Petrotechnics http://www.petrotechnics.com Improving Production Efficiency & Lowering Operational Risk Thu, 28 May 2015 17:08:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Petrotechnics Speaks to Oil & Gas Middle East About Growth in Region http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/petrotechnics-speaks-to-oil-gas-middle-east-about-growth-in-region http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/petrotechnics-speaks-to-oil-gas-middle-east-about-growth-in-region#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:50:39 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3986 ]]> Petrotechnics Interview with Oil & Gas Middle East

Petrotechnics New Regional Middle East Manager, Stuart Douglas speaks to Oil & Gas Middle East about his new position and Petrotechnics growth.

When Petrotechnics appointed two new members to its Middle East team, the company had one thing in mind – to grow the business in the region

Expanding Petrotechnics’ footprint in the region appears to be an ambition that Stuart Douglas, the company’s new regional sales manager, takes to heart. He said: “My personal strategy for the business is that we gain market awareness of Petrotechnics. The long-term is to then move that awareness into securing business.”

Having spent his entire career in business development, ten of which in oil and gas, Douglas certainly has a lot to offer. He has worked with oil and gas companies from all corners of the world, including this region, where he focused on supplying risk and reliability software.

“I have a lot of experience with the national oil companies and government organisations. That is why my experience fits with Petrotechnics platform to grow the business here moving forward over the coming years,” he said.

While many fear their business will be jeopardised by the lower oil price, Douglas says the volatility on the market is doing just the opposite – it is creating opportunities for those ready to seize them.

“We’ve got a low oil price environment at the moment. We find that in a low oil price environment companies are looking for ways to maximise their profit and make sure their operations are more streamlined. That in effect helped Petrotechnics because we are looking to help organisations streamline their processes and make their operations more efficient.”

Douglas arrived in the region three years ago and he now lives in Dubai with his wife and eight-year old son. But living in the U.A.E was not new to him at all.

“It’s kind of home from home. I spent all my primary years here in Abu Dhabi and then Muscat in Oman so I am very familiar with the culture and the business in the Middle East. My father worked for an oil and gas organisation in Abu Dhabi, a government owned oil operating company back in the 80s. I stayed here in Abu Dhabi with my family for a good number of years. Then we moved to Muscat in Oman where my father took up a position for another oil operating company in Oman. Although not exactly working on rigs, Douglas did follow in his father’s footsteps. With oil and gas being the industry he wanted to enter for a long time, he appears to have found his place with Petrotechnics.

To see the full article, head over to page 81 of Oil & Gas Middle East

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Network Rail Selects Petrotechnics to Improve Safety and Operational Performance http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/network-rail-selects-petrotechnics-to-improve-safety-and-operational-performance http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/network-rail-selects-petrotechnics-to-improve-safety-and-operational-performance#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:00:45 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3869 ]]>

Network Rail Selects Petrotechnics’ Proscient to Improve the Safety – Productivity Dynamic with Risk Based Activity Management

Aberdeen, Scotland April 23rd – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of Proscient, the enterprise operations excellence management solutions for hazardous industries, announces a national contract with Network Rail. Working in partnership with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Petrotechnics will increase safety and improve productivity across 20,000 miles of Network Rail track by reducing the risk of delays, engineering overruns and spiralling maintenance costs.

Petrotechnics’ solution will form a key component of Network Rail’s ‘Planning and Delivering Safe Work’ programme, which is implementing a number of safety changes across the company’s infrastructure. Proscient will standardise actions around essential maintenance and repairs to reduce track time and mitigate the risk of injury and fatalities to staff.

“At Network Rail, safety is at the heart of what we do. Our vision that everyone goes home safe at the end of every day is something we must achieve. The plan and deliver safe work programme is one of the key strategic programmes that will help us to deliver this vision by improving decision making, conversations and behaviours for safer, more effective working,” said Mark Carne, Chief Executive, Network Rail.

“Proscient is essential to this programme as we believe that this deployment will allow us to reduce current levels of complexity and focus on considering and controlling operational risk more effectively. With tremendous expertise and capabilities, Petrotechnics was the best choice both for the technology solution and as a strategic partner.”

By choosing Proscient, Network Rail will benefit from Petrotechnics’ 25 year history of delivering operational risk management and control of work solutions t o the oil and gas industry. The fundamental dynamic of improving safety at the same time as increasing productivity can be replicated across all hazardous industries and this new relationship will allow Petrotechnics to share its extensive knowledge with the rail industry.

