Building a High-Performance Facilities Engineering Organization
In this article, a methodology is presented for the formation of a facilities engineering organization in an upstream operating company and others such as engineering contractors.
Charting a Course for the Changing Needs of Facilities Engineers
Once upon a time, oil and gas production facilities were small, simple, similar, and inexpensive. Back in those times, SPE was focused mainly on the reservoir. Things have changed dramatically. There has never been a better time to be a facilities engineer.
Panel Focuses on Good Communication for Facilities Engineers
The challenges in achieving effective communication between facilities and reservoir engineers were addressed during a dinner and panel session held during the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in October.
2013—The Year of the Facilities Engineer
I extend a warm welcome to 2013, which henceforth will be known as the year of the facilities engineer. We are playing a more important role today than we ever have in the delivery of hydrocarbon assets to meet the world’s energy needs.
Selected Reading for Facilities Engineers; ATCE Reveals PFC Performance Shortfalls
Recent activities around career planning for facilities engineers led me to a list of "must read" books. The recent ATCE generated two revelations. As an industry, we do a poor job of managing major capital projects, and we do not know how to design separators.
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