Petrotechnics http://www.petrotechnics.com Improving Production Efficiency & Lowering Operational Risk Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:42:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Petrotechnics to Share How to Achieve Shutdown and Turnaround Excellence by Changing the Safety Productivity Dynamic at the 4th Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-how-to-achieve-shutdown-and-turnaround-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-the-4th-plant-shutdown-turnaround-conference http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-how-to-achieve-shutdown-and-turnaround-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-the-4th-plant-shutdown-turnaround-conference#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:42:31 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3497 Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, will share an evolutionary approach to achieving Shutdown and Turnaround Excellence at the Fleming Gulf 4th Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference. Taking place in Doha, Qatar from the 27th – 29th October at the Crowne Plaza, Petrotechnics will once again take the role of Strategic Partner with Fleming Gulf.

This annual event is the premier event on the topic of Plant Shutdowns and Turnarounds in hazardous industries in the Middle East. The focus of this year’s conference will be achieving the next generation of Shutdowns and Turnarounds (STO) resulting in greater efficiency and better results. Petrotechnics will share how organisations can improve and optimise Shutdown and Turnaround performance and get on the path to achieving operational excellence. This will be followed by an interactive workshop which will enable delegates to better connect people, process and technology and see how they can benefit from an ongoing risk based optimisation of the plan. With a greater understanding of risk, organisations will be empowered to make better decisions and get more of the right work done and ensure shutdowns and turnarounds are achieved on time and in budget.

“Fleming Gulf is proud to host Petrotechnics as its Strategic Partner once again at the much awaited 4th Plant Shutdown & Turnaround Conference”, said John Paul, Business Development Director, Fleming Gulf. “Petrotechnics will be directly involved in sharing best practises, addressing industry challenges and technological advancements with a collective audience of over 400 participants from leading energy corporations from across the MENA region,” continued Paul.

“By enabling people throughout the organisation to collectively understand the uncertainty around risk they can be empowered to make the right decisions and manage the dynamic safe execution of Shutdowns and Turnarounds. With our solution Proscient, organisations can get more of the right work done during a Shutdown and Turnaround and ensure they achieve their goals on time and on budget,” David Bleackley, Vice President of Sales, Petrotechnics.

Petrotechnics’ Proscient software platform is an operational performance and predictive risk solution that changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organisations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so that they can make better decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organisations can reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimised production efficiency, improved asset integrity and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and turnarounds.

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Petrotechnics Announces Alliance with The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-announces-alliance-with-the-mary-kay-oconnor-process-safety-center http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-announces-alliance-with-the-mary-kay-oconnor-process-safety-center#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:12 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3484 Technology innovator supports advancement and research conducted by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to improve process safety management performance and minimize losses

Houston, October 22, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced an alliance with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Consortium. This commitment demonstrates Petrotechnics’ support of education and research on the health, safety and environmental effects of chemical products and processes.

The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) develops and promotes safer processes, equipment, procedures and management strategies with the goal of minimizing losses within the processing industry. For over 25 years Petrotechnics has helped companies in hazardous industries around the world reduce operational risk and improve the productivity of their operations.

Petrotechnics’ North American President, Mike Neill will sit on the Center’s steering committee, bringing more than 35 years of oil and gas and petrochemical engineering experience. Petrotechnics will also participate in the annual MKOPSC International Symposium, which will be held October 26-30, 2014, in College Station, Texas, hosted in association with IChemE, the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

“We are look forward to Petrotechnics’ contribution to the Center’s strategic direction,” said Dr. Sam Mannan, Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. “Members such as Petrotechnics bring technical experience and extensive knowledge of process safety best practices and are instrumental to advancing the Center’s vision.”

“It is an honor to support the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center,” said Petrotechnics’ North American President, Mike Neill. “At Petrotechnics, we believe connecting the impact of process safety management performance to daily operations in a practical manner is essential for hazardous industries. Our goal in working with the MKOPSC is to provide practical ways to see, understand and manage the impact of operational risk impact across the chemical processing industry. This enables organizations to change the safety-productivity dynamic in all levels of their organization, to make the right decisions in terms of the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of their operations.”

About Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Center’s mission is to promote safety as second nature throughout industries around the world. In addition, the Center develops safer processes, equipment, procedures and management strategies to minimize losses within the processing industry. The Center conducts research and develops undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Its services include independent accident investigation and analysis, particularly for accidents suggesting new phenomena or complex technologies. The Center serves all stakeholders, provides a common forum, and develops programs and activities that will forever change the paradigm of process safety. For more information, please visit: http://process-safety.tamu.edu/

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

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Petrotechnics to Share Expertise on How to Unlock Operational Excellence by Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-expertise-on-how-to-unlock-operational-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-expertise-on-how-to-unlock-operational-excellence-by-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3472 Oil & Gas technology innovator to share operational excellence best practices for United States exploration and production companies

Houston, October 15, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced it will share how U.S.-based operators can change the safety-productivity dynamic across their upstream operations on October 20, 2014, at the Austin UpTech Oil & Gas Summit.

The UpTech Summit is North America’s senior-level conference for E&P operating and producing companies to explore solutions and innovations to drive operational excellence. Petrotechnics, provider of Proscient™, enables organizations to understand the impact of risk on their operations so they can make the right decisions to improve operational performance. The result is increased safety performance, production efficiency and maintenance effectiveness, reduced unplanned shutdowns and improved shutdown turnaround effectiveness. Petrotechnics was selected to share industry expertise at UpTech’s Canadian and U.S. summits on the evolution of upstream operations to a more effective way of work that reduces operational risk and improves efficiency.

“Following the company’s stand-out presentation at the UpTech Banff Summit, Petrotechnics was selected to share best practices at our annual U.S. conference,” said Director, Oliver Thomas. “Petrotechnics will demonstrate how the oil and gas industry is incorporating enterprise-level technology to reduce the complexity of frontline operations and improve operational decision making.”

“For the last two decades, Petrotechnics has worked to understand how people, business process and technology are integrated across operations. By harnessing safety and productivity as complimentary forces, exploration & production companies can unlock a tangible and practical path to sustainable operational excellence,” said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics North America. “We look forward to sharing with UpTech’s U.S. E&P community how the industry is evolving to a more effective way of work by dramatically changing the safety-productivity dynamic across operations.”

About the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit
The UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit is an invitation-only event catering to senior-level management and technical experts from junior, intermediate and large cap exploration and production companies in North America. For more information on the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit, please visit www.uptechsummit.com.

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

 

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Petrotechnics to Share Risk Based Approach for Connecting Operational Excellence Programmes to Daily Operations at OpEx 2014 http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-risk-based-approach-for-connecting-operational-excellence-programmes-to-daily-operations-at-opex-2014 http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-risk-based-approach-for-connecting-operational-excellence-programmes-to-daily-operations-at-opex-2014#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:37:42 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3465 Abu Dhabi, 12 October 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, will present at OpEx, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 15th October 2014. Petrotechnics will explore how organisations can better connect operational excellence programmes to daily operations to change the safety-productivity dynamic and unlock the path to operational excellence.

OpEx 2014 is the premier event on the topic of Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals sector held in the Middle East. This year’s conference will include a new emphasis on corporate strategy excellence, sustainability and safety, as well as the ‘People’, ‘Assets’ and ‘Technology’ themes covered in last year’s event.
Petrotechnics will share its risk based approach to operational excellence enabling organisations to better connect their operational excellence programmes to daily operations to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable long term production. With a common and practical currency of risk from the frontline to the boardroom, organisations can understand the impact of risk on their operations and make the right decisions to improve operational performance.

