2021 Conference Program

27 - 28 September 2022   |   Sheraton Dammam, Saudi Arabia
08:30 08:40

Conference Opening and Welcome Address


Shakeel Kadri

Executive Director & CEO, CCPS

08:40 09:05

Keynote Session


Wayel Osailan

Executive Director EHS&S, Sadara Chemical Company

09:05 09:10


09:10 10:10

Strategic Panel Discussion - How Leaders Drive Process Safety in Your Organization


David Moore

President & CEO, AcuTech Consulting


Ghassan Abulfaraj

Chief Loss Prevention Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Khaled Alalyani


Khalid Al Beshr

Vice President, HSE Policy & Governance, HSE Policy & Governance Division, ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Abdel Hadi Al Suhaimi

Executive President, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

10:10 10:30

Sponsors Showcase

10:30 11:25

Technical Sessions - Process Safety Leadership and Safety Culture

3 Sessions
Session Chair

Mohammad Nashwan

Process Safety Group Leader Technical Services Unit, Loss Prevention Department, Saudi Aramco

Pre Incident Plan Development Emergency Response Plan Requirement-SABIC Success Story

Speaker will share how company developed PIP guidelines for all facilities. Involvement of multidisciplinary team plays important role for the successful deployment of PIPs. Speaker will share high level structure of PIPs, Process Safety Information to be included in the PIPs including periodic drills involving Emergency Response team and operation team.


Surendra V. Mahakalkar

Lead Engineer –Process Risk Management, SABIC

Dynamic Barrier Management

In this session, the presenter will discuss various aspects of dynamic barrier management such as, 1-concept of barrier degradation in real-time, 2-data for determining the active status of barriers, 3-data required for verification of performance standards.


Tuoyo Brikinns

PSM Consultant, Kuwait Oil Company - KOC

Yousef Al-Rashoud

Senior engineer, Kuwait Oil Company - KOC

Process Safety Management Governance

Speaker will share how the organization developed a governance structure around process safety management where the company assured 2-way communication from the top of the organization to the bottom. This was done by identifying several KPIs (70+) both leading and lagging in line with API 754. Later, these KPIs were addressed at different levels depending on how critical they were. Company went down to operation levels and developed system to monitor Standard operation conditions and Safe operating limits as part of the shift hand over report. The company also shared a dashboard of key critical KPIs to assure organizations have visual feedback on PSM performance. This was all part of changing the culture to a more PSM focused culture to identify issues within the organization and address them through the right communication channel.


Mohammed Al-Zahrani

Section Head, Process Safety Industrial Security, Sipchem

11:25 11:30


11:30 12:25

Technical Session - Process Safety Throughout Asset Life Cycle

3 Sessions
Session Chair

Andrew P. Bartlett

Solutions Consultant Global Solution Engineering , Sphera

Stuck in the Status Quo, Real Data on Business and Line Ownership of Process Safety

The speaker will share the results of the PSM/ORM Survey was conducted online by Sphera Consulting. The survey uncovered that while companies are big proponents of a strong safety culture, they still need to simultaneously manage and improve productivity, environmental pressures and costs while reducing risk in today's complex operating environment. The 2019 survey, the industry fourth, shows how companies are big proponents of a strong safety culture. Still, there is a large gap between Process Safety intent and what occurs during everyday operations.


David Ross

Account Executive, Sphera Solutions

Increase the Value of Your Hazops: Add a Relief Systems SME to the Team

The recent experiences have shown that identifying major causes and consequences with the help of a relief systems subject matter expert (SME) before the HAZOP workshop will reduce the workshop duration and cost involved significantly, and more importantly, will add a level of confidence that the analysis of the HAZOP team accurately reflects the relief device capabilities as a safeguard, compared to simply checking the relief device report. Afterwards, the workshop team can concentrate more on operational and maintenance issues which are often sidelined, due to inadequate time in workshop. Details of these recent HAZOP experiences will be discussed by speaker in this session.


Praveen Dhote

Team Leader Process Safety, Siemens Energy

Dr. Nancy Faulk

Principal Engineer, Siemens Energy

Best Practices Occupied Building Risk Assessments for Refinery and Chemical Plants

Consequence and risk-based assessments of occupied buildings can be carried out in several levels of detail, depending on the potential hazards of the process units present on site. Performing those assessments in a consistent manner across the petrochemical industry is challenging. This presentation contains an overview of the best practices used in occupied building risk assessments carried out by DNV GL in recent years for refinery and chemical plants.


Vikas Naik

Senior HSE Consultant, DNV GL – HQ

12:25 12:30

Closing Remarks


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