Facility Operability: Designing Operable Facilities

Recorded On: 11/17/2014

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The Oil & Gas industry has been designing and constructing facilities for decades, and they have all been started up and operated successfully. Why do we need to pay special attention to “Facility Operability?”

The truth is that facility start-ups have been less than efficient and have resulted in months of delay before reaching nameplate rated performance. When planned and executed correctly, a comprehensive Facility Operability program should not result in added facility costs or delayed project schedule.

The term “Facility Operability” means the ability of an organization to operate a facility in a safe and efficient manner. Although this goal is usually achieved, there always seem to be things that could have gone better, or designed better, or designed safer. These troubles can sometimes lead to major problems or major events. In aggregate, they can be very costly.

A proactive Facility Operability system is intended to prevent various types of facility operation issues throughout the life of the facility.

In this presentation the speaker will share the things of primary importance with regard to ”Facility Operability” ie. the experiences and learnings of almost 10 years of working with these issues. This presentation is intended to be an interactive session where the audience will share experiences and ask plenty of questions.

This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

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Bill Capdevielle

President & Founder, Bill Capdevielle Enterprises, LLC

Mr. Capdevielle is an oil & gas consultant with 39 years experience. He has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1971, and a MS in Systems Management from University of Southern California in 1975.

Bill has diverse experience in the upstream Oil & Gas Industry. His experience includes various technical, management, and operations assignments. Bill served as an Offshore Installation Manager for Mobil North Sea and has spent the last 10 years working in the Facility Operability area.

He retired from Mobil in 2000, and from Hess in April of this year to start his own technology innovation consulting firm. Bill specializes in finding nanotechnologies used in other industries and applying them to the upstream oil & gas industry. He also offers consulting in field development planning, facility operability, and project support.

Bill is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineering, the Texas Professional Engineering Society, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Bill also served as a co-chair for the Oil & Gas Symposium at the 2013 and 2014 NanoTech conferences.

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Recorded 11/17/2014 Scheduled for 90 minutes.