Showcasing the ‘backbone of our operations’
Southern Area Gas Operations Maintenance Forum highlights maintenance activities through presentations and exhibits.
More than 600 maintenance craftsmen and professionals from across Aramco, joined by representatives from various partners, converged at the al-Hasa National Industrial Training Institute recently for a two-day conference.
The Maintenance Forum highlighted the crucial role that maintenance workers play in ensuring plant equipment reliability, and underscored Aramco’s commitment to investing in related training and development.
Southern Area Gas Operations senior vice president Wail A. Jaafari opened the event, emphasizing the importance of the maintenance workforce.
Our maintenance craftsmen and professionals are the backbone of our operations.
— Wail A. Jaafari
“They are responsible for keeping our plants running safely and reliably and we are committed to providing them with the resources and training they need to perform their jobs effectively," Jaafari added
The forum showcased maintenance activities, with presentations led by experts from various Aramco organizations that aimed to help maximize plant efficiency, reduce maintenance repair time, strengthen quality management, and provide insight into various challenges.
Aramco booths showcased innovative tools and best practices for cost avoidance, reducing downtime, and minimizing risks. Companies including Baker Hughes, GE Oil and Gas, ABB Global, and others, exhibited their new capabilities and services and the forum fostered connections between subject matter experts across various organizations.
Caption for top photo: Hassan S. Alsinan demonstrates his innovative tool to an interested attendee of the two-day Southern Area Gas Operations Maintenance Forum.