Oil and gas shutdowns are an inevitable part of operating a plant or refinery. From installing new equipment, to upgrading systems or performing routine maintenance, there are countless reasons why a shutdown might occur. But when they do, companies have a single top priority— ensuring a safe and successful plant shutdown so they can return to their regular operations as soon as possible.
To achieve this desired outcome the company has to conduct thorough and diligent maintenance shutdown planning. The success of the shutdown truly does depend on the planning process and there are many bases that must be covered before a plant or refinery halts its daily operations.
The Alberta energy sector has never faced more pressure to manage climate risks than it does today. Government regulations and standards are evolving and becoming more stringent on a routine basis, forcing companies to continuously raise the bar within their own operations.
But how can Alberta oil and gas companies both reduce costs and emissions? Is it possible to maintain profitability while investing in environmental innovation? And what strategies are most effective?
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