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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:...
SHUTDOWNS & TURNAROUNDS: FISHING IN AN EVER SMALLER SEA
With an ever increasing need for cost control and management of project complexities, the significance of every decision made by a TAR manager during the planning and execution stages of these events is continuously imperative. As the current oil price downturn has widened refining margins and set owners smiling from...
REFINING YOUR SHUTDOWNS: GAUGING THE INDUSTRY AND CRACKING THE TURNAROUND CODE
When the oil price significantly drops, most of the hydrocarbons industry goes into a state of meltdown. However, in the downstream sector, the nose-diving materials costs can generate a generous increase in profitability for the part of the industry that is, traditionally, the most squeezed. Keeping your facility online and...
The World’s Top 10 Super Refineries
Oil & gas IQ reveals the new breed of oil super refineries that is becoming more prevalent across the world. Learn who owns and operates each refinery, teir capacity in Million Tons per Annum and Barrels Per Day (BDP).
Prevention is better than the cure for oil giants
When dealing with oil and gas, safety and effective risk management is crucially important, as any errors can have huge repercussions not only for the environment, but also to the company involved. Accidents, spills and leaks can be incredibly costly to deal with, while an organisation's reputation can receive untold...
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...
Monitoring and Management: How to Pre-Empt the Downtime
Monitoring and reporting are crucially important to the oil industry in order to assess the performance of current projects and analyse the information provided to help improve future ventures, all in an industry that is struggling to maintain aging assets. Read full article
Unplanned Shutdown Management
How Shell, BP and Exxon offset the loss of revenue caused by unplanned shutdowns in recent years
Shutdowns and Turnarounds Post Show Report - Previous event
Whether you attended the Shuts and Turns event or are perhaps considering attending next time, this post show report will help you understand what happened at the event as well as who attended and what was learnt. There is also information on our up and coming events coming up over...
Shutdowns and Turnarounds – 8 Steps to maximise uptime and minimise downtime
Content description: In times of tightened belts and narrow margins, capitalising on uptime and reducing downtime is key to profitability. Oil and Gas IQ’s Asdza Nadleehe, outlines 8 steps to optimised productivity.
Plant Reliabilty and Maintenance
Various professionals from Exxon, Alstom and Atkins Borea discuss asset maintenance in continunous processing. Key topic areas include efficiency, the priorities, human factors, fuel variability and the importance of constant risk assessments.