2017 Event Speakers Include

David W. Reed, P.E.


David W. Reed, P.E.
Director, Plant Maintenance
Eastman Chemical Co
Frank Tanner


Frank Tanner
Site Maintenance Section Leader
Celanese Corporation
Herman Verhoeven


Herman Verhoeven
VP, Global Reliability Manager
Covestro
Miguel Hernandez


Miguel Hernandez
Specialist Maintenance Excellence
Shell Oil
Kenneth Stevens


Kenneth Stevens
Director of Reliability
INVISTA
Craig Cotter


Craig Cotter
Maintenance & Reliability Leader
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Click to view full speaker list

2017 Sign Ups Include:

Phillips 66
Director, Maintenance and Turnaround
Phillips 66
Invista
Director of Reliability
Invista
Phillips 66
Operations & Maintenance Manager
Phillips 66
Shell Oil
Turnaround Coordinator
Shell Oil
Tesoro
Turnaround Specialist
Tesoro
Tesoro
Senior Project Controls Specialist
Tesoro
INEOS
Turnaround Specialist
INEOS
INEOS
Turnaround Manager
INEOS
Eastman Chemical
Director, Plant Maintenance
Eastman Chemical
Covestro
Turnaround Coordinator
Covestro
CITGO Petroleum
Sr. Instrument Supervisor Reliability
CITGO Petroleum
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Turnaround Coordinator
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Procurement Specialist
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Valero Energy
Sr. Manager of Maintenance Services
Valero Energy
Axiall Corporation
Sr. Safety Engineer
Axiall Corporation
BP
Turnaround Assurance & Reliability Engineer
BP
Celanese Corporation
Site Maintenance Section Leader
Celanese Corporation
Covestro
Group Head of Construction and Turnarounds
Covestro
Covestro
Turnaround Planning & Scheduling Lead
Covestro
Covestro
Site Lead - Contractors Management
Covestro
DuPont
Capital Projects & Turnaround Leader
DuPont
Fluor
Subject Matter Expert - Turnarounds
Fluor
Fluor
Director, Gulf Coast Operations
Fluor
Saudi Aramco
Subject Matter Expert - Turnarounds
Saudi Aramco

2017 Featured Sessions:

Operational Excellence Relating to Maintenance & Reliability Programs

  • Establishing a solid risk management process to mitigate the risk of major incidences
  • Governance, documentation and training extending to and inclusive of maintenance and reliability teams
  • Opening up communications and progress tracking between operations and R&M, particularly with in planning and post-project feedback stages (promoting continual improvement)

Improving Product Maintainability: Lessons Learned

  • Firstly, know exactly how optimal your plant and products are via surveys and benchmarking
  • Knowing your current product maintainability levels - what is realistically achievable year-on-year?
  • Success stories with enhanced predictive maintenance, rotating equipment monitoring, emerging technologies and extended lifecycle costs
  • Implementation best practices that make the difference - adoption, training, communication and collaboration

Creating the Culture to be Reliable

  • Who is responsible for reliability?
  • Following the Safety Culture movement to Reliability
  • Reliable cultures drive safety and profitability
  • Now who do you think is responsible for reliability?

Establishing A Successful Steering Committee for Combined Turnaround & Maintenance Projects

  • Who should be involved?
  • When should we form the committee?
  • How do we effectively manage conflicts of interest and schedules?
View the Full Agenda Here

Welcome to Reliability & Maintenance Downstream 2017

With the U.S. energy industry as a whole becoming more cost driven, maintenance teams are experiencing new pressures. Professionals must not only achieve optimal product maintainability and reliability for the plant, they must do it while streamlining and reducing overall costs – and this is no easy feat.

There is an evident shift from predictive maintenance and maintenance-specific budgets, as companies look toward the bigger picture. Capital funded life-cycle management, preventative maintenance and new technologies could change the way downstream oil & gas companies achieve and maintain operational excellence in the near future.

The Reliability & Maintenance Downstream event (as part of the wider DEC Conference & Exhibition) will provide Reliability & Maintenance Leaders and their teams with real time owner case studies. These will document the on-going challenges as well as providing a wealth of insight in to how you can enhance plant reliability, streamline maintenance costs and boost operational performance, with the processes outlined above, plus many more.

