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Effective Life Cycle Asset Integrity Management

23 – 24 April 2013

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

About this Workshop


Asset integrity management systems outline the ability of an asset to perform its required function effectively and efficiently whilst protecting health, safety, and the environment. It ensures that the people, systems, processes, and resources that deliver integrity are in place, in use, and will perform when required over the whole life cycle of the asset. Inspections, maintenance, auditing/assurance, and overall quality processes are the tools designed to make an integrity management system effective while improving plant reliability and safety, and reducing unplanned maintenance and repair costs.

The workshop will provide delegates with the opportunity to network with oil and gas asset integrity maintenance experts and other professionals from related disciplines. Sessions will include discussions and best practicese on ensuring plant uninterrupted operation through asset integrity systems at every stage of the asset life cycle, from the design of new facilities to maintenance management to decommissioning.

In addition to sharing information, the workshop provides an opportunity for interested and concerned stakeholders to offer ideas and suggestions on how we can best promote the life cycle asset integrity concept in order to prolong the life span and to improve plant safety and reliability through alignment and synchronisation of management system components involving different stakeholders and various activities.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is mainly addressed to oil and gas professionals, involved in various disciplines such as facilities integrity management, corrosion prevention, materials selection, project management, or risk assessment related to drilling, engineering, construction, production, maintenance, inspection, or decommissioning activities.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa, and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

Poster Solicitation and Information

As an adjunct to the scheduled presentations, the Steering Committee will incorporate a poster presentation session in this workshop. The poster session will allow participants an opportunity to present additional new ideas to those interested.

All participants are encouraged to prepare and bring a poster presentation to the workshop. Posters will be on display for the entire workshop period and provide participants an excellent opportunity for networking. As with the session discussions, the poster session will be conducted off the record to encourage frank discussion and presentation of unconfirmed or partial results. Presentations on both research and field experience are solicited.

SPE Workshops and Commercialism

The Workshop Steering Committee has a stated policy against the use of commercial trade names, company logos, or language that is commercial in tone.

Note that the Workshop Steering Committee will review all posters prior to display, and reserves the right to refuse permission to display any poster considered by the committee to be commercial in nature.

The poster display should be designed for eye-level viewing and made from simple graphic materials. Size of the poster board will be advised at a later time. The poster display may include printed materials, tables, graphs, photographs, or illustrations. All the materials should be of sufficient size so as to be easily read and should be prepared in a manner that will accomplish the following:

  • Identify topic by title, presenter, affiliation, address, and phone number
  • Include a brief abstract that summarises the technology to be addressed
  • Make the display as self-explanatory as possible
  • Place the information sequentially; beginning with the main idea or problem, method used, result, etc. (Draw a plan keeping the size and number of illustrations in mind)
  • Keep illustrations simple by using charts, graphs, drawings, and pictures to create interest and visually explain a point
  • Use contrasting colours
  • Use large print for narrative materials. (We suggest a minimum of 24 points or 3” high letters for the title)

Poster Abstract Submission

Please submit a short abstract (less than one page) describing your proposed poster by email to Yousuff Dadapeer, event manager for SPE Middle East, North Africa & India office, at ydadapeer@spe.org.

Whether or not you elect to participate in the poster session, or have been invited by the Steering Committee to present during one of the regular sessions, please come prepared to participate actively in the discussions. Open interaction will be encouraged and expected. An outstanding workshop is dependent on the full cooperation and participation of all attendees.

Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended breakout sessions and Q&A periods. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements, and lessons learned.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers, and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Poster Session

The Steering Committee encourages registrations from professionals who are able to prepare and present a poster on a relevant project. For further details kindly contact Yousuff Dadapeer at ydadapeer@spe.org.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with ATW objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.