Day 1 - Monday, June 21, 2021

PLENARY Session 1

8:00-8:10 AM

Opening of QPSS

8:10-8:30 AM

Welcome addresses by:

  • Dr. César Malavé, Dean and COO, TAMUQ
  • Mr. Todd Creeger, President, ConocoPhillips Qatar
  • Mr. Khalifa Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Chief HSEQ Officer, Qatargas

8:30-9:10 AM

Keynote Presentation, Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Australian National University
Becoming a High Reliability Organisation– A Practical Approach

9:10-9:40 AM

Keynote Presentation, Mr. Nick Olds, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, ConocoPhillips
Process Safety Management and Culture

9:40-11:00 AM

Posters / Exhibition

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (on demand)

Track 1 Process Safety Management 

Dr. Wale Adeola, Shell Qatar, Establishing an Efficient Hazard and Effect Managing Process in an Asset

Mr. Omar Shahbal, Qatargas, Overfill Prevention for Storage Tanks API 2350 Compliance Study for Qatargas (QG) Facilities

Dr. Zsuzsanna Gyenes, IChemE Safety Center, Lead Process Safety Metrics Permit to Work

Track 2 Hazard ID & Risk Assessment

Mr. Muhammad Humayun Mazhar, Qatargas, Cumulative Risk Management in Operations

Ms. Wafa Imran and Dr. Luc Véchot, MKOPSC, Investigation of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Control of the Process Safety Risks in Major Hazard Industries in Qatar: Data Collection, Analysis and Recommendations

Mr. Sadiq Azeez Syed, Qatargas, Qatargas – Amalgamation of Risk Assessment and Management Process with Barrier Management and Strategic Risk Process

Track 3 R&D in Process Safety – Part A

Dr. Charline Fouchier, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Beirut: How to Estimate the Energy of an Explosion?

Mr. Jack Altwal, MKOPSC, Influence of Particle Size on Sulfur Dust Explosion Properties

Mr. Neil Adia, MKOPSC, Modelling and Simulation of Crowd Evacuations in Toxic Environments by Considering the Impact of Dosage

12:30-1:00 PM

Q&A Session for Track 1 (LIVE)

Q&A Session for Track 2 (LIVE)

Q&A Session for Track 3 (LIVE)

1:00-2:00 PM

Posters / Exhibition

2:00-3:15 PM

LIVE panel discussion moderated by Ian Holder, Managing Director, Baines Simmons

3:15-3:30 PM


PLENARY Session 2

3:30-4:10 PM

Mr. David Moore, AcuTech Group, Inc, Port of Beirut Lebanon Explosion – Hazards of Storage Facilities

4:10-4:40 PM

Mr. Safeer Hafeez, MKOPSC, An Overview of Industrial Incidents Around the World Since QPSS 2019

4:40-5:00 PM


5:00-5:30 PM

Posters / Exhibition – END OF THE DAY

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 22, 2021

PLENARY Session 3

8:30-8:35 AM

Opening of QPSS Day 2

8:35-9:00 AM

Keynote Presentation: H. E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Former Minister of Energy and Industry to the State of Qatar and Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Effective Leadership in Embracing the Red

9:00-9:40 AM

Keynote Presentation: Mr. Misfer Al-Bidaiwi, Vice President Pearl GTL, Shell Qatar, The Role of Leadership in Process Safety

9:40-10:10 AM

Dr. Wale Adeola, Shell Qatar, Driving Zero Leaks Through Intent Based Process Safety Leadership and Hardware Improvement Campaigns

10:10-10:40 AM


10:40-11:00 AM

Posters / Exhibition

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (on demand)

Track 4 Asset Integrity and Reliability

Mr. Murugadoss Kurusamy, iFluids Engineering, Value Addition done for Asset Integrity Pilot Project for “Data Acquisition and RBI Analysis for New Equipment of Acid Gas Recovery Plant (AGRP) in Dukhan Field”

Dr. Payam Jamshidi, Siemens Energy, Leveraging Digitalization and Data Analytics in Asset Integrity Management

Dr. Fadwa Eljack, Qatar University, Estimating Detailed Fugitive Emission using Property Integration Platform for Inherent Safer Operation

Track 5 Culture / Education  / Human Factors

Dr. Luc Véchot, MKOPSC and Mr. Abdullah Hassan Al-Qahtani, SABIC, Learnings and Results From 4 Years of Process Safety Competency Development Programs at SABIC

Dr. Camille Peres, Texas A&M University, The Impact of Hazard Statement Design in Procedures on Compliance Rates: Some Contradictions to Best (or Common) Practices

Dr. Clementina Ramirez, University of Strathclyde, Developing a Positive Reporting Culture in the Maritime Sector

Track 6 R&D in Process Safety – Part B

Ms. Aude Lecardonnel, Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Supersonic Jet in an Incompressible Cross-Flow

Dr. Sergey Martynov, University College London, Entropy – Stagnation Enthalpy Interpolation Tables for Calculation of the Critical Flow Properties of Compressible Fluids

Ms. Ola Srour, MKOPSC, Numerical Model to Evaluate the Consequences of a Methane Release from a Buried Pipeline

12:30-1:00 PM

Q&A Session for Track 4 (LIVE)

Q&A Session for Track 5 (LIVE)

Q&A Session for Track 6 (LIVE)

1:00-2:00 PM

Posters / Exhibition

PLENARY Session 4

2:00-2:25 PM

Mr. Dean Elford, Qatargas, Ensure Protection, the Road to Operation Integrity

2:25-2:55 PM

Mr. Rasim Qureshi, QAPCO and Mr. Said Hobeika, Dupont, HSE Governance and Process Safety Management at QAPCO

2:55-3:20 PM

Mr. Wahyu Hidayat, Qatargas, Using Bowtie Analysis to a Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchanger (BAHX) Risk: Operationalizing the Safety Case and Demonstrating Barrier Effectiveness

3:20-3:50 PM


3:50-4:00 PM

Closing of QPSS