendering process: Open interviews of solution providers on their products and technologies with specialised experts from the operating market

Who should attend?

  •  Heads of Maintenance
  •  Heads of Engineering & Operations
  •  Head of Projects/Global Projects
  •  Heads of Shutdown & Turnaround
  •  Heads of Inspection & Condition Monitoring
  •  Heads of HSE & Risk Management
  •  Heads of Electrical & Instrumentation
  •  Heads of Rotating & Static Equipment
  •  Heads of Maintenance Excellence

From the following industries:

  •  Oil and gas
  •  Petrochemical
  •  Power and water
  •  Ministry


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National Lighting Company
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Integrated Global Services
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Forbes Marshall
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IMCO Engineering and Construction Company
Loto Safety Products JLT
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GP Strategies
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Energy IQ
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World Oils
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Gulf Oil and Gas
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