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Organising Committee

Organising Committee

Ashish Kaldhone

Senior Control Engineer – Technical Services

Ashish Kaldhone is currently working as a Senior Control Engineer of ADCO’s Technical Services – Engineering division. The main role of the department is to in-house projects execution in the ‘Concept’ and ‘FEED’ phases. In addition, the department act as the highest technical authority and leads technical analysis, conducting safety studies, developing standards, specifications and guidelines, new technology introductions.

His overall professional career of 22 years began in 1994 where Ashish was involved in water and waste water treatment plant automation, electrical & instrumentation design, pre-commissioning, commissioning activities after which shifted gears to move to Oil and Gas arena in 2001. Here, Ashish was mainly responsible for the design, engineering, project management, technical training of topside control systems associated with onshore/offshore oil and gas industry serving various mid and senior management positions prior joining ADCO in 2014.

Khalfan Mohamed Al Abdouli

Performance & Reliability Advisor-I&C

Khalfan Mohamed Al Abdouli is the Performance and Reliability advisor (Instrument and Control) at Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Ltd – ADGAS having obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Khalifa University in 2007 and joined ADGAS in the same year. In 2011 Khalfan obtained a master degree in Engineering management from university of Wollongong.

A technical expert with 9 years’ experience, responsible for assuring plant performance as per design intent in ADGAS, partnering with internal business stakeholders to tackle plant issues and provide advisory roles for improving plant effectiveness.

Khalfan occupied different role in ADGAS in deferent division starting from maintenance, to engineering and project and finally in performance and reliability. Khalfan is charged to analyze, diagnose, and solve significant plant issues relating primarily to production losses and integrity and reliability events and trends. He is a specialist in process instrumentation and controls engineering. Khalfan facilitates and leads Root Cause Analysis teams. Khalfan is the Independent Competent Person accountable for verification of asset integrity of instrumentation and control systems and equipment.

Zunaid Yacoob

Al Hosn Gas
Sr. QMI Engineer

Started his career in the Technical department as a laboratory Chemist with specialization in Gas Chromatography. Progressed to the Maintenance Instrument department and held the position of Analyzer Specialist. Currently in the position of Senior I&C Engineer-QMI. Having a total of 27 years experience in the Oil and Gas sector with 22 years at a Refinery in South Africa. Last 5 years have been in the UAE working in a Sour Gas plant.

Eisa Salem Saeed Al Jenaibi

Environmental & Energy Efficiency Department Head

Eissa is the Environment & Energy Efficiency Department Head at GASCO. He has over 13 years of experience in the company and has held different managerial and engineering positions in the areas of maintenance, energy optimization and environment protection. He has led numerus energy efficiency strategic initiatives at ADNOC level and GASCO with significant impact on energy performance improvement and systems advancement. Eissa has a Master’s Degree HRM from Abu Dhabi University and Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Arizona.

Nagarajan Venkataraman

Department Manager, PA-Cent. Maint. (Automat. & Control)

Since joining Borouge in 2000, Nagarajan has worked in various positions in IT & Maintenance. Presently working as Department manager for Automation & Control, is responsible for maintenance, life cycle management and development of new automation systems, analyzers, Fire & gas systems etc., Before joining Borouge in 2000, he worked with Honeywell for 12 years in India and UAE. In Honeywell Nagarajan developed local technical assistance centers, managed projects and after sales support. Prior to this, between 1984-1989, he worked for Leeds & Northrup affiliate in India.

Jitendra Kakadia

Instrumentation Manager

  • Instrumentation Manager at Elixier-ADNOC Linde Industrial Gases Company Ltd.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering completed in year 1993.
  • More than 24 years of Experience in various Field like Oil & Gas Refinery, Hydrogen Plant, Petrochemical plant, Bulk Chemical Plant and exposure in various Automation system like Siemens, Foxboro, Emerson, Allen Bradley, Bentley Nevada etc.
  • Before Elixier, I was working in Reliance Industries Ltd. Jamnagar, India. One of the largest Refinery Complex of Asia.

Khalid Omar Abdulla

Instrument Engineering Team Leader, Plant Availability Division

Currently Khalid is working as Instrument Engineering Team Leader within Fertil & has reach experience of approximately 17 years in service. Gradually his career has been grow from S. technician to Instrument team leader through various divisions starting from Instrument (Plant Availability), to Project in (Technical and Integrity), then Training and Career development in (Human Capital & services), finally As Instrument Engineering Team Leader in (Plant Availability).

Dr Paul Rostron BSc(Hons), PGCE PhD, MRSC, CChem, MICorr

The Petroleum Institute
Professor of Chemistry and Corrosion

Dr Paul Rostron is Professor of Chemistry and Corrosion at the Petroleum Institute, ADNOC’s University and Research Center. He has taught courses, both undergraduate and post graduate in Chemistry and in Corrosion for more than 20 Years, as well as conducting masterclasses in corrosion globally. Current research topics include the synthesis of novel corrosion inhibitors, mitigation of biofouling, atmospheric corrosion mapping, and is building a flow – loop for corrosion in pipeline studies. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors for NACE UAE section, and was recently chairman of the section. Member of the Institute of Corrosion and Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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