Abu Dhabi to Host the 3rd Shutdown & Turnaround Global Workshop

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22 Apr 2014 12:13 Valerie Rose

CHEMMONITOR.COM - Abu Dhabi, UAE – The downstream sector of the oil and gas industry is eager to reach wide turnaround and shutdown excellence. The focal point of this powerful community is to improve their turnaround performance through all imperative phases of planning, preparing and executing the best in class shutdown and turnaround projects. “The main objective of these complex undertakings entails effective definition and completion of the scope of work, careful selection of capable contractor, high quality of risk assessment and execution of the scheduled work on time and on budget,” says Husain Shahrani of SABIC – Sharq, the current Chairman of Shutdown & Turnaround workshop.

It is becoming more and more imperative for Shutdown and Turnaround professionals to be able to learn about the market approach and effective planning and scheduling strategies, and to detect troubleshooting through reliability-centered and predictive maintenance towards tackling unplanned shutdowns. It is also important to understand key factors leading to unplanned shutdowns resulting from unsafe weather conditions, as well as learn about generating risk register towards removing/mitigating risks.

With the executive leadership of Husain Shahrani, Senior Manager in the Inspection & Equipment Reliability Department (I&ERD) of SABIC – Sharq Eastern Petrochemical Company, the Executive Steering Committee includes: Ian Heptinstall – Consultant, PMMS Consulting Group; Andrey V. Kostyukov – First Deputy of General Director, SPC “Dynamics”; Michael Murley – Marketing Manager, Draeger Safety; Loris Norghido – Head of TAR, ThyssenKrupp Uhde Engineering Services; Salem Al Shahrani – Mechanical Maintenance Division Manager, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC); and Mohamed Daoud – Manager – Engineering & Projects Quality, ADCO – to name a few. These experts will be sharing their best life case solutions in this interactive platform. The Shutdown & Turnaround workshop will bring best live practices through case studies and key presentations with focus on the following key topics:

• Turnaround maintenance and maintenance management

• Establishing the foundation for successful turnarounds

• Cost control and estimation

• Planning, scheduling and scope control

• Best practices for shutdown contractor selection and management

• Turnaround performance analysis

• Avoiding unplanned outages

• HSE and risk management

The 2014 Shutdown & Turnaround: 3rd Global Praxis Interactive Technology Workshop brings together the industry experts to explore new solutions to Shutdown & Turnaround issues. Through series of case study presentations and interactive breakout discussions, the most critical industry challenges will be discussed and the most suitable solutions will be identified with best practice strategies for addressing these issues.

For further information please contact Teodora Damovska (Project Manager) at praxis@praxis-global.com or +971 4 884


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