Petrotechnics Delivers Insight on How Organisations Can Better Manage Operational Risk at the 9th Annual HSE Forum in Doha, Qatar September 30th – October 2nd 2013
ABERDEEN, Scotland, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Petrotechnics, the global leader in transforming frontline operational performance and
lowering operational risk will present on how organisations can improve how Operational
Risk is managed at the Fleming Gulf 9th Annual HSE Forum in Doha, Qatar on September 30th.
Petrotechnics Executive Vice President, Iain Mackay will pose challenging questions
around the potential for organisations to improve Production Efficiency and Lower
Operational Risk at the same time. Iain will explore how linking people, process and plant
can provide a common view of risk across the organisation. Mackay will examine the need
for a holistic understanding of operational risk based on linking asset integrity risk
(barrier impairments) with the current workload risk. With a more joined up view of
current operational risk, organizations can proactively manage a more optimized and less
Traditionally, frontline operational risk is managed in silos with Process Safety
Management focused personnel or engineering functions managing asset integrity risk and
operations managing the risk associated with the intervention work occurring on the plant.
Additionally, organizations often struggle to consistently and reliably capture the most
appropriate data required to provide them with accurate risk profiles of the status of the
plant and the cumulative risk of all of the work scheduled to take place during a defined
period of time.
MacKay said, “Without an understanding of how the cumulative workload in a given area
of the plant is directly impacting the barrier status, how do we know if our current
understanding of our barriers is correct? Are we simply managing one part of the
Operational Risk Equation? Or are we managing two critical parts separately? By changing
approach we can make things easier and drive sustainable improvement across our frontline
By using a technology based intelligent, holistic integration of these disciplines,
organizations can be empowered to optimize how they consistently manage workload against
operational risk according to their policies. With a common view of operational risk in
space, time and an understanding of what is driving risk, technology can help
organizations make better decisions; and move strongly towards operational excellence,
improving the overall plant health, integrity, safety and efficiency in order to get more
work completed safely.
Petrotechnics are strategic partner for the HSE event with MacKay being Chairman on
Day 1, themed on Reflective Practice, Promoting Collective Responsibility. MacKay will
provide insight of the information organizations need to understand the operational risk
they carry, look at the factors which drive these levels of risk and provide tools and to
best mitigate this risk in order to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable operations.
Petrotechnics will be hosting a workshop on Day 3 (2nd October) which will further
investigate the factors that contribute to cumulative risk and how Asset Integrity Risk
and Cumulative Workload Risk and their impact on each other. We will review techniques to
provide leading indicators of operational risk based on global experience of integrated
safe systems of work.
Petrotechnics was founded with a vision to keep more people safe in hazardous
industries. Our award winning solutions have been helping customers transform their
frontline operations for over the past 15 years.
Petrotechnics as an organization knows first-hand the challenges your organization
faces. We have been helping companies improve their production efficiency and lower
operational risk for almost 15 years. Our software systems have served as the cornerstone
for more than 22 companies across 385 sites on 6 continents and more than 50,000 users to
optimize how they manage workload against risk according to policy.
Our customers see tangible hard ROI in the form of fewer unplanned shutdowns, faster
turnarounds, reduced maintenance backlog, reduction in permit & contractor wait time and
of course improved management of operational risk. Our background, track record and
passion about keeping people safe can help you be more successful whether it’s a single
plant or a global implementation.
Petrotechnics is based in Aberdeen, UK and offices in Houston, Saudi Arabia, and