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Gulf oil, gas and petrochemical producers will convene to share strategies for implementing operational excellence

: Monday, September 01 - 2014 @ 10:33

In October of this year, many of the region’s leading producers will meet in Abu Dhabi to share stories of how they are developing strategies and implementation plans for Operational Excellence.

This meeting, titled ‘OpEx 2014 – Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals’ is organised by leading independent consultants Euro Petroleum Consultants [EPC] and will take place at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves hotel on 14 & 15 of October.

Big industry players such as DuPont, Takreer, Tasnee, KBC, IBM and Invensys (Schneider Electric) are supporting the event. High-level presentations will be given by producers including Takreer, Gasco, ENOC, PIC, Saudi Aramco, Tasnee, Bapco, Orpic, Qatar Shell, S-Chem and Petronas.

Companies are increasingly aware that to survive and thrive, operational excellence must become a way of life. OpEx 2014 will provide a major platform for sharing best practices and staying up-to-date with current thinking, showcasing the latest industry trends and best practices worldwide.

‘How to use technology to drive performance of new and existing assets’ is one of the themes of OpEx 2014 and Chris Hotblack from Schneider Electric, one of the sponsors, explains their approach to achieving Operational Excellence. “Firstly, measurement is key. If you can’t measure the improvements from operational excellence initiatives, it is difficult to keep up the momentum and the funding. Our approach has a strong technology element, it is essential to ensure that the business processes and the technology supports are best-in-class and relevant to the objectives of the business”.

Sanjay Bhargava from KBC Advanced Technologies explains the importance of operational excellence, “operational excellence is a huge undertaking that can result in immense benefits if done correctly and in a holistic way. An operational excellence program can completely transform the refinery business and in the way things are accomplished in the refinery”.

Other key conference topics include sustainability, people, assets and health and safety.

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