Day 1 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020

8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Frank Engli
Senior Advisor, Maintenance & Turnaround
Becht

Katie Dempster
Vice President, Business Development
Energy Operations & Maintenance

8:45

STRATEGIC THINK TANK

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Deferring a Shutdown: Regulatory Requirements, Financial and Strategic Consideration

Sean Granville
Senior Vice President, Refurbishment
Ontario Power Generation

Heather Kleb
Director, Next Generation Nuclear Technology
Bruce Power

Uwe Velten
Director, Expert Turnaround Management, Global Technology Petrochemicals
BASF

9:45

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Economic Outlook for Alberta’s Energy Sector

Bob Collins
Senior Economist
BuildForce Canada

10:05
Sponsor Led Demos
10:35

BENCHMARKING

How Are Companies Upgrading their Safety Policies Post COVID-19

Jessica DiSabatino
Vice President
My Safe Work

Identify weaknesses in traditional safety procedures and evaluating how a health crisis made the industry stronger. Discuss policies and procedures put into effect during the COVID-19 Pandemic response, to prevent the spread of the virus through social distancing measures.

  • What pandemic policies should be integrated into everyday work?
  • What strategic planning can take place in the event of a similar crisis
  • How to manage safety with a downsized crew?
  • How to manage safety with an offsite maintenance supervisor?

11:00

COMMUNICATION GURU

The Art of Effective Communication with Your Team

Paul Fisher
Turnaround and Maintenance Specialist
Goodridge Turnaround and Maintenance Services

Brent Seewalt
Maintenance Manager
Inter Pipeline

  • Engaging your team and getting results
  • Getting the message up and down the chain of command
  • Breaking down silos and working more effectively across department

11:45
Sponsor Led Demos
12:15
Lunch Break
12:45

INTERACTIVE SCENARIOS

How to Identify the Right Scope and Audience Participation: Practical Analysis with Three Complex Scope Scenarios and How to Manage Them

Colin Xander
Corporate Turnaround Manager
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

  • Required inspections, duration, and when they are due
  • Routine inspections, what is sacred, make a list, make a job plan, make a cost plan. This is the minimum outage
  • Capital projects, improvement projects. Critical path and duration.
  • Defect, what is breaking, that can only be fixed during a shutdown. Can we wait to do this repair?
  • Single-point vulnerability. What is going to break? Engineering improvements. Devoting the engineering time to finding solutions.

Join this new session for 2020, where delegates will be taken through difference case study scenarios and will participate in live audience polling.

One: The big shutdown
Two: The surgical scope
Three: Single-point vulnerability

1:15
Revisiting the Supply Chain Post-COVID-19 How to Balance Global vs Local Procurement

James Wright
Senior Manager, Capital Procurement
Nutrien

  • Delineating how a local company and support the industry versus a global company
  • Identifying barriers and bottlenecks when securing global products
  • Creating a work around when supply is disrupted

2:30
1:1 Networking
2:40
Break
2:45
The Fight for Talent – How to Attract and Retain a Skilled Workforce Amid Changes to Alberta’s Workplaces Act

A look at Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act (2020), and how it will affect owners and operators.

  • Anticipating greater competition when negotiating collective agreements under Bill 32, Division 7.1
  • Managing the challenges of labour availability and geographic restrictions
  • Attracting under-represented people to the skilled workforce – What works?

3:00

PANEL

How to Conduct an Effective Risk Assessment Pre-Shutdown or Turnaround and Develop a Crisis Management Plan

Frank Engli
Senior Advisor, Maintenance & Turnaround
Becht

  • Identifying your weaknesses and mitigating your risk potential
  • What to do in the first 24 hours of a crisis and the first 2 weeks
  • What makes you agile?
  • Maximizing your resources

3:45

CLOSING PANEL

How to Leverage Post-Mortem Discoveries to Improve Next Year’s Shutdown

  • Implementing a 360 Degree postmortem to seeing the outage from all department perspectives
  • Capturing lessons learned and employee grievances in the moment for immediate improvements
  • Reviewing lesson learned forms on a 48-hour rotation during an outage
  • Discovering cost overruns before it is too late

4:30
Closing Remarks from the Chair and Conference Adjourns