“At Petrotechnics we are helping our customers change the safety productivity dynamic in their organisations. Safety and productivity do not have to be mutually exclusive of each other”, said Scott Lehmann, Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing. “Operational excellence is a critical enabler of business strategy to drive increased value in an organisation. We believe a practical risk based approach to operational excellence can connect the organisation to the day to day reality of frontline operations and more effectively drive continuous improvement towards operational excellence”, continued Lehmann.

Petrotechnics’ Proscient software platform is an operational performance and predictive risk solution that changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organisations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so that they can make better decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organisations can reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimised production efficiency, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and turnarounds.

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Teekay Goes Live with Petrotechnics’ Proscient on Voyageur Spirit Asset http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/teekay-goes-live-with-petrotechnics-proscient-on-voyageur-spirit-asset http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/teekay-goes-live-with-petrotechnics-proscient-on-voyageur-spirit-asset#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 04:00:42 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3407
Teekay Petrojarl begins global rollout of Proscient across its fleet of FPSOs

Aberdeen, September 23, 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions announced today that Teekay Petrojarl has gone live with the Proscient operational performance and predictive risk platform on its Voyageur Spirit asset in the North Sea, The Voyageur Spirit Proscient go live kicks off the global deployment of Proscient across Teekay’s fleet of FPSOs in the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea and in Brazil.

Teekay Petrojarl selected Petrotechnics after a lengthy competitive tendering process. Teekay came to the market searching for a way to standardise and systemise safe work across their FPSO assets in the North Sea. Teekay also wanted to explore the options available for deploying a solution that could proactively support the optimisation of their operational environment in what they identified as “harsh conditions”.

With a particular focus on standardising best practice and reducing operational risk, Teekay rapidly identified requirements and capabilities beyond traditional ePTW tools. The Proscient solution addressed their immediate needs but more importantly provided them the optimum platform for their longer term goals of optimising their FPSO operations. In addition Teekay selected Petrotechnics as the most capable and best suited partner to ensure on time delivery and an ongoing source of expertise to support their long term production optimisation goals.

The Voyager Spirit is the first of 10 assets scheduled to go live with Proscient over the next 10-15 months. The project will support over 1k users and will provide the platform for the next stages of the Teekay operational excellence programme which will include the impact of process safety barrier impairments on frontline operational activity.

“Our selection of Petrotechnics was based on three key points: Firstly, they had the best technology solution which met our needs’. Secondly and arguably most important, they had the best implementation model and the experience to back it up.” said Operations Strategy and Support Manager, Roar Bye. “Thirdly, Petrotechnics’ references were excellent and very much spoke to the strength and depth of their capabilities. They came across as the ideal partner and this go-live is the first tangible example of our ongoing partnership.”

“Reducing operational risk and improving productivity don’t have to be mutually exclusive,” said Iain Mackay, Vice President of Petrotechnics. “We’re proud of the partnership we have with Teekay Petrojarl and the positive impact Proscient will have in helping them more effectively manage, optimise and execute operational activity across their global fleet. Together we have taken a bold step to making safer, but more effective production a reality in harsh operating environments”, added Mackay.

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Petrotechnics to Share Offshore Operations Best Practices for Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic at Annual HSE Excellence Forum http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-offshore-operations-best-practices-for-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-annual-hse-excellence-forum http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-offshore-operations-best-practices-for-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-at-annual-hse-excellence-forum#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:32 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3404 Operational performance innovator shares how to achieve a common view of risk across offshore operations and connect deviations from standards and regulations

Houston, September 22, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, announced it has been selected to present best practices for offshore operators to manage operational risk and change the safety-productivity dynamic at the annual HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum, in Houston, September 24, 2014.

The HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum is focused on adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity, including best practices and latest developments for better safety culture and more robust management systems. Petrotechnics was selected share expertise at this year’s Forum on how organizations can evolve to a more effective way of working that reduces operational risk and improves production efficiency. Changing the way the safety-productivity dynamic is managed is key to reinventing the HSE DNA. Safety and productivity no longer need to be seen as mutually exclusive. An evolutionary advancement of how people, business process and technology are integrated across operations can harness safety and productivity as complimentary forces and unlock a tangible and practical path to operational excellence.

