Professional Certification Exam

Registration for the Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) exam costs US$ 300 per person. The exam is open to conference delegates only. Registrations must be made in advance at www.mepetrotech.com. To register, please add this activity to your basket during the online checkout process.

Sunday 25 September ROOM 3,  12:00 – 15:30

Professional certification exam:
Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP)

Hosted by
GSMR

Date

Sunday 25 September

Time

12:00 – 15:30 hours

Overview

The Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) programme is the #1 leading credentialing programme for certifying the knowledge, skills and abilities of maintenance and reliability professionals. The CMRP is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which follows ISO standards for its accreditation and processes.

Proctor

Hussain Al-Ali, CMRP GSMR, Education Committee Chairman

Who should attend

Maintenance managers, maintenance section heads, maintenance reliability engineers, maintenance consultants, and qualified experienced maintenance individuals.

Who is eligible

The CMRP is available to any maintenance and reliability professional, regardless of education background or work experience.

Exam duration

3 ½ hours.

Exam study resources

No specific work experience or education are required for the certification. Nevertheless, there are a number of resources that can aid in preparing for the CMRP exam, such as the Body of Knowledge.

GSMR are holding a 4 day training workshop entitled Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professional (SMRP) Body of Knowledge by GSMR from 4 – 7 September in Bahrain, which will help exam candidates with preparations.

Download the SMRP Body of Knowledge by GSMR brochure >

For more details please visit www.gsmrgulf.org, contact +973 17 180398 or email events@gsmrgulf.org.

Short Courses

Registration for short courses costs US$ 200 per person. Short courses are open to conference delegates only. Registrations must be made in advance at www.mepetrotech.com. To register, please add your chosen course to your basket during the online checkout process.

Sunday 25 September ROOM 1, 07:45 – 16:00

Short Course 1: Refinery Process Fundamentals

Hosted by

Honeywell

Date

Sunday 25 September

Time

07:45 – 16:00 hours

Overview

This course provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of refinery operation and production. Using the refinery schematic, key processes are examined both as individual units and in the context of the refinery as a whole. The course material illustrates how each process works to turn crude into commercially viable products.

Instructor

Satish Vempati

Who should attend

This course is designed for entry-level chemical engineers, engineers from other disciplines moving into a refining environment, and non-technical personnel seeking a review of the fundamentals of refinery operations.

Agenda

  • Brief history of refining
  • Properties of crude and products
  • Process units covered:
  • Crude / vacuum distillation
    • Hydrotreating
    • Reforming
    • Isomerization (C5/C6)
    • Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC)
    • Hydrocracking
    • Heavy oil processing
    • Sulfur recovery and treating

Biography

Satish Vempati is a Training Manager working at Honeywell UOP Middle East Company. Satish started working in the refining and petrochemicals industry in India in 1992. He has since held several positions around the world in Plant Operations, Technical Services, and Training Services. Satish has worked in the commissioning of a number of major projects with UOP and Dow Chemicals in India and overseas. As a training specialist, Satish has trained both fresh and experienced operators and engineers in various refineries and petrochemicals in India, Malaysia and in Middle East. He has trained operators and engineers of different nationals from Malaysia, China, Oman, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Pakistan and India. Satish has worked closely with operations departments in various industries, identified training needs of staff, and developed training programmes using animation in order to facilitate the transfer of information. Satish holds a Master’s of Sciences degree in Chemistry and a Diploma in Computing and 2D & 3D Animations.


Sunday 25 September ROOM 2,  07:30 – 17:00

Short Course 2: Lean Six Sigma for Engineers

Hosted by
Saudi Aramco

Date

Sunday 25 September

Time

07:30 – 17:00 hours

Overview

This course will provide participants with hands-on experience on how Lean Six Sigma can be applied in different engineering environments.

Instructor

Ibrahim Kaabi

Who should attend

Engineers interested in learning more about Lean Six Sigma.

Agenda

  • Historical background
  • LSS introduction
  • DMAIC approach
  • The Lean Way: Value Stream
    – Transactional case
    – Manufacturing case
  • Examples of applications
    – Building a case (Foot Drilled Per Day)
    – H2S content reduction
  • Optimising C2 recovery percentage

Biography

Ibrahim Kaabi is an organization performance advisor at Saudi Aramco. He has more than 12 years of consulting experience, business process streamlining and change management. Ibrahim is a certified Lean Master and has in-depth understanding of Lean techniques and how to implement a Lean initiative. He holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.

Workshops

Registration for workshops costs US$ 200 per person. Workshops are open to conference delegates only. Registrations must be made in advance at www.mepetrotech.com. To register, please add your chosen workshop to your basket during the online checkout process.

Sunday 25 September ROOM 4, 09:00 – 17:00

Workshop 1: Process Safety

Hosted by

Du Pont

Date:

Sunday 25 September

Time:

09:00 – 17:00 hours

Overview

This workshop examines the key success factors for an effective reduction of key operational risks in highly hazardous facilities through a strong process safety management system.

Instructor

Marco Pagnini

Who should attend

Representatives from departments who are involved in Process Safety Management design and implementation.

Agenda

  • Operational risks
  • Background and evolution of PSM
  • Learnings from incidents
  • Key success factors for an effective risk reduction
  • Visible Felt Leadership
    – Governance and Performance Management
    – Risk-Based Approach
    – Operational Discipline and Organisational Culture
  • Experiences and key challenges in PSM implementation

Biography

Marco Pagnini is the Turkey and Middle East Regional Operational Risk Management Leader with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS). He has over 12 years of experience primarily in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation industries. He has helped major international companies in addressing a number of challenges with particular focus on improving Process Safety Management system performance, identifying and assessing key risks associated to plant design and critical operations as well as establishing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) foundations to manage and monitor a wide range of risks to company’s business. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering with a specialisation in Process Safety from the Alma Mater Studiorum (Bologna, Italy). Prior to joining DSS, he was a Risk Professional in the ERM Corporate Function of eni S.p.A and has lead operational risk and process safety management assignments across the Middle East, Europe and South America.


Sunday 25 September ROOM 5, 09:00 – 17:00

Workshop 2: Operator Training Simulation (OTS)

Hosted by

IFP Training            Axens2

Date:

Sunday 25 September

Time:

09:00 – 17:00 hours

Overview

Demonstration of simulators practice for operating a refining unit and react to some disturbances.

Instructor

Caio Araujo

Who should attend

This workshop is of interest to all professionals concerned with operations – from field operators to engineers.

Agenda

  • Introduction of the simulator
  • Sequence of guided operation of the simulator
  • Sequence of operating simulation

Biography

Caio Araujo is a Project Manager at IFP Training Middle East currently in charge of training young engineers in a major oil company in Middle East. Apart from his experience in IFP Training, Caio Araujo has some relevant publications and previous experience in Petrobras Distribuidora (Brazil) and ExxonMobil France. He holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Refining from IFP School.