Day 2 :
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,Malaysia
Keynote: Energy Resources in the Coastal Countries of the South China Sea: An Empirical Analysis of Energy Demand and Its Determinants
Time : 09:00-09:40
Azlina Abd. Aziz is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Development and Economics of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. She received her B.Econ (Hons) in Analytical Economics and Master’s degree in Economics from University of Malaya in 1999 and 2002 respectively. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Economics from University of Leicester in 2007. Her fields of interest are environmental and natural resource economics, particularly Energy Economics. Among her current areas of research are energy demand and economic growth, energy and the environment, energy consumer behavior and low carbon/renewable energy economics. She has presented papers at conferences both home and abroad, published articles and papers in various journals.
Statement of the Problem: Developing countries play an increasingly important role in the world energy markets, with their consumption of energy increasing significantly over the past two decades. According to a report released by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA, 2013) these countries will account for 65 per cent of the world’s energy consumption by the year 2040. The increase has been particularly pronounced among the developing countries of East and Southeast Asia and is expected to continue into the next century. The increasing importance of the share of developing economies in the global energy markets also means there will be excessive increase in energy consumption which posed obstacles to economic development. The present paper aims to identify the key economic forces driving changes that influence energy demand.
- A.A. Azlina, Mahirah Kamaludin, Engku Siti Zaharah Engku Abdullah, Alias Radam (2016), Factors Influencing Household End-Use Electricity Demand in Malaysia, Advanced Science Letter, Vol. 22 Number 12, pp.4120-4123.
- 2. K. Mahirah, A.A. Azlina, Izyan Nazirah & Ridzuan Yacob (2015), Valuing Road User’s Willingness to Pay to Reduce Traffic Congestion in Klang Valley, Malaysia, Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 25:x-xISSN 1911-2017 E-ISSN 1911-2025.
- A.A. Azlina, Engku Siti Zaharah Engku Abdullah, Mahirah Kamaludin & Alias Radam (2015), Energy Conservation of Residential Sector In Malaysia, Journal of Business & Social Development, Vol. 3 Number 2: 51-62. ISSN: 2289-2915.
- A.A. Azlina, Siong Hook Law & Nik Hashim Nik Mustapha (2014), Dynamic linkages among transport energy consumption, income and CO2 emission in Malaysia, Energy Policy, Vol. 73: 598-606. ISSN: 0301-4215.
- A.A Azlina, Nik Hashim Nik Mustapha, Roslina Ismail (2013), Factors Affecting Energy Demand in Developing Countries: A Dynamic Panel Analysis, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Vol. 3: 1-6. ISSN Online: 2146-4553 Factor: 0.608).
Heriot Watt University, UAE
Time : 10:40-11:05
Taha Elhag is an Associate Professor in Project Management at Heriot Watt University. Previously he was an Associate Professor at UCL, University of London and was an Assistant Professor at Manchester University, UK. His teaching duties comprise undergraduate and postgraduate programs; and Course Directorship. His academic experience also includes the supervision of MSc dissertations and PhD research and acting as Internal and External Examiner for different universities. He is also an expert Reviewer for many international journals and EPSRC research projects. He was a Visiting Lecturer at Manchester and Reading Universities and the British University in Dubai (BUiD). He is an internationally respected academic with a track record of publications. He is the author of over 60 refereed papers in international journals and conferences.
During recent years, many systems and models have been developed for inspecting, monitoring and managing the maintenance of oil/gas pipelines. However, the adoption and application of these systems by the industry have not been very effective. On the other hand, the reliability of some condition assessment systems is not very efficient because of: (1) the subjective nature of monitoring data interpretation by experts; and (2) the complex relationships between the many types of defects. Dawotola et al. (2013) developed an integrity maintenance optimization framework for petroleum pipelines for the determination of the probability of failures and their associated consequences. Hovhanessian et al. (2008) developed pipeline risk management system for lifetime prediction and to establish priorities for monitoring activities. Otegui (2014) investigated the conditions contributed to failures of buried pipelines. The study concluded that the most frequent threats for the integrity of onshore buried pipelines are corrosion and third party damage, as well as loss of data about material and operation, old repairs and demographic changes. Due to the constraints of time, budget and other resources such as manpower and equipment, it is not possible for oil and gas assets owner organizations to either attend to all maintenance requirement schemes within a given planning period or to perform all the planned maintenance concurrently. Accordingly, the primary objectives of this research is to investigate and rank the significant parameters governing the decision making process for priority rating of repair and maintenance activities for oil/gas pipelines and to develop an integrated pipeline maintenance management system.