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


Tuesday, September 26

07:15 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:30
Session 1: People and Asset Integrity
Session Chairpersons Houssam Al Din Sabry, ADGAS; Ahmed Al Abri

The oil and gas industry is facing a crisis that would threaten the most stable of organisations. Increased supply and decreased oil demand has derailed the profitability of the commodity and the industry is facing an extended period of low oil price.  

Costs are rising, economies are unstable and there is increasing focus on safety, sustainability and cost reduction. This, in conjunction with the oil price downturn suggests that the future of profitable production lies in how to maximise the potential of the existing facilities economically whilst improving health, safety and environmental performance. 

Hence, facility owners have to develop asset management and maintenance management programs that adopt innovative solutions, optimise availability, and extend the asset life in order to maintain profitability. This session of the workshop will showcase the different ingenuities that can enhance asset profitability by reducing downtime and extend the asset life.


People and Asset Integrity
Houssam Al Din Sabry, Manager of Corrosion and Inspection Department, ADGAS

Asset Integrity Professional: A New Breed
Arun Pushkarna, Operations Director, Vahana Offshore

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
Session 2: Increasing Performance with Asset Integrity
Session Chairpersons Ahmed Abouchaker, ADMA-OPCO; Mariam Malallah

Asset integrity plays a pivotal role in driving performance in the oil and gas industry. In order to establish a system where asset integrity adequately feeds into increased performance, the focus shall be on people and equipment and how they impact the overall picture; each in their own way.

Delivering a smooth operation through reliable and integral equipment enhances performance. This is achieved by having a set of updated principles and standards that relate to corrosion and integrity management which are able to define threats and barriers. These, in turn, can be managed through monitoring, sampling, and inspection. The end result shall increase performance through better control over HSE challenges, optimised or focused maintenance and a clear scope for inspection.


On-line Partial Discharge Condition Monitoring - A Smart Solution to MV, HV and EHV asset integrity
Marc Foxall, Director – Business Development & Test Services, HVPD

Novel Approach to Monitoring Bacteria Populations in Oil and Gas Production
Alyn Jenkins, Global Asset Integrity Manager, Schlumberger Production Technologies

Probabilistic Remaining Life Assessment of Heat Exchangers
Chi-Ming Lee, Senior Corrosion Engineer, TWI

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
Session 3: Driving Profitability into Asset Integrity
Session Chairpersons Hesham Haleem; Ahmed Alabri

In recent years, asset integrity has sprung to the center stage. In fact, the need for asset integrity has never been greater than it is today and the reason for this is the challenging market condition. Fortunately, the industry has recognised that irrespective of cost optimisation initiatives, asset integrity has to remain unaffected. Hence budget cuts do not target asset integrity but it does not mean that asset integrity practitioners can afford to get complacent. In fact, more than ever before, the custodians of asset integrity have to ensure that processes remain efficient and resources are trimmed while practices and procedures are optimised to have a greater positive impact. This session of the asset integrity workshop will showcase different initiatives for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of integrity processes and procedures.


Driving Profitability into Asset Integrity
Houssam Al Din Sabry, Manager of Corrosion and Inspection Department, ADGAS

Conductor Integrity Screening for Effective Rehabilitation Strategy
Ramesh Ramasamy, Managing Director, Azakti Energy

Profitability Driven Approach to Shipyard Projects
Aaftaab Kharbanda, Director – Projects, Shelf Drilling

Wednesday, September 27

07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:30
Session 4: Efficiency Improvement through Asset integrity
Session Chairpersons Arun Pushkarna; Ahmed I. Al Goburi

People are the most valuable assets in any business. People who manage companies, who work in committees, who draft procedures and who execute work. In other words, people manage assets and ensure its integrity during the entire asset life from its design to its abandonment.

In this session, we will try to shed light on required competence in asset integrity teams, asset integrity knowledge management, as well as utilisation and retention of asset integrity personnel. In addition, designing a robust asset integrity organisation to meet current challenges will also be discussed.


Pipeline Confirmatory Integrity Assessment Process
Ateeq Ur-Rehman Hanif, Cathodic Protection Specialist, ZADCO

Developing and Maintaining an Effective Seam-Weld Integrity Management Plan Using State of Art of Pipeline Fatigue Management Tools
Wilson Santamaria, Pipeline Integrity Services Lead - Europe & Middle East, from Quest Integrity NLD B.V.

Effective and Efficient Assets Mechanical Integrity Management through Risk-Based Inspection
Harshal Lokhande, Process Safety Engineer, Seimens

Deadleg Assessment and Integrity Management
Antony Jopen, Project Leader, TWI

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 13:00
Session 5: Asset Integrity in New Projects and Construction
Session Chairpersons Sergey Peresypkin, Baker Hughes, a GE company; Mohammed Bahatem, Mubadala Petroleum

This session will focus on the application of asset integrity in new projects with an emphasis on the initial development lifecycle phases of engineering and construction, rather than on the operational phase, which has been the more traditional focus. Asset Integrity is broadly defined as the ability of an asset to perform its required function effectively whilst safeguarding people and the environment. As such, there is a growing sense of awareness among asset integrity professionals that the overall performance of asset integrity from a lifecycle perspective is significantly influenced by pre-operating activities of engineering and construction.

Engineering integrity is intended to provide assurance and verification that the facility meets the intended requirements under the stated operating conditions. The focus is therefore on selecting suitable materials and providing verifiable calculations with respect to asset integrity focused parameters such as piping wall thicknesses and the design of structural supports. And while construction integrity has traditionally been an element of the quality assurance process, it is suggested that quality assurance is an inseparable component of asset integrity, particularly with regards to materials and fabrication quality. The implications of an expanded role of asset integrity, including the effects on the asset integrity lifecycle costs, will be explored in this session.


Progress on Pipeline System Integrity Management at the Petroleum Institute (KUST)
Nader Vahdati, Associate Professor, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

A New Model for Asset Integrity Management Programme Development in EPC Projects
Steve Matthews, Global SME Risk-Based Inspection, Petrofac

Improving Project Quality Management System to Ensure Integrity- Case Study
Ahmed Musallam Al Busaeedi, Manager Facility Integrity Technical, ZADCO

Asset Integrity During Design Process
Suresh Ramadoss, General Manager, Engineering, Eversendai Offshore

13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
Session 6: New Technology and Innovation
Session Chairpersons Hatim Al Owai; Houssam Al Din Sabry, ADGAS

Modern technology leaps are occurring at unprecedented rates. Although the world of asset integrity is in not isolated, modern technology has taken asset integrity management to new horizons.

This session will explore the new developments in the world of asset integrity, like automated inspections, robotics, aerial vehicles, high definition images and recordings, new radiography technologies and many more. These cost effective and efficient proven technologies change the face of asset integrity into a more productive, safe and more efficient activity. It also takes asset integrity activities into new horizons that are still untapped, which may previously be known as impossible but can now become possible.


Installation & Connection of Advance Technology Asset Management and Software Components Known as Asset Monitor in GC 1 Control Rooms
Yousef aL-Obaid, Senior Engineer of Process Safety Management, KOC

The Use of Visual Data Inspection Loggers
Ahmed Al-Abri, Inspection, Corrosion & Metallurgy Department Head, GASCO

Seeing the Unseen
Dileep Chandran, NDC; Shaikha Abdulla Al Hanaee, NDC

Progress on Pipeline System Integrity Management at the University of Maryland
Dr. Balakumar Balachandran, University of Maryland

16:00 - 16:15