Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals SIG

Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical SIG

SIG Leadership:

Vijay Mohan

David Rosenthal

Welcome to the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Shared Interest Group!

With the oil, gas and petrochemical industry grabbing headlines in today’s news – from policy issues to consumer pricing – a stronger emphasis has been put on maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals  to ensure machinery and equipment is running properly in order to avoid disaster and reduce the cost of operation. The SMRP Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical SIG helps members combat these issues and maintain their assets in a safe, reliable and profitable manner through education, discussions and knowledge sharing. This community is made up of industry experts and professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with the important aspects of properly operating this equipment. 

Benefits of Joining the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical SIG

  • Newsletters featuring technical articles highlighting various aspects of maintenance, reliability and physical asset management as they pertain to oil, gas and petrochemical issues and trends.

  • Meetings, monthly conference calls and webinar discussions diving into issues that affect the industry.

  • Access to a vast network of industry professionals in the community.  

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SIG Upcoming Event/Webinars

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm Eastern - REGISTER HERE

Risk Assessment and Management in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry by Frank Rath

Effective  asset risk assessment, mitigation and management requires the following:

1.    Assets are designed to operate effectively and safely (for both people and the environment)
2.    Assets are operated effectively and safely 
3.    Assets are properly maintained to operate effectively and safely

The topic of risk management has garnered much press and attention recently, and it is as important in the board room as it is in day to day operations. There are many diverse approaches, methods and views on effective asset risk management. The University of Wisconsin – Madison has developed a semi-quantitative program that utilizes risk based assessment tools to address all three components of risk management: design, operation and maintenance. Each component will be introduced via this webinar.

About the Presenter
Frank Rath is a program director in the Engineering Professional Development department in the college of engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Mr. Rath has developed and taught many seminars on product and process development and design, and he is a recognized expert in the use of risk based analysis and management tools, including process mapping, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis.  He is also the director of the Maintenance Management Certificate program at the university and is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine’s Task Group 100 that recently completed and published a report on the use of risk based assessment tools to improve process quality and safety in radiation therapy.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison with an M.S.I.E.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm Eastern - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Increase Your Workforce without Hiring - Examples of Great Results and Why Planning & Scheduling Works by Doc Palmer, PE, MBA, CMRP
About the Presentation
This presentation will discuss planning and scheduling, showing examples of great results at real companies followed by a discussion of why planning and scheduling works. Essentially, planning should be about running a deming cycle of plan improvement instead of telling craftspersons to expect perfect plans. Scheduling should be about setting goals for crews rather than creating overly complex schedules. The presenter, Doc Palmer, will conclude the presentation by sharing his favorite KPIs to help encourage good practices. The following topics will be highlighted in the webinar: 

• Maintenance Planning with 6 Sigma techniques 
• Maintenance Planning with LEAN concepts 
• TPM Planning & Scheduling 
• Cause maps for priority systems and Schedule compliance 
About the Presenter

Doc Palmer has over three decades of industrial experience primarily as a practitioner within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, a major United States electric utility. From 1990 through 1994, Palmer was responsible for overhauling the existing maintenance planning organization. The resulting success played a role in expanding planning to all crafts and stations owned and operated by the utility. Publisher McGraw-Hill subsequently sought out Palmer to author the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook published in 1999 and now in its third edition (2013). Palmer also directed the purchase and implementation of a CMMS and administered the preventive maintenance program. Additionally, he has delivered numerous well-received maintenance articles and presentations for industry.

Currently, Palmer provides guidance, mentoring and training for companies internationally for maintenance planning success as Managing Partner at Richard Palmer & Associates, Inc.

Doc Palmer is a registered professional engineer with a master's degree in business administration. He is also a CMRP, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm Eastern - REGISTER HERE
Strengthening Performance with Barringer Process Reliability Plotting by Vijay Mohan & Michael Eisenbise
About the Presentation

This presentation will: 
•    Show a methodology to easily analyze and quantify asset failure losses and operational losses 
•    Discuss the method for identifying problems, which have significant cost reduction opportunities for improvements 
•    How to identify and quantify losses due to reliability issues 
•    How to identify and quantify losses from efficiency and utilization problems 
•    Show methodology to predict future asset performance 

About the Presenters

Vijay Mohan is currently a Reliability Engineer working at BP Refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Mohan devotes the majority of his time to maintenance area efforts, with most of his career being devoted to improving the reliability of the plant by facilitation and analysis support through all phases of Vulnerability Studies, Criticality Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Spare Parts Assessment, Maintenance Plan Development, Maintenance Work order Analysis, Asset Health Monitoring & Prioritization, etc. Mohan is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Maintenance - & Asset Management, an MBA degree, and is Chair of the SMRP Oil, Gas, and Petrochemicals Shared Interest Group. 

Michael Eisenbise has 40 years of maintenance technology and reliability experience and currently works as a Reliability Senior Process Implementation Specialist for BP Refining. Eisenbise is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), a Certified Plant Engineer (CPE), and a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM). He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida. Eisenbise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and a Master’s Degree in Maintenance and Reliability from Monash University in Australia. Michael is a former Chairman of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals.

Wednesday, May 7, 2017, at 1:00 pm Easter - REGISTER HERE

Using LEAN Manufacturing Tools to Unleash "Hidden Capacity" by Ron Lee

In today's challenging economic environment, all asset intensive organizations are looking for ways to do more with less, reduce spending and yet increase productivity and performance. Every asset productivity challenge can be combatted through the convergence of people, processes and equipment. This presentation will show how the presenter, Ron Lee, led a team that leveraged a proven approach centered on the use of lean manufacturing tools to unleash "hidden capacity" in a sold-out market while improving cost productivity. 

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