In today’s environment of increasingly volatile environment, refining and petrochemical companies around the globe are embracing new business models on their quest to improve business performance using less resource. One of those companies is Agrium – a $16B dollar fertiliser company headquartered in Canada.

Oil and Gas IQ spoke to Trevor Williams, Vice President of Engineering and Organisational Effectiveness at Agrium about how they have leveraged a new organizational effectiveness model to improve maintenance reliability, turnaround costs and EHS&S performance – moving from the third quartile to first quartile in a short 24 months

Download the interview to find out how Agrium:

  • Developed a “Freedom within a Framework” approach to Operational Excellence
  • Used Organizational design principles to free up 10% of their sustained working capital
  • Eliminated supplementals and overruns in project management
  • Improved the effectiveness, speed and consistency of decision making

Trevor will be discussing organizational design at Agrium in more detail at the upcoming Operational Excellence in Refining and Petrochemicals Summit, taking place in Houston, Texas this coming September 26 – 28, 2016.

The Summit is your best opportunity this year to network with operations leaders from across the country all facing the same pressures as you. You’ll learn new strategies and tools for identifying – and eliminating – the gaps that are impacting your company’s safety, quality, reliability and profitability.

Join over 100 downstream industry executives including: Dow Chemical, Shell Oil, BP Refining, Flint Hills Resources, Agrium, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, Apache, AzkoNobel, Petrotechnics, IHS and many more!

To find out more about the event program and line-up of speakers and topics download the Agenda or alternatively visit the official website