SPE Workshop: Asset Integrity - Managing People, Performance, Profitability, and Efficiency 26 - 27 Sep 2017 Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi, UAE

About the Workshop

The oil and gas industry has always focused on process safety to ensure the people, environment, and assets are preserved for sustainable, efficient and profitable production. The main pillars to achieve these objectives are people, performance, profitability and efficiency. Hence, assets that are utilised to extract and process hydrocarbons need to be integral and reliable.

To achieve the optimum management of assets, an organisation’s asset integrity management system (AIMS) should consider all the main pillars, by developing and implementing robust processes, procedures and guidelines for maintenance and inspection activities.

AIMS needs to be supported by a competency program for people who are implementing integrity critical tasks, a knowledge management program for smooth experience transition between generations, and retention of organisation memory.

In this edition of the asset integrity management workshop, we are going to address innovative and best practices adapted by asset owners to maintain, or even exceed, their competitive advantages in the current challenging market conditions, with support from advanced technical solutions provided by the business partners.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.

Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.

Attendance

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served 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.

Documentation

Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers. Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are acceptable. Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

The Steering Committee will appoint a "scribe" to record the discussions and produce a full workshop report. The workshop report will be circulated to all attendees within 4-6 weeks of the conclusion of 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. 

Commercialism

In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

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 (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 0.1 CEUs per hour of the workshop.

CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of the SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant's involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.

 

About SPE

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production. SPE serves more than 164,000 members in 143 countries worldwide. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publications, events, training courses, and online resources at www.spe.org.