Virtual roundtable discussions provide an early look at the issues, tactical actions, and emerging best practices that can help optimize performance under current conditions

June 2020

BETHESDA, MD – The COVID-19 pandemic is a daily reality for organizations across the globe, as owner-operators react in real-time to an ever-evolving set of challenges. To take the pulse of Industry and discover the emerging best practices that provide a path forward, Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks) has launched a series of virtual roundtable discussions. The first discussions were held in May with more than two dozen Industry leaders from the United States, Europe, and Canada, and centered on three critical aspects of turnaround management during COVID-19:

  • Optimization of Shifting Turnaround Timing Scenarios
  • Virtual Pre-Turnaround Planning
  • Turnaround Execution

These roundtables are an extension of AP-Networks’ Turnaround Industry Network Conference (TINC), well known as the premier venue for Industry leaders to share insights. The discussions have illuminated successful strategies for a whole range of issues from virtual planning, to managing the cost and schedule impact of COVID-19 safety requirements, and even managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 on-site.

The discussions have attracted attendees from many marquee global companies:

  • Ascend Performance Materials
  • DuPont
  • Nutrien
  • BASF
  • Essar
  • Parkland Fuel Corporation
  • BP
  • HMEL
  • PBF Energy
  • Celanese
  • HollyFrontier
  • Preem
  • Chevron
  • Irving Oil
  • Shell
  • Co-op Refinery Complex
  • LyondellBasell
  • Sitech Services
  • Covestro
  • Neste
  • Yara

For two decades, AP-Networks has relied on the input of owner-operators to guide the company’s approach to Industry’s most pressing challenges. Each year, the company holds TINC events across the world, gathering together small, focused groups to discuss challenges and share firsthand experience. The virtual roundtable discussions launched last month seek to harness the same spirit of knowledge sharing and networking across Industry.

If you are interested in learning more about how AP-Networks can help you understand and prepare for COVID-19 impacts and responses, please contact us.


About Asset Performance Networks

AP-Networks is the trusted leader for improving asset and operational performance in petroleum, chemical, and energy companies worldwide. We work with our clients’ most critical assets—their people, processes, and production facilities—to help them achieve safe, competitive, predictable outcomes on their high-risk events, namely capital projects and turnarounds. Our consultants are internationally recognized leaders and experts in project management, turnaround management, operations, benchmarking, risk management, and more. Our team leverages proprietary, data-driven tools that help our clients Aim Higher to achieve superior business outcomes and Aim Smarter to drive breakthrough performance. For further information regarding our full range of products and services, please visit us at

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