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John Woodhouse is one of the most widely known experts in integrated asset management. With a background in oil and gas upstream and downstream operations (Shell Expro in the UK, Norway, Brunei, Netherlands) and major engineering (senior management positions in Kvaerner).

He launched TWPL in 1995 as a consortium of former senior industrial managers to provide pragmatic advice and support in the embedding of good practices and development of asset management competences.

John is also a founding member, council member, life fellow and chair of experts panel for the Institute of Asset Management. He was project director for the British Standards Institute/IAM development of the PAS 55 standard for asset management.

John was appointed a principal expert to represent the UK on the International Standard for Asset Management (ISO 55000 – published in 2014).

John is also author of the book ‘Managing Industrial Risk’, Publ. Chapman & Hall, 1993 and ‘Asset management decision-making: the SALVO Process’, and lectures widely around the world at conferences and through university and in-house management training programmes.

Extending intervals between shutdowns is the holy grail for people with the headache of managing a large, complex, critical plant that’s continuously running. This has been further heightened by the lamentable slide in oil prices in the past 24 months. That said, there is an existing methodology that, when properly implemented and understood,...Full Article »
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