Operational Excellence in Facilities and Major Capital Projects

Projects, Facilities, and Construction

Course Description

This course will emphasize how the application of operational excellence to field/project development plans ensures safe, reliable, sustainable and cost effective operations with minimal impact to the environment throughout the life cycle of the asset. It will examine how the application of operational excellence principles at various stages of the project can deliver the desired results and outcomes. The course will also cover:

  • The benefits of Operational Excellence
  • Process Safety Management
  • Facilities design and construction
  • Why improvement initiatives sometimes fail
  • Effective management of CAPEX and OPEX 
  • Success factors that help drive improved sustainable performance
  • Problem solving methods and tools 
  • Management of Change
  • HSSE

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

To gain an understanding in operational excellence requirements during the design, construction, commissioning and start-up phases of projects and to ensure safe and reliable operations and maintenance throughout the lifetime of the asset.

Who Attends

Managers and Team Leaders in field development and asset management. Facility, Process Safety, Project and Operations Engineers and HSSE personnel. Any non-technical personnel looking to get an understanding of operational excellence in oil and gas operations and projects.

Special Requirements



0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Abdullah Al-Shoraian Al-Mutairi joined KUFPEC in January 2016 and is currently the Operations Manager in KUFPEC's Indonesia Area Office. Prior to KUFPEC, Abdullah began his career in oil and gas in 2006 with Chevron Corporation in Houston, Texas. While at Chevron He worked on different assignments both onshore and offshore that included Major Capital Projects, Deepwater Exploration & Production in the Gulf of Mexico, Operations in Gulf of Thailand and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development in Alberta, Canada. His assignments had him working in Houston, TX (USA), Dubai (UAE), Bangkok (Thailand), and Calgary (Canada). 


Abdullah graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering and minors in Political Science and Economics, followed by a Master of Science degree in Industrial Health & Safety in 2006. Abdullah is fluent in several languages. 

Hanafi Younes joined KUFPEC in 2016 and is currently a Sr. Specialist Facilities Engineer in the Technical Support Department supporting KUFPEC’s global operations and Business Development. 
With over 20 years in the oil and gas industry Hanafi began his career as a facility engineer supporting base business oil and gas production operations of assets on the continental shelf and deep-water Gulf of Mexico, USA. Hanafi’s career advanced and progressed into more challenging roles in base business operations offshore Angola and DRC in West Africa before being assigned to major capital projects, holding various leadership positions, in different phases of development and scopes covering multiple international locations that included Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kuwait. 

Hanafi holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Northeastern University and Arizona State University.