Conference Program 2021

24 - 26 October 2021   |   Virtual Event
08:30 08:40

Welcome Address


Abdel Hadi Al Suhaimi

Executive President, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

08:40 09:05

Keynote Session


Ibrahim Al-Rushoud

VP Manufacturing and President Affiliates , Sipchem

09:05 09:10


09:10 10:10

Technical Panel Discussion - Drivers and Enablers for Excellence in Process Safety


Dr. Abdul Aldeeb

Head of Technology & Consulting – Process Safety, Siemens


Dr. Anil Gokhale

Director, CCPS Projects, CCPS

Mohammed Al-Zahrani

Process Safety Section Head, Sipchem

Abdullah Hassan Al-Qahtani

Chief Engineer, Process Risk Assurance & EHSS SABIC , SABIC

Jamal Al- Ghamdi

Corporate Process Safety Director, Sadara Chemical Company

10:10 10:30

Sponsors Showcase

10:30 11:25

Technical Sessions - Asset Integrity Management

3 Sessions
Session Chair

G.Santhosh Kumar

Inspection Specialist -PSM Group, Kuwait Oil Company - KOC

Storage Tank Failures Analysis Using Swiss Cheese Model

The speaker will talk about the importance of Swiss Cheese model in storage tank system. It can be an important aid to organization’s operation & engineering leaders to understand low-pressure storage tank risk. The speaker will share a case study of high potential near miss related to storage tank system & will address different levels of human error including unsafe acts, preconditions for unsafe acts, unsafe supervision and recommendation for adequate layer of protection.


Nileshkumar Patel

Process Safety Technology Leader, Sadara Chemical Company

The Impact on Relief Device Pressure Drop Due to Pipe Roughness Changes over Long-Term Gas Plant Operation

In this presentation, speaker will discuss impact of different theoretical roughness factors on pressure relief device outlet pressure drop and will provide guidance for considering the optimum roughness factor during early design phase. The presentation specifically consider impact of change in the relief device outlet pipe roughness factor in gas plants during plant operation over the years and shows the subsequent effects on flare hydraulics.


Harshal Lokhande

Technical Process Safety Lead , Siemens Energy, Inc

Praveen Dhote

Team Leader Process Safety, Siemens Energy

Closed-Loop Model for Management of Change


Hussain Alabduljabbar

Process Safety Engineer, Saudi Aramco

11:25 11:30


11:30 12:25

Industry Process Case Studies and Best Practices

3 Sessions
Session Chair

Jamal Al-Ghamdi

Corporate Process Safety Director , Sadara Chemical Company

Anatomy of an Attack: Two Real-World Industrial Control System Attack Vectors and How to Defend Against Them


Syed M. Belal

Director of OT Cybersecurity, PAS Global LLC

Lessons Learned from Scenarios Found during PHA of Startup, Shutdown, and Online Maintenance

Speaker will briefly talk about increasing regulatory focus on PHA procedures for evaluating hazards during non-routine modes of operation & human factors in general. Speaker will explain an approach for fully addressing Human Factors in Hazard Evaluations (PHAs) with four case studies on PHA of non-routine Operating Modes.


Adel Al-Dakheel

Senior Engineer, Process Improvement Institute (PII)

How to Assess and Investigate High Potential Consequence Incidents

In this presentation, speaker will share company’s efforts to identify, assess and investigate high potential consequence events. Speaker will discuss how such near misses are assessed, tools used and the level of investigation and screening applied for such high potential consequence events



Process Safety Management Engineer, Saudi Chevron Phillips (S-Chem)

12:25 12:30

Closing Remarks


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