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17th – 18th & 19th February 2015 Abu Dhabi – UAE

Under the patronage of the UAE Minister of Energy

We are very proud to confirm His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy patronage and assistance to the opening ceremony.

The 3rd Global Oil & Gas Training Simulation Forum will showcase latest developments and solutions on Training & Simulation strategies on a exclusive exhibitors area.  

Additionally we will go through one day workshops and a two days forum/conference where attendees can hear cutting edge presentations from Experts representing Oil and Gas Industry, Training and Simulation Vendors, Training & Development Institutes, Research Institutes and Universities on following topics:

Day One: 17th February

08.30 – 09.30
Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

09.30 – 10.00
Opening remarks from our Chairman, Brian Tjon (Events Organizer) and Dr. Ahmad Al Awar (IAT MD)

10.00 – 10.50
Panel Discussion: Choices to Make: Modelling, Simulation & Competency-Based-Training


10.50 – 11.10
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

11.10 – 11.40
Modelling and Simulation: Can they satisfy industrial needs for solutions? – Prof. Abdelaziz Khlaifat – Head of Petroleum Engineering Technology – Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

  • Modeling the physical world
  • Reasons for modeling and simulation
  • Building a model and physical domain
  • Reservoir simulation: what is it? & Why should we do it?

11.40 – 12.10
The Future of Training for the Oil and Gas industry: New Simulation and technology tools – Samir Omar – ADMA OPCO


12.10 – 13.30
Lunch and Networking

13.30 – 14.00
Novel Uses of 3D Immersive Visualization Platforms for Safety Training in the Oil and Gas Industry – Nils Andersson – Chief Technical Officer – EON Reality

As part of an effort to enhance process safety, EMRQ and EON Reality has implemented a research program to develop an advanced, immersive, 3D training platform. Initial work involved the development of generic 3D models for typical oil and gas facilities equipment such as compressor skids, and a patented linkage protocol for connecting the 3D training environment to control room panel training simulators in real time. This unique aspect will enable multiple 3D platforms and control panel simulators to be connected, allowing teams to train simultaneously on the same scenario. In this case, field operators and control room operators can interact in real time simulations similar to how they would interact in a field environment. Current work is focusing on enhancing the robustness of the system by building a large, complex 3D model of a full gas processing facility, the development of critical work process training scenarios, and executing the work needed to allow for the connection of multiple platforms. Also, work continues to enhance the realism of the training environment through visual enhancements and the incorporation of other sensory stimuli to the training experience. The element of realism being developed in this program will allow for more effective training and enable workers to perform their jobs more safely.

The presentation will go through objectives, background, compressor simulator, marine simulator, gas processing facility simulator, augmented reality, 4D enhancements and conclusions.

14.00 – 14.30
Designing and Implementing Effective Simulator Training for all Learning Levels. Simulators can and must play a significant role in both basic and advanced operator training – Tim Judge – Managing Director – Simtronics

Integrate Operator Training Simulators into your existing training program Operator Training Simulators (OTS) have long been recognized as a powerful tool for industry and educational institutions to teach process industry skills. Both new and experienced users of simulators are continually looking for ways to improve the return on investment by more effectively using it in their training programs.

14.30 – 15.00
Industrial large-scale simulators for engineering courses – Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA) – Tiina Komulainen – Associate Professor

Engineers’ understanding of dynamic process simulation and simulator training is essential for the successful implementation and utilization of simulators in the industry. How should industrial large-scale simulators be applied in the engineering curricula? Which aspects of industrial training can benefit engineering education? This presentation demonstrates the use of a large-scale oil and gas process simulator for engineering courses with two case examples. The learning experiences and results are presented, and suggestions for collaboration between industry and academia are outlined.


15.00 – 15.30
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions


15.30 – 16.00
Developing Operational Excellence through Competency-Based Training and Performance Assessments – Michael Fry – Director of Subsea Operations & Training – Northwest Technical Solutions

In a world where regulatory compliance and competency assurance go hand in hand we need to look at a different approach to training today’s worker. In this presentation we will demonstrate innovative ways to address the knowledge gap in the workplace through competency-based education and performance-based assessments and address the following key question: “Do years on the job really mean someone is competent?”

16.00 – 16.30
Empowering process industry with a cutting-edge simulation technology: Computational Fluid Dynamics  – Dr. Abdallah Sofiane Berrouk – The Petroleum Institute – 

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is one of the most prolific technologies in the era of high-performance computing. It is a worldly integration of applied physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. It is an enabling technology that is crucial in responding to sudden, large-scale challenges that many industries periodically face, including the petrochemical industry.

In this regard, Computational fluid Dynamics is having a huge impact on the oil and gas industry that embraced it few decades ago in order to shorten product-process development cycles, save in capital investments, reduce waste, and improve product quality, energy efficiency, and process safety.

Availability of easy-to-use CFD tools has been increased enormously over the years. Development of parallel machines and parallel algorithms designed for these machines has allowed the simulations of industrial situations that were once impossible to numerically investigate. Advances have also been achieved in handling the immense amount of data generated by complex and large-scale CFD simulations.