“Petrotechnics is a strategic partner of this year’s HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum,” explains Conference Producer, Gabriela Pantoja. “As the oil and gas industry’s trusted provider of operational performance and risk management solutions, Petrotechnics was selected to share expertise on how offshore companies can change the safety-productivity dynamic for their business at this year’s 2014 HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum.”

“At Petrotechnics, we believe that reducing operational risk and improving productivity are essential goals for hazardous industries around the world,” said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics North America. “For oil and gas offshore operators, achieving a common view of risk can help connect deviations from standards and regulations, such as SEMS II, with the physical reality of day-to-day operations. This provides operators with the visibility they need to optimize operations and fundamentally change the safety-productivity dynamic offshore.”

Petrotechnics is relied upon by over 85% of offshore operators in the North Sea and 40% in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico for delivering solutions that improve frontline operational performance. Petrotechnics’ enterprise ready solution, Proscient, allows organizations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations, including deviations from regulations management systems, like SEMS II, so they can make the right decisions to improve operational performance and keep people safe.

About the HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum
The HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum focuses on adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity. The conference will bring together regulators, drilling contractors, operators and leading safety experts. For more information on the HSE Excellence for Offshore Operations Forum, please visit http://hse.americanleaders.com/hse-excellence-offshore-forum.

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production.  With the ability to ensure more of the right activity is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organizations reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimized production, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and more effective shutdowns and turnarounds. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

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Petrotechnics to Share Expertise on Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic Across Upstream Operations at Annual Uptech Oil & Gas Summit http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-expertise-on-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-across-upstream-operations-at-annual-uptech-oil-gas-summit http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-to-share-expertise-on-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-across-upstream-operations-at-annual-uptech-oil-gas-summit#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:49 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3393 Operational performance innovator shares how operators can reduce operational risk and improve the productivity of operations

Houston, September 18, 2014Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions that change the safety-productivity dynamic across hazardous industries, announced it will be presenting on how organizations can change the safety productivity dynamic across their upstream operations  at the annual UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit, in Lake Louise, September 22, 2014.

The UpTech, Upstream Oil & Gas Summit is Canada’s leading senior-level conference for the oil and gas industry. The Summit caters to technical experts and decision makers from junior, oil sands, intermediate and large cap oil and gas producers.  Petrotechnics will share its expertise on how organizations can change the safety productivity dynamic in their operations to reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency.

“When looking for a presentation on frontline operational management and predictive risk, Petrotechnics’ were a clear choice due to their experience in the oil and gas industry. We feel they are an excellent addition to the Educational Program,” said Conference Director, Oliver Thomas.

“For Petrotechnics, helping organizations reduce operational risk, improve the productivity of their operations and most importantly keep their people safe is what we are all about,”
said Petrotechnics’ North American Business Consultant, Blake Herman. “We are keen to share with the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas community how the industry can evolve to a more effective way of working based on a common currency of operational risk.  In doing so they can optimize cross functional business processes and systematize how they manage and execute operational activity to better ensure safe, efficient and long term production.”

Petrotechnics’ flagship software solution, Proscient, changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries. It allows organizations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so they can make the right decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right activity is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organizations can reduce their operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimized production efficiency, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and more effective shutdowns and turnarounds.

About the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit
The UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit is an invitation-only event catering to senior-level management and technical experts from junior, intermediate and large cap exploration and production companies in North America. For more information on the UpTech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit, please visit http://www.uptechsummit.com.

