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Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop A — Planning and Scheduling Toolkit Enabling Dynamic Execution

Dec 5, 2022 8:30am – 12:00pm

Speakers

Laszlo Kardos
Director Technical Operations
Advando North America Inc.

Curtis Hermans
Director of Operations
Progressive Plan Inc.

Workshop B — How to Manage the Execution Window of a Turnaround In Today’s Complex Environment

Dec 5, 2022 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Speakers

Colin Xander
North America Turnaround Director
INEOS Styrolution

Day 1 - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

7:30
Registration and Exhibit Area Opens
8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs
8:45
Outlook for Skilled Labour Supply/Demand
9:30
LABOUR SUPPLY CHALLENGES – Managing a Turnaround During a Time of Uncertain Labour Supply – Case Study
10:15

SPONSOR INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

Leveraging a Digital Ecosystem for a Data-Driven Efficient and Safe Turnaround Event
10:45
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:15
Contractor Management: Determining Agreements for Optimal Contractor/Supplier Management and Productivity
12:00

PANEL

Future Workforce Initiatives for the New Energy Economy: How to Retain and Develop New Talent amid an Evolving Energy Landscape
1:00
Welcoming Remarks from Luncheon Sponsor
1:15
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
2:15
Supply Chain Nightmares and How to Avoid Them: Building Resiliency and Redundancy to Avoid Supply Chain Nightmares and Delays
3:00
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30

Turnaround Think Tank

How a Health Crisis Made Us Stronger: Assessing the Impact of COVID on Company Priorities, Safety and Policy
4:30
Interactive Safety Exercise and Hypothetical Scenarios for Identifying Who is at Risk
5:15
Closing Remarks from the Co-Chairs and Conference AdjournsCasino Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, December 7, 2022

7:00

EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING BREAKFAST BRIEFING (Complimentary to industry owner/operators)

SPECIAL ADDRESS
You Don’t Have A Safety Issue…You Have A Leadership Issue – Key Leadership Actions for Improved Safety Behaviour
7:30
Exhibit Area Opens
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs
9:00

COMMUNICATIONS FOCUS

Effective Communication – Getting Senior Executive Buy-In for Your Turnaround Strategy
9:45

CASE STUDY

Optimizing Your Communication Strategy: How Connecting with Your Workforce Will Increase Productivity
10:30
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00
Digitizing the TAR Process – How to Apply Digital Practice During a Turnaround
11:45
Strategies to Address the Skilled Labour Resource Challenges
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:30

CASE STUDY

Integrating Operations Planning into The Turnaround Plan
2:15
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45

PANEL

Scope Optimization: Identifying and Correcting Weakness for Controlling a Turnaround Event
3:15
Closing Remarks from the Chair and Conference Adjourns

Day 1 - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

7:30
Registration and Exhibit Area Opens
8:30
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

Alicia Donnelly
Operations Director, Maintenance & Turnarounds
Graham Construction

Frank Engli
Senior Advisor, Maintenance & Turnaround
Becht

8:45
Outlook for Skilled Labour Supply/Demand

Bob Collins
Chief Economist
BuildForce Canada

  • Assessing the impact of deferred projects due to the pandemic, a sector in transition and geopolitical events
  • Evaluating areas of growth in construction and maintenance employment across Canada and regions where activity is expected to increase or recede

9:30
LABOUR SUPPLY CHALLENGES – Managing a Turnaround During a Time of Uncertain Labour Supply – Case Study

Jason Woodward
Turnaround Event Manager
Shell Canada Ltd. (Sarnia)

This session will cover the large 2022 turnaround at Shell Canada’s Sarnia Manufacturing Centre (Shell Courunna Refinery)

Discussion of the challenges encountered including:

  • Labour shortages due to COVID, skilled labour attrition, travel restrictions and unwillingness to travel
  • Simultaneous turnarounds at other facilities in the region creating further labour constraints
  • What steps were taken to overcome challenges and lessons learned

10:15

SPONSOR INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

Leveraging a Digital Ecosystem for a Data-Driven Efficient and Safe Turnaround Event

Aashish Sabharwal
Principal Consultant
AVEVA

Mark Marantica
Principal Consultant
AVEVA

  • Discuss how an end-to-end ecosystem of digital tools can help optimize planned turnaround events
  • Provide insight on how the right digital tools can help make more educated decisions during the planning & scheduling stage of a TAR event
  • Discuss how the right digital tools empower the “Connected Worker” to Turnaround events

10:45
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:15
Contractor Management: Determining Agreements for Optimal Contractor/Supplier Management and Productivity

Colin Xander
North America Turnaround Director
INEOS Styrolution

This 2-part session will discuss how to manage cost and schedule when 20% of your contractors don’t show up and their productivity is 30% less than expected.

