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08:00

Registration

09:10

Keynote Address

Theme: Prevention | Preparedness | Response – How the 3 Pillars can work Towards Sustainable Clean Seas

Session Description:
The keynote address will focus on the key guiding principles 1) Prevention 2) Preparedness and 3) Response using an oil spill as an example. These three principles are pillars in allowing responders to quickly and effectively manage an incident through a well-managed process.
In order to maintain the assets of an industry, 1) Prevention requires an appropriate system in place to mitigate the risks of an oil spill, including proper procedures and preventive maintenance (e.g. detection of leaks). 2) Preparedness involves competent personnel working to a well-developed plan that has been adequately resourced and regularly exercised, such as an ‘Oil Spill Contingency Plan’. 3) Consequently in an event of an oil spill, an effective response plan must have enough manpower to be fully trained, mobilized, utilizing the appropriate equipment and have enough resources in combatting this unlikely incident.

10:10

Recognition of Keynote Speakers & Sponsors

10:30

Exhibition Inauguration

11:00

Leadership Panel Discussion - 01

Theme: Regional Challenges in Oil Spill

Session Description:
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.

12:00

Coffee/Networking Break

12:30

Parallel Technical Sessions

Technical Session 1

Oil Spill Preparedness &
Response


Session Description: 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

Scott Miller

Offshore Operations
Miros Group


Simon Valentine

Swire Emergency Response
UAE


Lars Andre Solberg

Aptomar Norbit
Norway

Technical Session 2

Oil Spill Management &
Lessons Learnt


Session Description: 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


MEMAC

Bahrain


Capt. L K Panda

Former Nautical Advisor
Govt of India


Abdalla El Suleiman

Manager
Fairdeal Marine Services LLC

Technical Session 3

Oil Spill - The Impact on the Environment & Waste Management


Session Description: 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 Dhafri

Marine Superintendent
Saudi Arabian Chevron

Speakers

Andrew Regan

Saudi Aramco


Eng. Hassan Marzooq

Senior Environmental Specialist, Supreme Council For Environment


Dr. Abdullah Al-Enezi

Program Manager
KISR


Zahrani

PDO

14:00

Networking Lunch

15:00

Exhibition Visit

19:00

Gala Dinner

08:00

Registration

09:00

Leadership Panel Discussion - 02

Theme:Oil Spill Management

Session Description:
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.

10:00

Recognition of Partners & Committees by Special Guest

10:30

Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit

11:00

Parallel Technical Sessions

Technical Session 4

Remote Sensing
Technologies


Session Description: 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

Masdar Institute
UAE


Dr. Waheed

MEMAC
Bahrain


Lars Andre Solberg

Aptomar Norbit
Norway


PDO Remote sensing team

PDO

Technical Session 5

Global Policies & Regulations in Oil Spill Response


Session Description: 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 Al-Kaki

Regional Oil Spill Coordinator
Saudi Aramco

Speakers

Clément Chazot

Technical Officer, IMO


Capt. L K Panda

Former Nautical Advisor
Govt of India


Rob Self

SpillConsult
UK


Dr. Omar Al Abri

The Research Council (TRC)
Oman

Technical Session 6

Competency Assessment & Organizational Capabilities


Session Description: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

Al Khafji KJO
KSA

Speakers

Amro

ADNOC
UAE


Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem

Senior Director - Sustainability
Operational and Business Excellence, ENOC


Aaron Montgomery

OSRL
UK


Nautical Institute

UK

12:30

Parallel Technical Sessions

Technical Session 7

Mutual Aid – Regional & International Alliances


Session Description: 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

BAPCO
Bahrain

Speakers

Suleiman Fraish

Head of Emergency Management
PDO


Clément Chazot

Technical Officer, IMO


MEMAC (Capt. Aref)

Bahrain


Patrick Smith

SWA Environmental Program Director, NSA Bahrain Environmental Dept. (US Navy)


Capt Hilal Dughaishi

Marine Superintendent Assurance
PDO

Technical Session 8

Mechanism of Oil Spill Response Operations, Claims & Compensation


Session Description: 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

Captain Jasim Al Khamiri

PPA
UAE

Speakers

Sam Durrance

ITOPF, UK


Capt. Zarir S. Irani

MD
Constellation Marine


Enam Hussain

Head of Claims
West of England P & I Club


Farhat Imam

COO
Resolve Marine

Technical Session 9

Chemical Spill
Management


Session Description: 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

MSami Al Sawagh

Manager, Marine Operations Group
KSO

Speakers

Sam Durrance

ITOPF


Mohd. Fairoz Bin Rozali

Marine Department of Malaysia


Capt. Vispy Dadiseth

Senior Surveyor
Constellation Marine


Nick

MEMAC


V P Mahawar

Former Director, Onshore
ONGC

13:45

Closing Remarks and Outcome of the Conference

14:00

Networking Lunch

15:00

Exhibition Visit

10:00PM

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