Paving the Way for Sustainable, Timely, and Budget-Friendly Project Completions
When

29 - 30 May 2024

Where

Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 

EVENT OVERVIEW

The MENA region has some of the world’s most ambitious oil, gas and petrochemical projects planned for the coming years. With over 60 oil, gas and petrochemical mega projects in the pipeline for the GCC region alone, accomplishing these ambitious plans requires substantial support from all relevant stakeholders to efficiently handle and enhance both CAPEX and OPEX. With most of these mega projects individually worth over $ 1 billion and a combined investment of over $ 350 billion; the race to finalize new plants and maximize the output of existing plants in a sustainable, timely, cost effective and safe manner is the priority for all leading producers in the region. The downstream sector of the oil, gas and petrochemical industry is a vital component of the global economy, and it is an area that sees a lot of investments in the form of mega projects, which are characterized by their significant size, complexity, and scope. These projects include large-scale refineries, gas processing plants, and petrochemical complexes and often involve multiple engineering, procurement, construction, technology and solutions provider stakeholders besides the operators themselves. Join us at the MENA Downstream Projects conference scheduled from 29 – 30 May 2024 in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where thought leaders and industry experts will address how they are able to achieve their organizational goals through cutting edge technologies, integration of agile plans along with identifying the right solution providers to be able to create future proof facilities by keeping track of all their mega projects and the various components involved to deliver a sustainable and cost effective project.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Bert Rits

Senior Advisor Reliability

Technology & Projects - OMV
Bilal Farooq

Project Manager

ADNOC Gas
Dr. Madhu P. Pillai

Advisor Project Management (Oil & Gas)

Kent
Mark Cowley

Independent Project Management & Energy Transition Consultant

Mark Cowley Services

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CEOs, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, General Managers and decision makers of:

AGENDA

  • DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY – 29 MAY 2024
  • DAY 2 | THURSDAY – 30 MAY 2024

08:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

08:50

OPENING REMARKS BY GREAT MINDS EVENT MANAGEMENT

09:00

RECITAL FROM THE HOLY QURAN

09:05

OPENING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

09:10

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | REGIONAL DOWNSTREAM MARKET OUTLOOK FOR THE OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR

An overview of the current developments of the regional downstream market for oil, gas and petrochemical sector including supply and demand dynamics, emerging trends and market opportunities along with the challenges faced.

09:30

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION | TRUSTED INSIGHTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN ACCELERATING INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS FOR DOWNSTREAM PROJECTS IN THE REGION

10:10

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 

This session will highlight the latest services or technology solutions for downstream projects in oil, gas and petrochemical sector. The session consists of two 15-minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.

10:40

PRESENTATION | IMPORTANCE OF A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO DOWNSTREAM MEGAPROJECTS IN THE MENA REGION

11:00

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

STREAM A | ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT AND
CONSTRUCTION

11:30

PRESENTATION | MANAGING MEGA EPC PROJECTS IN THE MENA REGION

11:50

PANEL DISCUSSION | KEY AREAS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO COMPLEXITY IN ENGINEERING PROCUREMENT & CONSTRUCT PROJECTS FOR OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR

12:30

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

This session will highlight the latest services or technology solutions for downstream projects in oil, gas and petrochemical sector. The session consists of two 15-minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.

13:00

PRESENTATION | SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF EPC CONTRACTS

13:20

PRESENTATION | EPC PROJECT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

This presentation will elaborate on how to ensure effective planning, execution, and control of the project from inception to completion. The session will discuss what a typical project life cycle consists of along several phases along with the specific activities and deliverables

13:40

PANEL DISCUSSION | UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF FRONT-END ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (FEED) IN SUPPORT OF EPC

This presentation will elaborate on how to ensure effective planning, execution, and control of the project from inception to completion. The session will discuss what a typical project life cycle consists of along several phases along with the specific activities and deliverables

14:20

CLOSING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMAN

14:30

CLOSE OF DAY 1 AND NETWORKING LUNCH

STREAM B | DOWNSTREAM TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

11:30

REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMAN

11:40

TECHNOLOGY LEADERS’ PANEL | DIGITALIZATION FOR THE REFINERY AND PLANT OF THE FUTURE

12:20

FIRE-SIDE CHAT | ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AND AI-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECT DELIVERY

12:45

PRESENTATION | DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR GREENFIELD PLANTS

13:10

INTERVIEW | THE INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION: AN IOT-POWERED FUTURE

This presentation will elaborate on how to ensure effective planning, execution, and control of the project from inception to completion. The session will discuss what a typical project life cycle consists of along several phases along with the specific activities and deliverables

13:35

INDUSTRY INNOVATION SESSION

The session, comprising of two industry presentations, will showcase latest innovative know-how technologies and digital solutions for capital projects that are imperative for the successful operation of downstream facilities.

13:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF PRESCRIPTIVE DATA ANALYTICS AND INDUSTRIAL AI

14:30

CLOSING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMAN

14:40

CLOSE OF DAY ONE AND NETWORKING LUNCH

STREAM A | ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT AND
CONSTRUCTION

08:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

09:00

OPENING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMAN

09:10

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | EFFICIENT COST MANAGEMENT IN OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS

For oil, gas, and petrochemical projects to be profitable and successfully completed, effective cost management is essential. Because of the huge investments and intricate procedures involved in these projects, cost control and optimization are essential. This session will focus on some of the key strategies for efficient cost management while building a new plant or expansion of an existing facility

09:30

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION | IMPORTANCE OF PROACTIVE AND INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR EFFECTIVE COST MANAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT LIFECYCLE

10:15

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

This session will highlight the latest services or technology solutions for downstream projects in oil, gas and petrochemical sector. The session consists of two 15-minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.

10:45

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:15

PRESENTATION | UNDERSTANDING THE CONTRACTOR AND OPERATOR RELATIONSHIP IN ACHIEVING SHORT- AND LONG-TERM ORGANISATION GOALS

11:35

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

This session will highlight the latest services or technology solutions for downstream projects in oil, gas and petrochemical sector. The session consists of two 15-minute presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of innovative solutions.

12:05

PANEL DISCUSSION | EFFICIENT RESOURCE UTILIZATION TO MINIMIZE WASTE AND OPTIMIZE PROJECT OUTCOMES

This discussion will focus on the key considerations for efficient resource utilization while building new or expansion of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities:

12:50

PRESENTATION | STRATEGIES AND DRIVERS TOWARDS BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PLANTS FOR OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR

13:10

CLOSING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

13:20

NETWORKING LUNCHEON & END OF FORUM

STREAM B | DOWNSTREAM TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

08:00

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

09:00

OPENING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMAN

09:10

PRESENTATION | DIGITAL TWINS AND ENTERPRISE-WIDE DATA MODELLING

09:35

PRESENTATION | DEPLOYING THE RIGHT CLOUD STRATEGY FOR EFFICIENT DOWNSTREAM OPERATIONS AND MAXIMIZING MARGINS

10:00

PRESENTATION | DRIVING ENTERPRISE-WIDE DATA AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY THROUGH CUTTING-EDGE CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS

10:25

INDUSTRY INNOVATION SESSION

The session, comprising of two industry presentations, will showcase latest innovative know-how technologies and digital solutions for capital projects that are imperative for the successful operation of downstream facilities.

10:55

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:25

PANEL DISCUSSION | EN ROUTE TO A LOW CARBON FUTURE: DECARBONIZING THE DOWNSTREAM OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

12:05

FIRE-SIDE CHAT | DRIVING PRODUCTION EXCELLENCE AT DOWNSTREAM MANUFACTURING PLANTS

12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | DE-RISKING AND DRIVING OPERATIONAL SAFETY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION

13:10

CLOSING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRMAN

13:20

NETWORKING LUNCHEON & END OF FORUM

KEY THEMES

Adopting best practices

and solutions in downstream project design, execution, and completion

Focusing on strategies

and technologies that will help optimize operational efficiency

Adopting emerging innovations

digital technologies and tools to drive digitalization, enhance operations, and improve decision making

Best practices

for managing risks, ensuring safety and emergency response preparedness

Building effective partnerships

and collaborations to maximize value and achieve organization objectives

Building downstream facilities

that are environment friendly and sustainable

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Official Logistics Partner

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?

Providers of Solutions/Services of:

WHY SPONSOR?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to key stakeholders involved in downstream projects in oil and gas and get insight into the demand and areas of investment for new solutions and services and spot new opportunities.  

Increase your competitiveness 

Learn about the challenges faced in downstream projects and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome them. 

Generate strong leads

Discover the future and growth potential for the oil and gas industry in the MENA region, influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects.  

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