We are excited to welcome you to Produced Water Middle East for the 3rd annual conference.
Please note this agenda is subject to change.

Tuesday 22nd October | Wednesday 23rd October | Thursday 24th October

Tuesday 22nd October
18.00 – 20:00

Welcome Reception and Networking Activities

Petroleum Development Oman

 


 

Wednesday 23rd October
7.30am – 8.45am Registration & Morning Coffee
8.45am – 9.05am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hani Al Khalifa, President of PWS Middle East Chapter

9.05am – 9.15am

Opening Keynote Address

Sami Al Lawati, Technical Director, Petroleum Development Oman

9.15am – 9.45am

Keynote Address

Fahad Mohammad Al-Abdul Kareem, Southern Area Oil Operations General Manager, Saudi Aramco

9.45am – 10.15am

Exhibition Opening & Networking

10.15am – 11.45am

Session 1: Produced Water Reuse and Recycling

Moderator: Saada Al Shukaili, Head of Water Management, PDO

Presentation 1: Utilizing Produced Water in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges – Dr. Hamdan Al Wahaibi, Director of Soil and Water Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman

Presentation 2: The Oasis Solution – Ana Hasrinatullina, Petronas

Presentation 3: Characterization and Possible Reuse of Nonconventional Gas Produced Water – Fatimah Alfadel, Saudi Aramco

11.45am – 12.15am Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition
12.15pm – 13.30pm

Round Table Networking Session 1
Show Round Table presentations

Membrane Distillation for Produced Water Treatment
Moza Al Salmi, Sultan Qaboos University
Water and Polymer Flooding Produced Water Reuse by UF Ceramic Membranes
Diego Carrasco Torrecilla, Veolia
Forward Osmosis
Jaffer Al-Tamimi, PDO
The Pros and Cons of Non-oxidizing and Oxidizing Biocides for Biological Control of Waterflood and Saltwater Disposal Well Water Injection Systems
Zack Li, Pureline
Photocatalytic Degradation of HPAM Polymer in Produced Water Using Zinc Oxide Nanorods
Dr Jamal Al-Sabahi, Sultan Qaboos University
Modular and Portable Novel technology for dissolved volatile and semivolatile organics removal from water and gas phase
Harikrishnan Parthasarathy, WP&E Technologies
Mohammed Al Ghawi, WP&E Technologies
Innovative Process to Conserve Groundwater in Crude Oil Processing Facilities
Majid Jeshi, Saudi Aramco
A Novel Solution to Improve Water Injection Supporting Reservoir Pressure Maintenance
Thomas Swanson, Solugen Inc.
Optimising a Produced Water Treatment Process: A Case Study
Rick Gaskin, Jorin
An Overview of Produced Water Treatment in California
Dr Arian Edalat, Pacifica Water Solutions
Get Inline: Continuous, Instant Three Phase Separation
Walid Labaky, Schlumberger
Latest Developments of Turnkey Modular Systems for Produced Water
Werner Wieseneder, Sonnek Group
Fate of radium on discharge of produced water to the marine environment
Faraaz Ahmad, Manchester University
13.30pm-14.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition
14.30pm – 15.30pm Middle East Operators Panel (Water Management Strategy and Best Practices)
15.30pm – 15.45pm Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition
15.45pm – 17.30pm

Session 2 – Produced Water Technologies

Moderator: Dr John Walsh, Senior Principal Technologist, Worley Inc.

