Petrotechnics Announces Alliance with The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center

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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.

Petrotechnics Announces Alliance with The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center