GDA 2023 - Conference Programme

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
08:00 09:00

Registration Registration Area

Sponsored by
09:00 10:00

Technical Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Sponsored by
3 Sessions

Human Capital and Talent Management Room A

Moderator

Raj Jhajharia

Technical and Marketing Manager, Gulf Downstream Association (GDA)

Leverage Tech Trends; Using Digital Storytelling as an Instructional Tool to Develop Young Leaders in Saudi Arabia

Speaker

Kholood Alabdullatif

Instructional Designer, Aramco

Tracking the Financial Impacts of Structured On-the-Job Training (S-OJT)

Speaker

Dr. Ronald Jacobs

Principal, SITUATE LLC

Novel Approach to Engineers’ Training & Development

Speaker

Abdulhamid Al-Omair

Director, Leadership & Engineering Accelerated Development Center (LEAD), EnergyTech

Resilience Room B

Moderator

Aqeel Almuharraqi

Superintendent FCCU & Utilities, Technical Services, BAPCO

What Makes for a Safe Fired Heater?

Speaker

Edwar Jimenez

Process Specialist Fired Heaters, BAPCO

De-bottleneck Refinery Cooling Water Summer Constraint to Capture the Loss of Distillate Yield and Sustain High RON Gasoline Production with Rented Chillers

Speaker

Abdulaziz Al-Alwani

Technical Console Lead, Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Enhanced Grading System to Mitigate Pressure Drop Build Up in Hydrocracking Reactors

Speaker

Ibrahim Althaali

Process Engineer , Aramco

Digitalisation in Downstream Sector Room C

Moderator

Bassam Jayed Alshammari

TL Corporate Applications, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

New Invention for smart digital control of the Sulfur Reduction Additive in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process- Refining Complex

Speakers

Saeed S. AlAlloush

Engineering Consultant, Aramco

Dr. Othman Taha

Engineering Consultant, Aramco

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) in Gulf Downstream companies Case Study

Speaker

Ali Hussain Ali Albaqshi

System Analyst, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Enhanced Unit Monitoring Enabled by Digital Twin

Speakers

Gabriel Winter

Engineering Specialist, Aramco

Jitendra Chellani

Senior Consultant, KBC (A Yokogawa Company)

09:00 10:00

Expert Workshop Room D

1 Session

Decarbonising Refining & Petrochemical Assets (by GDA Industry Trends Committee)

The workshop will discuss the key pathways for decarbonizing refinery and petrochemical assets to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions. The discussion will primarily focus on; i) increasing operational efficiency, ii) making lower carbon fuels (such as Biofuels, Hydrogen), and iii) Capturing and storing of emissions. Examples would be highlighted from the Pernis refinery in The Netherlands.

Moderator

Dr. Nasiru M. Tukur

Engineering Consultant, P&CSD, Aramco

Speaker

Gurminder Singh

Director, Technology Licensing - MENA, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

09:00 10:00

Expert Workshop Room E

1 Session

Using Technology Toward Enhancing HSE Performance And Culture. (by GDA HSE Committee)

Technology has a big impact on enhancing the efficiency of business processes. It effectively contributes to achieving business excellence , reduce errors and increase productivity in terms of HSE aspect required by all stake holders in any company. The workshop will focus on digital transformation best practices related to HSE and how they can successfully contribute to developing and applying innovative concepts and methods to overcome challenges using Microsoft Tools such as Power BI. For example, digitalizing daily work to increase efficiency and to reduce manhours,and building digital communication bridges between workers and the HSE group.

Moderator

Nada Kamel Alsaleh

Senior Engineer, Process Safety Management, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Speakers

Hebah Bader Asad Hussain

Senior Engineer, HSE Technical Support, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

Fawaz Alomair

Engineer - HSE Technical Support, Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)

10:00 11:00

Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation in Downstream Grand Ballroom

Digital transformation is inevitable for the downstream industry to survive and thrive. It helps to increase plant efficiencies, increase productivity and reduce operating cost by leveraging a plethora of IR4.0 technologies such as AI, Augmented Intelligence, AIoT, ML, VR/MR, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud computing. These technologies could become the corner stone in achieving Autonomous Plants (self-learning, self-optimizing and self-sustaining). Panelists will share their experience and address the following key-questions facing the downstream industry in their digital transformation journey: - How the new-age technologies be applied in the downstream industries? - What are the business verticals within the downstream industries that can benefit the most? - What are the key challenges, risks and obstacles? How to manage them? - What will be the role of human workforce in such autonomous plants? - What are the best practices for achieving a successful digital transformation?

Moderator

Nadim Haddad

Partner, Oliver Wyman Group

Speakers

Norm Gilsdorf

Senior Vice President, Honeywell Global High Growth Regions, Honeywell

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

Nayef Al Otaibi

VP - Digital Transformation, Aramco

Steven Qi

Senior Vice President, Customer Success, AspenTech

11:00 11:15

Coffee Break

Sponsored by
11:15 12:15

Technical Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Sponsored by
3 Sessions

Human Capital and Talent Management Room A

Moderator

Dr. Basim Abussaud

Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Promoting Innovation Culture in KNPC

Speakers

Bassam Jayed Alshammari

TL Corporate Applications, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Altaf Faisal Fadhel Al-Snafi

Senior Construction Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Safety is good but psychological safety is better