“Petrotechnics is proud to be working with Network Rail to get more work done with less time and resources while reducing risk to its people and assets,” said Iain Mackay, Executive Vice President, Petrotechnics. “No matter which hazardous industry we look to, resources and time is becoming increasingly constrained and this must all be managed in the context of optimising work and reducing risk.”

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Petrotechnics Eyes Middle East Growth http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-eyes-middle-east-growth http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-eyes-middle-east-growth#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:00:02 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3805 ]]>  

Petrotechnics strengthens business development team to meet growing demand for Proscient

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2015 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of Enterprise Operations Excellence Management software solutions, has appointed two new members to its Middle East business development team. Stuart Douglas and Suhas Jadhal will support Petrotechnics’ growing operations in the region, and help meet customer demand for its flagship solution Proscient™.

As part of its global strategy and to support new Proscient™ deployments in region, Petrotechnics has appointed Stuart Douglas and Suhas Jadhal to join the company’s Middle East Business Development Team. Stuart Douglas will take up the position of Regional Sales Manager at Petrotechnics’ Abu Dhabi office. Stuart’s career in business development spans over 20 years with experience in Europe and the Middle East. In his most recent role at DNV-GL, Stuart was responsible for selling risk and reliability solutions into major oil and gas operators and engineering procurement companies (EPCs). As part of the Petrotechnics team, Stuart will be responsible for maintaining and growing its Middle East customer base.

Joining Stuart is Suhas Jadhal, who has been appointed as Petrotechnics’ new Middle East Business Consultant. Suhas has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and MBA in Construction Management and Research, and brings with him extensive experience in implementing enterprise solutions such as SAP and Primavera to major refineries in the Middle East and North Africa. Suhas will provide hands-on customer support from Petrotechnics Abu Dhabi office, working closely with clients to achieve operational excellence through the deployment of Proscient.

“Following Petrotechnics’ recent success in the Middle East with a number of new Proscient deployments going live this year, the appointment of our new business development team will strengthen our ability to service existing clients, while identifying and developing new opportunities in the region,” said David Bleackley, Vice President of Sales. “The Middle East is a key growth area for Petrotechnics. With the impact of the low oil price being felt globally, the Middle East is leading the way in improving cost management, reducing operating costs and increasing profitability. These appointments are a key element of our strategic growth objective – to empower organisations worldwide to reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency. Proscient is now a recognised solution within the global oil and gas sector, and the new Middle East team will continue to provide the high standard of customer support the industry has come to expect from Petrotechnics,” added Bleackley.

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Nexen Implements Petrotechnics’ Proscient platform on UKCS Operations http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/nexen-implements-petrotechnics-proscient-platform-on-ukcs-operations http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/nexen-implements-petrotechnics-proscient-platform-on-ukcs-operations#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3715 ]]>

 

Proscient plays a key role in improving operations and safety management systems.

Aberdeen, UK, 25 February 2015 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions for hazardous industries, has completed the implementation of its Proscient software platform on two UK offshore assets operated by Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

Proscient is an operational performance and predictive risk platform that improves the safety-productivity dynamic in hazardous operations. The software combines operational management systems with daily workflows to improve the efficiency of operational assets, enabling organisations to standardise work practices, simplify business processes and manage risk.

Proscient offers the ability to ensure more work is done safely, efficiently and sustainably and can establish consistent practices across operations, driving new efficiencies in the process.

“Petrotechnics has a large, well established base in the UKCS of 48,000 users. We’re pleased with the results of roll-out on Nexen’s assets,” adds Iain Mackay, Executive Vice President, Petrotechnics. “Proscient enables our clients to get more of the right work done safely and efficiently. This is becoming increasingly important in light of the current economic landscape and we are committed to helping clients achieve their goal of long term, safe production.”

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Petrotechnics Speaks to InnovOil About Production Efficiency Trends in the UKCS http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/petrotechnics-speaks-to-innovoil-about-production-efficiency-trends-in-the-ukcs http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/media-coverage/petrotechnics-speaks-to-innovoil-about-production-efficiency-trends-in-the-ukcs#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:10 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3569 ]]>

Petrotechnics’ Director of Product Marketing, Ken Ume, speaks to InnovOil about the UKCS production efficiency trends following the company’s participation in last month’s Production Efficiency 2014, hosted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers:

What technology advancements have had the greatest impact on production efficiency in recent years?

