Operational Excellence in Facilities and Major Capital Projects

13 October | 0800–1600

Bahrah Meeting Room, Hilton Kuwait Resort, Mangaf

This seminar will emphasise how the application of operational excellence to field/project development plans ensures safe, reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective operations with minimal impact to the environment throughout the life cycle of the asset. It will examine how the application of operational excellence principles at various stages of the project can deliver the desired results and outcomes. The seminar will also cover:

• The benefits of operational excellence
• Process safety management
• Facilities design and construction
• Why improvement initiatives sometimes fail
• Effective management of CAPEX and OPEX
• Success factors that help drive improved sustainable performance
• Problem solving methods and tools
• Management of change
• HSSE

Learning Level

Intermediate

Why Attend

To gain an understanding in operational excellence requirements during the design, construction, commissioning and start-up phases of projects and to ensure safe and reliable operations and maintenance throughout the lifetime of the asset.

Who Attends

• Managers and team leaders in field development and asset management.
• Facility, process safety, project and operations engineers, and HSSE personnel.
• Any non-technical personnel looking to get an understanding of operational excellence in oil and gas operations and projects.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day seminar.

Instructors

Abdullah Al-Shoraian Al-Mutairi joined KUFPEC in January 2016 and is currently the operations manager in KUFPEC’s Indonesia area office. Prior to KUFPEC, Abdullah began his career in oil and gas in 2006 with Chevron Corporation in Houston, Texas. While at Chevron, he worked on different assignments both onshore and offshore that included major capital projects, deepwater exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico, operations in Gulf of Thailand, and unconventional hydrocarbon development in Alberta, Canada. His assignments had him working in Houston, TX (USA), Dubai (UAE), Bangkok (Thailand), and Calgary (Canada). Abdullah graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering and minors in political science and economics, followed by a masters of science degree in industrial health and safety in 2006. Abdullah is fluent in several languages.

Hanafi Younes joined KUFPEC in 2016 and is currently a senior specialist facilities engineer in the technical support department supporting KUFPEC’s global operations and business development. With over 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Hanafi began his career as a facility engineer supporting base business oil and gas production operations of assets on the continental shelf and deepwater Gulf of Mexico, USA. Hanafi’s career advanced and progressed into more challenging roles in base business operations offshore Angola and DRC in West Africa before being assigned to major capital projects, holding various leadership positions, in different phases of development and scopes covering multiple international locations that included Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kuwait. Hanafi holds a bachelors and masters degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from Northeastern University and Arizona State University.

Well Production Optimisation

13 October | 0800–1600

Wafra Meeting Room, Hilton Kuwait Resort, Mangaf

Production optimisation has become currently one of the most critical aspects for well/reservoir management. This seminar will cover the following aspects: nodal analysis, formation damage, quantification of formation damage, pressure transient analysis, intervention benefit, and artificial lifting (ESP).

Learning Level

Intermediate

Why Attend

Every oil company, national, international, or an independent company is working on achieving their economic goals by optimising well deliverability. Participants will learn how to evaluate actual well performance and how to optimise well deliverability.

Who Attends

• Reservoir engineers
• Petroleum engineers
• Production engineers
• Team leaders
• Production geologists
• Field operators

CEUs

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day seminar.

Instructors

Fabio Gonzalez is currently a reservoir engineering advisor with BP on assignment in Kuwait. He has 28 years of service to the industry. His experience with service companies, integrated oil and gas companies, independent and national oil and gas companies as a field engineer, petrophysicist, production engineer, reservoir engineer and production and reservoir engineering advisor in South America, North America, Africa and the Middle East, has given him the knowledge and experience to holistically approach technical problems and propose solutions to clastic and carbonate reservoirs.

His global experience includes 20 years in offshore deepwater projects in Gulf of Mexico, USA, and Africa where he has participated in the whole value chain from exploration to development including financial analysis. His greatest technical passion is pressure transient analysis as a key to unlock production optimisation and reservoir management opportunities; an area he always advocates and has applied for 22 years.

Siyavash Motealleh is a senior reservoir engineer with 10+ years of experience in classical reservoir engineering, including pressure transient analysis (PTA), rate transient analysis (RTA), material balance, etc. with BP. Siyavash is currently in an assignment in Kuwait working with the Greater Burgan study team.

Siyavash worked both in onshore and offshore US assets. Before joining BP Kuwait team, Siyavash was lead classical reservoir engineer in unconventional reservoir technology (URT) team with responsibility of supporting asset teams on PTA/RTA and any production transient data for surveillance, diagnosis and well performance prediction. Siyavash also has led the production enhancement program for URT team. Siyavash received his MSc degree in Applied Earth Science at TU Delft, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin. He is the author of more than 25 reports, internal company best practices, and technical articles in his field. Siyavash is also the co-author of a patent in the area of reservoir pressure measurement. His area of expertise includes pressure transient analysis, classical RE techniques, and pore-scale petrophysics.

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