Technical Committees

Operational Excellence

Haifa Almarzooq
Haifa Almarzooq
Chairperson
Superintendent RRM/Advisor-Risk Management-BAPCO

Haifa’s current post is Superintendent Risk and Reliability Management in the Operational Excellence Department. Her main Reliability responsibilities include Area Reliability assessments teams, bad actors identifications, and Incident investigations.

Haifa’s current post is Superintendent Risk and Reliability Management in the Operational Excellence Department. Her main Reliability responsibilities include Area Reliability assessments teams, bad actors identifications, and Incident investigations. On the risk side, Technical risk assessments, Process Hazards Analysis (PHA), Management of Change (MOC) and some of the process safety information. In addition, Haifa fulfils her roles as sponsor or custodian for some of the Operational Excellence processes.

Before that, Haifa was working in the Process control and Instrumentation Department in Engineering Division. Here responsibilities covered automation/control systems project management and support. She has executed a number of automation projects for operations based on Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and wireless communication.
Amna Fagieh
Amna Fagieh
Deputy Chairperson
Performance Control Supervisor - SATORP

I am holding BS degree in lab technology field from King Faisal university and MBA from Hull University . Currently I am working as performance control supervisor in SATORP ( Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company), the major role is benchmarking and Refinery Mass balance previously I was working with Saudi Aramco as corporate planning advisor.

I am holding BS degree in lab technology field from King Faisal university and MBA from Hull University . Currently I am working as performance control supervisor in SATORP ( Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company), the major role is benchmarking and Refinery Mass balance previously I was working with Saudi Aramco as corporate planning advisor.
Masafumi Minami
Masafumi Minami
Business Development Engineer - Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd

Mr. Masafumi Minami has over 11 years of experience of operation, engineering, product planning and PJ planning in the refining and petrochemical complex which is located Tokuyama, west side of Japan. At the beginning of Idemitsu career in 2006, he was assigned to FCC unit section as process engineer. Due to environmental changes of oil supply and demand in Japan, Tokuyama refinery has stopped crude refining and been reborn as petrochemical complex in 2014.

Mr. Masafumi Minami has over 11 years of experience of operation, engineering, product planning and PJ planning in the refining and petrochemical complex which is located Tokuyama, west side of Japan.  At the beginning of Idemitsu career in 2006, he was assigned to FCC unit section as process engineer. Due to environmental changes of oil supply and demand in Japan, Tokuyama refinery has stopped crude refining and been reborn as petrochemical complex in 2014.  In this period, he worked for carrying out configuration change of this refinery. 

In 2017, he was assigned to project development engineer at Idemitsu Middle East office.
Mesfer R. Al-Gethami
Mesfer R. Al-Gethami
Operations Console Lead - SAMREF

 
Kevin McQuillan
Kevin McQuillan
Senior Consultant - SOLOMON ASSOCIATES

Kevin is a Senior Consultant with Solomon Associates. He has previously worked for ICI, Huntsman and Sabic in a variety of technical and senior management roles. Kevin is a professional mechanical engineer with 35 years industrial experience in major chemical / petrochemical organisations, He has global experience, including 1 year in Holland, 5 years in Saudi Arabia and 4 years in Bahrain.

Kevin is a Senior Consultant with Solomon Associates. He has previously worked for ICI, Huntsman and Sabic in a variety of technical and senior management roles.

Kevin is a professional mechanical engineer with 35 years industrial experience in major chemical / petrochemical organisations, He has global experience, including 1 year in Holland, 5 years in Saudi Arabia and 4 years in Bahrain. 


Kevin’s main areas of technical expertise are Asset Management, Reliability, Maintenance and Organisational Design
 
Kevin is a part-time lecturer in Asset Integrity and Reliability Management at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and he is a former Vice Chairman of the European Ethylene Producers Association.
H.Y. Moon
H.Y. Moon
Team Leader, #1 FCC Process Engineering Team-S-Oil Corporation

Process engineer with 6 years of experience of Offsite & Utility Units in Refining Process engineering Department. Section manager with 5 years of experience of RHDS (Residue Hydro-Desulfurization) & HMP (Hydrogen Manufacturing Plant) & SRU (Sulfur Recovery Unit) in Cracking Process Engineering Department.

