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Expert speakers:

Abdullah Al Saleh
Team Leader Maintenance - North Kuwait
KOC, Kuwait
Rehan Ahmed
Head of Corrosion and Inspection
Petronas, Malaysia
Renga Rajan
Maintenance Planner
Equate Petrochemical, Kuwait
Ali Al Lawati
Surface Engineering Chief
Petrogas, Oman

“Oil and gas companies attach great importance to maintenance as the only tool to guarantee reliability that ensures the highest level of productivity. The cost of maintenance should by no means become a daunting factor for timely addressing the wear of machinery because no matter how high the cost is, it will be small compared to the cost of a major breakdown that may lead to total halt of production.”

Mohammed Saud Alshammari, Maintenance Manager – Shuaiba Refinery, KNPC, Kuwait

Why Kuwait?

  • Over $ 40 billion being invested in the Kuwaiti oil industry in the next few years to help Kuwait achieve 1.4 million bpd refining production by 2018-2019
  • Apart from Shuaiba, Mina Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries, fresh investments are in the pipeline Clean Fuels Projects and Al Zour refinery
  • With one of the oldest oil fields in the world, the maintenance industry in Kuwait are now working to achieve minimum downtime to avoid disruption of production

Following the successful launch in 2015, IQPC is pleased to announce the dates of the 2nd Annual Maintenance Kuwait Summit 2016 from 7-10 February 2016 in Kuwait. The event is being endorsed by Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation and will be the best platform to discuss major maintenance strategies and solutions that can help companies in Kuwait, and the region, to evaluate existing maintenance practices and discuss the way forward. This gathering will be an important opportunity for valuable exchange of expertise and ideas that will add value to the reliability of operations in both the upstream and downstream sectors.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn how to minimise maintenance impact on operations through best-practice planning, scheduling and coordination strategies
  • Determine how to prevent emergency shutdowns by focussing on having an optimised alarm management philosophy and identifying early deviations of measuring parameters
  • Discover when to execute preventive, predictive and reliability centered maintenance plans to help improve operational uptime and overall plant reliability
  • Learn to predict equipment health by using online monitoring inspection, diagnostics and repair techniques without hampering production process and ensuring spare parts availability
  • Understand how to use reliability centered maintenance to overcome equipment obsolescence and ageing by using a risk matrix methodology to arrive at a consensus on criticality of equipment

Meet experts from the following disciplines:

  • Maintenance
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Engineering and operations
  • Shutdown and turnaround
  • Inspection and condition monitoring
  • HSE
  • Risk management

What’s new for 2016:

  • Keynote sessions on Kuwait’s optimistic strategies for maintenance reliability
  • Get the latest updates on KNPC’s new refinery project and other oil and gas projects in Kuwait
  • More round tables, product demos, workshops, panels and case studies and interactive sessions
  • Key topics like RAM modeling, emergency shutdowns, planning and budgeting turnarounds, crude oil tank storage and inspection, inventory management will ensure you walk away with practical solutions
  • More international speakers, regional participation and globally acclaimed case studies
  • A special speakers’ lounge for you to meet up with the top VIP speakers and guests of honour

Past Attendees Say It Best! Hear What Was Said About Out Past Maintenance Events

“The event aimed at getting together maintenance experts in Kuwait for sharing best maintenance practices and highlight Kuwait’s global leadership role in the oil and gas industry. The event had a fantastic representation of GCC countries as well as globally acclaimed experts who flew down to Kuwait to participate at this prestigious event. I wish to express my pleasure and appreciation for your efforts an contribution in making this event such a successful launch in Kuwait. I look forward to see you at the next edition which will be even more bigger with more case studies and areas of opportunity and co-operation to be discussed and taken forward.” Mohammed Saud Alshammari, Manager – Maintenance, Shuaiba Refinery, KNPC.
“Right target audience, all willing to engage.”John Bell, Senior Vice President, Arria NLG
“Fully experienced speakers and useful to enhance my skills.”Bashandy, HSE Superintendent, Burgan Well Drilling
“The conference helps us a lot in updating new technology and best practices for maintenance.”Varun Dev, Sales Division, Warba National Contracting Company
“Its an event that brings together years of experience facilitates exchange of expertise.” Subhankar Roy, Maintenance Planning Division, KNPC
“Well organised with full of information.”Milind Deshmukh, Reliability Engineering Division, PIC
“It is a good opportunity to share ideas with colleagues in the business of oil and gas.”Maintenance Team Leader, ZADCO
“Wide spectrum of participants helps you see different perspective on one or more areas. ” Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer, GASCO
“Comprehensive wide knowledge.” Maintenance Department Manager, TAKREER
“Very valuable from a knowledge and lessons learnt perspective” BP (Caspian Sea) Exploration Ltd
“A very good conference. Very good to share issues and solutions” Petrofac
“An excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas and transferring knowledge about an important topic”Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Sponsors & Exhibitors
Host Sponsor
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
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Fluke Corporation
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Atlas Copco
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Falck Safety Services LLC
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Prometheus Group
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ZymeFlow Decon Technology
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IMCO Engineering and Construction Company
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