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Effective Life Cycle Asset Integrity Management

23 – 24 April 2013

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | The Address Dubai Marina Hotel

Technical Agenda

TUESDAY, 23 APRIL, 0900– 0930

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker 1: Bader Al-Qadran, Saudi Aramco
Keynote Speaker 2: TBC


Session 1: Achieving Excellence in Life Cycle Asset Management—An Integrated Approach

Session Chairs: Abdulrahman Omar Baaqeel Alhashmi, ZADCO; Mohammed Ali Humaid, Qatar Petroleum; Mohammed Rebdi, Saudi Aramco

Many assets around the world are operating beyond their nominal design lives. The owners of such facilities face a common challenge, namely, how to maintain production capability in a cost-effective way while preserving the integrity of those assets.

In order to achieve excellence in life cycle asset integrity and asset management, the asset life cycle should go beyond its original design and include all necessary precautions/analysis to monitor and ensure extended asset integrity. This can be done with an integrated approach whereby it should be embedded early in the feasibility study, design stages of the project, and construction of the plant/asset.

A significant element of this is the need to develop an effective asset integrity management approach.
Implementing asset integrity management requires that all the aspects of operations essential to safety and integrity are properly designed, constructed, tested, operated, inspected, and maintained in a sustainable, holistic, and systematic way.


Speaker 1: Saad Al-Jasim, Saudi Aramco
Corporate Ownership: Effective Asset Life Cycle Management


Speaker 2: Jassim Mohd Yousef Eisa Al-Hor, Qatar Petroleum
Global Structural Reassessment of North Field Alpha


Speaker 3: TBC, Zadco


Speaker 4: TBC, BP


Open Discussions and Q&A


Session 2: Effect of Design and Construction on Sustained Asset Integrity

Session Chairs: Abdullah Al-Shuely, Petroleum Development Oman; Gareth Gregory, McDermott Middle East

When people talk about Asset Integrity and Process Safety Management (AIPSM) their attention is invariably directed at the management of process safety risk during a facility’s operational phase. As a result, the maintenance and operations components of an AIPSM programme become the primary areas of intervention. However, we must not forget that AIPSM is most effective when a holistic approach is adopted; close attention to integrity within the design and construction phases ensures the mitigation of post start-up risks. In view of this, the work done through the engineering, consturction, and commissioning project phases are as critical to life cycle AIPSM as these two work streams.

Over the decades, the oil and gas and petrochemical industries have experienced serious AIPSM related incidents, resulting in catastrophic loss of life and damage to capital plant. Investigation has confirmed that many of these incidents could have been prevented or significantly mitigated by the diligent application of AIPSM principles that predict the ongoing impact of operations and maintenance throughout and even beyond the design life of facilities. It is easy to get complacent about AIPSM, but engineers have to anticipate the events that could happen during the lifetime of a facility. All the tools we need exist. The challenge is to make sure we use and deliver them appropriately—compliance is key.


Speaker 1: Ali Jassim Al-Maliki, Qatar Petroleum
Global Re-assessment of Structures in MM & BH Fields


Speaker 2: Yaseen Lawati, Petroleum Development Oman
Asset Integrity Management: Proactive Measures for Accident Prevention in Major Projects


Speaker 3: John Hopkins, Wood Group PSN
Asset Integrity Management in Practice


Speaker 4: Alan D’Ambrogio, ABB Consulting
Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Asset Integrity and Reliability


Breakout Session


Feedback from all Groups


WEDNESDAY, 24 APRIL, 0845–1200

Session 3: Optimising Maintenance and Operations Strategies

Session Chairs: Ali Mohd Alshaikh, Qatar Petroleum; David Clark, Wood Group PSN; Mohammed Rebdi, Saudi Aramco

Which operation strategy should a structured, well established company follow to optimize maintenance work and costs? The focus should be on three parameters: equipment, manpower, and budget.

To achieve a level of logical, safe, and optimised maintenance, a company should consider the following

  • Study thoroughly how major equipment fail and what is the impact
  • Segregate the equipment into systems
  • Elaborate and implement proper maintenance tasks periodically
  • Adopt the objective to minimise failure and maximise reliability
  • Provide redundancy for major equipment to ensure continuous operations
  • Provide budget and keep control at all time
  • Provide minimum required manpower as direct employees
  • Use service contract for peak maintenance activities

An interesting and worth implementing is the RCM based maintenance management that in general utilizes the approach to understand how equipment fails, and what maintenance tasks can be done to minimize failure and maximise reliability. RCM also provides the understanding why certain maintenance tasks are performed and the justification for eliminating unnecessary PMs activities.


Speaker 1: Esshaq Al-Hassan, Saudi Aramco
Operation Task Track System


Speaker 2: TBC, Schlumberger


Speaker 3: Abdulla Yousuf Sharif, Qatar Petroleum
Optimization of Shutdown Cycle


Speaker 4: TBC, Baker Hughes


Breakout Session


Feedback from all Groups


Session 4: Challenges and Best Practices for Extending Asset Life Cycle

Session Chairs: Ali Wardan, GASCO; Mahdi Mohd. Al Marzooqi, ADMA-OPCO; Tony Conning, ABB Consulting

The extension of asset life is a recognised challenge as assets may become less reliable, obsolete, or no longer fit-for-purpose if their functions deteriorate. However, worldwide experience now shows that well maintained equipment can be operated safely and reliably well beyond the original design life.

Effective management of assets life extension is a continual goal to:

  • Ensure world-class operation in HSE and reliability
  • Identify the associated risks as consequence on life extension
  • Prepare the required budget and plan

Some topics for discussion will include:

  • How effective/well-established is our asset life extension strategy?
  • What should risk/reliability-based methodologies consider to extend asset life?
  • How confident are we in asset remaining life predictability?
  • Utilising innovative technologies and best practices in extending the life of matured assets
  • How effectively will asset life extension change strategic budgeting decisions?

This session aims to share the background to equipment ageing and provide some best practices in managing and extending asset life.


Speaker 1: Slimane Terchoun, ADMA OPCO
Approach to Life Extension, License to Operate (LTO) of Ageing Assets through Passport


Speaker 2: Hamad Al-Alwani, Saudi Aramco
Risk Based Inspection to Maintain GOSP Vessels and Piping Integrity


Speaker 3: Matt Capstick, ABB Consulting
Life Extension of Offshore Installations—North Sea vs Gulf Approach


Speaker 4: Sameer Sariry, Petroleum Development Oman
"Best Practices for Asset Integrity Management"—A Case Study with Oil Directorate North in PDO


Breakout Session


Feedback from all Groups