2017 Agenda

The Timed Agenda Will Be Released by May 5th

  • 14th June: 6pm Networking Drinks Welcome Party
  • 15th June: Conference Day 1 -
    7.30am Registration Opens. 9am Sessions begin
  • 15th June: Networking Drinks Party - 5.15pm
  • 16th June: Conference Day 2 - 8.30am - 4.00pm

SEE TRACK 1 →
Major Projects:
(Large : >$500m)

How to successfully develop world scale Downstream projects

SEE TRACK 2 →
Small: < $50m / Medium
Project: $50-$500m

Optimizing execution strategies for small/medium scale projects

SEE TRACK 3 →
Shutdowns &
Turnarounds

Innovate, optimize and execute next level turnarounds

SEE TRACK 4 →
Commissioning & Start-up

Start Up successfully to meet early operational objectives

SEE TRACK 5 →
Reliability & Maintenance

Maximize yield, improve efficiency & reliability and reduce costs across your plants

SEE TRACK 6 →
Modular Construction

Streamline your project with a Modular approach

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  • Shutdowns & Turnarounds
    Turnaround Project Benchmarking Results 2016 & Future Projections
    • Assessing 2016 Turnaround project successes and challenges – benchmarking our industry’s successes and areas for improvement
    • Mapping of announced projects and resource requirements to effectively prepare your project workforce strategy
    • Important trends and innovations making headway across the industry, and how these could impact/enhance your project and operational success
    PANEL: We’re Doing a lot of Things Right in TA Execution, but Where is it Still Going Wrong?

    Hear from seasoned turnaround leaders on where projects can go wrong, and the initiatives being rolled out to combat those challenges. With years of experience and hindsight to benefit from, learn how to optimize your turnarounds with insight in to:

    • Turnaround execution challenges and common failures
    • Plant-level initiatives to combat execution challenges – how these were defined, how they were implemented, what worked and what didn’t
    • How execution issues were rectified and overcome
    Optimizing Turnaround Execution

    A Fortune 500 company case study, providing lessons learned from numerous Unit Turnarounds and three Annual Site Turnarounds at the Axis Alabama US plant. Chris will share his experiences relating to:

    • Biggest challenges his team faced during TAR execution and the lessons learned that followed as a result
    • Improving transparency throughout TAR execution
    • Maintaining effective communication and alignment of all parties and resources
    Planning for a Risk-Free Execution - Achieving Next Level TA Execution with Flawless Planning: Valero Lessons Learned

    With 35+ years of experience in the downstream industry with Tesoro and Valero, and 10 years dedicated to Turnarounds, Norman will share his expertise and lessons learned to help owners develop flawless planning processes. Norman will also demonstrate how a watertight TA plan is crucial in mitigating risk and ensuring a smooth execution phase.

    Strategies for Leading Digital Transformation Initiatives

    Faced with challenges to reinvent the organization, its processes, or even the business line you operate requires the adoption of new capabilities...Though not always easy, it is possible to gain and sustain competitive advantage and digital leadership.

    The keys to success? Avoid failure with proven strategies. Transform your operational agility. Drive business innovation through collaboration. And get the ability to create innovative, enterprise-grade solutions.

    Join us for an informative discussion about:

    • What are the technology building blocks needed to support digital business on an enterprise scale?
    • How are you planning to enable the new capabilities and business models of digital business?
    • What are the results you have achieved or need to achieve to stay ahead?
    PANEL: Unlocking Big Savings in Turnaround Project Planning & Execution
    • Establish clear strategies for continual improvement in planning phase
    • Effective procurement and contractor management - getting more from your resources
    • Expecting the unexpected - being financially and logistically prepared for discovery work
    • Materials management process
    Overcoming Unexpected Project Changes
    • Considerations, challenges and implications of unexpected project changes
    • Preparing for the unexpected via solid front end scope definition and scope change processes
    • When the unexpected happens - best practices for overcoming project changes during execution phase to maintain productivity and stay on schedule
    Improving Results Through Standardized Turnaround Processes
    • Fully aligning turnaround functions and resources for better performance
    • Achieving full alignment internally (maintenance, operations, turnarounds) to standardize processes and knowledge sharing
    • Standardization of project documentation & tracking to monitor continuous improvement
    • Standardization of post-turnaround evaluations
    PANEL: Bridging the Communication Gap Between Owner & Contractor
    • General and speciality contractor perspectives and successful case studies for internal turnaround team – contractor alignment
    • Contractor initiatives that are working and how you and your contractors can do the same
    • Devising tangible techniques for overcoming communication barriers
    • Establishing and managing deliverables on both sides to achieve clear project expectations
    Turnaround Scope Benchmarking, the true Leading Indicator to Competitive Outcomes

