RECSO EnviroSpill 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Day 1

Wednessday,
16th October 2019

0800 - 0900

Registration

0900 - 0910

Opening Address

Abdulla Al Marzooqi

Opening Address

Abdulla Al Marzooqi
Conference Chairman
RECSO EnviroSpill 2019

H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

United Arab Emirates

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Mubarak Bin Daina

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Mubarak Bin Daina

CEO

Supreme Council for Environment

H.E. Dr. Jassim Bishara

H.E. Dr. Jasem Al Besharah

Chairman

ROPME

Abdulhakim Al-Gouhi

Abdulhakim Al-Gouhi

Vice President – Industrial Services

Saudi Aramco

Mohamed H. Al-Marri

Mohamed H. Al-Marri

President

Saudi Arabian Chevron

Abdullah Al-Zaidan

Abdullah Al-Zaidan

Deputy Director General of Technical Affairs

Environment Public Authority - (KEPA) Kuwait

1010 - 1030

Recognition of Keynote Speakers & Sponsors

Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi

Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi
Chief Executive Officer
ADNOC L&S

1030 - 1100

Exhibition Inauguration

The panel discussion will focus on factors that determine the significance of marine and land based oil spills and the technical challenges in combating oil spills at sea or land and on shorelines. The limitations of the various oil spill response techniques including containment and recovery using booms and skimmers, chemical dispersion, protective booming and shoreline cleanup should be discussed. Lack of specialized resources and shortcomings in the management of spill response, inadequate contingency planning and failure to learn from the lessons of past events can also be highlighted.

The panel discussion will also cover the challenges faced in oil spill management across different parts of the region including barriers such as local regulations, language and cultural and climatic factors and hurdles in logistics of moving equipment across international borders.

Panel Moderator

Abdulla Al Marzooqi

Abdulla Al Marzooqi

Conference Chairman

RECSO EnviroSpill 2019

Panelists

Rob James

Rob James

Regional Director

OSRL

Captain A. Munem M. Al-Janahi

Captain A. Munem M. Al-Janahi

Director

MEMAC

Muhammad Saber

Muhammad Saber

Global Oil Spill – Director

Saudi Aramco

Talib Al Alawi

Talib Al Alawi

VP – Oil Spill & HNS Response

ADNOC L&S

1200 - 1230

Coffee/Networking Break

1230 - 1400

The session will cover the importance of oil spill preparedness & response through examples such as procedures and regular practices. Contingency planning needs to be comprehensive, integrated, and well understood by all relevant parties which need to be discussed. It should also highlight that the correct equipment must be maintained frequently and deployed quickly to respond to an oil spill, particularly during a worst case scenario. Personnel need to be also well-trained through regular exercises, and available to combat an oil spill at any given time and location.

Session Chairman

Rob James

Regional Director

OSRL

Speakers

Dr. George Lampropoulos

President & CEO

A.U.G. Signals Ltd.

Dr. Nikolaos Spyropoulos

Executive Director

World View Enterprises Inc

Lars Andre Solberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Aptomar Norbit

Andrew Menton

Senior Project Manager - Software Development

RPS Group

The session will highlight the action plan to be built up for addressing the oil spill in case of its occurrence. Contingency planning, execution methodology for mitigating the risk will have to be carefully addressed. The catastrophic effects of an oil spill may not always be reversible, but learning from the experiences of the past is essential to prevent recurrence. Case studies demonstrating cause of the incident, methodologies applied & lessons learnt from these incidents which led to improvements in current practices within oil companies will also be presented in this session.

Session Chairman

Ijaz Ashraf

Vice Chairman

RECSO

Speakers

Brian Gove

Regional Manager

OSRL

Dr. Simon Wait

Head HSE

Dubai Petroleum

Abdalla El Suleiman

Manager

Fairdeal Marine Services LLC

Oil spills can cause an everlasting damage to the environment including loss of habitat, marine ecosystems, and damage to coastal environments. Oil released into the land can also contaminate the soil and groundwater sources and the waste resulting from an oil spill must be managed and/or disposed in an appropriate manner. Waste management should be an integral part of any oil spill response strategy/procedures and should consider the hierarchy of reduce, re-use and recycle.
The sessions will include examples of the negative environmental impacts resulting from oil spills, methods to mitigate such negative impacts, including efforts to protect biodiversity and the marine environment. The sessions should also focus on appropriate methods for the management and disposal of waste generated as a result of spills.

Session Chairman

Capt. Naif Al Dhafeery

Marine Superintendent

Saudi Arabian Chevron

Speakers

Andrew Regan

Chief Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Eng. Hassan Marzooq

Senior Environmental Specialist

Supreme Council for Environment

Dr. Abdullah Al-Enezi

Program Manager

KISR

Zahran Al Busaidi

Corporate Environmental Advisor

PDO

1400 - 1500

Networking Lunch

1500 - 1600

Exhibition Visit

1900 - 2100

Gala Dinner

Day 2

Thursday,
17th October 2019

0800 - 0900

Registration

Responding to an oil spill incident and managing any response strategy requires access to and understanding of multiple types of information. Well known and established approaches in the process of contingency planning, mitigating risks from spills and ensuring compliance with regulations are essential in spill management and clean-up.

The panel discussion will focus on current best practices in effective oil spill management in terms of prevention, preparedness and response. In addition, emerging techniques and technologies with their limitations should also be discussed. The discussion should also highlight the challenges in oil spill prevention, preparedness and response and discuss the way forward to overcome these challenges. Practical examples from the panelists’ experiences should also be highlighted in discussions.

