Seamless Startup at Shell Oil

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:00 to 12:30

Every capital project requires significant work up front – planning, engineering, development, testing – before that project is ready for prime time. But in most organizations, the process is fragmented, characterized by handoffs, delays, and misunderstandings.

The problem is that until Go-Live, from a financial perspective, it’s all investment and no return. Every day’s delay results in dollars lost, sometimes in the millions.

Shell Oil, one of the pioneers of business process management, tackled this problem through the development of a smarter Commissioning-to-Operations process.

In this webinar Tom Purves, former VP at Shell, will discuss their approach, what they learned, and how that learning may apply to any major capital project. He will address:

  • How Shell scoped the problem and convinced decision makers to solve it
  • How Shell defined the process and adapted it in each phase
  • Developing Shell process leaders; challenges they faced, choices they made
  • Transitioning staff and contractors to the new Shell way of working
  • Getting to results: The payoff and how it was achieved



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