Summit Day Two: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Opening remarks from IQPC

Aman Sethi, Conference Director, IQPC Middle East

Aman Sethi

Conference Director
IQPC Middle East

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Al Zour Refinery roadmap and strategy in achieving maintenance targets and maximum reliability

  • Understanding the long-term maintenance strategy of the to-be largest refinery of the world
  • Identifying key focus areas whilst planning the maintenance and reliability regime
  • Ensuring optimum planning and control mechanism in avoiding unplanned shutdowns and loss of production

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Reducing downtime by ensuring accurate maintenance, reliability and inspection planning

Soosiamanickam Arockiasamy, Reliability Manager, Salalah Methanol Company
  • Defining a sound strategy to minimise downtime and costs incurred
  • Providing a structured framework and plan for analysing the functions and potential failures of a physical asset
  • Determining cost-effective maintenance techniques to minimise the possibility of future failure


Soosiamanickam Arockiasamy

Reliability Manager
Salalah Methanol Company

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Impacting 40% of your maintenance budget through ‘Reliable Lubrication’

Mohammad Naseer Uddin, Senior Reliability Engineer, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Best practices in lubrication to significantly reducing maintenance costs
  • Moving from reactive to proactive philosophy to minimise incidents, leaks or failures requiring maintenance
  • Minimising bearing failures by reliable lubrication for equipment


Mohammad Naseer Uddin

Senior Reliability Engineer
Petroleum Development Oman

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning networking break, refreshments and product demos

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Relevance of insultation in maintenance and OPEX

Sponsored by: ROCKWOOL

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Managing atmospheric storage tank integrity to minimise maintenance costs

Mabruk Issa Suleiman, Senior Manager Engineering R&D and Support Services, ADNOC Refining Research Center
  • Understanding the main damage mechanisms associated with storage tanks and areas of maintenance
  • Discussing the fine line balance between operations, production planning, inspection and maintenance requirements
  • Highlighting issues encountered whilst developing maintenance contacts and lessons learnt


Mabruk Issa Suleiman

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

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Prayer and networking coffee break

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM RBI philosophy implementation to KOC's Gathering Centers (GC) planned maintenance activities

Raja Ganapathy, Rotating Equipment Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company


Raja Ganapathy

Rotating Equipment Engineer
Kuwait National Petroleum Company

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Optimisation of gas turbines maintenance cost

Raja Ganapathy, Rotating Equipment Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company


Raja Ganapathy

Rotating Equipment Engineer
Kuwait National Petroleum Company

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Experts quiz and Q&A session

The following session will feature a series of interactive discussions and question and answer buzzer rounds set in a team format. During this session, each table will nominate a leader of their group who will answer the questions from the quiz. Each leader will also raise interesting questions for the audience to answer. The table with most number of points and the most interesting questions will take individual prizes, offers and certificates back with them.

Reserved for KNPC

Why participate?
The more interactive the discussions, the more to take back to work. Quiz and buzzer rounds are a good platform to cover the topics spoken across the conference to brush up the memory before the end of the conference. It also leads to very interactive and personalised discussions to gain answers in a more informal way and connect and network with peers from the industry. Winning teams and individuals also get a chance to take back with them exciting prices and memories.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Winners announced and chairman’s closing remarks

2:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch and close of summit

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.