Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management for Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Industries

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Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Management for Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Industries

-Cost effective planning and step-by-step execution

The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24-27 September2013

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Planned STOs are required for plants or distribution facilities to carry out their scheduled preventative, regulatory or engineering work. The purpose of STOs is to maintain the equipment reliability, improve safety and ensure efficient operation while also assuring critical regulatory requirements are achieved. A STO activity is a very important function that has a direct impact on profitability of a plant’s production and maintenance costs which result from the expenditure of manpower, equipment and materials. Proper work preparation and scheduling can result in a significant “ROI”. The ROI is a direct result of savings associated with manpower costs, minimization of STO and efficient controls. Quality STO management can minimize the possibility of accidents, rework, equipment failure, and reduce the impact on manpower safety, equipment and operation safety. A focus on excellent STO planning and execution is therefore crucial for the safety, throughput and cost effectiveness of all asset intensive organisations.

From this workshop, you will be exposed to detail steps and strategic techniques necessary to improve your STO management with effective completion in Oil, Gas and Chemical industries. You will also have the opportunity to participate in table top exercises, scenario discussions and networking amongst other industrial experts.

For full agenda, please email us your detail contact information to Please indicate subject title “STO Management“.

Topics covered include:

  •  Introduction of Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages (STO)
  • Work Scope and Budget Optimization
  • Establish the Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Organization
  • Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPI’S) and Targets
  • Develop Stakeholder Strategies to Achieve Established KPI’s and Targets
  • Work Package Preparation
  • Isolating – LOTO and Tag Systems
  • Using Dynamic Schedule Management to Manage Changing Conditions
  • Conducting a Readiness Assessment to Determine ‘Go for Launch’
  • Work Execution Performance Management
  • Developing Key Performance Reports / Project Controls
  • Establish an Effective Commissioning Strategy and Plan for Quality Start-up
  • Develop an Effective Closure Report and Learned Opportunities Review

Cost Effective Planning and Step-by-Step Execution

Upon completion of this advanced workshop, you should be able to:

  • Clearly define work scope and responsibilities for all personnel involved in each stage throughout the STOs
  • Gain a better appreciation for how to improve your plant reliability and equipment availability with an effective STO strategy
  • Decrease the possibility of liability by improving plant safety
  • Appreciate how to select work through a prioritization system to better control future maintenance costs
  • Thoroughly understand the management of equipment life cycle through effective STOs

For full agenda, please email us your detail contact information to rueburn@neo-edge.comPlease indicate subject title “STO Management“.