September 2004

Special Report: Refining Developments

Consider an integrated execution methodology for your next project

Two major refiners used a new project approach for their Clean Fuels Projects that ensured a quality, and timely, startup while minimizing expenses

Mead, R., Sedgwick, H., van Soest, S., Aker Kvaerner Austrailia

 Fig. 1   Balancing act for project includes considerations for cost, schedule and quality while addressing HSE. Combining low-cost, fast-schedule and uncompromised quality and safety is the Holy Grail for project delivery. While attention to premium health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance is paramount, it is always a delicate balancing act between the three variables on the perimeter of the triangle (Fig. 1). You could optimize any two sides of the triangle, but only at the

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