President ISA Oman

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Salim Hamed Al Hinai

President, ISA Oman

Salim Al Hinai is Function Head of Control and Automation of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), leading a team of C&A Engineers within the Smart Fields Department. Salim’s experience spans more than 39 years in Control and Automation, including hands-on experience as Instrument Technician, Maintenance Supervisor and Field Construction. He also has worked as C&A Project Lead with various international EPC contractors. As Head of Control and Automation he has co-responsibility that PDO meets its HSE and production targets, and is accountable for long term vision and direction with respect to C&A technical and commercial aspects. His role also encompasses developing people capability, drive technologies and external networking within the Industry, developing C&A standard and work processes and to ensure the sustainability of the Discipline within the Company. Control and Automation is a vital area for PDO, having a broad range of critical functionalities from Measuring, Controlling and Safeguarding PDO’s operation. Salim has witnessed technology transformation over the last decades and played a key role to ensure that PDO has benefitted from the new technologies. Salim holds a B.Eng in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Huddersfield UK.