Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week

Conference
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  • 22/11/2021
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    24/11/2021
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22 - 24 November 2021, virtual conference

Resilience: Responding | Rebuilding | Reimagining

Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week brings together two conferences focusing on HSE and sustainability, to deliver essential learning and sharing of international good practice to organisations across the energy industry, drawing on the Energy Institute's century-long expertise.

Bookings for this event are now closed.

 Programme

22 November 2021

07:00UK/10:00AST/11:00GST

Welcome to the conference

Mahmood Mirza, General Manager - Engineering Division, BAPCO

07:05UK/10:05AST/11:05GST

Bahrain’s plans for a sustainable energy future

Moderator: Mahmood Mirza, General Manager - Engineering Division, BAPCO

H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

Technical symposium session: Responding

07:20UK/10:20AST/11:20GST

Welcome from the moderator

Glyn Addicott CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Operations Director, Hydraulic Analysis Group

07:25UK/10:25AST/11:25GST

The energy transition journey towards a green economy

Taher Diab, Senior Consultant – Strategy & Planning, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

07:35UK/10:35AST/11:35GST

Safety without supervision: achieving operational reliability in the dispersed workforce

Daryl Wake, Client Partner, DEKRA Organisational and Process Safety

07:45UK/10:45AST/11:45GST

Designing an effective or improving an existing toxic shelter

Anthony Sarrack, Risk Analyst, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants

07:55UK/10:55AST/11:55GST

Investigating the sustainability of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU)

Prof. Simon Philbin PhD MBA FRSC, Professor and Director of Engineering & Enterprise, London South Bank University

08:05UK/11:05AST/12:05GST

Q&A

Moderator: Glyn Addicott CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Operations Director, Hydraulic Analysis Group

Taher Diab, Senior Consultant – Strategy & Planning, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Daryl Wake, Client Partner, DEKRA Organisational and Process Safety

Anthony Sarrack, Risk Analyst, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants

Prof. Simon Philbin PhD MBA FRSC, Professor and Director of Engineering & Enterprise, London South Bank University

08:20UK/11:20AST/12:20GST

Summary from the moderator

Glyn Addicott CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Operations Director, Hydraulic Analysis Group

08:25UK/11:25AST/12:25GST

Networking Break

09:55UK/12:55AST/13:55GST

Only Together’ – how clients and contractors can work together safely workshop

Only together is all about collaboration between clients and contractors. This workshop and video is used for client and contractor staff involved in contractor HSE management (pre- and post- award).

Heidi Mykland, Senior Contracts Safety Advisor, Norske Shell

David Bourbon, Frontline Work Execution Principal Specialist, Shell Oil Company

11:05UK/14:05AST/13:05GST

End of day 1

23 November 2021

07:00UK/10:00AST/11:00GST

Welcome to the conference

Martin Maeso, Technical Director, Energy Institute

07:05UK/10:05AST/11:05GST

T&I planning management in a pandemic

Gaetano Desantis MCE Hons, General Manager Reliability and Maintenance Division, BAPCO

Moderator: Martin Maeso, Technical Director, Energy Institute

Technical symposium session: Rebuilding

07:20UK/10:20AST/11:20GST

Welcome from the moderator

Tahir Azhibekov, Manager, HSE – Programs, Planning & Performance, ADNOC

07:25UK/10:25AST/11:25GST

Drone-data based solutions to enhance safety

Mohannad Ashhab Eng, Renewable Energy Engineer, Sager Autonomous Robotics

07:35UK/10:35AST/11:35GST 

Emergency shutdown system bypass management

Abdullah Al Amoudi, Process Safety Engineer, SATORP

07:45UK/10:45AST/11:45GST

Rebuilding confidence and trust in the workplace in the wake of the ongoing pandemic

Lamis Al-Kaisi, Managing Director, LM Health and Safety

07:55UK/10:55AST/11:55GST

Q&A

Moderator: Tahir Azhibekov, Manager, HSE – Programs, Planning & Performance, ADNOC

Mohannad Ashhab Eng, Renewable Energy Engineer, Sager Autonomous Robotics

Abdullah Al Amoudi, Process Safety Engineer, SATORP

Lamis Al-Kaisi, Managing Director, LM Health and Safety

08:10UK/11:105AST/12:05GST

Networking Break

08:30UK/11:30AST/12:30GST

Navigating the green waters of global safety requirements

Karen Vilas MBA, Principal Consultant, Process Safety, BakerRisk

08:40UK/11:40AST/12:40GST

HSE and human-machine-interface technologies

Dr Samantha J Horseman, Innovation Ecosystem, Lead, Saudi Aramco

Mark Stanley, Consulting Dept Specialist Consultant, Saudi Aramco

08:50UK/11:50AST/12:50GST

Building sustainable and trustworthy data science and AI

Dr Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler, Chief Data Scientist, CTO AI, IBM GBS MEA

