Expert Workshops

13 - 15 February 2023   |   Exhibition World Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
11:15 12:30

Next Generation Project Delivery - Session 1: The root causes and implications of repeated project poor performance (by GDA Project Management Technical Committee) ROOM D

The purpose of this session is to explore why the delivery of capital projects, including oil & gas especially downstream projects, is resulting in performance that is less than optimal, putting at risk the realization of business objectives of all stakeholders and shareholders involved. Furthermore, the session looks to provide evidence and quantification of the impact of poor performance to create a strong sense of urgency to drive action.


Dr. Saadi Adra

Founder and CEO, Advisors


Mohammed Hammad

Senior Vice President Training and Development , Project Management Institute - KSA

Ghassan H Soraihi

Product Movements & Utilities Operations Division Head, Jazan Refinery Complex, Saudi Aramco (invited)

Juan Manuel Tovar

CEO, Tecnicas Reunidas

Adnan Nassereddine

Director of Projects, Jacobs Zate

11:15 12:30

Evolution of Asset Integrity Management through Predictive Maintenance (by GDA Digitalisation & Reliability Technical Committee) ROOM E

The Expert Workshop is a session aimed at demonstrating the practical benefits of data analytics project implementations in the oil & gas industry. Bapco’s representatives will collaborate with SMEs from Aspen Technonlogy Inc. to illustrate how the abundance of data in Bapco was leveraged to provide greater insight into Asset Integrity Management. This is instrumental in the journey from traditional maintenance methodologies towards the aim of true predictive maintenance. The analysis was performed through machine learning and big data analytics. The team will present the project management and execution methodology as well as the practical benefits of the solution. · Introduction about OT digitalization initiatives including predictive maintenance by Bapco · Asset selection methodology by Bapco · Model development & implementation by Aspentech · Performance evaluation by Bapco · Q&A session


Abdulrahim Mohammed

Data Analytics Engineer, BAPCO


Mohamed Alaradi

Principal Consultant Engineer, AspenTech

Vinayak Parmar

Rotating Equipment Engineer IMI, BAPCO

13:45 15:00

Biofuels Technology Overview & Trends (by GDA Technologies Technical Committee) ROOM D

As production and usage of bioenergy grows, so does debate about them within the public, media, and scientific community. As a means to understanding the overall potential benefits and drawbacks of the use of biofuels. The objective of the panel will be to raise awareness about this important topic. The focus will be on the technology part especially the integration of biofuels with existing refining asset: what are the opportunities and challenges? How this translate to Middle East where feedstock is not easy to find.


Anood Taher

Senior Specialist, Process Engineering (Process Simulation), R&D, ADNOC Refining


Mohanraj Subramanian

Associate Director, Commodity Insights, S&P Global

Goutam Biswas

Technology Director, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Dr. Ranjit Kulkarni

Global Director – Business Development, Honeywell UOP

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