    After years of research, a methodology is now in place for owners to better understand the competitiveness of their turnarounds and make adjustments prior to scope freeze, which could otherwise be costly. This methodology works alongside AP-Networks’ industry leading, proprietary database; and will provide turnaround managers and their wider teams with scope competitiveness insights as a function of unit technology and unit capacity. The concepts and data analytics are truly industry leading information that will help address a problem that the turnaround industry at large struggles with… balancing reliability-driven scope with TA competitiveness.

    Turnaround Contracting Strategies: Advantages for Increasing Productivity, Quality & Safety
    • Details coming soon.
    Optimizing the Interface Between Turnarounds & Maintenance
    • How to effectively establish and manage the integration of turnaround and maintenance programs
    • Schedule alignment strategies to optimize productivity and effectively share resources – who takes the lead?
    • Developing watertight team alignment for integrated activities
Reserve The 2017 Brochure Here
Reserve The 2017 Brochure Here
Reserve The 2017 Brochure Here
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  • Shutdowns & Turnarounds
    Turnaround Project Benchmarking Results 2016 & Future Projections
    • Assessing 2016 Turnaround project successes and challenges – benchmarking our industry’s successes and areas for improvement
    • Mapping of announced projects and resource requirements to effectively prepare your project workforce strategy
    • Important trends and innovations making headway across the industry, and how these could impact/enhance your project and operational success
    PANEL: We’re Doing a lot of Things Right in TA Execution, but Where is it Still Going Wrong?

    Hear from seasoned turnaround leaders on where projects can go wrong, and the initiatives being rolled out to combat those challenges. With years of experience and hindsight to benefit from, learn how to optimize your turnarounds with insight in to:

    • Turnaround execution challenges and common failures
    • Plant-level initiatives to combat execution challenges – how these were defined, how they were implemented, what worked and what didn’t
    • How execution issues were rectified and overcome
    Optimizing Turnaround Execution

    A Fortune 500 company case study, providing lessons learned from numerous Unit Turnarounds and three Annual Site Turnarounds at the Axis Alabama US plant. Chris will share his experiences relating to:

    • Biggest challenges his team faced during TAR execution and the lessons learned that followed as a result
    • Improving transparency throughout TAR execution
    • Maintaining effective communication and alignment of all parties and resources
    Planning for a Risk-Free Execution - Achieving Next Level TA Execution with Flawless Planning: Valero Lessons Learned

    With 35+ years of experience in the downstream industry with Tesoro and Valero, and 10 years dedicated to Turnarounds, Norman will share his expertise and lessons learned to help owners develop flawless planning processes. Norman will also demonstrate how a watertight TA plan is crucial in mitigating risk and ensuring a smooth execution phase.

    Strategies for Leading Digital Transformation Initiatives

    Faced with challenges to reinvent the organization, its processes, or even the business line you operate requires the adoption of new capabilities...Though not always easy, it is possible to gain and sustain competitive advantage and digital leadership.

    The keys to success? Avoid failure with proven strategies. Transform your operational agility. Drive business innovation through collaboration. And get the ability to create innovative, enterprise-grade solutions.

    Join us for an informative discussion about:

    • What are the technology building blocks needed to support digital business on an enterprise scale?
    • How are you planning to enable the new capabilities and business models of digital business?
    • What are the results you have achieved or need to achieve to stay ahead?
    PANEL: Unlocking Big Savings in Turnaround Project Planning & Execution
    • Establish clear strategies for continual improvement in planning phase
    • Effective procurement and contractor management - getting more from your resources
    • Expecting the unexpected - being financially and logistically prepared for discovery work
    • Materials management process
    Overcoming Unexpected Project Changes
    • Considerations, challenges and implications of unexpected project changes
    • Preparing for the unexpected via solid front end scope definition and scope change processes
    • When the unexpected happens - best practices for overcoming project changes during execution phase to maintain productivity and stay on schedule
    Improving Results Through Standardized Turnaround Processes
    • Fully aligning turnaround functions and resources for better performance
    • Achieving full alignment internally (maintenance, operations, turnarounds) to standardize processes and knowledge sharing
    • Standardization of project documentation & tracking to monitor continuous improvement
    • Standardization of post-turnaround evaluations
    PANEL: Bridging the Communication Gap Between Owner & Contractor
    • General and speciality contractor perspectives and successful case studies for internal turnaround team – contractor alignment
    • Contractor initiatives that are working and how you and your contractors can do the same
    • Devising tangible techniques for overcoming communication barriers
    • Establishing and managing deliverables on both sides to achieve clear project expectations
    Turnaround Scope Benchmarking, the true Leading Indicator to Competitive Outcomes

