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The 10th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit is returning to Houston, TX, this November 4-6, 2019.

Over 300 heads of Operations from North America's oil and gas industry will be gathering to discuss the latest strategies for managing change, increasing efficiency and optimizing productivity - without compromising reliability, safety, and compliance. This is your best opportunity this year to benchmark against your peers and walk away with the tools you need to eliminate inefficiencies, reduce operational risk and build a sustainable culture of operational excellence.

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The 10th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit is returning to Houston, TX, this November 4-6, 2019.

Over 300 heads of Operations from North America's oil and gas industry will be gathering to discuss the latest tools, technologies and strategies for managing change, increasing efficiency and optimizing productivity - without compromising reliability, safety, and compliance. This is your best opportunity to initiate new business relationships and network with senior decision makers all with budget authority and very serious about operational excellence.

Download the 2019 agenda to take a sneak peek at some of the exciting sessions planned for this November.

Opex Oil and Gas Summit - 2019 Attendee List

Opex Oil and Gas Summit - 2019 Attendee List

Over 250 Operations, HSE, Operational Excellence, Maintenance and Reliability leaders will meet in Houston this November 4-6 at the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit to discuss the latest tools and techniques to enhance efficiency, reliability, safety, and drive Operational Excellence to the frontline.

This is the only event in North America that brings all of the stakeholders together - from project leaders to operational excellence leaders to those responsible for EH&S!

Download a sample attendee list to see who attended last year!

Implementing a Pipeline Quality Management System

Implementing a Pipeline Quality Management System

Metegrity provided us with this insightful whitepaper in which they examine: The definition and role of a Quality Management System (QMS) for pipeline construction to comply with API 1177; the options available to operators in selecting a QMS and; what to look for in a QMS when using generation 4 digital technology for the purpose of achieving construction quality and data gathering.

How to Build a Business Case for Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

How to Build a Business Case for Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

Need to convince decision makers to update the company’s asset integrity management (AIM) program? Help your company progress with an effective business case​. This Whitepaper from Metegrity examines how to develop a business case, the top five factors to consider, and other strategies for success.

Black Powder Contamination Introduction: Formation, Composition, Facility Impacts

Black Powder Contamination Introduction: Formation, Composition, Facility Impacts

Black powder contamination is a widely used term for a highly pervasive particulate contamination found in all hydrocarbon facilities and pipelines, water systems, petrochemical powders, and other fluid and gas systems.  All too often, its presence and negative impacts are accepted by industry as a cost of doing business. To prevent black powder from accumulating in systems and equipment, and allowing it to continue downstream, the goal for facility and pipeline operators should be first to eliminate the conditions for its development through proper root cause analysis and secondly to eliminate its presence as early as possible in the hydrocarbon value chain.  Managing black powder requires knowledge and acceptance of its formation process and presence, and a plan and equipment to remove it.


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How Shell is Applying a Holistic Approach to Continuous Improvement

How Shell is Applying a Holistic Approach to Continuous Improvement

In the Oil & Gas Industry, Continuous Improvement plays an essential role in reducing costs, improving margins and driving organizational growth. In this exclusive interview with Michiel Van Noort, Global Head of Continuous Improvement, Downstream, at Royal Dutch Shell, we discuss the company’s holistic approach to continuous improvement, and how it is driving lasting results.

Procedure Digitalization: The New Era for Human Factored Procedure Technology

Procedure Digitalization: The New Era for Human Factored Procedure Technology

ATR Inc provides digital procedure management solutions to high-risk, highly regulated industries. ATR is  laser-focused on helping its clients deliver on human reliability and safety, tightly integrating these core values into a unified structure, ensuring seamless controls, extensibility and scalability. ATR's flagship product SmartProcedures strives to improve usability and overall procedure management, utilizing 25+ years of experience in high-risk industries and facilitating a cultural adoption of digital and human factored procedures. Founded in 1990, ATR's mission is to deploy innovative technologies and techniques to deliver accurate, human-factored content to workers in any format, on any device, enabling each worker to perform flawlessly and safely every time. 