About Petrotechnics
Petrotechnics has been working with customers in hazardous industries for over 25 years providing practical solutions that transform and improve frontline performance. Recently recognized as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading analyst firm Gartner, Petrotechnics’ Proscient™ simplifies the complexities of frontline operations. It changes the safety-productivity dynamic by helping organizations reduce operational risk and improve productivity to ensure long-term safe production. Petrotechnics has offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Dammam. For more information, please visit: www.petrotechnics.com.

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Demand for Proscient Drives Petrotechnics Sales and Marketing Expansion in North America http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/demand-for-proscient-drives-petrotechnics-sales-and-marketing-expansion-in-north-america http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/demand-for-proscient-drives-petrotechnics-sales-and-marketing-expansion-in-north-america#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:23:20 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3384 Industry leading operational risk management solution ramps-up to support North American growth

Houston, September 10, 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions that change the safety-productivity dynamic across hazardous industries, announced the growth of its Business Development and Marketing teams to support unprecedented demand in North America. On the back of being named a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by leading technology analyst firm Gartner, the new North American team will support customer demand for Petrotechnics’ flagship solution, Proscient™.

Proscient changes the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous industries around the world. It allows organizations to collectively understand the impact of risk on operations so they can make the right decisions to improve their operational performance. With the ability to ensure more of the right activity is done safely, efficiently and sustainably, organizations can reduce their operational risk and improve production efficiency. The result is improved safety, optimized production efficiency, improved asset integrity, increased maintenance effectiveness and a reduction in unplanned shutdowns and more effective shutdowns and turnarounds.

Petrotechnics’ industry leading work execution solutions claim 85% market share in the North Sea and 40% share in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. With customers moving to the broader value offered by Proscient and recent accolades offered by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” as well as being named a finalist for the 2014 US Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards, regional demand for Petrotechnics’ solutions is at an all-time high.

As part of its global growth strategy and to support regional demand for Proscient, Petrotechnics appointed Blake Herman, Sheila Berru, Keith Richardson, Courtney Brewer and Kimberly Caulfield to join the company’s North American team in various Business Development and Marketing roles. The appointment of this team provides senior expertise to the company’s world class business consultancy team with a combined experience of more than 75 years positioning and selling innovative technology solutions.

Blake Herman was appointed as Petrotechnics’ North American Business Consultant. Mr. Herman has more than 20 years of experience in the global high tech arena having served many of the largest oil and gas corporations through their technology investment and adoption. In his role, Mr. Herman will help industry clients understand the enormous impact operational performance and predictive risk management technology can have on the safety and productivity of their operations.

Sheila Berru and Keith Richardson have been appointed as Petrotechnics’ new Business Development and Account Managers. Ms. Berru has over 20 years of experience selling enterprise software and consulting services across the oil and gas, metals and mining and utilities industries. Mr. Richardson has over 8 years of experience delivering software solutions that allow organizations to solve their operational challenges across a wide range of industries, including Oil and Gas and Chemical. In their roles, Ms. Berru and Mr. Richardson are responsible for the North American sales of Petrotechnics’ solutions to hazardous industries.

Courtney Brewer is Petrotechnics’ North American Product Marketing Executive. Ms. Brewer comes to Petrotechnics with more than 8 years of marketing communications and public relations experience specific to oil and gas enterprise solutions. In her role, Ms. Brewer is responsible for understanding the various business challenges hazardous industries face and how these segments can benefit from Petrotechnics’ solutions. In addition, Ms. Brewer is responsible for developing and executing programs that drive market visibility and revenue growth for the company.

Kimberly Caulfield was appointed to Petrotechnics’ newly formed Key Pursuits team as Global Product Marketing Executive. Ms. Caulfield comes to Petrotechnics with over 20 years of worldwide product and corporate marketing experience focused on B2B technology. In her role, she will provide international insight and marketing support to the sales organization as it reaches strategic, global accounts

“The appointment of new Business Development and Marketing talent will augment Petrotechnics’ strong North American project delivery capabilities and supports market demand and adoption across North America, including Canada,” said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics North America. “These appointments are a key element of our strategic corporate growth objective – to empower organizations to reduce their operational risk and improve their production efficiency. I look forward to working with this team to explore new ways to improve the safety-productivity dynamic in North America’s hazardous industries.”

