Podcasts

Two Sure-Fire Ways To Limit Scope Creep In Your Shutdowns

In this exclusive interview for Oil & Gas IQ, Tim Haidar speaks with Anil Malik, Shutdown and Turnaround Planning Engineer for Qatar Petroleum about the tricks of the trade he has learned from masterminding more than 30 shutdowns worldwide.

In the course of his interview, Anil touches on:

  • Scope Management & Development: Formulating and executing your management strategy throughout the project life cycle, to guarantee that your TAR project is completed on time, on budget and, without increasing in scope or complexity.
  • Contractor Management: How and when to induct and communicate with contracted professions, how to make the most out of your skilled labour force, and developing a strong and positive culture
  • Lessons Learnt: Capturing data, and implementing the lessons learnt, to improve the efficiency of your next turnaround project.

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Life-Cycle Costing - A Research Model

In this special double interview, Dr Paul Baguely, Research Fellow in Cost Engineering at Cranfield University and Peter Okafor, Head of the Department of Quantity Surveying at the Federal Polytechnic of Ogun State, Nigeria, join Oil and Gas IQ to discuss Life-Cycle Costing (LCC) in Shutdowns and Turnarounds.

They outline the current challenges that oil refineries face with regards to technology and how LCC methodology can help them overcome these challenges. Next they talk about the life-cycle cost breakdown structure (CBS) and how it can help those within the industry. Finally, they offer their thoughts on what those working outside of the oil industry can take away from their research.

Download the transcript here