Presentation 1: Desalination of viscosified produced water by Electrodialysis Reversal (EDR) for environmental impact and cost reduction – Matthieu Jacob, TOTAL

Presentation 2: Membrane Distillation (MD): A new approach to produced water desalination – Prakhar Prakash, Chevron

Presentation 3: Limits and Strengths of the NSF Technology Revealed by Long Term Field Test – Martin Datler and Roland Albustin, OMV

Presentation 4: Produced water treatment using nanofiber membranes incorporating advanced nanomaterials – Dr Mohammed Al-Abri, Sultan Qaboos University

19.00pm – 20.00pm Networking Drinks
20:00pm – 22:30pm

Gala Dinner

Saudi Aramco

 


 

Thursday 24th October
7.00am – 8.30am Registration & Morning Coffee
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome Back
8.45am – 9.15am

EJAAD Presentation: Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

Treatment of industrial pollution using eco-technolgoies: Fifteen years of German experience – Dr. Eng. Khaja Zillur Rahman, Senior Research Scientist Department: Environmental and Biotechnology Center – UBZ and Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ

Supporting transfer of research results into practice at the UFZ – Dr. Joachim Nöller, Head of Department Department of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

9.15am – 10.45pm Session 3: Increased Produced Water Challenges
Moderator: Dr Reda Akdim, Director, TechnipFMC

Presentation 1: A Review of Solids in Produced Water Systems – where they come from, consequences, and how to handle – Dr. John Walsh, Worley

Presentation 2: Exploring the removal of scale and corrosion inhibitors in produced water and seawater: photodegradation and bioremoval – Dr. Laura Ferrando-Climent, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway, Christian Dye, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway

Presentation 3: Qarn Alam Low Pressure Condensate Recovery and Recycle – Husam Sulaimani, PDO

10.45am – 11.15am Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition
11.15pm – 12.30pm Round Table Networking Session 2
Show Round Table presentations

Membrane Distillation for Produced Water Treatment
Moza Al Salmi, Sultan Qaboos University
Water and Polymer Flooding Produced Water Reuse by UF Ceramic Membranes
Diego Carrasco Torrecilla, Veolia
Modular and Portable Novel technology for dissolved volatile and semivolatile organics removal from water and gas phase
Harikrishnan Parthasarathy, WP&E Technologies
Mohammed Al Ghawi, WP&E Technologies
Mixed Flow Hydrocyclone to Debottleneck Water Handling Challenges at Gas/Oil Separation Plant
Faris Abusittah, Saudi Aramco
A Novel Solution to Improve Water Injection Supporting Reservoir Pressure Maintenance
Thomas Swanson, Solugen Inc.
Optimising a Produced Water Treatment Process: A Case Study
Rick Gaskin, Jorin
An Overview of Produced Water Treatment in California
Dr Arian Edalat, Pacifica Water Solutions
High yield improvement of produced water quality without additional treatment
Andy Little, Mokveld
Benefits of CEOR
Phil Tuckett, Suez
Modification of polyethersulfone ultrafiltration membranes with functionalized carbon nanotubes
Muna Al-Hinai, Nanotechnology Research Center, Sultan Qaboos University
Produced Water Challenges Simplified
Todd Kirk, Exterran
Desalination and Reuse of Produced Water as Agricultural Irrigation Water by Basin Solar Still
Prof. Karim Ghasemipanah, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Iran
Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
Dr. Joachim Nöller , Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ
Dr. Eng. Khaja Zillur Rahman , Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ
12.30pm – 14.00pm Lunch
14.00pm – 15.30pm Session 4: Best Practices
Moderator: Graeme Smith, Senior Process Engineer, Suez

Presentation 1: Optimization of Produced Water Reinjection System in Southern Area Oil Operations – Rohit Aswani, Saudi Aramco

Presentation 2: Boosting sustainability in the oil & gas industry: treatment of produced water in a large Constructed Wetland in Oman, environmental benefits and reuse options – Dr Alexandros Stefanakis, Bauer Nimr

Presentation 3: Regulating Produced Water Management and Reuse in the Sultanate of Oman – Hilal Hammad Al-Qassabi, Head of Soil & Water Pollution Control Section, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Oman

Presentation 4: Joined at the Impoundment – Ridha Abbas, Saudi Aramco

15.30pm – 16.00pm Close of Conference and Concluding Remarks