It is not any one particular product but it has been the introduction of digitisation of many of the business processes. The industry has made strides in better managing its silos (planning, maintenance, etc) and all have benefitted from digitisation. This increased technology has added its own levels of complexity; what average staff/workers need to do to get to the end result now involves complex technology and there is an issues around how to connect various disparate systems together. Whilst technology has been a boon it has led to new tensions running throughout operational activity management business processes.

How can best practices and knowledge be better shared amongst the industry?

The industry has been competitive for the longest time – by necessity – so it has been difficult to share best practice without potentially giving away a competitive advantage. This has to change, in particular in regards to best practice concerning safer operations. The journey to better cooperation between organisations has to start by establishing common languages that remove inconsistency, inequality and misunderstanding from operational data. There is a need for executives and technical authorities alike to share such a common language and participate in independent industry bodies to openly share information that everyone can understand in the same context.

Where does further research/investment need to be directed?

Investment still needs to be made into further technology but we have to look at technology from a different point of view. We can’t keep doing the same things that we’ve done in the past and so we need to invest in the technologies that rely upon modern techniques and that connect our business requirements to our business outcomes in a joined up way.

How can the industry work towards better life extension and asset management?

As our assets continue aging and the demands we place on them continue increasing, maintenance, planning and execution become increasingly crucial yet, as we know, maintenance backlogs are growing. We must find a way to better balance the planning and execution of maintenance with our production targets. The planning business process needs to become more connected to the day to day operations so that maintenance moves away from a plan, execute, repeat routine and we define our maintenance and work priorities according to risk and criticality. In this way, we can increase production efficiency, improve maintenance effectiveness and reduce the maintenance backlog.

How can effective policy work to combat declining trends in the UKCS?

Historically national policy has focussed understandably on improving personal safety (preventing slips, trips and falls) which has led to an inadvertent reduction in focus on process safety. It has also served to drive a tension between safety and production which manifests itself in levels of inefficiency in production This has also led to a proliferation of metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) produced by different business functions designed to demonstrate compliance at a business function level. The increasing complexity of the modern UKCS environment has diminished the value of these KPIs and metrics as performance guides as well as safety indicators. Revised state national policy should evolve regulations to increase the focus of process safety as well as personal safety and require organisations to develop performance based indicators. Such indicators should then be encouraged for use to properly manage safety (personal and process) as well as the performance of people and assets (production). In this way, policy should be designed to encourage organisations to treat safety and production as complementary forces to help optimise overall production safety.

To read responses from the other contributors to the feature, head over to InnnovOil’s December issue here.

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Growth and innovation on the agenda as Fergus Ewing MSP and Petrotechnics discuss development of UK Continental Shelf http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/fergus-ewing-msp-and-petrotechnics-discuss-development-of-ukcs http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/fergus-ewing-msp-and-petrotechnics-discuss-development-of-ukcs#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:08:49 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3558 ]]>

Ministerial visit explores prospects for North Sea oil and gas industry. 

Aberdeen, UK, December 16 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, was delighted to receive Fergus Ewing MSP and senior members of the Scottish Government’s Oil & Gas Unit at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters. With a portfolio including Energy and Enterprise, the Minister has a keen focus on fostering innovation within the North Sea oil and gas industry, and met with Petrotechnics’ CEO Phil Murray to discuss how the challenges faced by operators on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) can be addressed.

Petrotechnics believes that the key to addressing declining production efficiency, aging assets and growing maintenance backlogs is to provide an enterprise-wide view of risk in time, space, and cumulatively. This approach allows anyone, anywhere in an organisation to see and understand the potential impact of risk, meaning that better decisions can be made to get more of the right work done safely.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Ewing to Petrotechnics’ headquarters and discuss not only the history of the company, but what it can bring to future development of the UKCS,” says Murray, CEO, Petrotechnics. “The Minister was particularly impressed with both Petrotechnics’ global export growth and the potential future contribution to improving efficiency in the UKCS.”

Petrotechnics took the opportunity to demonstrate its innovative Proscient software platform to Ewing, who had requested the ministerial visit following a discussion between Murray and then First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond at the Oil & Gas UK Industry Conference earlier this year. Salmond was impressed by the company’s vision to ‘change the safety-productivity dynamic’ in the North Sea oil and gas sector and other industries subject to hazardous environments and operating conditions. Petrotechnics’ flagship enterprise operational excellence management solution is capturing the interest of organisations working in multiple industries, with new opportunities arising regularly across the globe.

