Webcasts

Managing Risk and Uncertainty: The Importance of Optimizing Your Value Chain
3 June 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

There is no doubt that oil prices fluctuations are causing uncertainties and disrupting the Oil & Gas Industry. The supply is up, and storage capacity is running out aligned with the low global demand. In these difficult times, we need to take advantage of economic opportunities and quickly react to market changes with fast optimization and built-in analytics. The agility in responding to price fluctuations is key to surviving this unprecedented situation. Companies capable of optimizing the value chain will be able to manage their business through risk and uncertainty.

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Now, more than ever: 4 steps to minimize impact to capital project delivery through alignment, transparency and robust execution process governance
27 May 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

Today’s capital project construction industry is plagued with challenges, resulting in nearly all major projects delivering late and over budget, and risk is higher than ever. This webinar explores the primary causes for overages, considers the critical internal and external pressures faced by today’s volatile projects environment, and provides a framework to guide the opportunity to align teams, inform decision making, optimize resources, and enforce governance to execute your project successfully.

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Quickly reduce OPEX through Digital Energy Optimization Strategies
20 May 2020

Sponsor: Schneider Electric 

Optimized energy management, enabled by digital integration, can quickly increase process efficiency by reducing energy use per unit of output.  Easily implemented, these digital solutions integrate process and energy data to measure the financial and sustainability performance of an industrial operation in real time. They incorporate data from the equipment level of a plant, up through the process area, the plant site, and the enterprise level. The results show both operators and executives how policies and operating decisions can boost efficiency and profitability through easy to use dashboards.  Energy savings of 7% to 12% are typical for a mid- to large-scale facility, along with a further 2% to 5% reduction of energy purchase costs through effective contracting and usage of sustainable energy sources.

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Best Practices in Supporting Front Line HPI Operations Remotely in Response to Covid-19
18 May 2020

Sponsor: OSIsoft

To ensure employee safety, HPI companies had to quickly pivot to a remote support model with many subject matter experts (SMEs) and engineering staff working remotely supporting front line, sequestered critical operations and field operators.

What are the best practices and lessons learned from this new remote operational support model?  What have been technologies and work processes that are enabling effective and efficient remote operational support?  Is this the “new norm” going forward even when the impact of Covid-19 abates? If not, how will remote support of critical operations be changed?  

If this topic and questions are of interest to you and your organization, please attend this special HPI webinar with a panel of leading industry customer experts who will discuss their perspectives. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions for the panelists.

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ARC Sustainability Survey Results: How Prepared Are You?
12 May 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

How effective are your sustainability initiatives—especially given the current global environment? Early returns from the ARC Advisory Group benchmarking survey reveal that sustainability is just as important as other key programs such as margin optimization and operational excellence. What about worker safety, the environment and digitalization? You may be surprised how your peers responded. 

Join this live webinar as ARC Advisory Group Vice President Peter Reynolds shares the results of this important sustainability study. Topics will include:

  • How do today’s industry leaders measure the effectiveness of their sustainability strategy?
  • What’s the impact of recent health and economic challenges on sustainability?
  • What approaches, practices and tools are used, and how well are they working?
  • What ranks ahead of typical “green” sustainability initiatives in importance?

The webinar will also include discussion on how companies are improving sustainability with digital technologies.

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How Remote Condition Monitoring & Diagnostics Brings Onsite Results to Industrial Operations by Moving Data, Not People
5 May 2020

Sponsor: Bently Nevada

In oil and gas and power gen plants, restricted access and limited movement of people introduces new operational risks. Energy operations are essential to meet the on-going demands of our communities. Thus, asset anomalies must be analyzed and correlated with continuing urgency to maintain asset and plant availability.  Learn how condition monitoring – via remote hosting, monitoring and diagnostics – is enabling distant support to better protect and preserve machinery and operations worldwide.

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Capturing Additional Value from your Hydrogenation Unit: Key insights derived from supporting high-performing units around the world
30 April 2020

Sponsor: Shell Catalysts & Technologies 

Operating a hydrogenation unit profitably in today’s market environment can be challenging.  While confronting safety concerns, many operators also experience shorter-than-expected cycle lengths and difficulties meeting product specifications.

Meanwhile valuable opportunities are emerging. Advances in nickel catalyst technology are enabling these units to process a wider range of feeds and the energy transition is creating new markets. 

Shell Catalysts & Technologies, through supporting worldwide customers and Shell owned hydrogenation units, has developed special insights. In this webcast, we will:

  • Provide insights into catalyst selection and explain why simultaneously optimizing the process, including the recycle loop, is key to increase performance
  • Take a deep dive into the deactivation mechanisms that can cause catalysts performance to decline
  • Discuss how Shell’s customer driven R&D programs, enable it to optimize catalyst systems in the conventional and emerging markets
  • Share examples of the value that can be unlocked when an operator improves their unit’s performance.
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The Core of a reliable Digital Twin for an Industrial Asset begins with an EPC 4.0 Strategy
21 April 2020

Sponsor: AVEVA

Industrial assets are looking to empower their workforce with Digital Twins to optimize an assets performance, safety, profitability and even sustainability.  The core of an industrial assets Digital Twin is trust in its "as built" engineering data (physical representation of the plant) and its models (behavior of the plant). Learn how a data centric EPC 4.0 strategy allows Owner Operators to collaborate with their contractors on a single system to deliver accurate engineering information across the asset’s lifecycle, reducing design errors, project delays and unplanned shutdowns and ultimately build the core of a reliable Digital Twin.

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