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NEW this year, TINC America 2018 will feature an attendee-guided breakout session focused on potential benchmark research initiatives. The breakout session topics will be selected from the highest-ranked options captured during registration. On Day 1, a panel discussion on these topics will take place. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and, through real-time voting, determine the Day 2 breakout session they will attend. These discussions will give attendees the opportunity to steer and participate in future AP-Networks’ research studies.

Monday – September 10, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Cocktail Social

Tuesday – September 11, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast/Registration
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome and Introduction

Conference Introduction.

Brett Schroeder – Managing Director

8:20 AM - 9:05 AM Keynote Address – Path to Excellence in Turnaround Execution

LyondellBasell is the leading producer of oxyfuels worldwide, as well as polypropylene in North America and Europe. With 55 manufacturing sites, turnarounds have a major business impact on global operations. Walter Pinto will discuss LyondellBasell’s strategy to improve turnaround performance, including challenges and successes.

Walter Pinto – Senior Director, Global Engineering, Turnarounds, Reliability & Maintenance

9:05 AM - 9:55 AM Benchmarking: Company Rankings, Part I – Turnaround Practices

This presentation will use information from the AP-Networks Turnaround Database to benchmark trends in turnaround preparation and performance. Benchmarks will be provided for the following:

  • Turnaround Readiness
  • Capital Project and Turnaround Integration
  • Scope Management and Control
  • Organizational Capability

Nathan Centofanti – Manager, Benchmarking and Data Services

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Benchmarking: Company Rankings, Part II – Turnaround Outcomes

This presentation will draw on information from the AP-Networks Turnaround Database to identify trends in turnaround outcomes. Benchmarks will be provided for the following:

  • Safety
  • Cost Competitiveness
  • Schedule Competitiveness
  • Cost and Schedule Predictability
  • Operability

Hallett Connor – Consultant

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion – Benchmarking and Research

At conference registration, TINC attendees will be polled on what benchmark research topics (see registration for list) are of most interest to them. Based on the registration results, this panel will discuss the top-rated topics in a dynamic conversation. This conversation will help formulate and frame deeper discussions that will involve all attendees during breakouts on Day 2.

Tom Mankowski – Practice Area Manager, Turnaround Consulting, AP-Networks (Moderator)
Mike Plantin – Turnaround Manager, Chevron
Shawn Hansen – VP, Research, Benchmarking, and Predictive Analytics, AP-Networks
Clayton Shoemaker – Director Turnaround Best Practices, Valero

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM NaviTrack – Recent and Upcoming Functionality Enhancements

Overview of AP-Networks tools plus a look at recent and upcoming functionality enhancements to NaviTrack

Cynthia Lopez – Manager, Intellectual Property Solutions

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Breakout Session Introduction

Topics for breakouts will be introduced and attendees will be directed to their selected breakout sessions.

Pete Shirley – Managing Director, USA

1:45 PM - 2:55 PM Breakout Session 1

Breakout Topics:

  • Developing and Executing the Right Scope - What timing, tools, and best practices (i.e. Risk Based Scope Reviews, Turnaround Scope Index Benchmarking, 80/20 scoping immediately post turnaround, etc.) can be leveraged to achieve the optimal turnaround and capital scope?
  • Long-Range Planning for Maximum Value - How do you align strategic programs such as capital projects and inspections to optimize and maintain a long-range plan that delivers the most value and prevents late changes?
  • Capital Project and Turnaround Integration - What are the best practices for delivering successful capital projects during the turnaround? How do you identify the right integration elements? How do you achieve consensus on timing and responsibilities?
  • Achieving Excellence in Turnaround Operations - How do you effectively engage and equip Operations to excel on turnarounds? What strategies, tools, and staffing levels are needed to best leverage this critical resource to deliver competitive turnaround outcomes?
3:15 PM - 3:55 PM
Long-Range Planning Challenges

This presentation will detail Chevron’s journey to develop a viable long-range planning method. Chevron’s efforts have helped align the organization on event goals and scope in order to deliver consistent turnaround performance.

Dolly Boden – CPF IMPACT BIN Leader & Turnaround Advisor

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
Day 1 Wrap-Up

Summary of Day 1, Day 2 lookahead, and instructions for the evening event.

Pete Shirley – Managing Director, USA

Tuesday – September 11, 2018 – Evening Event
Topgolf Entertainment w/Dinner
Wednesday – September 12, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Keynote Address Day 2 – Performance Improvement Journey

Beyond the strong planning and preparation practices required to achieve truly excellent turnaround results, it takes inspirational leadership at all levels of the organization. Join in on Shell Norco's journey of developing and translating clear leadership vision into turnaround excellence.

Brett Woltjen – General Manager, Norco Manufacturing Complex

8:45 AM - 9:25 AM Establishing an Optimal Long-Range Strategy

This presentation will draw upon the latest research from AP-Networks to identify the factors that are most critical in establishing a site long-range plan. This presentation will show how AP-Networks models inform the long-range plan by balancing the specific turnaround scope, timing, cost, and risks, and then overlaying them with the capital project portfolio.

Shawn Hansen – VP, Research, Benchmarking and Predictive Analytics

9:45 AM - 10:25 AM Scope Optimization Journey

Turnaround workscope management is always a challenge as workscope is compiled from many different functional groups and initiatives at the site. How does the site ensure it is performing the RIGHT workscope - not too much but rather the right work to effectively support the organization's strategies, initiatives and planned turnaround intervals?

Richard Beaulac – Senior Turnaround Advisor

10:45 AM - 11:30 PM Panel Discussion – Practical Leadership Tools

Turning leadership intentions into actions is critical to creating a successful turnaround organization. While there are many academic references on leadership behaviors, high performing teams, and functional organizations, there are almost none that can be used as a practical “field guide” for leaders. This discussion will focus on practical tools that have been used successfully to build teams, focus the organization, and deliver results.

Craig Small – Practice Area Expert, Turnaround Management, AP-Networks (Moderator)
Joe Allaben – Operation Services Leader for Turnarounds and Maintenance, Flint Hills Resources
Pam Sherman – Corporate Lead of Turnarounds and Maintenance, HollyFrontier

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
Benchmarking and Research Segment Recap

Based on the Benchmarking and Research Panel Discussion on Day 1, the benchmarking topics will be introduced and attendees will be directed to the appropriate breakout sessions.

Pete Shirley – Managing Director, USA

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM
Breakout Session 2 – Benchmarking and Research

New for TINC 2018! Based on registration topic selection and real-time voting during the Day 1 Panel Discussion, a number of benchmark topics will be identified for Day 2 Breakout Sessions. Attendees will participate in a breakout session on the topic they selected during voting on Day 1. Through this innovative breakout session format, attendees will have the opportunity to influence and contribute to AP-Networks research studies in 2019.

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM Event Contracting Strategies

Identifying the optimal contracting strategy is a perennial topic of interest within the industry. This presentation will provide the latest data and analyze turnaround performance by contract type to evaluate whether there are contracting strategies that have inherent advantages or disadvantages.

Mike O'Kane – Managing Director

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM TINC Closing

Conference summary and closing remarks.

George DeBakey – Managing Director