Project Management

Show Preview: ADIPEC

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 20th edition of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) will take place 13–16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Business Trends: Smart refineries—Leveraging data for operational intelligence

Agrawal, M. D., Morawala, A., Tata Consultancy Services

In the highly competitive, capital- and asset-intensive oil and gas industry, demand is growing for the implementation of information technology (IT) practices covering the following functional requirements.

Roundtable: The reality of process safety risk

Cline, G., Keim, K., Aberdeen Group; Neill, M., Petrotechnics North America; Thomas, J., Process Improvement Institute

Unavoidably, process safety risks are often managed in different parts of an organization.

Supply Chain: Integration—The next frontier in supply chain and production management

McDowell, D., Dey, S., Honeywell

Hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) companies have long used different applications to address their supply chain production management (SCPM) challenges.

Machinery: Soft skills and habits all machinery professionals must develop—Part 1

Perez, R. X., Consultant

When I ask people that work around machinery, “How do you improve reliability?” they often tell me to buy better bearings, seals, monitors or some other hardware-based improvement.

Project Management: Bridging the gap in revamp projects—From business need to design basis

Revamp projects are notorious for scope creep, cost and schedule overruns.

Upgrade the ALARP model as a holistic approach to project risk and decision management

Benintendi, R., De Mare, G., University of Salerno

The ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) model was developed by the UK Health and Safety Executive to establish and justify risk acceptability limits.

Schneider Electric, Claroty partner to address safety, cybersecurity challenges

NEW YORK — Claroty, in Operational Technology (OT) network protection, and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced that they are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world's industrial infrastructure.

Rethinking the risk mitigation process and revitalizing operational safety

Planche, S., DuPont

For the past 2 yr, oil prices have been in free-fall. At the time of writing, the WTI price is around $50/bbl, up slightly since OPEC’s May 2017 announcement to extend its September 2016 production cut of 2.2%.

Reliability: Identify top ways to weather weak market conditions

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New Jersey-based Carmagen Engineering Inc., a member of Mistras Group Inc., is a highly respected consulting engineering and project management firm comprising experienced subject matter experts (SMEs).