09:00UK/12:00AST/13:00GST

Q&A

Moderator: Tahir Azhibekov, Manager, HSE – Programs, Planning & Performance, ADNOC

Karen Vilas MBA, Principal Consultant, Process Safety, BakerRisk

Dr Samantha J Horseman, Innovation Ecosystem, Lead, Saudi Aramco

Mark Stanley, Consulting Dept Specialist Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Dr Eva-Marie Muller-Stuler, Chief Data Scientist, CTO AI, IBM GBS MEA

09:15UK/12:15AST/13:15GST

Summary from the moderator

Tahir Azhibekov, Manager, HSE – Programs, Planning & Performance, ADNOC

09:20UK/12:20AST/13:20GST

Satellite-based subsurface water leak detection

Tahir Azhibekov, Manager, HSE – Programs, Planning & Performance, ADNOC

Yonatan Rabinovitch, Partner Marketing Manager, ASTERRA

09:35UK/12:35AST/13:35GST

Networking Break

09:45UK/12:45AST/13:45GST

Business continuity planning: getting to the new normal

Session summary:

How do you keep business continuity in a global crisis?

What have we learnt about contingency planning and crisis management to avoid future disasters and catastrophes?

Strategies on how business operations can be maintained for both short-term and long-term outages

Planning for a successful outcome in recovering from a pandemic – what needs to be done as preparation, and what needs to be in place to resume operations

Managing organisational change

What has changed in Enterprise Risk Management post the pandemic?

How to adapt and respond to risk

How do you coordinate an emergency response and work to recover your business at the same time?

Moderator: Martin Maeso, Technical Director, Energy Institute

Renad Jad IRMCert CBCI, Lead - Risk Management, Tatweer Petroleum

Ahmed Al Suwaidi
, Specialist, Business Continuity, ADNOC Onshore

Samah Al-Hamad NA, Superintendent Business Sustainability, Bahrain Petroleum Company - BAPCO

10:45UK/13:45AST/14:45GST

Networking Break

10:55UK/13:55AST/14:55GST

The need for controlling static electricity workshop

This workshop is focused on static electricity hazards in petroleum operations. Its purpose is to provide insights on how to identify, assess, and mitigate static electricity hazards. This will be illustrated by reference to industry standards that provide good practice and a case study of a static electricity induced ignition incident that occurred during an unloading of a road tanker at a retail filling station in the Middle East.

Dr Mark Scanlon, Head of Good Practice HSE, Energy Institute

Hari Kumar, Director - HSE Assurance, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Ltd

11:55UK/12:55AST/15:55GST

End of day 2

24 November 2021

07:00UK/10:00AST/11:00GST

Welcome to the conference

Dr Waddah Alhashmi FEI FIIRSM FIEMA AFIChemE FBDIGCC, Senior Director – Logistics & Marine Assurance, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) and Hon. Chairman, Energy Institute - Middle East Branch

07:05UK/10:05AST/11:05GST

Contributing to the progress in implementing the United Nations 2030 global goals for sustainable development

Moderator: Dr Waddah Alhashmi FEI FIIRSM FIEMA AFIChemE FBDIGCC, Senior Director – Logistics & Marine Assurance, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) and Hon. Chairman, Energy Institute - Middle East Branch

H.E. Shaikh Mohamed Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil – Kingdom of Bahrain, National Oil & Gas Authority

Technical symposium session: Reimagining

07:20UK/10:20AST/11:20GST

Welcome from the moderator

Mustafa Akberi Vahgjipurwal PEM CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Principal Engineer, Petrofac

07:25UK/10:25AST/11:25GST

Sustainability beyond ticking boxes

Amruta Kshemkalyani B.Eng LEED AP Estidama PQP Cert Business Sustainability Mgmt -CISL, Managing Director & Founder, Sustainability Tribe, and AK Sustainability Advisory

07:35UK/10:35AST/11:35GST

Hybrid renewable energy microgrid for oil and gas operations

Eng Carlos Reviero MIET, Project Engineer/Energy Manager, Reentech Energy Solutions

07:45UK/10:45AST/11:45GST

A look into waste to fuels supply chains: from feedstocks to final products

Chris Sim, Managing Consultant, E4Tech

07:55UK/10:55AST/11:55GST

Q&A

Mustafa Akberi Vahgjipurwal PEM CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Principal Engineer, Petrofac