  • How do you actually collect productivity data? (Examples will be given)
  • How do you adjust the schedule on the fly to stay on track with the overall duration?
  • How do you compete cost vs schedule?

With firms struggling to provide the full headcount and top quality, how can you write contractor agreements to ensure they treat you as a partner, give you their best people, and stay committed to the work until the end?

12:00

PANEL

Future Workforce Initiatives for the New Energy Economy: How to Retain and Develop New Talent amid an Evolving Energy Landscape

Jayson Bueckert
Regional Director, Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo
CLAC

Danielle Connell
Human Resources Operations Manager
Jardeg

Alana Hoekstra
Co-Director of Membership
Calgary Women in Energy

Shauna Holmes
Director of Technical Education
Calgary Women in Energy

  • Encouraging continued skills training to develop and retain talent
  • Examining strategies for training and mentorship
  • Engaging, motivating and managing a multi-generational workforce
  • Succession planning- how to develop leaders
  • Expanding the scope of your talent pool

1:00
Welcoming Remarks from Luncheon Sponsor

Candice De Melo
Regional Product Development Manager for Managed Services
United Rentals

Teah Schram
Fluid Solutions
United Rentals

1:15
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
2:15
Supply Chain Nightmares and How to Avoid Them: Building Resiliency and Redundancy to Avoid Supply Chain Nightmares and Delays

Johnathan Finlayson
Project Logistics Director, Canada
GEODIS FF Canada Ltd.

  • Managing the turnaround supply chain during the pandemic; lessons learned, how did we do things differently and what protocols will continue?
  • Exploring the constraints for procuring resources given global supply disruptions due to overseas port closures
  • Adopting new measures for timely delivery of equipment and supplies?
  • Preparing for cost increases and changes to make when procuring resources

3:00
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30

Turnaround Think Tank

How a Health Crisis Made Us Stronger: Assessing the Impact of COVID on Company Priorities, Safety and Policy

Vanessa Goodman
Manager HSE and Communications
North West Redwater Partnership

Teresa Waddington
Sustainability & HSSE Manager
LNG Canada

Christopher Davison
Turnaround Manager
Graham Construction

  • Share best practices, explore challenges and changes to the industry in a post-covid world
  • How did a health crisis make the industry stronger? What pandemic policies are being integrated into everyday work?
  • Assessing the impact of deferred projects due to the pandemic on skilled labour requirements
  • Determining who needs to be on-site, how to ensure safety and manage costs more effectively
  • Weighing the pros and cons of staggered work times, overall project duration and scope

4:30
Interactive Safety Exercise and Hypothetical Scenarios for Identifying Who is at Risk

Jessica DiSabatino
Vice President
My Safe Work

This interactive session will pinpoint risk factors in your company processes and will bring home the real-life safety concerns that need to be addressed

5:15
Closing Remarks from the Co-Chairs and Conference AdjournsCasino Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Wednesday, December 7, 2022

7:00

EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING BREAKFAST BRIEFING (Complimentary to industry owner/operators)

SPECIAL ADDRESS
You Don’t Have A Safety Issue…You Have A Leadership Issue – Key Leadership Actions for Improved Safety Behaviour

Dr. Nicholas Weatherly
General Manager US & EMEA
Sacred Cow Company Inc.

Join your colleagues over a complimentary and informal Breakfast Briefing for Owner/Operators.

  1. Discuss the components of a safety system in relation to what is required to get behavior going
  2. Discuss what is required to sustain behavior
  3. Outline the role of leaders in sustainable culture change
  4. Discuss the major areas of safety leadership

7:30
Exhibit Area Opens
8:45
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

Alicia Donnelly
Operations Director, Maintenance & Turnarounds
Graham Construction

Frank Engli
Senior Advisor, Maintenance & Turnaround
Becht

9:00

COMMUNICATIONS FOCUS

Effective Communication – Getting Senior Executive Buy-In for Your Turnaround Strategy

Ron Bettin
President and Principal Consultant
Adduco Inc.