    After years of research, a methodology is now in place for owners to better understand the competitiveness of their turnarounds and make adjustments prior to scope freeze, which could otherwise be costly. This methodology works alongside AP-Networks’ industry leading, proprietary database; and will provide turnaround managers and their wider teams with scope competitiveness insights as a function of unit technology and unit capacity. The concepts and data analytics are truly industry leading information that will help address a problem that the turnaround industry at large struggles with… balancing reliability-driven scope with TA competitiveness.

    Turnaround Contracting Strategies: Advantages for Increasing Productivity, Quality & Safety
    • Details coming soon.
    Optimizing the Interface Between Turnarounds & Maintenance
    • How to effectively establish and manage the integration of turnaround and maintenance programs
    • Schedule alignment strategies to optimize productivity and effectively share resources – who takes the lead?
    • Developing watertight team alignment for integrated activities
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DEC Conference Agenda Advisory Board

Scott Baird


Scott Baird
Process Design Global Technology Sponsor
ExxonMobil EMRE
Carlos Camera


Carlos Camera
Senior Advisor - Major Capital Projects
Chevron
Taylor Auburg


Taylor Auburg
Project Director
Freeport LNG
Chris Vaughn


Chris Vaughn
Capital Projects & Turnaround Manager
DuPont
Sanjeev Kapur


Sanjeev Kapur
Principal Consultant
Apex PetroConsultants
 
Andras Marton


Andras Marton
Manager - Hydrocarbon Processing
IPA
Stephen Cabano


Stephen Cabano
Owner
Pathfinder
Bobby Singh


Bobby Singh
Turnaround & Project Consultant
Project Assurance
Antoine Schellinger


Antoine Schellinger
VP - Strategy & Technology
IAG

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Emily McMahon

Emily McMahon

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Petrochemical Update
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Joshua Bull

Founder & Head of Sector
Petrochemical Update
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Andrew York

Head of Business Development
Petrochemical Update
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Senior Conference Director
Petrochemical Update
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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsor

  • Richard

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bentley
  • Coreworx

Gold Sponsors

  • ap-networks
  • Appian
  • Atlas RFID
  • Autodesk
  • CDM smith
  • FTI-Consulting
  • intergraph
  • Magnus
  • NABTU
  • Soloman Associates
  • T.CON�

Silver Sponsors

  • AVEVA
  • DEEP SOUTH
  • Kiewit
  • Mammoet
  • praxair
  • suez

Badge Sponsor

  • kingandspalding

Bag Sponsor

Charge Sponsor

  • up

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Delegate List Sponsor

  • GBI

Co-Sponsors

Exhibitors

  • Akzonobel
  • ACE
  • alliance safety
  • Apex Piping Systems
  • aramco services
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Baker risk
  • BASF
  • becht
  • bennett
  • bigge
  • boldrocchi
  • Brand
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Calgon Carbon
  • Canal Barge Company
  • CARDNO
  • Chromalox
  • con-x-tech
  • Coperion
  • Daily Thermetrics
  • dmn
  • Evoqua
  • exp
  • fenstermaker
  • FE Moran
  • FnM
  • flexitallic
  • FS-Elliott
  • GDS
  • GTS
  • GDS
  • GRSA
  • Benko Green Products
  • Harbison Walker
  • Helix
  • Hilti
  • Hitachi Zosen
  • HPS
  • hunter
  • IIR
  • Index AR Solutions
  • InServ
  • intelliwave
  • Isgec
  • kap
  • LGH
  • metegrity
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • mpw
  • MTI Power Services, Inc.
  • NORTHSTAR
  • Optimal
  • orion
  • ParFab
  • picc
  • PIP
  • Plant leadership
  • pmi
  • PSB
  • Pulpstream
  • purgit
  • Raschig
  • rcs
  • Rigid global buildings
  • rvt
  • SafeRack
  • satellite
  • saulsbury
  • siemans
  • Simtronics
  • sirius
  • Southland steel
  • SYSTRAN
  • Technip
  • TorcSill
  • Universal logistics
  • United site services
  • USA
  • Veolia
  • wika
  • Wood Group

Supporting Industry/Media Partners