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Digitalization

Nagarajan Venkataraman

Borouge
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.

Fire & Gas

Thomas M. Ostrowski

Al Hosn Gas
Automation and Electrical Manager

Tom is the Automation and Electrical Manager at Al Hosn Gas. He has over 25 years of experience in control systems, process safety systems, instrumentation and control valves. Tom has held managerial and engineering positions in several operating and project companies and recently has worked on the Al Hosn Gas Shah Gas Development project in Abu Dhabi. He has a Master’s Degree in Control Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Flow Metering

Challa Venkat Raj Sekhar

ZADCO
Instrument Engineer – OSES-EIE

Functional Safety & SIS

Reni Kaduvattoor Ninan

ADNOC
Technical Integrity Department.Asset Integrity Team Leader

Mr. Reni K Ninan has more than 23 years of experience in design, engineering and Project Management of Instrumentation, Control and Automation facets of Downstream Oil and Gas, and Steel Industries. Mr. Reni has been instrumental in bringing in the culture of IEC 61508/61511 compliances, Functional safety needs and SIS across all the depots/plants, and has been representing ADNOC Dist. in project SIL studies, and HAZOP/HAZID sessions. Mr. Reni focused has shifted from core ICA to two pillars of the Asset Integrity functions, which are design and operating integrity. Still with the operating integrity function, Mr. Reni is keenly engaged in building systems, procedures and best practices for implementing/maintaining Instrumented Protective Function, Safety Instrumented Systems and Safety Instrumented Function. He is now working with ADNOC Distribution’s Technical Integrity Department as Asset Integrity Team Leader since last 2 years.

Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security

Abdulla Ayoub

GASCO
Automation Section Head, Engineering and Technical Services

More than 20 years of experience in Industrial Automation, Telemetry, SCADA and Project Management. More than 15 years in Oil and Gas industry. – Identify opportunities for improvement and implementation of Automation and process control applications. – Conduct economic feasibility studies to evaluate financial and technical viability of Industrial Automation Solutions/Applications.

Power Automation Solutions

Khalil Abdel Aziz Mansour

ADCO
Chief Electrical Engineering

Mr. Khalil Abdel Aziz Mansour graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in 1984 with Electrical Engineering Degree. He has total working experience of more than 30 years in Oil and Gas. He is a Chartered Engineer registered with Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and also member in IEEE. He is working with ADCO Electrical Engineering department (In House Engineering) for last five years as Chief Electrical Engineer.

Process Analyzers

Ranjan Chakravarty

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. – Takreer
Control & Electrical Engineering Department Manager

Control & Automation professional in Petroleum Refining Industry for +32 years many aspects – Maintenance, Project Engineering, Project Management & Execution, Technical Support, Instrument, Telecomm Modernization and Automation upgrades. Currently working with Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. – Takreer as Manager of Control and Electrical Engineering Department. Member of ISA for past 20 years.

Turbomachinery Controls

Saeed Ahmed Al Shehhi

ADGAS
Senior Instrument Engineer, IC&EE Department

Saeed studied mechatronics engineering that cover mechanical, control and electrical aspects in Higher College of Technology in United Arab Emirates. Later on, he earned both a Bachelor degree in engineering management and recently Master in Business Administration from the same college. Saeed has 10 years experience in instrumentation discipline in Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS) within engineering Division. He handled a several key brown field projects in last few years in LNG/LPG process control, vibration system, analyzers aspects, machine control and emission monitoring. He also participated in instrument support of a number of major schemes within ADGAS. He is leading a group of instrument design engineers and construction group for carrying out plant modifications and considered as technical authority (instrument discipline) for complying ADGAS standard/ practices in all major brown and green field projects & modifications.

Wireless Communications

Khalid Abdul-Nabi Abdulla

ADMA
Telecommunication Team Leader

Khalid Abdulla is Telecomms Team Leader at ADMA-OPCO with experience of 16 years in Oil and Gas Telecommunications requirements and setups. Khalid has worked in both operations and development of telecommunications systems, where he carried out many projects pertaining the development of the telecommunications infrastructure and introducing new technologies, as well as participated in pan company mega projects where he acted as the focal point of all Telecommunications and IT requirements in the mega projects from the FEED stage to the Commissioning stage.

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