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Getenergy MENA 2016 Programme – 6th December
08:00 - 08:45

Registration opens for VTEC MENA 2016

09:00 - 09:15

ADNOC CEO Keynote: A company-wide culture focused on ‘efficiency, profitability, performance and people

ADNOC is investing in developing world-class Emirati talent, focused on creating a company-wide culture with efficiency, safety and commercial competitiveness at the core. Across the ADNOC group there will be cost saving, profitability and accountability. All of which is dependent on highly capable, performance focused, business-minded leaders. This session highlights ADNOC’s strategies for the four pillars.

09:15 - 10:00

CEO Keynote Panel: Are people the NOC’s the most valuable resource?

NOCs across the Middle East have been impacted by the lower oil price, whilst productivity, output and profitability remain a pressure from shareholders.
In this keynote panel, NOC CEOs will discuss the importance of their workforce in providing competitive advantage across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, and the significance
of cost effective solutions to company-wide training. They will discuss the role of diversity, and how profitability is delivered through education partnerships, developing and attracting new talent,
investing in the latest R&D programmes and retaining future leaders.

10:00 - 10:30

Official Ministerial Opening: How a highly skilled workforce is essential to achieving Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030

Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 seeks to build a sustainable economic model that brings widespread social development and economic diversification. Economic policy areas include efficiency
within the labour market and the development of a highly skilled, highly productive workforce. One key driver for economic growth is through ADNOC’s ambitions to increase production to 3.5 million barrels per day over the next decade. A highly skilled workforce is essential to meet ADNOC and Abu Dhabi’s targets.

10:30 - 11:15

Ministerial and VIP tours of the Learning Arena Exhibition and Group Photograph & Coffee Break in Learning Arena

11:10

STREAM 1: EFFICIENCY – PRODUCTIVITY, INNOVATION AND R&D

11:15 - 12:15

Knowledge & technology transfer approaches for international operating and service companies

This session explores the role of partnerships between IOCs and service companies with NOCs and education for knowledge and technology transfer to advance methods in drilling and oilfield
recovery techniques as well as new technological advances. We particularly note how EOR, Heavy Oil and Sour Gas techniques can be advanced and how different companies are investing in technologies and laboratories to improve efficiencies and develop excellence in project execution. We explore several case studies of how companies are collaborating for increased productivity.
Gain insight into how technological innovation and automation have led to highly sophisticated techniques and equipment, and how today’s workers need to learn and adapt to new skills.

12:15 - 13:45

Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:45 - 14:45

R&D and innovation – the role of industry and university partnerships

With numerous scientific and research institutions across the Middle East focused on delivering technical efficiencies and innovations, this session explores how universities can support the industry in developing R&D projects that are linked to business needs. We draw upon examples of collaboration for R&D for the augmentation of injection techniques to improve EOR, such as the development of research in “Digital Rock Physics” and the Pressure-Volume-Temperature (PVT) laboratory at the Petroleum Institute Research Center (PIRC), collaboration between Total, ADNOC, MASDAR and the PI. In a world where technology increases efficiency, we draw upon how industry and education can partner to create technologies in challenging production environments. As R&D investments take concepts from laboratory to the field, we also discuss:
- The role R&D plays in innovation
- How start-ups and supply chain can support innovation
- How consortia amongst industry can support R&D
- The role of industry in pilot projects
- How institutions can gain funding from industry
- The importance of linking research to business needs
- International experience as a tool innovating

14:45 - 15:30

Coffee Break in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Gender diversity: the greatest opportunity for improved organisational efficiency

National oil and gas companies across the Middle East cannot rely purely on a male workforce to meet the demand for skills. Diversity has proven business benefits, and is underpinned by a change in culture and for women to have access to equal opportunities as men within the workplace, from senior management level to technicians & operators. Diverse thinking enables enhanced organisational effectiveness through greater ideas, skills, knowledge and experience. There are however still major barriers to overcome. In this session we address:
- Methods for advancing women into leadership positions
- How companies are working with the education community to attract the next generation of
female workers for the oil & gas sector
- Techniques in place to overcome obstacles (such as the “double-burden” and infrastructure) to
achieve gender parity

16:30

Learning Arena Exhibition and Programme Day Two Close

19:00

Dinner Workshop: A guide to accessing training & education opportunities in the Middle East

Over dinner, participants will glean knowledge of how to access business opportunities in the Middle East, what the easy wins are, where to focus efforts, who to partner with and when to start.
Places are limited to 20 people.

11:10

STREAM 2: CULTURE – HSE, PROFITABILITY AND LEADERSHIP

11:15 - 12:15

Implementing a company-wide HSE culture

Ensuring industry leading HSE practices are kept modern and rigorous is key to a company’s competitive advantage. It is the employees of NOCs, IOCs and contractors who maintain the integrity and safety of operations and the workforce. An organisation’s culture has big influence on safety outcomes, but when companies talk about ‘safety culture’ they often only refer to compliance. Developing and implementing a reliable “culture of safety” requires the measurement and analysis of risks as well as safety performances across all business level. This session highlights the ways in which companies are innovating processes, systems and standards, culminating in a company-wide HSE focus.

 

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12:15 - 13:45

Lunch in the Learning Arena

13:45 - 14:45

Nurturing the next generation of business minded future leaders

In this session we highlight programmes and strategies for the development of high potential graduates, with the aim of effective integration and advancement through the business.
Speakers will address succession planning strategies for enabling the next generation of nationals to take on management positions that provide training and development in a number of disciplines including teamwork, communication and interpersonal effectiveness. The role of competency assurance systems will be shared in the development, assessment and verification of both technical and non-technical skills. We address the importance of mentoring, learning from lessons/experiences and how organisations can encourage young nationals to advance as leaders in the business, whilst maintaining accountability. We explore expectations from industry of these potential leaders, and how education and training providers can support their delivery.

 

 

 

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14:45 - 15:30

Coffee Break in the Learning Arena

15:30 - 16:30

Driving profitability without compromising safety

This session draws upon case studies of how companies are working in a cost constrained environment to maximise output, whilst keeping HSE at the core of the business. Speakers will
provide input into how their companies are maintaining high integration of HSE within their business units.

We discuss:
- How behavioural based training can influence the performance of employees to reduce risk and improve HSE outcomes
- The role of accreditation and certification in HSE training and ensuring the compliance of employees to international standards.

- The role of training and pre-education for the development of a cultural shift towards a more business-minded and HSE focused workforce
This session enables you to learn ways in which companies are implementing HSE management
practices through the training and development of its workforce.