Reliability & Maintenance Manager’s Complete Guide to Asset Strategy Management T (ASM)

Reliability & Maintenance Manager’s Complete Guide to Asset Strategy Management T (ASM)

Arms Reliability: The principles and tools of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) have been around for decades, and most organizations understand the key elements that underpin a sound Reliability program. They invest time and money into creating and implementing Asset Management and Reliability improvement initiatives, in the effort to avoid unexpected failures, outages, safety exposures and costs to meet business performance goals  

Why You Should Care About Asset Strategy Management

Why You Should Care About Asset Strategy Management

The way you maintain your assets is one of the single biggest contributors to asset performance. Without effective management of those asset reliability strategies, you won’t deliver the intended value and may be faced with common problems. Read the whitepaper to find out more about why you should care about asset strategy management.  

Refining facility rapidly turns around plant bankruptcy, through overhaul of CMMS and Maintenance Strategies with OnePM®.

Refining facility rapidly turns around plant bankruptcy, through overhaul of CMMS and Maintenance Strategies with OnePM®.

Arms Reliability Case Study: A refining facility was shut down after only 18 months in operation, following; Catastrophic equipment failure, Damage due to undesirable and unsafe maintenance practices, Negative environmental impact, Ultimately, plant bankruptcy. Driven by a run-to-failure maintenance strategy, a “maintain production at all costs” mandate, and an underutilized computer maintenance management system [CMMS], a complete overhaul of their approach to maintenance was needed for the refinery to re-open. ARMS Reliability was brought in to diagnose, assess, overhaul and rebuild the facility’s CMMS master data structure and maintenance strategies. Using OnePM®, we dramatically increased the speed at which the new maintenance strategies could be deployed through the asset hierarchy (around 80% faster than traditional methods that lack the scalability of OnePM®) via integration with the CMMS, to over 6,500 assets. Using the newly developed maintenance strategy with the CMMS, the refinery can now sustain performance and get the most from their assets – and do so with a new understanding of how justified maintenance strategies support and enhance the sustainability of the company as a whole.  

Major global oil & gas producer improves speed, quality, and cost of maintenance builds for capital projects with OnePM®

Major global oil & gas producer improves speed, quality, and cost of maintenance builds for capital projects with OnePM®

ARMS Reliability Case Study: A super-major oil and gas producer’s large capital-project [Capex] maintenance builds were: costing too much and taking too long using a traditional maintenance-build approach; resulting in poor-quality maintenance strategies; not utilizing current operational-failure data from the company’s dozen worldwide regions; and not retaining intellectual property following maintenance builds to leverage data from one capital project to the next. The client selected ARMS Reliability’s OnePM®-powered Asset Strategy Management [ASM] approach to complete their capital-project maintenance builds moving forward. This solution significantly simplified the process of completing maintenance builds – streamlining file and data management, substantially reducing the number of outside contractors necessary, halving the costs associated with capital-project maintenance builds, and dramatically improving the quality of
the maintenance strategies developed and later passed along to operations. The company is now 5-10x more efficient than it had been in building maintenance strategies, saving manpower, time, and ultimately, money. The client also has the ability to ensure data consistency and successful loads to SAP, all in an automated fashion. Additionally, the company can now retain their maintenance build intellectual property – easily comparing projects and regions, and leveraging improvements via deployment across all relevant assets and projects.
  

Transforming the Oil and Gas Company with Equinor

Transforming the Oil and Gas Company with Equinor

Jim Claunch, Vice President of Business Efficiency at Equinor shares his unique insights on the digital transformation of oil and gas companies and the barriers facing companies on this transformation journey.  Jim has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and shares his expertise with us in this exclusive interview. Download the full interview to read about how Equinor is: defining business efficiency through a mission to integrate competencies, developing a culture that embraces digital transformation, leveraging big data, predictive maintenance and analytics. 

The Road To Environmental Excellence

The Road To Environmental Excellence

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit, we had the pleasure of catching up with Sheryl Corrigan, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety at Koch Industries. With over  thirty years experience in the environmental, health and safety arena and 12 years working at Koch Industries,  Sheryl shares her insights on operational excellence at Koch Industries and how the company is leveraging new technologies to improve safety and environmental stewardship. 

Learning from Human Error: How BP’s Human Performance Framework is Improving Site Safety

Learning from Human Error: How BP’s Human Performance Framework is Improving Site Safety

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit, we sat down with Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager at BP, to discuss his work in human performance and the role of human factors in overall risk management.