Operational Excellence Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals

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28–29 March 2018
Understand and apply the principles and key elements of Operational Excellence to drive performance in process plants

In today’s volatile business environment, organisations need to create competitive advantage in order to be successful. In the GCC, significant investments have been made in new plants which now must be run optimally in order to achieve world class performance. Organisations are now developing Operational Excellence strategies in order to maximise asset performance.

This course is designed to share the principles of Operational Excellence and to give practical strategies that can be applied in continuous process environments. The course will focus on both the people dimension of OE, together with practical ideas for implementation in oil, gas and petrochemical facilities.

Learn from our expert trainer

Paul Rijks
Associate Consultant at Euro Petroleum Consultants


Paul Rijks is widely recognised for successfully guiding global safety, technical and operational strategy in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industries to achieve capital and operational expenditure optimisation.


Benefits of Attending

  • Understand what is meant by Operational Excellence (OE)
  • Understand why Continuous Improvement (CI) is essential for successful organisations
  • Explore the ‘people’ dimension in OE. Why buy-in of staff is essential
  • Monetise tested best practices of managing markets and customers, leading modern petrochemicals operations, organisations, projects and businesses
  • Establish the improvement destination and develop the roadmap to reach it
  • Understand the key tools that can be applied to drive OE in a process plant environment
  • Be able to develop and drive improvement teams
  • Develop an improvement plan for your organisation

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for manufacturing and technical personnel in oil, gas and petrochemicals:

  • Operations Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Production Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Shift Supervisors
  • Operational Support Staff

This course will be of great interest to all personnel who drive Operational Excellence in their function

Course Format

The course is presented in a highly participative format. The trainer will start with some basic principles, requiring interaction and discussion with the delegates. Actual case studies, discussions and interactive analyses will ensure that the course content is both engaging and interesting.

Registration & coffee will start at 8:00am on Day One. The course will run for two days, starting daily at 8:30am and finishing at 4:30pm. There will be two coffee breaks and a seated buffet lunch on each day.

Agenda Key Highlights
  • What is Operational Excellence?
  • OpEx Culture and Organisation
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • Benchmarking/OpEx Audit
  • Lean Thinking and Lean Tools
  • Tools and Strategies
    • Lean Thinking
    • DMAIC
    • Six Sigma
    • Process mapping
  • Improvement Teams and Continuous Improvement
  • Reflections, Next steps and Back at Work Action Plans

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