Speaker

Abdelbasit Ayoub

Leadership Trainer and Coach, Aramco

The Human Energy Equation - Bridging Industry and Academia

Speaker

Nooruddin Ahmed

Managing Partner, CERTERO Business Corporation

Resilience Room B

Moderator

Aqeel Almuharraqi

Superintendent FCCU & Utilities, Technical Services, BAPCO

Innovative Approach for Onstream Removal of Ammonium Chloride Fouling Prevents Crude Unit Shutdown

Speakers

Rakesh Budithi

Senior Process Engineer, BAPCO

Lulwa Alzayani

Associate Senior Process Engineer, Technical Services Department, BAPCO

Low carbon energy hub and future of residue processing

Speakers

Goutam Biswas

Technology Director, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Raffaele Fronteddu

Licensing Commercial Manager, ENI

Jazan Refinery Sulfuric Acid Reliability Enhancement

Speaker

Bassel Filfilan

Operations Engineer, Aramco

Digitalisation in Downstream Sector Room C

Moderator

Nihar Gulwadi

Regional Head - MENA, Ingenero Inc

Asset digitalisation for wiser plant operation

Speaker

Frederic Le Fur

WinIt Director, Technip Energies

Multi-Unit Harvesting of Real Time Optimiser Technology in Yanbu Refinery

Speaker

Raad Bassam Mulla

Yanbu Laboratory Unit, Supervisor (A), Aramco

SASREF Digitalising of Asset-Care Routine (SORA)

Speaker

Saeed Al-Ghamdi

Maintenance Strategies Manager, Saudi Aramco Jubail Refinery Company (SASREF)

11:15 12:15

Expert Workshop Room D

1 Session

Everyone Communicate, Few Connect; Keys to Effective Leadership Communication in the Digital Era (by GDA Leadership & People Development Technical Committee)

For leaders and aspiring leaders, communication and interaction are the two most important aspects of their role. A leader’s guidance depends on clarity, emotional adequacy, and the ability to interact with all people. Therefore, this interactive workshop will focus on latest communication tools that both professionals and leaders can adopt in their workplace and when managing virtual teams. The rationale behind this session is to show that being efficient, comprehensible, impactful, and entertaining will really change peoples’ desire to interact with you, resulting in a reduction of re-work, frustration, and anxiety. The workshop is designed for all professionals who deal with humans. The main objective is to learn how to utilize contemporary communication tools to help in facilitating conversations in multiple professional settings. The workshop will include hands-on group activities to demonstrate new communication concepts such as Non-Violent Communication; a contemporary approach that encourages communicating with empathy and compassion towards others.

Moderator

Rayyan S. Tayeb

HR Business Partner Global Manufacturing, Aramco

Speaker

Kholood Alabdullatif

Instructional Designer, Aramco

11:15 12:15

Leadership Session Room E

1 Session

The State of Leadership (by SPSP)

1. Keynote: A Global Review (In his keynote, the speaker will share the result of an extensive leadership forecast study. The study is a research work of a global scale and represents the responses of many leaders and professionals. It spans multiple countries and includes multiple major industry sectors. It summarizes best talent practices and highlights key trends for future leaders. 2. Panel Discussion: Leadership trends - What leaders want you to know 3. Agreement Signing Ceremony

Moderator

Khalid Al Abdulwahid

Director, Maintenance & Operations Training Center, EnergyTech

Speakers

Bassam Al Bokhari

CEO, EnergyTech

Mohammed Al-Zuabi

President & CEO, MARAFIQ

Hafedh Al-Qassab

Acting Deputy Chief Executive & BMP Project Director, BAPCO

12:15 13:30

Lunch Exhibition Hall

Sponsored by
13:30 14:30

Panel Discussion: Human Capital & Diversity Grand Ballroom

The downstream industry is faced with unprecedented demands on its human capital due to the high percentage of the aging workforce, low intake of the fresh workforce, technology disruptions, cultural & skill diversity, multiple roles, multi-tasking, aggressive deadlines, and handling uncertainties. It is vital to maintain a happy state of mind to ensure maximum productivity with minimal health impacts.   This panel will address the following key questions facing the downstream industry now and going forward:  - What can we do to achieve effective knowledge transfer from retiring experts to the young workforce at a fast pace (2-3 years)?  - How can we attract young engineers to join the downstream industry?  - How can we develop programs to ensure skill diversity together with re-skilling and upskilling the workforce? - What needs to be done to build high-performance resilience at work  - What power skills are needed to embrace future work environments where humans will have to co-exist with Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning?  - How can the multi-cultural workforce be integrated with local society/culture in order to work as a homogeneous team delivering high performance?  - What are the long-term human resource consequences of Covid-19, and what needs to be done now to avoid issues in the medium and long term, as its impact may permanently reshape the current young minds who would later enter the workforce?

Moderator

Dana Bukhammas

HR Manager, BAPCO

Speakers

Reem Al Ghanim

Downstream Affiliates HR Manager, Aramco

Oleg Konovalov

Thought leader, author and TEDx speaker, olegkonovalov.com

Jamillah Al-Mutairi

Team Leader, Process Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Ibrahim Al-Mugahwi

Director, Industrial Jobs Certification Department, EnergyTech

14:30 14:45

Coffee Break

Sponsored by
14:45 15:30

GDA Conference Outcome and Closing Remarks Grand Ballroom

Speaker

Suleman A. Al-Bargan

Chairman, Gulf Downstream Association (GDA)

16:00

Exhibition Closing

Contact us

Sales Inquiries: sales@e3-worldwide.com
General Inquiries: info@e3-worldwide.com
Phone Number: + 971 4427 0739

2019 - All Rights Reserved