Best-In-Class Reliability & Maintenance For Operational Excellence

  • Improve Product Maintainability
  • Save Big with Optimized Reliability
  • Establish Preventative Maintenance Processes  
  • Collaborate Effectively with Your Resources
  • Asset Optimization & Data Analysis

What Our Delegates Say About Our Events:

  • Project-Assurance

    "With almost 90% of turnarounds failing to meet established goals, this conference will be crucial for turnaround teams looking for innovative strategies and devising best practices to consistently achieve pacesetter results and successful turnarounds. The quality of speakers is excellent and the content is fresh "

    - Bobby Singh, President, Project Assurance
  • Chevron

    "Sincere congratulations on such a successful event! The Conference was well organized, both logistically and from contents perspective. There was plenty of networking opportunity as well"

    - Chevron
  • The Dow Chemical Company

    "Good event for petrochemical suppliers and owners to learn about the current state of the industry and collaborate on best practices"

    - Dow Chemical
  • Fluor

    "This event allows individuals within the turnaround-shutdown industry to get together and share ideas to improve the market"

    - Fluor
  • KBR

    "Very well put together event with tangible topics in addition to a great platform to network outside of tight and busy schedules"

    - KBR
  • AVEVA

    "The GCST event was one of the best industry events I've attended this year. This was my first GCST event and I got a lot out of the interactive sessions and networking opportunities"

    - The Brock Group
  • Sarens

    "I was able to have more valuable discussions with quality persons in these 2 days of conference, than in the entire 1st and 2nd quarter of this year"

    - Sarens
  • United Association

    "First time attending. Great venue with very good participation from owners"

    - United Association
  • Dow Chemical

    "Good event for petrochemical suppliers and owners to learn about the current state of the industry and collaborate on best practices"

    - Dow Chemical
  • Airswift

    "It was the first time I had attended an event like this as I’d never seen the benefit to me. I had low expectation but am happy to eat my words. Relevant topics, fantastic sessions and an unrivaled list of industry names"

    - Airswift
  • Total Petrochemicals

    "Good overview of the current Construction market and its Challenges"

    - Total Petrochemicals
  • Chevron

    "Sincere congratulations on such a successful event! The Conference was well organized, both logistically and from contents perspective. There was plenty of networking opportunity as well"

    - Chevron
  • Brunel Energy

    "Great event and one of the best conferences that I have attended. This a great turn out and there were loads of decision makers in attendance"

    - Brunel Energy
  • Pot O Gold Waste Services

    "As an industrial supplier I cannot stress enough the value of being able to conveniently learn about the state of the oil and gas industry from leading experts and executives in the field. Nowhere else have I been able to meet as many knowledgable, warm and welcoming people in the oil and gas industry"

    - Pot O Gold Waste Services
  • Richard Industrial Group

    "I found the PEC 2016 event to be exciting and informative. It was encouraging to see the conference attendance (Clients, Contractors and Vendors) to be high"

    - Richard Industrial Group
  • Nexant

    "This event provided real insight into the challenges facing the USGC construction industry, provided by real participants in real projects. Provided excellent networking opportunities"

    - Nexant
  • Atlas RFID

    "The PetroChem staff was terrific. Willing to assist at every turn. These folks made things happen. Timing was spot on and the networking events did not disappoint"

    - Atlas RFID
  • Current Tools

    "Great Time to meet & greet; Great place to gather information & resources from the attendees"

    - Current Tools
  • Norton Engineering

    "I liked the content and format of the conference with concise presentations and networking opportunities. Will likely attend next year"

    - Norton Engineering
  • KBR

    "Very well put together event with tangible topics in addition to a great platform to network outside of tight and busy schedules"

    - KBR
  • IMS

    "The New Orleans PEC conference had a great agenda applicable to the current industry environment. Having Owners, Contractors, and Vendors in attendance allowed for positive networking and collaboration"

    - IMS
  • ShurLine

    "The Petrochemical conference gave me an opportunity to meet several different people; engineers, plant operators, other contractors, business owners and suppliers. All of these people have great information on the future of the construction and maintenance of the petro-chemical industry"

    - ShurLine
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo

    "This event was well organized and attended by very important and influential personnel from the petrochemical and refining industry. The event also provided a great opportunity for networking and to take the pulse of the industry"

    - MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Anon

    "One of the best venues to be able to network with owners, suppliers, and contractors I have attended"

    - Anon
  • Helm AG

    "EC 2016 provided hands-on expertise out of ongoing projects that will allow owners and EPC's to adapt further to the challenging USGC project environment"

    - Helm AG
  • Lifting Gear Hire Corp

    "I was an exhibitor but the people we met were interested in our service and were there to learn, not just go thru the motions"

    - Lifting Gear Hire Corp
  • Roll Lift USA

    "I thought the conference was well attended and well organized. The speakers provided very good insight to the market forecast as well as hurdles on future projects"

