Case Study: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Asset Management of Mega Projects

Ahmed Kotb, Asset Management and Reliability Leader


Being Asset Management Team Leader responsible for the asset management system implementation for ADMA OPCO’s new fields mega projects, that involved more than 180,000 new assets, has given me an excellent opportunity to gain a very good experience in the Asset Management of EPC mega projects.
I’ve been involved in all the stages for the projects and dealt with many EPC contractors in many countries (e.g. South Korea, Singapore, India, Oman, UAE, etc.) for the implementation of the asset management system.
The presentation will cover the major challenges and lessons learnt in each phase of the projects from design till operation.
It will be conducted in light of ISO 55000 definition for “Asset Management”, going through the Asset Life Cycle, the business process for managing major projects, and examples of major challenges and lessons learnt during: Project preparatory phase, project design phase, procurement phase, construction phase and operation phase.
Examples of the subjects that will be covered:
Asset Management definition, Asset Life cycle, major projects business process, the operations integrated readiness plan, company standard engineering documents update before the projects, including asset management and reliability requirements in the project scope of work, consequences of referring to outdated standard engineering documents, lowest bidder policy effect on the project, early involvement of operations in projects, challenges and lessons learnt/best practices in establishing the asset management system during the project, dealing with the EPC Contractors, project documents control, reliability and maintainability requirements, 3D models, FAT Tests, examples of construction and commissioning lessons learnt and examples of operation phase challenges and lessons learnt.
The above very rich, practical and value adding subjects will be simplified and demonstrated in an interesting attractive presentation.


More than 32 years of experience in Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Shutdown / Turnaround Planning, Asset Management and Reliability More than 26 years of experience in Oil and Gas Industry in major joint venture companies with: Shell, BP and Total. More than 16 years work experience in ADNOC Certified Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP CAT-I) Planned / participated in planning and execution of more than 40 major Shutdowns / Turnarounds Led a project for one of the largest Asset Management System Implementation Projects in the GCC region which covered about 180,000 Assets and Tags. Involved and participated in all stages of EPC Mega Projects for preparation of the asset requirements and assurance of operation readiness. Public speaker who conducted presentations and workshops in major Oil and Gas, AIM, Petrochemical, OPEX, Shutdowns and Turnarounds, Maintenance and Reliability conferences in US, UK, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Oman and UAE. Presented a paper “Asset Management System Engineering Implementation & Data Build for Mega Projects” in “Reliability 2” conference in Las Vegas-US (April 2014-representing my employer ADMA-OPCO).