Process Safety & EHS

US refiners urged to set turnaround KPIs early to meet start-up targets

Feb 17, 2017

Refinery operators must integrate priority Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) into the tendering and planning of turnarounds and collaborate early with contractors in order to control costs, industry experts said.

From three-ring binder to web: how NaviTrack helped usher in new era in work processes

Sep 16, 2016

Sixteen years is a long time in petrochemicals. In 2000, natural gas prices rose to such a high level that some were questioning the competitiveness of the U.S. ethylene industry. Alberta and the Gulf Coast were the two main areas for feedstock production,...

Early plant monitoring lowers risk of soaring repair costs

Dec 16, 2015

Repairing broken equipment and functional failures at petrochemical plants could cost companies as much as 20 times more than fixing defects and operational deficiencies early during process operations, according to a reliability and integrity manager at one...

Phillips 66 connects with veterans to bridge skilled labor shortage gap

Mar 24, 2015

The Houston-based energy manufacturing and logistics company is targeting veteran job seekers both directly and through the American Jobs for America’s Heroes initiative.

Five steps to designing an effective veteran worker program

Mar 23, 2015

The current crop of companies that give hiring preference to military service members includes Bechtel, Crossland Construction, Fluor, ISC, Jacobs, KBR, L.P.R. Construction Co, Marek Brothers, Overland Contracting, Performance Contractors, Inc, S&B, Sundt...

Training staff for petrochemical projects amid labor shortage

Feb 26, 2015

The unconventional oil and gas boom has shaken up energy markets in the Americas. Despite layoffs at a few Majors announced recently and the oil crisis, the labor shortage for skilled workers remains. EPCs and operators must come up with a training strategy...

Strategies for mapping out a career path in construction

Feb 6, 2015

Construction companies are finding it ever harder to compete for skilled craft workers based on salaries alone. Providing long-time career mobility could help them attract and retain the best talent.


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