    - Roll Lift USA
  • Coreworx

    "All in All, this event was structured in a very positive way for networking. I truly enjoyed the event and plan on attending and/or exhibiting next year. Through the networking portal plus conference, I was able to make the right connections and schedule several appointments along with numerous leads. Thank you"

    - Coreworx
  • Pathfinder

    "Good place for network. Contractors and Owner has the opportunity to discuss same conflicts from different perspectives"

    - company
  • Hilldale Services

    "A very beneficial experience, where various silo stakeholders were able to come together and discuss todays issues"

    - Hilldale Services
  • Ambitech

    "I enjoyed the conference very much. Speakers were good, exhibitors were very professional & helpful. I gained some good information on capital project execution in our industry"

    - Ambitech
  • Entergy

    "Good conference and networking opportunity"

    - Entergy
  • ShureLine Construction

    "The PEC conference provided an excellent opportunity to meet key players in the worldwide petrochemical market in a short period of time. The insights and contacts made at this show were very valuable"

    - ShureLine Construction
  • Hytech Plant Design

    "Very good conference. It met all my expectations. This is the place to go for Revamps and Turnaround experience, knowledge, and prospecting"

    - Hytech Plant Design
  • Genesis Technical Staffing

    "I felt the conference speakers and attendees were a perfect match. The overall feedback I got when networking was that it was definitely worth the time and expense. The conference was seen to be a value by everyone I spoke with. We will return next year and participate at a high level"

    - Genesis Technical Staffing
  • Techline Mfg

    "It was a great networking opportunity for TechLine Mfg. The conference provided a great forum for us to learn more about our industry and allowed us access to key decision makers"

    - Techline Mfg
  • Insight Wfp

    "The PEC conference provided a productive environment that allowed us to engage with the industry and explore current issues"

    - Insight Wfp
  • Gulf Publishing

    "PEC facilitated getting construction and consulting in good dialog with chaired panel sessions and in-depth analysis of data about project workforce"

    - Gulf Publishing
  • Emerson Process Management

    "The PEC conference was very rewarding for me professionally. I brought back ideas for new approaches that will help in bridging my customer’s critical business strategies with current industry trends and forecasts. The networking opportunities with industry peers was invaluable"

    - Emerson Process Management
  • Fluor Corporation

    "This event allows individuals within the turnaround-shutdown industry to get together and share ideas to improve the market"

    - Fluor Corporation
  • Siemens

    "Hearing from senior level managers as either presenters or on a panel lended a high level of credibility to this conference"

    - Siemens
  • the Brock Group

    "The GCST event was one of the best industry events I've attended this year. This was my first GCST event and I got a lot out of the interactive sessions and networking opportunities"

    - the Brock Group
  • Oracle

    "Excellently managed conference"

    - Oracle
  • Covestro

    "It was a great experience with very helpful information of our industry"

    - Covestro
  • Integrated
    Communications

    "This was a great event for insite into the Petro Chem and Turnaround industry. Trends, Challenges and the solutions that have worked. The times for networking were relaxed and plentiful"

    - Integrated Communications

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Headline Sponsor

  • odebrecht

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

Lanyard Sponsor

  • Management Controls, Inc.

Co-Sponsors

Premier Media Sponsor

Exhibitors

  • airswift
  • Akzonobel
  • ACE
  • alliance safety
  • Apex Piping Systems
  • aramco services
  • ariel
  • 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
  • Dredgit
  • 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
  • Mako
  • metegrity
  • MMR
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • mpw
  • MTI Power Services, Inc.
  • NORTHSTAR
  • Optimal
  • oracle
  • orion
  • ParFab
  • picc
  • PIP
  • plangrid
  • Plant leadership
  • pmi
  • PSB
  • Pulpstream
  • purgit
  • QPS
  • Raschig
  • rcs
  • Rigid global buildings
  • rvt
  • SafeRack
  • satellite
  • saulsbury
  • siemans
  • Simtronics
  • sirius
  • Southland steel
  • SYSTRAN
  • Technip
  • MMR
  • TLV
  • TorcSill
  • Universal logistics
  • United site services
  • UO
  • USA
  • Veolia
  • wika
  • Wood Group

Supporting Industry/Media Partners

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Karla Sharp

Karla Sharp

Senior Conference Director
Petrochemical Update
karla@petchem-update.com
(US) +1800 814 3459 x4321
(Global) +44 (0)207 422 4321

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Joshua Bull

Founder & Head of Sector
Petrochemical Update
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(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7196

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Paul Robinson

Business Development
Petrochemical Update
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