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29Jun2016

Refining Business Processes

  • By Courtney Brewer
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Refining Business Processes for Plant Operations Remove the Gaps Between Planning, Maintenance, and Operations By: Mike Neill, Petrotechnics President – North America With infrastructure at capacity, new construction already at a high pace, and aging infrastructure requiring constant maintenance and repair, gas processors are left with a dilemma. Operators must often manage the conflicting demands of operating
12May2016

Making Safety Decisions without a Blindfold

  • By Courtney Brewer
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Making Safety Decisions without a Blindfold By: Mike Neill, Petrotechnics President – North America I recently presented at the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th Annual CCPS Global Congress on Process Safety, in Houston. This prestigious conference had over 2,600 high-level attendees across hazardous industries, including Oil, Gas, Chemical, Utilities, Pharma and more. Among the
11May2016

The Future of Offshore Risk Management

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The Future of Offshore Risk Management By: Mike Neill, Petrotechnics President – North America Many operators face a dilemma. Production rates, or revenue sources, are only a fraction of what they were when fields were producing at their peak rate. Now, a majority of facilities are approaching or have exceeded their design life, and each
27Apr2016

Big Changes for Big Oil

  • By Kirsty Morrison
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Big Oil has weathered its fair share of turbulence in recent years. But to what extent is the low oil price impacting the performance of supermajors? And, importantly, how can the effect on operational excellence be minimized? The ‘reserve-replacement ratio’ is a commonly used metric indicating the performance of Exploration and Production companies. It compares
25Apr2016

Managing Offshore Operational Risk in a Low Oil Price Environment

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Offshore Risk: Managing Offshore Operational Risk in a Low Oil Price Environment By: Mike Neill, Petrotechnics President – North America ONE YEAR AGO, I shared how operators were adjusting their operational risk management initiatives to lowering oil prices (OGFJ, April 2015). Since that time, prices have continued to fall, and the industry is now accepting
29Mar2016

Friends or Foes: Safety, Productivity, and Today’s Oil Price

  • By Kirsty Morrison
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Friends or Foes: Safety, Productivity, and Today’s Oil Price By Mike Neill Over the past 18 months, the declining oil price has forced oil and gas companies to make critical operational changes. These adjustments – which can be seen in the form of budget cuts, project deferrals, and layoffs – are putting safe, productive operations
17Mar2016

Safety Matters

  • By Kirsty Morrison
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Technology has penetrated almost every aspect of refining and petrochemical operations, with many believing it has made them safer, more secure and less harmful to the environment. Process automation now more than ever allows workers to perform their duties without even leaving the control room, while smart equipment can deflect, predict and prevent potentially life-threatening
15Mar2016

Petrotechnics drives rail sector growth with strategic hire

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Rail subject matter expert brings over 15 years’ experience to Petrotechnics   Aberdeen, UK, 10 March 2016 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, has appointed Michael Brown as rail subject matter expert to support its expansion in the sector.   Brown has 18 years’ experience in the rail industry. Having
08Mar2016

Securing Vital Operations with PSM

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By Simon Jones, Head of Professional Services, Petrotechnics Petrotechnics was privileged to chair and present at the Fleming Gulf Process Safety Kuwait event from 16th to 17th February. Attended by senior oil and gas industry professionals, the event explored the role of Process Safety Management in securing Kuwait’s vital operations.   While most of the
25Feb2016

PETROTECHNICS AWARDED CONTRACT WITH MAJOR LNG OPERATOR

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North American LNG operator strengthens operations and risk management programs Houston, Texas – February 25, 2016 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management software solutions, has been appointed by a major LNG operator to deploy its Proscient platform at the operator’s Gulf of Mexico facilities. Petrotechnics’ software will help improve operations and