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World Oil: Delivering on the Promise of Digital Transformation
April 30, 2017
A new approach to support operational risk management is developing. Today’s digital innovation is driving what many say is the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). It’s reshaping industries, disrupting business models and operating practices, and transforming business ecosystems. Digital disruption is impacting industries in different ways. Retail and distribution businesses are capitalizing on innovation to transform customer engagement. In...
Operational Excellence – the Path to World-class Performance
April 19, 2017
Top-performing companies are arming everyone, from the CEO to the personnel working in the facility, with the right information to understand the wider impact of their decisions. This is the foundation for delivering on the true potential of Operational Excellence.
The Connected Enterprise
March 31, 2017
Big business has benefited considerably from the introduction of connected work practices. From banking to telecoms, retail to insurance, enabling the integration of people, technology and processes has been key – it’s time hazardous industries caught up and became more connected.
The Reality of Risk (video)
March 31, 2017
Risk in hazardous industries is inherent. Yet, accepting the reality of risk and understanding the ability to manage it effectively is key to operational and organisational excellence.
Platform Oil & Gas Magazine Highlight – Productivity, Risk and Cost
February 25, 2017
Although Operational Excellence programmes are not new, industry is yet to move the dial in key areas of productivity, risk and costs; instead, it has experienced repeated cycles of cost escalation and cost reduction with each cycle undermining long term stability and sustainability. To fully realise the potential benefits of Operational Excellence, everyone in the organisation needs to make the...
Oilfield Technology – What Everyone in the Hydrocarbon Industry Needs to Know
January 23, 2017
Although Operational Excellence programmes are not new, the industry is yet to move the dial in key areas of productivity, risk and costs; instead it has experienced repeated cycles of costs escalation and cost reduction with each cycle undermining long-term stability and sustainability. To fully realise the potential benefits of Operational Excellence, everyone in the organisation needs to make the...
The Reality of Risk
January 23, 2017
A challenge most organisations face is relating the performance of process safety systems in a meaningful way to the operational reality of the plant. This is where people dynamically intervene to operate, maintain, and fix equipment on the plant. It’s where process systems operate, where people are hurt, equipment is damaged. It’s where the plant demonstrates its age, and...
Productivity, Risk and Cost – What Everyone in the Hydrocarbon Industry Needs to Know
December 24, 2016
Survivors in the current challenging economic conditions will be those that can balance productivity, risk and costs. To do this, everyone in the organisation from boardroom to frontline needs to excel in managing operations. The winners will be those that engage the whole organisation in delivering Operational Excellence.
Offshore Magazine – Collective Response Vital to Sustaining North Sea’s Future
November 18, 2016
The market downturn presents a critical moment for North Sea operators, one in which the advantages of operational excellence can finally be achieved.
E&P Magazine – Changing the Cost of North Sea Oil
November 18, 2016
The North Sea operating environment is going through one of its most challenging periods. The costs of E&P activity are rising, and the region’s aging assets and difficult production environment have led to a decline in operational efficiency. In the past, Operational Excellence initiatives struggled because they couldn’t close the gaps between theory and operational reality - but this has...

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