Enhancing CFD models’ reliability and reducing their computational overheads will lead certainly to an efficient integration of CFD to large-scale process simulators which is an ultimate goal of the petrochemical industry to treat all its operational issues with the necessary efficiency required by nowadays tough market competitions, varying societal demands, and strict environmental regulations.The next generation computational tools are a balanced combination of CFD and process simulators that certainly will provide opportunities to serve the petrochemical industry with higher quality and higher performance processes and products.

16.30 – 17.00
Round-up of Day 1

Day Two: 18th February

08.30 – 09.00
Morning coffee and registration exhibiting area

How to build Talent Capability in Oil and Gas

09.00 – 09.10
“Opening theme” – Rob Veersma – Gazprom International Training

To build world class talent capability in the Oil and Gas Industry, it is not sufficient to educate or to train the talents. An integrated approach is needed, from Assessment (performance reviews), to Learning (development objectives), to Experience (growing talent in-role development), to Mentoring and Coaching (helping to develop and to perform), to Leadership (to create the conditions, support and system).

09.10 – 09.40
“Assessment practises for the Oil & Gas industry, drilling deep to find the assets” – Dimmy van Zanten – Country Manager – Cubiks

  • Deep dive into the most relevant aspects of being successful
  • Techniques on how to assess those aspects
  • Is trainability measurable?
  • Business dilemma’s as a methodology
  • Intrinsic motivation as a key driver for behaviour
  • Some concrete examples and solutions

09.40 – 10.10
Capability Building for Engineering & Operations – Said Al-Musalmy – Capability Development Manager -PDO

  • The process of “Recruitment and Development of Trainees” – Learning Ladder
  • Graduates and Technician Omanisation Program (TOP) Hand-on Training.


10.10 – 10.30
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions


10.30 – 11.00
Earning through learning – Corporate Learning and retention – Rob Veersma – Director Training & Developmen – Gazprom International Training

  • What about ROI of Training
  • Evaluation Realities or Myths
  • Four benefit cornerstones of learning
  • How to create sustainable impact

11.00 – 11.30
“Capability building as a business differentiator!” – Renze Visser – Shell Exploration & Production International Ltd.

A real case study of Shell-Iraq and a journey through the lens of:

  • Employee relations
  • Stakeholder/customer engagement
  • Operational assurance
  • Cost competitiveness
  • Industry collaboration

11.30 – 12.00
Capability building and Leadership: Walking the talk! – Freddy Becker – Managing Director – Denzler & Partners | Dubai

  • Talent acquisition and development
  • Assessment and Selection
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Leadership Development

12.00 – 12.35
Panel discussion with the presenters and the audience: In this panel-discussion a couple of HR myths will be addressed

  • The war for talent. No more war metaphors. The world is full of talent
  • Development is for top talent.
  • Performance and development don’t mix.
  • Development belongs to HR, not managers.
  • Development requires major investments in training.
  • Talent strategy can be informally addressed until a company has reached a significant size.
  • We can attract the best talent
  • Development is all about building standard global-leadership competencies.
  • Better career management could help capture and measure returns on investments in developing global leaders.


12.35 – 14.00
Lunch and Networking

14.00 – 14.30
OilSim Upstream Learning Simulator – Debbie Williams – Director of Integrated Training – NExT

  • taking learners through the entire exploration and production business process
  • engaging the next generation of petroleum professionals
  • contextualizing instruction with oil and gas companies’ business objectives

14.30 – 15.00
Shell Abu Dhabi’s ongoing support to UAE staff development using Shell’s proven simulator technology – Cees Brummelkamp – Technical Manager Downstream – Shell

Key talking points are:

  • Shell’s global use of simulator technology and transfer of learnings to UAE education programs for Oil & Gas.
  • The ADMC simulator project status (incl short video)
  • The ongoing support by Shell Abu Dhabi in the UAE staff development program.

15.00 – 15.30
Virtual Reality is constantly evolving and is rapidly becoming more and more important in the Oil&Gas Industry enabling a higher quality of training, a better comprehension of processes and procedures and the possibility to simulate and perform safety-critical tasks rarely performed in reality – Franco Bevione – MD – Illogic

The speech describes virtual reality projects that we have delivered in large Oil&Gas Refinery Plants and the different solutions adopted in terms of:

  • project objectives and goals reached;
  • the approach to the Projects;
  • the different training and simulation solutions (“Self Training”, “Team Operations”, Instructor Stations, other modules)
  • the possibility to connect to chemical-physical simulators (native or 3rd party chemical-physical simulators)
  • the equipment, of the training and maintenance procedures that have been reproduced n virtual reality
  • Realism, immersion and stereoscopy
  • Other Technological solutions like VR Engine performances and Customizations


15.30 – 16.00
Coffee, exhibition and networking sessions

16.00 – 16.30
Petroleum Engineering Career – From Drilling to Reservoir Simulation – Dr. Amar Sahed – Sr. Lecturer – Abu Dhabi Polytechnic

Technical Engineering Skills and Leadership

  • Drilling Engineer
  • Completion Engineer
  • Pipeline Engineer
  • Operations Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer


  • Reservoir Simulation Advances and Streamlining
  • Data Base Management
  • Need for Accuracy and CPU Speed

Conclusion of day 2: We will end the day with a special networking session. This will be the perfect platform to meet people in a relaxed manner.

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