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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Transforming Operational Risk Management

Risk management is one area, common to all those operating in hazardous industries, which requires [...]

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Rethinking Operations Management

The stakes have changed. Today’s operating environment is tough. Pressure to improve productivity, efficiency and [...]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Chemical Processing: Rethink Operations Management

For chemical, petrochemical and refining companies to achieve operational excellence, they must first identify and [...]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Executive Brief: Do We Really Know How to Manage Risk?

Despite intent to operate safely, major incidents still occur. So, the question must be asked, does the industry [...]

Monday, February 20, 2017
Process Safety – Out of Intense Complexities, Intense Simplicities Emerge

It is high time that we introduced some new thinking on how we look at risk on our facilities, even if it is [...]

Monday, January 23, 2017
Webcast – Process Safety in Operations, What’s Missing

Getting Process Safety right is critical, but it’s no easy task. You must keep your people safe while getting the [...]

Friday, December 16, 2016
Oil & Gas Operational Excellence in 2017

Upstream companies are beginning to look at more strategic and structural reforms to create the foundations for a [...]

Monday, December 05, 2016
Oil and Gas Financial Journal – What’s Next for Operational Excellence

In 2016, the momentum was behind two particular ideas: margin management and Operational Excellence (OE). [...]

Friday, November 18, 2016
Engaging the Frontline in Process Safety

Perhaps it is a statement of the human condition, when we understand the role of things and people around us, they [...]

Saturday, October 22, 2016
PROCESS SAFETY RISK – A COLLISION OF TWO WORLDS

The Process Safety community in our industry is currently focused on managing Process Safety Risk across the whole [...]

Friday, September 23, 2016
Improving Offshore Operations: The Future of Risk Management

Low oil prices, cost cutting, staff reductions, increasing stakeholder expectations, and regulatory pressure - all [...]

Friday, September 23, 2016
An Integrated Approach to Operational Risk Management

Operators need to manage a complex environment of operating activities, plant conditions, work interventions, [...]

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Refining Business Processes

With infrastructure at capacity, new construction already at a high pace, and aging infrastructure requiring [...]

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Making Safety Decisions without a Blindfold

I recently presented at the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th Annual CCPS Global Congress on Process Safety, in [...]

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Friends or Foes: Safety, Productivity, and Today’s Oil Price

Over the past 18 months, the declining oil price has forced oil and gas companies to make critical operational [...]

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

As oil prices reach a 12-year low, already tight margins have become even tighter, increasing the necessity for [...]

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Improve Plant Operations with Enterprise Technology

In early 2009, the author was asked a rhetorical question by a senior executive with a major international oil [...]

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