Process engineer with 6 years of experience of Offsite & Utility Units in Refining Process engineering Department. Section manager with 5 years of experience of RHDS (Residue Hydro-Desulfurization) & HMP (Hydrogen Manufacturing Plant) & SRU (Sulfur Recovery Unit) in Cracking Process Engineering Department. Team leader with 1 year of experience of RFCC (Residue Fludized Catalytic Cracking) & Downstreams (MTBE, Alkylation, SAR, etc) in #1 FCC Process Engineering Team.
Morgan Allen
Morgan Allen
Senior Technical Service Manager, Middle East-GRACE Catalyst Technologies

Morgan Allen is a Senior Technical Service Manager for GRACE Refining Technologies, Middle East, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers FIChemE and holds a BSc Chemical Engineering degree. Morgan has more than 30 years of experience in Refining spent predominately at the Murco Refinery in Milford Haven where his roles included Cracking and Olefins Superintendent and Senior Process Engineer positions.

Morgan Allen is a Senior Technical Service Manager for GRACE Refining Technologies, Middle East, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers FIChemE and holds a BSc Chemical Engineering degree. Morgan has more than 30 years of experience in Refining spent predominately at the Murco Refinery in Milford Haven where his roles included Cracking and Olefins Superintendent and Senior Process Engineer positions. He has Operations and Engineering experience of FCCU, Vacuum Distillation, HF Alkylation, Hydrotreating, Reformer, Isomerisation, Distillation, Utilities plus Oil Movements. During his career he has been involved in many FCC revamps, commissioning, and troubleshooting. He joined Grace in 2017 after completing an assignment with AmecFosterWheeler as Commissioning Manager in Kuwait. 
Nihar Gulwadi
Nihar Gulwadi
Senior Manager – Project Development, Ingenero

Nihar has over 15+ years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, particularly in ethylene manufacturing (gas and liquid cracking), EDC/VCM, Fluidized Catalytic Cracking, Delayed Coking and Aromatic Reforming. He has hands-on experience in technical services, operations, process design and engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from ICT, Mumbai.

Nihar has over 15+ years of experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, particularly in ethylene manufacturing (gas and liquid cracking), EDC/VCM, Fluidized Catalytic Cracking, Delayed Coking and Aromatic Reforming. He has hands-on experience in technical services, operations, process design and engineering. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from ICT, Mumbai.

Nihar has lead several technical services teams in projects related to Capacity Enhancements, Operations Excellence, Digitalization and Automations, Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization. He currently leads all business development efforts for Ingenero in Middle East and a few other markets. Prior to joining Ingenero, he was Manger in Technical Services Department at world’s largest grass-root refinery by Reliance Industries Limited
Faiz Hajea Al-Anazi
Faiz Hajea Al-Anazi
Operational Excellence Specialist - ARAMCO

 
Wafa Al Othman
Wafa Al Othman
Senior Specialist – Corporate Planning – KIPIC

Wafa is a Senior Specialist at Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company. She previously worked for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Energy House Holding Company in different strategic planning, business development and asset management roles.

Wafa is a Senior Specialist at Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company. She previously worked for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Energy House Holding Company in different strategic planning, business development and asset management roles.

Wafa has a total of 19 years industrial experience in oil and gas operations, particularly downstream refining and petrochemicals and oil and gas investments and portfolio management.

She holds a Master and Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Kuwait University.
Mahmood Alawi
Mahmood Alawi
Manager, Process Engineering - Chevron Lummus Global CLG

 
Dr. Yaser Boghdadi
Dr. Yaser Boghdadi
Petroleum Industries Expert - Technical Affairs Department - OAPEC

Dr. Yaser Mohammed Boghdadi Joined the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), as an petroleum industries expert, since 2016.Prior to his career at OAPEC, Dr. Yasser was the general manager at the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company (ECHEM), since 2011.

Dr. Yaser Mohammed Boghdadi Joined the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), as an petroleum industries expert, since 2016.Prior to his career at OAPEC, Dr. Yaser was the general manager at the Egyptian Petrochemical Holding Company (ECHEM), since 2011. He also has a long experience in the petroleum sector, since he worked at Misr petroleum Company, Shell marketing Egypt, and Total Egypt, from the year 1994. He holds a Ph.D. in materials science from Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University.
Sayed El Rawy
Sayed El Rawy
Technical And Development Manager - EPROM, MIDOR

 
Ayman Shaikh
Ayman Shaikh
Facility Manager - Air Liquide Arabia

 
FAHAD ALRUWAJEH
FAHAD ALRUWAJEH
Plans Coordination Engineer - KNPC

Fahad Al-Ruwaijeh is a chemical engineer graduated from Kuwait university in 2016, Fahad joined KNPC in 2016 working in Corporate Planning Department with a 4.5 years experience in Plans Coordination, Projects Evaluation and Business Development Divisions.  

Fahad has advance knowledge in LP modeling working in Mid term and Long Term Planning.




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