Amruta Kshemkalyani, MD & Founder, Sustainability Tribe, and AK Sustainability Advisory

Eng. Carlos Reviero AMEI, Energy Manager, Reentech Energy Solutions

Chris Sim, Managing Consultant, E4Tech

08:10UK/11:10AST/12:10GST

Summary from moderator

Mustafa Akberi Vahgjipurwal PEM CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Principal Engineer, Petrofac

08:15UK/11:15AST/12:15GST

Networking Break

08:35UK/11:35AST/12:35GST

The new energy future: what’s possible for health, safety, environment (HSE) and sustainability

Session summary:

New decarbonisation technologies – what opportunities from digitalisation and artificial intelligence can be used to improve the efficiency of HSE work processes?

What HSE planning needs to be done for a ‘new world’?

Potential health hazards from the introduction of decarbonised technologies, e.g. battery storage, biofuels, biomass, hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon capture usage & storage (CCUS)

Understanding the issues with fire safety of new energy technologies e.g., battery storage, biofuels, biomass, and coal handling

Understanding the process safety issues of decarbonised technologies, e.g., battery storage, biofuels, biomass, hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon capture usage & storage

Human performance issues when introducing new decarbonisation technologies, e.g., human-machine interface, training requirements, and automation

Implementing and delivering against SDGs and the Paris Agreement - the climate action story: progress and outlook

Early outcomes from COP26 – what further acceleration is required?

Building and attracting a net zero energy workforce - knowledge, skills, and experience management 

Reshaping energy regulation, governance, auditing, and reporting – what does the future look like in a new global landscape?

Assessing the potential of digitalisation as a tool for climate change adaptation

Innovation for the energy transition: challenges and opportunities for research and development (R&D)

What policymakers, innovators and industry could do to commercially scale up:

- Hydrogen

- Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

- Renewables – hydro, geothermal, wind, solar, and hybrid

- Waste to energy

- Biofuels

Strategies for zero waste

Moderator: Dr Waddah Alhashmi FEI FIIRSM FIEMA AFIChemE FBDIGCC, Senior Director – Logistics & Marine Assurance, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) and Hon. Chairman, Energy Institute - Middle East Branch

Speakers

Amjad Abdullah, Head of Partnerships, Country Engagement and Partnerships Division, IRENA

Mohamed Ghassan Farija, Environmental Specialist, Bapco Modernization Program

Dr Sumaya Yusuf Hasan, Chairperson of Natural Resources & Environment Department, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Arabian Gulf University

Dr Xudong Jing FEI, Manager, Shell Technology Oman

09:35UK/12:35AST/13:35GST

Networking Break

11:00UK/14:00AST/15:00GST

Exploring opportunities and challenges for the refining industry to transition towards a low-CO2 intensive economy roundtable

Introduction to the Refinery 2050 concept and the link with waste materials as feedstocks

Introduction to the EI/Concawe project, an update on Phase 2, and what the benefits to industry will be

Kostas Sakkalis, Waste and Circularity Global Subject Matter Expert, Bp

Alba Soler Estrella, Science Executive Refining Transition, Concawe

Amaia O'Reilly, Technical Officer, Energy Institute

10:45UK/13:45AST/14:45GST

End of day 3

Under the Patronage of:

 
H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa
Minister of Oil
Ministry of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Dear industry colleagues,

As Bahrain continues to expand, develop and diversify its energy system, this growth is supported by a recognition that workplace health and safety, and environmental protection (HSE), form critical aspects of a high-performing, efficient, and sustainable economy. Continuous improvement of HSE among the regional energy community, and a sustained focus on duty of care towards people and the environment, are therefore key factors in delivering resilience – and even more so when confronted with global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

HSE improvements are driven by collaboration and knowledge sharing among a community of highly skilled professionals. That is why I have great pleasure announcing that the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the 4th edition of the Middle East HSE Forum, delivered by the Energy Institute (EI). Hosting this forum will enable innovation, foster the uptake of technology and enable people-focused solutions across the region.

The Energy Institute has been developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice for the good of society. Their programme of HSE technical good practice guidance is built on collaboration between the biggest global energy operators, regulators, academia and industry experts.
This network is brought to bear to deliver the Middle East HSE Forum, a unique opportunity for the HSE community to discuss key issues with global experts in an intimate and practical forum, and to make tangible contributions to the global and regional knowledge base.

I welcome you all to the 4th edition of the Middle East HSE Forum and looking forward to seeing a practical event, delivering tangible benefit to its participants, and to the region, through collaboration on key regional HSE issues.

