Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome remarks by conference Chairman


9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Explore how PDO implemented drones for inspection and ensures safe and secure operations

Moahmmed Al Sulaimani, Remote Sensing Geomatics Team, Petroleum Development Oman
  • Learn how PDO is using UAVs for oil and gas operations including inspection of their flare stacks.
  • Discussing the potential of using drones for inspection of fixed and linear equipment.

Moahmmed Al Sulaimani

Remote Sensing Geomatics Team
Petroleum Development Oman

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Learn how Saudi Aramco uses UAVs to overcome the challenges for their exploration missions

Abdulaziz Al Assaf, Head of Aerial Mapping Section, Geomatics Division, Saudi Aramco
  • Learn how UAVs create more accurate high resolution digital models from the UAV images of the exploration missions.
  • Discussing how UAVs save time and resources by accessing steep, rocky outcrops in remote sections of the desert to analyse and chart new hydrocarbon deposits.

Abdulaziz Al Assaf

Head of Aerial Mapping Section
Geomatics Division, Saudi Aramco

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Learn how Sarooj Construction utilises UAV applications for their construction purposes

Robert Akiki, Head of Survey, Sarooj Construction, Oman
  • Hear how drones are used in the construction industry for surveying new sites.
  • Learn how UAVs assist in monitoring job sites, inspecting structures and more.

Robert Akiki

Head of Survey
Sarooj Construction, Oman

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee and networking break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Learn how UAV applications are used at SEZAD ports for time and cost reduction

Yahya Al Zadjali, Planning and Follow Up of Engineering Project and GIS, Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD), Oman
  • Analysing how UAVs are used in ports to monitor ground and sea traffic for round the clock port safety and emergency response.
  • Discover how UAVs assist in operational tasks such as on-demand equipment inspection.

Yahya Al Zadjali

Planning and Follow Up of Engineering Project and GIS
Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD), Oman

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Discuss how UAVs are transforming the Future of the transportation industry in Oman and what will set the trend in Oman’s transportation and communication industry

  • Discuss how UAVs can collect data for traffic and road surface monitoring.
  • Learn how UAVs can be a substitute for satellite monitoring of weather and environment conditions.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Discuss how UAVs are used for academic and educational purposes in institutions globally

Chiranjeevi Rollakanti, Senior Lecturer, Middle East College, Oman
  • Learn how drones assist in training students in universities such as surveying modules in engineering and environmental departments.
  • Discover how operating drones for technical applications creates job opportunities.

Chiranjeevi Rollakanti

Senior Lecturer
Middle East College, Oman

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM The future of UAS use in the police and national security through surveillance of the Sultanate of Oman

Mahmood Ghareeb Alraisi, Sr. Security Representative, National Survey Authority (NSA), Oman
  • Learn how drones are used by police academies and security agencies globally to combat crime through surveillance using UAVs.
  • Discuss how drones can be used for safety, security and emergency response by monitoring inaccessible areas.

Mahmood Ghareeb Alraisi

Sr. Security Representative
National Survey Authority (NSA), Oman

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Industry roundtable discussions:

The following session will feature a series of interactive group discussions set in a roundtable format. Each roundtable group leader will introduce a concept to the participants followed by an interactive discussion and live feedback.

Why participate?
Interactive group discussions are an excellent opportunity to get the straight to the point and ask the questions that you want to know the answers to. The group format also provides an excellent opportunity for networking between industry professionals.

Roundtable A

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM UAV monitoring and inspection in the oil and gas industry

Mohammed Al Sulaimani, Remote Sensing Geomatics Team, Petroleum Development Oman

Mohammed Al Sulaimani

Remote Sensing Geomatics Team
Petroleum Development Oman

Muhammed Kamran

Acting Manager - Geography Information Systems Department
Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD), Oman

Roundtable C

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM UAV imaging and mapping for agricultural use

Saud Al Farsi, Head of Soil Research Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman

Saud Al Farsi

Head of Soil Research Department
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman

Roundtable D

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM UAS data management and software applications for city planning

Yousuf Al Zadjali, GeoDatabase Administrator, Supreme Council for Planning, Oman

Yousuf Al Zadjali

GeoDatabase Administrator
Supreme Council for Planning, Oman

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Networking lunch

2:40 PM - 2:40 PM End of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.