Tag: STO

Primavera for STO

Primavera for STO (Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Outages) highlights the practices needed to DRIVE your STO project. Primavera™ P6 was not designed for STO projects, but that won’t stop you from learning how to use it to drive your STO project. This is what you will learn: traditional scheduling vs. scheduling for STO projects (Level I to Level V) how to create a true WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) how to phase your STO project, e.g., Pre, Shutdown, […]

Primavera P6 for STO

Primavera P6 for STO (Shutdowns, Turnaround, Outages) is not yet available from its developer, Oracle. Why? Perhaps they believe that if P6 it is good enough for EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects, it is good enough for STO projects. If indeed this is true, you will never DRIVE your STO Project Plan, rather, you will continue to MONITOR your STO Project Plan using a Level III static Gantt chart and dreaded 3-Day Look-ahead, compromising safety and […]

STO Team Building

If you’ve never participated in a STO Team Building session you may be surprised to know that it’s not all about motivation or rah-rah. STO Team Building is aimed at defining goals, roles and procedures as a method of enhancing the outcome of a shutdown, turnaround or outage. At its root, STO Team Building is a brain-storming session centered around strategies for achieving defined KPI (Key Performance Indicator) targets—Safety, Quality, Wrench-time, Timeline, and Budget—which may not sound as exciting […]

STO GPS

STO GPS (Guaranteed Project Success) ensures you arrive at your desired destination in the shortest time. How you DRIVE, however, will determine your safety, reliability and cost results. Navigating has never been easier, safer, more reliable and efficient since the introduction of GPS (Global Positioning Satellites), Google Maps, iPhones and STO Navigator Inc.—for guaranteed project success. Because driving through Vancouver, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, or any large city without the aid of a GPS—providing traffic updates, shortest […]

Strategic Planning for STO

Note: This educational post is sponsored by the Energy Conference Network and STO Navigator Inc. Together we are planning a unique event in New Orleans on September 21st; a week of workshops, conference presentations, team building and networking, which will focus on strategic planning for STO—sharing lessons-learned case studies, best practice presentations and workshops delivered by those who’ve recently executed STO projects—supported by STO SME’s (Subject Matter Experts)—to reduce risk and increase performance. Expression of Interest We are currently […]

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