“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:




Planning and scheduling


Engineering and operations


Shutdown and turnaround


Inspection and condition monitoring




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

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