 

Petrotechnics North American Team

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Connecting Key Elements: A New Approach to Integrating People, Processes and Technology Can Change the Safety-Productivity Dynamic http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/connecting-key-elements http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/connecting-key-elements#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:14:20 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3359

Scott Lehmann, VP of Product Management is featured in Hart Energy’s E&P Magazine explaining how a new approach to integrating people, processes and technology can change the safety-productivity dynamic:

Asset integrity, safety performance and production efficiency are inextricably linked in hazardous industries. While it may seem simple in theory to ensure that the work needed to maintain safe, efficient and sustainable production gets executed safely and efficiently, the reality is often very different.

Competing work conflicts, stretched resources, differing priorities across business functions and changing workforce demographics are just a few of today’s realities across the global oil and gas industry. Add to this the challenges that go with increased global demand, aging assets, maintenance backlogs and compliance requirements against the ever-present production requirements, and companies have the complex reality that faces frontline managers and operations staff each day as they make the difficult calls regarding safety and productivity.

People dimension

With a less experienced and more culturally diverse workforce recruited from across the globe coupled with the increasing complexity of operating environments, many companies find themselves in a race just to stay even, let alone improve. Employees jump from company to company in search of improved conditions, contractors have become the principal suppliers of frontline staff in some regions, and subject matter experts have become hot commodities.

Process and systems dimension

One of the key systems used across all hazardous industries is a work management system that typically encompasses at a broad level engineering, planning, maintenance, operations and HSE. Across these functions is the day-to-day management of the safety-productivity dynamic and the identification, prioritization, planning, scheduling and safe execution of the work activity required to ensure long-term safe and efficient production.

In each of these business functions (that are often managed separately) there has been a lot of focus at improving or optimizing processes. So, for example, in planning some organizations have spent significant time, effort and money to improve planning processes. They have been improved, in some cases quite markedly. However, often there is little improvement in terms of maintenance effectiveness, safety performance or improved production efficiency. The key may be in looking at how the end-to-end system can be optimized.

Read the full article here on Hart’s Energy E&P website.

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Refining Petrochemicals Middle East: Exclusive Interview http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/refining-petrochemicals-middle-east-exclusive-interview http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/refining-petrochemicals-middle-east-exclusive-interview#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:20:59 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3333

Refining & Petrochemical Middle East delves below the corporate strategy to understand what really makes the industry’s leaders tick. This month, Iain Mackay, Executive Vice President of Petrotechnics is interviewed:

What section of a company’s operations do you target?

We help customers get more work done. We’re not addressing production optimisation in more barrels, or process efficiency, we’re focusing on getting more of the right work done safely, in the context of the state of the asset and equipment. Performing work in itself exposes the plant and people to risk, but the status of the plant also has risk because you may have a plant that is impaired, you may have deviation on safety critical devices, the devices that are in the facility to detect or protect gas clouds, fire, toxic atmosphere, so when people do work to maintain the plant, there are hazards associated with performing the work.

They’re performing work in the plant and the plant itself may already have a failure or be in a compromised state. You add those things together and you have a clearer view of operational risk.

How exactly do you help companies improve their operations?

Every operating company has a permit to work system, and every operating company has a means of assessing deviations to their safety
elements or their safety components. What we do is join the two together so that you can better balance workload and risk. We do that by providing a structured process in a visual form, so you can see your operations in real time. We allow companies to see their operations on a GANT chart view, so you can see in sequence the intended activity, the relation between the activity and that activity happening in the current status of the plant itself. And we provide a view of the risk so users can get a dynamic visualisation of all the elements of risk associated with doing work and the current status of the plant.

Read the full interview on Refining Petrochemicals Middle East’s website – click here.

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