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Downstream Business

Thursday, September 22


Refining The Buildout:
How To Optimize Downstream Projects On The US Gulf Coast

Omni Houston Hotel
4 Riverway
Houston, TX 77056

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Companies plan billions of dollars of near-term refining CAPEX but in today's low oil-price environment, downstream oil and gas projects –– large and small –– must focus on improving cost and schedule performance to be effective (and profitable).

Speakers:

Vikas Moharir

Vikas Moharir
Senior Vice President for Process Plants and Industrial Global Business Development
Wood Group Mustang

James Toler

James Toler
Vice President and
Project Director
Fluor

Thomas Grell

Thomas Grell
President, Oil & Gas Americas
Amec Foster Wheeler

 

7:00 am

Registration, Networking & Breakfast Buffet


7:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Leslie Haines, Executive editor-at-large, Oil and Gas Investor

7:50 am

Dispelling Myths in Modularization, EPC Contracts and High-Value Engineering

Contractors view modularization schemes as a viable solution to high labor costs and a means to avoid site congestion and delays. How can modularization be improved to streamline project execution even more? How can high-value engineering processes be enhanced to meet or exceed cost objectives without compromising project quality? And how can EPC contracts be clearly defined to account for risk and performance?

Moderator: Bryan Sims Executive Editor, Downstream Business, Hart Energy

  • Vikas Moharir, Senior Vice President for Process Plants and Industrial Global Business Development, Wood Group Mustang

8:10 am

Cutting Costs, Improving Predictability

Downstream refining and petrochemical project managers need to maximize cost efficiency and schedule performance. This executive will share experience in improving project capital efficiency and delivery predictability by integrating early phases (from feasibility study to FEED/FEL). He'll also address innovative design approaches, global sourcing, modularization, and construction productivity.

Moderator: Bryan Sims Executive Editor, Downstream Business, Hart Energy

  • James Toler, Vice President and Project Director, Fluor

8:30 am

Optimizing Execution Strategies For Small-Scale Downstream Projects

Like large-scale capital projects, small-scale projects demand equal (if not more) attention to stay within budget and on schedule. Early client engagement, assessing options, selecting final configuration, and efficient delivery by lean multi-disciplined teams can help achieve realistic goals.

Moderator: Bryan Sims Executive Editor, Downstream Business, Hart Energy

  • Thomas Grell, President, Oil & Gas Americas, Amec Foster Wheeler

8:50 am

Q&A and Discussion


9:00 am

Breakfast Concludes