Day Two – 20th October, Tuesday

08:45 - 13:30

8.45 Chair’s Opening Remarks & Summery of Round Tables
Joseph F Paris Jr., Founder, Operational Excellence Society
8.50 Evaluating The Key Principles And Importance Behind An Effective Risk Management Programme To Ensure Risks Can Be Quickly Identified And Mitigated
  • Creating a comprehensive safety program for each location
  • Minimising risk exposure of aging assets
  • Assessing the new technologies that can be applied for early hazard detection
  • Understanding the importance of risk management in developing a successful operational excellence programme
  • How to manage risk across the entire portfolio and precisely address the potential impact of risk on new projects and acquisitions
  • Successfully integrating critical equipment systems
9.10 Case Study: A Comprehensive Approach To Achieving Maintenance Excellence Whilst Operating Safely And Reducing Risks
  • Creating a maintenance excellence roadmap
  • Addressing problems at the root cause to move away from quick fixes
  • Achieving maintenance excellence without compromising safety
  • Understanding how striving for maintenance excellence can lead to significant cost reductions
  • Abdulaziz Al Blooshi, Process & Utiities Section Head, Takreer
9.30 Examining How The EPC Process Can Be Optimized To Ensure Project Costs Remain Viable
  • Optimizing the process from conception all the way through to completion
  • Understanding how to Manage financial performance by investing in and delivering capital and maintenance projects with less risk and superior returns
  • Evaluating how revenue loss from abnormal events can be prevented through operational excellence systems within the construction phase
  • Assessing how EPCs can help to ensure operator have the right people and skills in place to achieve operational excellence after project execution
Richard King, VP Integrity & Engineering Assurance, Petrofac (to be confirmed)
9.50 Morning Coffee & Networking Break shared with Middle East Pipes
FAILURE REPORTING 10.20 Improving the Culture of Failure Reporting Using ISO 14224 / API 689
Diego Alvarez, Senior Reliability Engineer, Tatweer Petroleum
10.40 Systems And Work Processes: The Need Of Integration, To Achieve Operational Excellence
  • Identifying the importance, needs and challenges of the integration of a new system or work process
  • Encouraged participation of employees in implementation of new system to address a current challenge with existing system
  • Improvement in quality of data
  • Time saving/ Productivity improvement
Shashwat Anand, Reliability Engineer, Equate Petrochemical Company
11.00 Building The Culture Of Reliability Excellence
Elias E. Acquah, Reliability Engineer, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
11.20 Panel Question & Answer Session
11.45 Discussing How Other High Risk Industries Outside Of Oil & Gas Approach Operational Excellence And What Lessons Can Be Transferred To The Regions O&G Operators
  • Discussing the operational excellence models used
  • How have leadership and change management affected operational excellence models
  • How is O.E monitored throughout the organization? Has this been effective?
  • What are the factors determining OE? How are they measured? How do they add business value?
Hugo Levesque, Manager Operational Excellence, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA)
12.15 Chair’s Closing Remarks and End of Operational Excellence Middle East Forum
Joseph F Paris Jr., Founder, Operational Excellence Society
12.20 Networking Lunch
13.30 Operational Excellence System Design Post Conference Workshop Led By Accenture
An Operational Excellence Management System, when designed well, implemented with accountability and managed with the appropriate rigor, can guide companies on their journey to Operational Excellence. But is there one ‘best in class’ design or are there a number of factors we need to take into account? How do we implement a system in this industry and region and what do we need to take into consideration? What technologies and management tools are there now available to manage such a system and what value do they bring? These are some of the topics we will be exploring in this interactive session.
Workshop led by: Kenan Nouwailati, Managing Director, Accenture Christopher Cox, Operational Excellence Lead, Accenture

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