PF&C Fall Lecture Series: Session III - Design with a View of Operations and Maintainability

Session III of the Fall Series on “The Role of the Facilities Engineer in Upstream”.

The design effort for an Oil & Gas facility project is a critical period in the Facility Operability process. Critical design activities will usually occur in three of the stages in the lifecycle of a major capital project: pre-FEED, FEED, and EPC. Having Operability and Maintainability as a design criteria is critical to the creation of a viable business asset.

The pre-FEED stage should see the development of an Operating Philosophy and a corresponding Basis of Design for the asset. There will likely not be 100% complete at the end of this stage. However a bulk of the effort will likely take place and these documents should be approximately 75% complete at the end of the pre-FEED stage.

The FEED stage is perhaps the most critical stage for Operability & Maintainability. This stage presents the designers of the facility and the designers of the operations organization to optimize the business value of the asset by ensuring the design truly meets the economic goals set by the company. This will enable the evaluation of trade-offs between capital expense and operating expense in the design.

During detail design, having Engineering and Operations work closely together will ensure that the facilities can be operated in a safe and efficient manner.

This presentation will discuss some of the various processes and activities to help ensure facilities that are both Operable and Maintainable.


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Session I - The Value of Facility Engineers – October 6

Session II - Setting Up Controls and Safety Systems from an Overall View – October 13

Session III - Design with a View of Operations and Maintainability – October 20

Session IV - The Facilities Engineer of Tomorrow: Faster, Stronger, Smarter – and More Successful Too! – October 27


Venue:  Wood Group Mustang, Inc. - Stallion Building

17325 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084

Map and Directions

Parking:  A limited number of designated visitor parking spaces are located in a surface lot on the north side of the building. Alternatively, please utilize the parking garage directly south of the office building. You may enter the garage from eastbound on Park Row or northbound on Innovation Park Drive (formerly named Chronicle Drive). The gate arms will open automatically as your vehicle approaches. Please adhere to posted traffic signage inside the garage and 7 MPH speed limit. All garage levels and marked spaces are available for visitor use.

Location: Wood Group Mustang, Inc - Stallion Building
17325 Park Row
Houston , TX 77084

Date: Oct. 20, 2015, 4:30 p.m. - Oct. 20, 2015, 6 p.m.