Advances in Valve Design, Operation and Maintenance, Technologies & Best Practices

December 11th - 12th 2019
Kempinski Al Othman Hotel, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

About the

ValveConX 2019 is an exclusive regional program in association with Saudi Aramco hosted by the Southern Pipelines Department, which is organized and managed by Eurasiayan.

This conference will bring together 250 delegates from the GCC region who have extensive comprehension in Valves from front-end design to operations and maintenance. This event aims to connect the decision makers responsible for valve technologies and solution providers to promote dialogue and discourse with the sharing of numerous best practices.

Globally opening the doors to relevant solution providers, this forum will provide an excellent platform for various solution vendor companies from different parts of the world to share knowledge and showcase their solutions that will help in achieving operational excellence and greater efficiency.

Breakdown of
  • Vice Presidents
  • General Managers
  • Managers
  • Operations
  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Designers and Manufacturers
Outline of the

Wednesday, 11th December 2019

07:30 - 08:30

Registration & Welcome Refreshments

08:30 - 08:40

Welcome Remarks

08:40 - 08:50

Opening Ceremony Remarks

08:50 - 09:20

Technical Presentation #1
Start Right – Design for Life

09:20 - 09:50

Technical Presentation #2
The future - Employing IR4.0 for Enhancing Valve Safety and Performance

09:50 - 10:20

Sponsored Keynote Address #1

10:20 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00

Sponsored Keynote Address #2

11:00 - 11:30

Technical Presentation #3
Repair vs. Replace - Life Cycle Cost Optimization

11:30 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:30

Dhuhr Prayer and Lunch

13:30 - 14:00

Sponsored Keynote Address #3

14:00 - 14:30

Technical Presentation #4
Outsourcing - In-Kingdom Valve Engineering and Manufacturing Support

14:30 - 15:00

Recognition by Saudi Aramco

Thursday, 12th December 2019

08:00 - 08:30

Welcome Refreshments

08:30 - 09:00

Technical Presentation #5
Learning from Experience – Valve-Related Case Studies

09:00 - 09:30

Sponsored Keynote Address #4

09:30 - 10:00

Technical Presentation #6
Feedback from the Field – Sharing O&M Best Practices

10:00 - 10:10

Coffee Break

10:10 - 10:40

Sponsored Keynote Address #5

10:40 - 11:10

Sponsored Keynote Address #6

11:10 - 12:30


12:30 - 13:30

Dhuhr Prayer and Lunch

13:30 - 14:00

Technical Presentation #7
Continuous Improvement - New Technologies, Programs, and Systems

14:00 - 14:30

Technical Presentation #8
Ensuring a Competent Workforce – Advances in training and certification

14:30 - 15:00

Recognition by Saudi Aramco & Closing Remarks


Mohammad A. Al Hatlani

General Manager, Pipelines
Saudi Aramco

Usamah A. Al Musabbeh

Manager, Southern Area
Pipelines Department
Saudi Aramco

Abdullah M. Al Ajmi

Manager, Northern Area
Pipelines Department
Saudi Aramco

Faisal K. Al Nuaimi

Manager, East-West Pipelines Department
Saudi Aramco

Hamad M. Al Qahtani

Manager, RT Cluster Shared
Services Department
Saudi Aramco

Ahmed Al Qahtani

Manager, Eastern Region Terminal Maintenance Department
Saudi Aramco

Sami S. Al Huwais

Manager, Abqaiq Plants
Maintenance Department
Saudi Aramco

Abdullah M. Al Ghamdi

Manager, Mechanical Services
Shops Department
Saudi Aramco

Walid S. Al Kulaibi

Manager, PD&T Projects & Technical Support Department
Saudi Aramco

Eyad A. Al-Basrawi

Director, Corporate Maintenance Service
Saudi Aramco


Abdallah A Ghamdi

Superintendent I
Area Maintenance Division
Saudi Aramco

Dr. Taimore Afzal

Operational Excellence Leader
Saudi Aramco

Saad M. AL Shiha

Valve Engineering consultant
Saudi Aramco

Essam Ahmed Al Arfaj

Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco

Bader M. Al-Jarallah

Valve Engineering Specialist
Saudi Aramco

Mousa R. Al-Harbi

Piping and Valves Group Leader
Saudi Aramco

Mohanned W. Tarabzouni

Projects & Technical
Support Department
Saudi Aramco

Hassan A Alsalloum

Valve Engineer
Saudi Aramco

Khurram Syed Kemal

Valve Engineer
Saudi Aramco

Saeed Ali Al-Shahrani

Maintenance Engineer/Corporate Maintenance Services
Saudi Aramco

Obinna Eze Onyekere

Supervisor - Loss Prevention
Saudi Aramco


Syed Samir Hassan

Chief Executive Officer

Faisal M Bin Dhufair

Senior Inspector II
Saudi Aramco

Ahmed F. Al-Othman

Maintenance Planning & Engineering Support Supervisor
Saudi Aramco

Abdullah S Salem

Maintenance Machinist I
Saudi Aramco

Najeh Al-Ruwaily S

Maintenance Planner II
Saudi Aramco

Saud A Hassan

Engineering Aide M&S
Saudi Aramco

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