Day 1 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments Served in Exhibit Area
9:00
Welcoming Remarks from CI Energy Group
9:05
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:15
Milestones to a Successful Turnaround
10:00
Scope Development Process
10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Successfully Integrating Capital Projects and Turnarounds – Addressing a Top Common Thread Challenge
11:45
Using a Rigorous Planning Process to Avoid Over-Runs on Project Completions
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Capturing and Analyzing Relevant Information to Improve Future Turnarounds
2:15
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Results and Establishing a Practical Implementation
3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Linking Education and Training with Industry Needs
4:00
How Bionics Can Improve Productivity and Safety in a Turnaround
4:30
Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair and Day 1 Adjourns Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, July 13, 2017

8:30
Refreshments Served in Exhibit Area
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Under-Budget and Ahead of Schedule – Turnaround Case Study
9:50
Contractor Selection Process
10:40
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Using Risk Prioritization to Avoid High-Profile Schedule Impacts due to High-Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)
11:30
How Effective Communication Strategies Can Improve Your Turnarounds– Practical Behaviors to Create Positive Communication Outcomes
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Ensuring Safety is a Key Priority with Contractor and Owner Workforces
2:15
Networking Refreshment Break
2:30
Interactive Break Out Session – Finding Solutions to Your Turnaround Nightmares
3:15
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Ends

Day 1 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments Served in Exhibit Area
9:00
Welcoming Remarks from CI Energy Group
9:05
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Joe Jackson
Turnaround Manager
LyondellBasell

9:15
Milestones to a Successful Turnaround

James Hudson
Maintenance Manager – Geismar Plant
Honeywell

Like any organism, each turnaround has a lifecycle. Understanding and monitoring the stages of growth during the maturing of a
turnaround plan is essential to success, as is communication between team members and management at every stage of the process.

This session will delve into the major milestones of a successful turnaround and how to overcome challenges during each stage:

  • Strategic planning
  • Scoping
  • Pre turnaround planning
  • Execution
  • Post start-up evaluation

10:00
Scope Development Process

Michael Hanson
Planning & Scheduling Supervisor
Kuraray America, Inc.

Billy Davis
Turnaround Consultant
Kuraray - Eval Plant

  • Developing the scope list to capture all necessary work
  • Guiding all input sources to meet a timely freeze date
  • Developing a cooperative approach to ensure clear understanding of scope to be performed; getting buy-in to approved scope from all stakeholders
  • Establishing an effective approval process for scope changes after freeze dates
  • How do you ensure rigorous scope reviews and scope listing? What steps can be taken to manage addendums to the work list and insure minimizing the ‘forgotten’ work?
  • Effective challenging of the work scope to eliminate unnecessary jobs
  • Timely process of scope list development for proper planning efforts
  • Effective risk management – how to calculate the risk of not doing work

10:45
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Successfully Integrating Capital Projects and Turnarounds – Addressing a Top Common Thread Challenge

Joe Jackson
Turnaround Manager
LyondellBasell

Deliverable milestones understood and met

  • Timeline alignment of FEL process with TA plan-to-plan
  • Intimate involvement with TA core team and steering team
  • IFR (Issues for Review) and IFC (Issues for Construction) delivered per milestones
  • Gap closure plans identified and put into action

 

One schedule

  • All project work completed in the execution window and is included in the TA schedule and managed by the TA team
  • Pre TA project work
  • Shared resource cost management plan identified and agreed to pre-execution

11:45
Using a Rigorous Planning Process to Avoid Over-Runs on Project Completions

Brad Farrow
President and CEO
RLG International

In this presentation, Brad Farrow will look at some of the main causes of project over-runs and how an improved planning process can shorten completion times.

  • Understanding the need for rigorous detail in the critical path and up-front planning phase
  • How and when to engage contractors in early planning for their input and buy-in to the plan
  • Determining the best process for capturing active, real-time lessons learned
  • Evaluating whether or not the plan is working; who owns the plan and takes accountability?

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Capturing and Analyzing Relevant Information to Improve Future Turnarounds

Colin Xander
US Overhaul Manager & US Purchasing Manager
Lucite International

Poor planning is often blamed for cost overruns and schedule delays, but the failure to capture relevant information and metrics from previous turnarounds will impact the success of your next turnaround.

