Production Excellence Manager
Shell Chemical - Geismar
Robert F. (Bob) Frawley
Director of Operations
Fluor Construction & Fabrication
Sr. Vice President Engineering & Maintenance
Gulf Coast Turnaround Event Manager
The Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds 2016 event will provide proven best practises to help you align organizational expectations to deliver complex projects and turnarounds within tight operating and budgetary windows. Attendance is crucial to the way we run our future projects in these uncertain times.
Ed Winston, Principal Engineer - Turnarounds & Maintenance, HollyFrontier
As a speaker at this year’s Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference I look forward to sharing best practises with an audience of key turnaround leaders, who have the power to devise and implement tangible solutions to on-going challenges affecting our industry.
Jason Amato, Production Excellence Manager, Shell Chemical - Geismar Plant
Welcome to the Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference 2016
The petrochemical and refining industries are experiencing huge growth. However, with the current wider oil and gas markets attempting to weather an almighty storm, petrochemical producers and refiners remain focused on keeping cost down. Planned outages carried out by Husky Energy, CVR Energy, HollyFrontier, Alon USA, and Marathon in the first half of this year spelled the beginning of a huge increase in turnaround activity and maintenance spending in 2016 - which is set to continue in to 2017. It is now more important than ever for turnaround and capital projects teams to implement effective scope management systems, clear company-wide planning & execution best practises, and open communication barriers to utilize team strengths for integrated projects. According to Bobby Singh, President at Project Assurance, almost 90% of turnarounds do not meet the pre-set project goals, meaning it is crucial for the industry to adopt best practices and novel strategies now to ensure projects are being delivered on time, and within pre-defined budgets.
The Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference is the leading event, bringing senior level leaders from all of the major Owner/Operator & Contractor companies within Petrochemicals and Refining turnarounds together under one roof to find tangible solutions to the industry’s most pressing challenges. Aside from excellent networking opportunities that you won’t find elsewhere, the conference program will provide delegates with proven best practises and lessons learned, delivered by long-standing turnaround experts, which will dramatically improve your turnaround processes and reduce overspends in the current climate.
Co-located with the flagship Petrochemical Engineering & Construction Conference 2016, the two events will bring together 600+ industry leaders in turnarounds, engineering & construction to network, build successful business strategies, and learn how to utilize the latest available technologies & solutions
Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds 2016 is going to bring all the major players in petrochemical & refinery turnarounds together to find real solutions to common challenges
Chris Vaughn, Maintenance Team Leader and Turnaround Leader, Dupont
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 practises to consistently achieve pacesetter results and successful turnarounds. The quality of speakers is excellent and the content is fresh.
Bobby Singh, President, Project Assurance
Best Practice & New Insight On:
Months of independently conducted research allow us to supply the industry with fresh and timely insight and strategic best practises in the following key areas:
- Integrating Capital Projects: Proven best practises and strategies for corresponding schedules and plans, enhancing cross-team communications & allocating costs to maximize productivity on integrated projects
- Utilizing New Technologies: Potential game-changers set to bring turnaround teams in to the 21st Century, and how they are already benefiting petrochemical and refining companies nation-wide
- Effectively Managing Scope: Insight in to scope management strategies reducing or eradicating overruns & overspends for turnarounds
- Operator-Contractor Alignment: Assess and understand the wider universe, including contractor challenges, contract terms, and turnkey solutions versus multiple contracts, as well as devising strategies to maximize contractor performance and better align teams on the field
- Future Trends & Associated Considerations: Prepare for imminent projects and future trends set to hit the industry up to 2020
Where Key Stakeholders in Petrochemical and Refining Turnarounds from the Gulf Coast Region and Beyond Come to do Business and Stay On Top of the Latest Developments
Brand New Learning and Networking Opportunities!
2 days of top insight from the movers and shakers in the turnaround industry, with best-in-class knowledge sharing, audience polling and interactive discussions
Expect to meet teams of turnaround leaders from the industry’s major players, including BASF, LyondeBasell and Tesoro
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"The PEC conference was beneficial to Axiall because of the access to owners and contractors that are executing projects with risk profiles that are similar to projects that we are considering. The speakers had good experiences that they were willing to share. The networking was professional and very well managed "- Axiall Corporation
"Many of the topics and speakers were interesting. Good availability to meet the speakers following their presentations. Excellent time management throughout both days. Plenty of time available for good networking. Good venue and location for the conference.- Linde Engineering
Look forward to seeing you again later this year at another Petchem Update conference."
"Many of my customers (plant management, licensors, EPC/FEED engineering companies) were represented at the conference. My objective in attending PEC was to learn about some of the challenges facing new ethylene, LNG and MTP plant construction, as well as connecting with key contacts. The PEC was arranged in such a way that I was able to achieve these objectives."- Nalco Champion
"As this was a new conference I had set my expectations to a lower level. However the quality of the speakers, panel participants and subject matter combined with the audience participation was excellent."- SNC-Lavalin
"Great forum for discussion of direction and challenges facing the petrochemical industry."- AVEVA
"The 2015 PEC conference combined relevant topics such as risks management during FEL, labour shortages and ethane cracking with key personnel from the petrochemical industry."- CDI Engineering
"This was a well-organized event. A very diverse group of both presenters and attendees. I look forward to another round of discussions and updates."- Samsung Engineering America
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