Oilsands Review releases 2014 Maintenance, Repair and Operations section

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The editor of Oilsands Review comments on the latest special section release.

Oilsands Review is announcing the release of their second annual special section focusing on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO). This report brings to light key trends in an increasingly important and costly dimension of the oilsands business. A digital version of the report can be accessed on the newly launched MRO microsite, http://www.oilsandsreview-mro.com.

“MRO expenditures are now approaching the annual new capital investment spend in the oilsands industry. In the coming years, MRO will exceed capital spending, and it is critically important that operators are able to incorporate the best in strategy and technology in order to improve efficiencies,” explains Deborah Jaremko, editor of Oilsands Review.

“Even before the industry entered the current low-price environment, producers were re-evaluating their MRO tactics to enhance competitiveness. As the authority on the evolving oilsands business, Oilsands Review is ideally positioned to build these efforts by convening MRO expertise.”

Key features of the section include an analysis of the cost of shutdowns and turnarounds in the oilsands compared to similar maintenance events in other industries, and a review of Shell Canada’s new approach to inventory management that is improving cost efficiencies. The new edition of “MRO: Maintenance and upkeep,” was released as part of the December 2014 issue of Oilsands Review.

About Oilsands Review: Oilsands Review is an online and print publication containing stories, statistics, and charts on the heavy oil and oilsands industry. Oilsands Review is a publication of JuneWarren-Nickle's Energy Group.

About JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group (JWN): A division of Glacier Media Inc., JWN is Canada’s oldest and most recognized energy information publishing house. JWN informs the energy industry in Canada through interactive data sets, maps, charts, online databases, publications and events.

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