Nasser M. Balhareth: About the Author
Senior Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Nasser M. Balhareth

Nasser M. Balhareth recently retired from Saudi Aramco where he was a senior consultant with the Saudi Aramco Consulting Services Department. He received a B.S. degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, KSA. Nasser has over 33 years of total industry experience in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. His areas of expertise are AIM systems, inspection and RBI, and assessment and integrity reviews of plant equipment and systems. He has authored and co-authored several papers and engineering reports as well as developed several corporate engineering standards in asset integrity, inspection, failure analysis, and asset life assessment. He has also led several life extension and technical due diligence studies on refineries, gas, and petrochemical plants. Nasser has also served as an API voting member in risk-based inspection standards and reviewing member in API standards committees, plus developed several corporate standards, procedures, engineering reports, and technical alerts.

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Published Articles

November/December 2022 Inspectioneering Journal

To improve their implemented AIMS program and streamline the process of assessment, Saudi Aramco has developed an in-house AIMS assessment tool referred to as the Integrity Management Assessment Tool (IMAT).

September/October 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

Understanding asset integrity and its management framework is important to sustaining the integrity of assets in the oil and gas industry. This article will discuss eleven primary elements that make up an asset integrity management program.

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