Introduction to Operations Readiness & Assurance (OR&A)

Includes a Live Event on 06/11/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

This webinar introduces the concept of Operations Readiness & Assurance (OR&A) to those with some involvement in major energy projects. It identifies the current issues experienced by industrial megaprojects and explains how these may be resolved with a robust OR&A process and the appropriate tools, touching on the experience of a number of such projects and the reasons for their varying degree of success in deploying OR&A.

The webinar explores the ever changing relationships between the Project Owner (Sponsor), EPC Contractor (Design & Construction) Teams and the Owner/Operator as a project progresses from an initial concept to a fully operational asset.

The webinar concludes by offering some insights as to how any of the stakeholders mentioned above, can improve the performance and outcome from their current and future projects. It also demonstrates how this process can reduce both CAPEX and OPEX whilst improving project performance, enhancing production revenue and leading to Operations Excellence.

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David Powell

Managing Director (Owner), Operations Readiness & Assurance (OR&A) Ltd.

Initially time served in Electrical Engineering then switching disciplines into Process Instrumentation and Control Systems whilst with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) on Teesside, UK.

Achieved Full Tech Cert, HNC, Post Graduate Cert and finally an MSc. (Subsequently added a NEBOSH Certificate and technical membership of IOSH and also qualified as an HSEQA Auditor).

Specialised in Distributed Controls Systems (DCS) and programmable logic controls (Honeywell TDC, Asea Master and other PLC systems) during a 10 year spell with Elf Aquitaine Norway. Experieneced in preparing Technical Publications for the Oil & Gas industries, particularly for operations, maintenance and safety (including web publishing/intranet creation/editing).

Since Norway, have worked in the UK, Brunei, USA (inc. Alaska and GOM), Malaysia/Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Venezuela, Italy, Monaco, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia, gaining wide experience of Oil and Gas projects and operations in every conceivable type of location and climate.

Founded Operations Readiness & Assurance (OR&A) Ltd. in 2008 and currently hold the position of Managing Director (Owner).

Specialties: MSc Technical Communication, ISTC Member (MISTC), Associate member of Institute of Safety & Health (AIOSH). Extensive publishing, project documentation, HSE & management skills, coupled with extensive industry knowledge and experience in oil & gas projects and operations, which serve to enhance the accumulated skills in Operations Readiness & Assurance (OR&A) acquired from over 25 years in the discipline (and almost 50 years in the business).

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06/11/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
06/11/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available