CONFERENCE
HIGHLIGHTS

230

delegates

60%

regular attendees

15

countries

94%

satisfaction rate

35%

refineries and petrochemical plants

Downstream Project Management 2018 took place on 4-5 October in Frankfurt in partnership with BASF. Central themes of the conference included oil refining – petrochemical integration, large project challenges, and maximum capital project performance.

Best practices and real case studies

Major project owners attending

2 brainstorming streams: Europe & CIS

Technical visit to BASF Ludwigshafen site

VIDEO REPORT

AUDIENCE PROFILE

PROJECT OWNERS ATTENDED

KEY TAKEAWAYS

McKinsey_Koen_Vermeltfoort

KOEN VERMELTFOORT
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY

The ‘art’ of project leadership gains importance with increasing project size and complexity

Effective project teams have a unique and shared identity and create a culture of mutual trust and collaboration. Project leaders should articulate purpose, role model behaviors and nourish the desired culture.

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MARIA PINILLA
Project Analyst
IPA

The practice of overestimating has become widespread and endemic, and it extraordinarily expensive

Clear objectives, scope closure, and estimate validation help to prevent overestimation. The tendency to overestimate as a function of size starts at less than $50 million and is nearly asymptotic at $500 million.

Dassault_Philippe_Audrain

PHILIPPE AUDRAINE
Business Development and Consultant Director
DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Without establishing what digital transformation means to an organisation, or how it can be leveraged to yield results, very few will see the impact of digitalisation. 

A lifecycle platform solution as the enabler to full digital continuity. A business platform is required to connect the dots and lead to leveraging enterprise data from design to operation.

‘The devil’s in the detail’ is a phrase of particular relevance for the pre-investment phase, including FEED and feasibility study.

Seeking to save time or budget, project owners who may look to minimize or skip this stage run the risk of not only seeing a substantial cost increase but also of jeopardizing the project investment efficiency altogether. This disproportionate influence of the pre-investment phase thus makes it essential for the industry to implement initiatives aimed at efficiency improvements and cost reduction before FID.

CONFERENCE VIDEOS

WHAT OUR ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

FLUOR_Claus-Peter Hälsig

CLAUS-PETER HAELSIG
VP Process & Technology
FLUOR

Most valuable open exchanges on project set-up and project execution topics

Dassault_Philippe_Audrain

PHILIPPE AUDRAINE
Business Development and Consultant Director
DASSAULT SYSTEMES

Really one of the best event and format that I ever participated in: perfect for business, very good level of attendees, of discussions, of general spirit

Daily Thermetrics_Deniz_Keles

DENIZ KELES
Technology Advisor/ Sales Engineer
DAILY THERMETRICS

A great event dedicated to capital projects and case-studies which has take-away messages for all accounts

ROSNEFT_Nicolas_Plonczak

NICOLAS PLONCZAK
Refinery Project Manager & Budgeting Coordinator
ROSNEFT

I had many interesting conversations and the different topics presented have a good overview of the difficulties of project management and some solutions.