The link between safety and reliability | Number of drilled but uncompleted wells reaches record | Iberdrola launches O&M facility for German offshore wind farm
March 28, 2017
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The link between safety and reliability
Precision and preventive maintenance can help minimize the number of repairs that manufacturers must conduct, writes Stuart Grant, global maintenance and reliability champion at DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Grant contends that improving reliability in the workplace also improves employee safety and can help workers become more dedicated to maintaining reliable standards.
IMPO magazine (3/20) 
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Number of drilled but uncompleted wells reaches record
US shale producers are leaving thousands of wells unfinished in the Permian Basin, with the number of drilled but uncompleted wells hitting a record of 1,764 in February, government data show. This suggests that rig count data is not a reliable indicator of production as many companies drill wells just because they are forced to do so to retain their leases.
Reuters (3/24) 
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Iberdrola launches O&M facility for German offshore wind farm
Iberdrola launched an operation and maintenance facility in Sassnitz, Germany, that will provide services for the 350-megawatt Wikinger offshore wind project, according to the company. The project, which is expected to begin operations this year, will feature 70 5-MW offshore wind turbines from Adwen.
ReNews.biz (U.K.) (3/23) 
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Technology & Trends
The growing trend of supply chain visibility
The definition of supply chain visibility varies, but its importance to customers is only growing, writes Bryan Nella of GT Nexus. "[S]upply chain will be increasingly viewed as a network -- a value network where each node is equipped with deep capabilities to deliver and execute based on data and visibility that optimize performance of the whole ecosystem," he writes.
SupplyChainBrain.com (3/24) 
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Technology lifts skyscraper elevator options
Technology improves elevator options of designers
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Elevators are among the biggest challenges for architects, engineers and manufacturers when creating a skyscraper, due to innovative building designs and the wind sway inherent in supertalls. A variety of new technologies are easing the ups and downs.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (3/23) 
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Leadership & Management
Calif. aviation company teams up with schools
Calif. aviation company teams up with schools
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An aviation leasing and maintenance company based in Victorville, Calif., will partner with a local college and area high schools to create Aviation Pathways, a program that aims to connect students to the industry. Company officials are working with educators to shape the partnership.
Daily Press (Victorville, Calif.) (3/21) 
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On April 5, the Pharma & Biotech SIG will host a webinar titled "Paradigm Shift Strategy for Asset Management Analytics" with Johnny Bofilios. The presentation will explore a new perspective on strategy for asset management analytics. Mr. Bofilios brings 19 years of experience in the software and consulting services industry across sectors that include oil & gas, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Sign up for the webinar.
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SMRP conducts third successful Washington D.C. fly-in
Last week, members of the SMRP government relations team met with US senators and representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss issues and opportunities related to the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. SMRP highlighted four key areas where practitioners will have an impact in the coming years. These include cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, workplace safety, smart grid and workforce development. Read about this event.
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