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Pilko Presents: OPERA Seminar, February 2018

Rick Monty, Senior Advisor at Pilko, recently spoke at OPERA’s February Seminar on “Risk Control by Aligning Organisations from Board Room to Plant Room.” Rick’s presentation was highly praised by attendees (click image to download).

The Oil, Petrochemical and Energy Risks Association (OPERA) provides a forum for the interchange of technical information on all aspects of the insurance of oil, gas, petrochemical and power generation risks. The membership is drawn from the major Lloyd’s brokers, underwriters, loss adjusters, solicitors, surveyors, engineers and similar professions. It is particularly concerned with associated safety and loss prevention issues.

Pilko & Associates are proud to participate with OPERA around the world in helping our mutual clients increase their control of operational and EHS risk.

Should you have any questions with respect to the OPERA presentation or wish to learn how you can increase risk control by aligning your organization, click here.

Pilko Presents: GPCA Forum, November 2017

Our team at Pilko was honored to organize the seminar “Avoiding Catastrophic Incidents and Improving Reliability” at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai on November 28, 2017. Pilko and GPCA collaborated to assemble world-class Speakers/Panelists representing Corporate Officers from major Chemical companies located in the Gulf Region and in the West.

Click on the video below to view (approx. 16min in length).

This seminar was a must-attend session for executive leaders whose business is exposed to Operational Risks through manufacturing processes. It highlighted the importance of risk control, and offered first steps, practical case studies and valuable takeaways to make rapid, dramatic and sustainable improvement in performance.

Please enjoy these key takeaways from our seminar.



Operational Readiness for Major Capital Projects. The process of assuring that all required operational deliverables are complete, available and tested to ensure expected performance at handover to the operator/owner.  It’s a common term, well known across the industry.

All too often, while the concept and definition are well known, it is sporadically achieved during capital construction projects – from concept to handover to continued operational performance. This problem has been studied and determined to contribute to significant “value leakage” (loss of value to the project, the asset and ongoing operational performance), in some cases up to 30%!*

Operational Readiness is a balance of economic factors, technical design engineering, procurement and tight construction planning and execution. Traditional focus on capital construction projects has been on completion over achieving optimized operational and production capabilities. As a result, Operational Readiness is compromised, leading to increased operational risk, cost and potential incidents.

Pilko & Associates has worked Operational Readiness issues, providing guidance and experience on how to bring in projects on-time and on-budget without compromising operational performance and production capabilities.  This Grey Paper summarizes a few of our findings and experiences to help you chart a new course toward greater Operational Readiness resulting in lower value leakage, risk, cost and potential incidents.

In this Grey Paper you’ll discover:

  • Five Keys to Operational Readiness
  • A Critical Operational Readiness Driver
  • How to Get Started on Improved Operational Readiness
  • The Benefits of Improved Operational Readiness

* Deloitte: “Effective Operational Readiness” Article, 2014

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Our TRANSACTIONS ROUNDTABLE® an invitation-only 1/2 day event, designed to assist you in increasing control of your transaction risks.

Preceded by a hosted Networking Reception the evening before, the format is a private Roundtable designed for unscripted, lively discussion about the current state of deal markets and frank conversations about what buyers and sellers are doing to get deals done.

Network, cultivate and strengthen relationships with 24+ senior Deal Leaders and Deal Advisors in the energy and chemical industries by co-sponsoring our Transactions Roundtable, held throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please email events@pilko.com.

We help companies increase risk control. Contact us to see how you can use our OPERATIONAL/EHS GOVERNANCE FORUM to help your business increase control of operational and EHS risk.

The OPERATIONAL/EHS GOVERNANCE FORUM is a members-only service that brings together energy and chemical companies four times annually for a half-day discussion on business and operational risk management topics.

The number of participants is limited to an exclusive few to allow a robust and free flowing exchange of ideas. Participants are a mix of Outside Directors, Corporate Officers and Heads of EHS. The frank interplay between individuals from these different functions has been invaluable for our members. For more information, please email events@pilko.com.


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Our global footprint includes advisors in 32 countries across six continents. We continue to grow our global presence to be where you need us to be.


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