Panel Moderator

Ibrahim A. Al - Hilal

Ibrahim A. Al - Hilal

Global Oil Spill Director

Saudi Aramco

Panelists

Fahed Al Nuaimi

Fahed Al Nuaimi

Manager Marine

ADNOC PPA

Abdulkareem Al Habsi

Abdulkareem Al Habsi

Pipeline Infrastructure and Oil Terminal Manager

PDO

Raymond Joseph Ramsay

Raymond Joseph Ramsay

Specialist Business Development (OS&HNS)

ADNOC L&S

Simon Wait

Dr. Simon Wait

Head of Health Safety & Environment

Dubai Petroleum

1000 - 1030

Recognition of Partners & Committees by Special Guest

Abdullah Tewairqi

Abdullah Tewairqi
Marine Manager
Saudi Aramco

1030 - 1100

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit

1100 - 1230

Accidental or intentional oil spills may impact the oceans & ecologically sensitive areas. The damage to the environment can be catastrophic if there are no effective clean-up & mitigation plans. The Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) can aid the clean-up operations. Satellite imaging will play significant role in continuous monitoring of an oil spill & will also provide Early Warning System to protect against oil pollution.

Session Chairman

Sami Al Sawagh

Manager - Marine Operations Group

KOC

Speakers

Rob Ayasse

Director

KSAT


Dr. Marouane Temimi

Associate Professor

Masdar Institute


Dr. Wahid M. Moufaddal

Remote Sensing Expert

ROPME


Lars Andre Solberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Aptomar Norbit


Andrew Menton

Senior Project Manager - Software Development

RPS Group


The session will include National, Regional and International policies and regulations which govern oil spill response. It will also highlight challenges in terms of compliance with these policies and regulations such as getting approvals from the relevant authorities for response strategies to ensure environmental sensitive areas are protected.

Session Chairman

Majed Rashed Al Khaldi

Sr. Pollution Cnt Coordinator

Saudi Aramco

Speakers

Brian Gove

Regional Manager

OSRL


Topic: The Golden Cracks of Incidents

Tim Endean

Senior Consultant

SpillConsult


Rob James

Regional Director

OSRL


Behavior-based safety is a process that promotes interventions which is people-focused and incorporate individual and group observations of employees performing routine work tasks, setting goals carefully and giving timely feedback on safety-related behavior, coaching and mentoring. The process is a proactive one and it focuses on encouraging individuals and their work groups to consider the potential for incident and to assess their own behavior as safe or at-risk behavior. SME will participate at this session and will demonstrate their own experiences and that of their companies in planning and implementing an effective Behavior Based Program.Most oil spill clean-up techniques (floating booms, dispersants) have been in existence for many years. Responding to and cleaning up any spill is the legal obligation of the spiller, or responsible party. Emergency response agencies, are integral parts of this site-specific response planning. Oil spills can cause environmental damage & physical damage. Surveying of the damaged area for claims is required to be carried out for claims & loss assessment. The P&I insurers determines whether or not a particular incident should be subject to a post-spill study for further assessment. For this appropriate techniques and experts are deployed to carry out the work. 1992 CLC & 1992 Claims fund plays an important role in determining compensation for the spill incident.

Session Chairman

Fahed Al Nuaimi

Marine Manager

ADNOC PPA

Speakers

Phil Ruck

Technical Adviser

ITOPF

Capt. Zarir S. Irani

Managing Director

Constellation Marine


Enam Hussain

Head of Claims

West of England Insurance Services


1230 - 1345

The presentations should cover the guiding principles of mutual aid, its recent developments and benefits. The speaker should also give practical examples of mutual aid and any organizations the industry is involved with both regionally and internationally. This should also include technical persons, physical labour and equipment that the industry has lent from the aiding organisation.

Session Chairman

Maram Al Sabbagh

Environmental Specialist

BAPCO

Speakers

Suleiman Fraish

Head of Corporate Emergency Planning & Preparedness

PDO

Estrella Jara

Head - Oil & Gas Portfolio

MinSait


Capt. Aref Al Awadhi

Oil Spill Response Officer

MEMAC


Responding to oil spill incidents requires informed decision making that is underpinned by appropriate level of training and competency. Lack of trained and competent personnel can lead to ineffective response strategies. Each member of an oil spill response team should have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities as well as appropriate training and competency to perform their duties for effective oil spill management. This should be supplemented by exercises and refresher training.
The sessions will discuss how such training and competencies can be acquired, maintained and strengthened within oil companies’ oil spill organizations, in addition to examples of the various types of oil spill exercises that can be conducted to develop such competencies and build capacities in the area of oil spill prevention, preparedness and response.

Session Chairman

Mohammad F. Dhafriy

Environment & Health Supervisor

KJO

Speakers

Amro El Askary

Specialist - HSE Training & Competency

ADNOC

Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem

Senior Director - Sustainability Operational & Business Excellence

ENOC


Aaron Montgomery

Developement & Assurance Manager

OSRL


Capt. Nishant Panday

Director & Managing Partner

Globenav Maritime


There is a wide range of chemicals at workplace or being transported by land or sea. It requires knowledge of the properties and hazards posed by the chemical, and any added dangers posed by the location of the spill for a safe clean up operation. Establishing an response / emergency contingency plan & good communication are a basic requirement for any emergency response capability. The co-operation between industry and government is a key factor in both reducing hazardous chemical spills and minimizing their impact on the environment.

Session Chairman

Sami Al Sawagh

Manager - Marine Operations Group

KOC

Speakers

Phil Ruck

Technical Adviser

ITOPF

V P Mahawar

Former Director

ONGC


Capt. Vispy Dadimaster

Senior Surveyor

Constellation Marine


1345 - 1400

Closing Remarks & Outcomes of the Conference

1400 - 1500

Networking Lunch

1500 - 1600

Exhibition Visit