 

  • Identifying specific steps to ensure a good management information system is in place
  • How to build the turnaround summary and post-project close-out into the planning stage
  • Best methods for storing information to ensure accessibility for next time
  • Managing the critical debriefing documentation process; what should be documented and when should it be documented?
  • Looking at ways to avoid losing information from the post-mortem

2:15
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Results and Establishing a Practical Implementation

Kevin Nalley
Construction Manager
ExxonMobil

Antonio Romero Monteiro
Construction Manager
Jacobs

This presentation focuses on demystifying Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) by outlining a practical implementation approach integrating Engineering, Procurement and Construction.  Explore results achieved and lessons learned in the implementation of AWP, and ideas on the implementation of AWP for outages and turnarounds.

3:00
Networking Refreshment Break
3:15
Linking Education and Training with Industry Needs

J.D. Taliaferro
Director of Applied Technology & Trades
San Jacinto College

  • Addressing the challenge of the availability of qualified workers as experienced labor retires
  • What requirements are needed for turnarounds and maintenance?
  • Outlining current initiatives and the latest in training and mentorship programs to address industry needs for specialized skilled labor
  • Collaboration with local colleges and training programs & curriculums
  • What strategies are working for training and mentorship from industry?

4:00
How Bionics Can Improve Productivity and Safety in a Turnaround

Russ Angold
President
Ekso Bionics

  • With an aging and shrinking workforce, one of the challenges for industry is how a project which typically uses heavy tools, can be completed safely and on schedule, with less fatigue and strain on the worker.
  • This session will explore how available ‘human augmentation technology’ can be used in a typical refractory removal to make heavy tools like rivet busters and impact guns weightless.

4:30
Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair and Day 1 Adjourns Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, July 13, 2017

8:30
Refreshments Served in Exhibit Area
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Joe Jackson
Turnaround Manager
LyondellBasell

9:05
Under-Budget and Ahead of Schedule – Turnaround Case Study

Colin Xander
US Overhaul Manager & US Purchasing Manager
Lucite International

Learn how a 42 day, large-scale turnaround was executed on budget and in just 35 days. This session will look at the life-cycle of the turnaround, the logistical challenges and the processes in place that led to a successful turnaround.

9:50
Contractor Selection Process

Darren Yates
Turnaround Manager- Ingleside Plant
Chemours

Billy Davis
Turnaround Consultant
Kuraray - Eval Plant

  • Identifying the contracting needs
  • Developing the list of potential contractors
  • Contractor bid process
  • Contractor selection process
  • Establishing contractor performance requirements
  • Communicating the measuring of contractor performance as part of the contract

10:40
Networking Refreshment Break
11:00
Using Risk Prioritization to Avoid High-Profile Schedule Impacts due to High-Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)

Scott D. Bouse
Senior Associate
Stress Engineering Services Inc.

  • With an increased inspection emphasis placed on high-visibility damage mechanisms like High-Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA), there is an increased risk of large-scale cost and schedule impacts to a facility’s turnaround plan.
    • Discover how the use of specialized engineering (in both planning and execution phases) would have prevented (or did prevent) large impacts to the critical execution path
    • Learn how moving beyond the basics of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI), expert engineering can provide the confidence a turnaround team needs to approach findings actively, as opposed to re-actively.

11:30
How Effective Communication Strategies Can Improve Your Turnarounds– Practical Behaviors to Create Positive Communication Outcomes

Julie Hardegree
Learning and Development Specialist
Etc. Strategies

Using industry-specific examples and scenarios, this session will focus on how project leaders can improve communication skills to maximize effectiveness and lead a diverse project team of people who must meet safety, time, quality, and schedule objectives.

  • Assessing what communication strategies and techniques can be used to more effectively produce, understand, manage, and coordinate all mediums of communication
  • How basic, effective communication techniques can increase efficiency, employee morale, retention, and collaboration
  • What practical behaviors can be easily and immediately implemented for use in the workplace to create positive communication outcomes?

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Ensuring Safety is a Key Priority with Contractor and Owner Workforces

  • Aligning safety objectives with a diverse workforce and ensuring buy-in to safety rules from contractors and employees
  • Ensuring the implementation of best practices to support the safety framework
  • Empowering staff to ensure safety is at the forefront and does not suffer under the pressure of time and/or cost constraints
  • Making safety initiatives effective and communicating so that everyone listens to the message

2:15
Networking Refreshment Break
2:30
Interactive Break Out Session – Finding Solutions to Your Turnaround Nightmares

Break-out groups will address some of the top common turnaround challenges and find innovative ways to overcome these hurdles to achieve success. Using interactive peer discussions and lessons-learned, individuals will walk away with new ideas and strategies for their next project.

Topics to include: Scheduling, Scope, Materials Management, Safety

Delegates will spend 15 minutes in peer discussions on each topic and then share solutions with the audience. These interactive sessions will allow you to walk away with action plans to take back to your team.

3:15
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Ends