25 - 26 June, 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 9 May 2018

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am Opening Remarks from IQPC

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s welcome remarks


9:00 am - 9:20 am Exploring advancements in drilling and the need to accelerate through efficient collaborations

Wafiq Beydoun, General Manager & Total Group Representative,Total Kuwait
  • Creating an efficient environment for successful drilling operations
  • Understanding the benefits of collaboration, joining hands and shifting mindsets for bringing a positive change
  • Setting clear expectations and successfully implementing the operational plan, keeping every stakeholder in mind

Wafiq Beydoun

General Manager & Total Group Representative
Total Kuwait

9:20 am - 9:40 am Advanced offshore techniques to tackle crowded platforms

Ahmed Abo Elkhair, Offshore Drilling Rig Supervisor,Petrobel-Eni
  • Avoiding future problems associated with offshore field development
  • Learning best practices and techniques to tackle offshore platform challenges
  • Analysing the impact on productive time and income in case of a collision

Ahmed Abo Elkhair

Offshore Drilling Rig Supervisor

9:40 am - 10:00 am Designing an efficient offshore rig to reach projected production levels

  • Procuring the most advanced offshore solutions for maximum production from offshore wells
  • Analysing the energy requirement needed from jack up rigs for efficient drilling
  • Understanding the environmental and economical dynamics whilst procuring technologies

10:00 am - 10:40 am Networking break


10:40 am - 11:00 am Formulating a sought out well control & drilling site specific safety plan

Dr. Muhammad Rehan Tayab, HSE Advisor,ADNOC (Upstream) Suhail Kunnath, Senior Drilling HSE Engineer,ADNOC (Upstream)
  • Outlining a sound strategy for maximum drill site safety
  • Covering all hazards, potential risks and regulations to ensure 360 degree safety
  • Learning from historical data, best practices and incidents whilst formulating critical safety plans

Dr. Muhammad Rehan Tayab

HSE Advisor
ADNOC (Upstream)

Suhail Kunnath

Senior Drilling HSE Engineer
ADNOC (Upstream)

11:00 am - 11:20 am Exploring unconventional resources: Drilling risks and opportunities

Waleed Al Saffar, Team Leader Development Drilling and Workover,Kuwait Oil Company
  • Exploring the potential of unconventional drilling to meet growing energy needs
  • Weighing the benefits of unconventional drilling over conventional drilling practices
  • Developing competencies, strategies and thorough plans to go the unconventional path

Waleed Al Saffar

Team Leader Development Drilling and Workover
Kuwait Oil Company

11:20 am - 11:40 am Developing drilling engineers and team competencies

  • Developing the drilling human capital for smooth implementation of new projects
  • Understanding the role of engineers in maintaining drilling integrity and increasing production
  • Improving skills to bring successful and riskfree offshore and onshore drilling operations

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Networking break

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) in drilling operations

Karim Elsherbiny, HSE Leader,Egyptian Drilling Company
  • Understanding the globally recognised approach of BBS and its relevance in drilling
  • Identifying and targeting specific safe behaviours to reduce the number of acts that expose rig workers to the possibility of injury
  • Using existing data to measure success of BBS

Karim Elsherbiny

HSE Leader
Egyptian Drilling Company

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Examining the potential environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing

Eng. Torki Hemsh, Petroleum Expert Exploration and Production,Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
  • Identifying the effects of hydraulic fracturing on water, air, ground and other related risks
  • Analysing the long-term impact of hydraulic fracturing on the environment
  • Creating regulatory frameworks and best practices for managing such exercises within environment safety levels

Eng. Torki Hemsh

Petroleum Expert Exploration and Production
Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Closing remarks by Chairman

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Networking lunch

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm End of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.