  • Understanding strategy from a corporate perspective
  • Why it is important to gain your executive’s buy-in through good communication up
  • Why a good turnaround strategy is important for everyone to understand, from the executive table to the tool table
  • How a good strategy helps to make good choices
  • Getting turnaround project strategic alignment from the top down

9:45

CASE STUDY

Optimizing Your Communication Strategy: How Connecting with Your Workforce Will Increase Productivity

Merrick Zemp
Mechanical Supervisor
Mercer International Inc.

This presentation will discuss the value that connections have on productivity, learning and happiness

  • 3 proven methods to improve your team communication
  • How to connect with your team
  • How to connect with your employees
  • How to connect with your supervisors

10:30
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00
Digitizing the TAR Process – How to Apply Digital Practice During a Turnaround

Darcy Semeniuk
Turnaround Planner
Pembina Gas Infrastructure

  • Discuss how equipping the workforce with mobile devices can increase productivity by reducing handover time
  • Reduce the need for meetings with software that is transparent up to board level giving providing more time to work on the event
  • Upload plans online to remove the need for pens and paper and streamline the TAR event

11:45
Strategies to Address the Skilled Labour Resource Challenges

Mark Banham
Canadian Capital Projects Manager
ConocoPhillips

This session will look at the challenges in attracting, training and retaining skilled workers to an industry that is in transition.

  • Overview of the challenges that are being experienced in the industry since COVID-19
  • With the impending loss of older, skilled workers, how can we rethink retirement? Delaying retirement of skilled workers, roles and considerations for recently retired workers
  • How can apprenticeship programs be updated and improved to better fit the required job skills?
  • How can the industry improve public perceptions and communications?
  • What strategies are necessary to manage these challenges and what are some solutions?

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
1:30

CASE STUDY

Integrating Operations Planning into The Turnaround Plan

Martin O. Psenicka
Senior T/A Scheduler, Shutdown / Turnaround / Outages
Upstream – Thermal, Major Projects & Offshore

Cenovus Energy

This session will showcase the in-depth and effective scheduling process at Cenovus Energy.

  • Development of operations ramp down, isolation, equipment preparation, cleaning & ramp up plans
  • Scheduling strategy to focus on longest path by process systems vs maintenance execution window

2:15
Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
2:45

PANEL

Scope Optimization: Identifying and Correcting Weakness for Controlling a Turnaround Event

Colin Herbert
Shutdowns Supervisor
ConocoPhillips

  • Why controlling scope is critical
  • When to gather the scope list vs event date

Scope challenge and control:
  • The typical approach, using scope challenge and change control
  • Effective challenging of the work scope to eliminate unnecessary jobs
  • Typical weaknesses with scope challenge and ways to fix them

Dealing with inevitable – scope changes while maintaining control:
  • Typical weaknesses with scope change control and approaches to fix them

Organizational Engagement on scope list – How to ensure scope does not fall through the cracks?
  • What steps can be taken to manage addendums to the work list and insure minimizing the ‘forgotten’ work?

Anticipate Execution challenges based on Scope
  • Developing a planning strategy using risk-based scope reviews

Emergent Work – it happens
  • Approach, using nimble scope challenge and change control
  • Potential challenges and ways to fix them

3:15
Closing Remarks from the Chair and Conference Adjourns

Workshop A — Planning and Scheduling Toolkit Enabling Dynamic Execution

Dec 5, 2022 8:30am – 12:00pm

Laszlo Kardos
Director Technical Operations
Advando North America Inc.

Curtis Hermans
Director of Operations
Progressive Plan Inc.

What is it about?

  • Leveraging the synergies of planning and scheduling
  • Focus on the cross-functional dependencies and opportunities for collaboration between the planning team and scheduling team
  • How to tame your dynamic Turnaround schedule and strategies for dynamic execution management

Workshop B — How to Manage the Execution Window of a Turnaround In Today’s Complex Environment

Dec 5, 2022 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Colin Xander
North America Turnaround Director
INEOS Styrolution

What is it about?

Key steps, process, deliverables, documents, schedule, the cost estimate of TAR for new/intermediate employees.

  • Ensuring all stakeholders have approved the execution plan before the unit is shut down
  • What essential steps are necessary for schedule control during the execution phase?
  • Reviewing the details of the daily execution schedule
  • Ensuring all plans and objectives are discussed at critical meetings: Kick off, morning update, safety meeting, schedule update meeting
  • Managing emergent and unforeseen obstacles
  • Balancing discovery work with the turnaround duration