H.E. Shaikh Mohamed Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil – Kingdom of Bahrain, National Oil & Gas Authority

 
H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza
H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza
President of Sustainable Energy Authority
Kingdom of Bahrain

Dear industry colleagues,

Safe, affordable energy defines modern life for Bahrain’s citizens and many communities in the Middle East – and demand continues to grow. At the same time, the impact of climate change means the world urgently needs transformation to a sustainable energy system. As a major energy centre, the Middle East has its part to play.

We must therefore ensure that the benefits of reliable access to energy continue to be felt, while also tackling the man-made emissions causing climate change. This is summed up by the UN Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13 which highlight the global need for access to clean, reliable, affordable energy. It is our responsibility to ensure that these long-term goals are at the centre of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bahrain Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) has been set up to ensure rapid progress towards the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Targets and National Energy Efficiency targets by highlighting barriers to their achievement and taking clear and decisive action to ensure the barriers are overcome. A major part in this process will be to promote cooperation among our innovators, companies and key stakeholders in the kingdom, but also collaboration and knowledge sharing with regional and global actors.

That is why I’m delighted to announce that the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the 4th edition of the Middle East Sustainability Forum, delivered by the Energy Institute (EI).

For over a hundred years, the EI has been developing and sharing knowledge, skills and good practice for the good of society. They collaborate with the biggest global energy operators, regulators, academia and industry experts to support the low carbon transformation of the global energy system.

This network is brought to bear to deliver the Middle East Sustainability Forum, a unique opportunity for the sustainability community to discuss key issues with global experts in an intimate and practical forum, and to make tangible contributions to the global and regional knowledge base.

I welcome you all to the 4th edition of the Middle East Sustainability Forum.

His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain Bin Ali Mirza, President, Bahrain Sustainability Authority

About the event

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to our lives, the economy and the way we do business, highlighting vulnerabilities but also raising new opportunities. It has generated a seismic shift towards virtual and remote activity challenged concepts of business continuity. Around the world, many operations were confronted with new realities and some ground to a halt.

Internationally, curfews and lockdowns have got us thinking about what the future will bring with many thought-provoking and fresh ideas, discussions and debates to enable us to build back better as we emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to lead HSE and sustainability out of the crisis into a new world.

Over the three days of this conference, we will bring insight, good practice, innovative thinking, learning and solutions to ensure the energy industry can continue to deliver energy responsibly and safely; preventing harm to people/society and protecting our planet in delivering a more sustainable energy system. As such, this conference will be delivered in the context of the following themes:

  • Resilience: what can we learn to build a more resilient operation, to succeed through crisis and rapid change
  • Responding: To address immediate challenges, identify solutions and prioritise actions
  • Rebuilding: To support companies with plans and systems
  • Reimagining: To embrace innovation, apply tools and techniques, transform business models and governance and align government legislation and policy

This conference will bring together industry, academia, regulators, consultants, think tanks and solution providers to HSE and sustainability in the Middle East in the context of major changes we’re all living through. This will cover:

  • Strategies for HSE management
  • Improving health, welfare and wellbeing of workers and society
  • Managing hazards that have the potential to cause major accidents and controlling risk and uncertainty
  • Improving human performance and operating safely
  • Strategies and policies to drive sustainability and decarbonisation
  • Insights and innovation in reducing emissions, OPEX and carbon footprint
  • Lifecycle resource management, processes for mitigating environmental impacts and exploring the latest technological development in sustainable economies

Why should you attend

  • To expand your knowledge and find solutions to problems: To take stock of latest developments and what we’ve learnt from the pandemic. You will be able to hear lots of new ideas and solutions that can be thought provoking and innovative. These could be new techniques, technology, products, insight and research; giving you the opportunity to learn from thought-leaders that you may have not heard of previously and get advice on work that could enhance your competencies and capabilities and learn beyond your field or interest.
  • To network and build collaboration: Bringing together people from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines from different geographical areas, of whom you may not encounter at your workplace or institution and it’s a great place to reconnect with someone that you’ve not spoken to for a while, and a place to make connection with collaborators, solution providers or someone that could help with your professional career by sharing job ideas. It also a great place to meet with peers that have the same interests or maybe to meet with someone that has the same goals to succeed can be a great occasion for you to build new collaboration for your project.
  • To enhance your professional and personal development: Providing you with tools and skills, allowing you to dig deeper with the understanding of your topic or interest. Being at a conference is also another way to establish your name and work as an expert in the field.
  • Contribute to industry: To collaboratively build technical good practice programmes and share guidance and standards.

Dates for your diary: 2022’s Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week will be held in Bahrain on 6 – 8 December. For more details please visit the website.

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