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Reversing the UKCS Production Efficiency Decline – Changing the Safety-Productivity Dynamic Is The Key http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/reversing-the-ukcs-production-efficiency-decline-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-is-the-key http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/reversing-the-ukcs-production-efficiency-decline-changing-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-is-the-key#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:00:59 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3529 ]]>

Petrotechnics’ CEO Phil Murray to Headline Breakfast Briefing at Event

Aberdeen, November 10 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, will present a Breakfast Briefing at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Production Efficiency 2014: Reversing a Declining Trend. At this flagship UKCS event Phil Murray, Petrotechnics’ CEO, will explore what could be holding the industry back from production efficiency increases and how by changing the safety-productivity dynamic we can balance conflicting priorities in a way that manages risk while improving performance.

The event, which takes place in Aberdeen from November 11th to 12th, will set out the challenges facing Operators in the UKCS. The North Sea is facing a predicted investment decline of 50% by 2020 and has seen the annual hydrocarbon production average drop by 20% from the historical average. The event will focus on sharing knowledge and experience of new technologies, methodologies and best practice for increasing production levels.

Mr Murray will present Proscient, Petrotechnics’ enterprise operations excellence management solution, which allows organisations to lower operational risk at the same time as improving production. The key to reversing this declining production trend facing the industry is to create a common currency of risk across the organisation so that anyone at any time can see the potential impact of risk and make decisions to improve effectiveness, efficiency and reduce risk.

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. These drive an uneasy balancing act that is the modern safety – productivity dynamic. Frontline managers and operations staff working in the UKCS are constantly making decisions which have a direct and profound impact on operational risk, production efficiency and costs.

“As Einstein observed “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking as we used to create them””, said Phil Murray, CEO, Petrotechnics. “The Breakfast Briefing will explore what could be holding the industry back from improving production efficiency. At Petrotechnics we believe that by changing the safety-productivity dynamic we can balance conflicting priorities in a way that manages risk while improving performance”, continued Murray.

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 risk 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 Explores How to Change the Safety Productivity Dynamic and Unlock Operational Excellence at the 10th Annual HSE Forum in Energy http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-explores-how-to-change-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-and-unlock-operational-excellence-at-the-10th-annual-hse-forum-in-energy http://www.petrotechnics.com/news-and-media/press-releases/petrotechnics-explores-how-to-change-the-safety-productivity-dynamic-and-unlock-operational-excellence-at-the-10th-annual-hse-forum-in-energy#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:00:07 +0000 http://www.petrotechnics.com/?p=3502 ]]> Abu Dhabi, 29 October 2014 – Petrotechnics, the leading provider of operational performance and predictive risk management solutions, will share their expertise at the 10th Annual HSE Forum in Energy, exploring how organisations in hazardous industries can change the safety-productivity dynamic to unlock operational excellence. Taking place in Doha, Qatar from the 3rd – 5th November, Petrotechnics will once again take the leading role of strategic sponsors with the event organizer Fleming Gulf.

This annual event is the leading event on safety and productivity issues facing hazardous industries in the Middle East, and will focus its attention to reinventing the HSE DNA. As a strategic sponsor of the event President of Petrotechnics USA, Mike Neill, will take on the prestigious role of Chairman of the event overseeing the panel discussions. This will be followed by a presentation from Vice President of Sales, David Bleackley on day 2, exploring how organisations can change the safety-productivity and unlock operational excellence. On the third and final day, Petrotechnics will close the event with an interactive workshop.

Through a combination of interactive discussion and software demonstrations, the interactive workshop will enable delegates to see how real life examples of process safety deviations can be better connected to frontline operations to enable organisations to achieve safe and sustainable operations.

“Celebrating our 10th year of promoting and recognising the best HSE practices for the energy sector, Fleming Gulf is proud to once again be partnering with Petrotechnics”, said John Paul, Business Development Director, Fleming Gulf. “Through a series of in-depth presentations, case studies and panel discussion, the forum will drill down to all levels of HSE practices that can be implemented successfully through commitment, communication, direction and willingness to change. We look forward to hearing Petrotechnics’ thought-provoking insight into changing the safety-productivity dynamic”, continued John Paul.

“At Petrotechnics we are helping our customers change the safety-productivity dynamic in their organisations. Safety and productivity do not need to be mutually exclusive of each other”, said Mike Neill, President of Petrotechnics USA. “Changing the way we manage the safety-productivity dynamic is key to reinventing the HSE DNA. An evolutionary advancement of how we integrate people, business process and technology across operations can harness safety and productivity as complimentary forces and unlock a tangible and practical path to operational excellence”, continued Neill.

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 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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