AP-Networks Analyzes Turnaround Benchmark Data for Accenture’s Recent Report on the Australian LNG Industry

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John Alkemade, Director, EMEA of Asset Performance Networks, contributed to Accenture’s “Ready or Not? Creating a world-leading oil and gas industry in Australia” report by identifying opportunities for turnaround improvement

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AP-Networks was able to identify turnarounds as a critical area for the Australian LNG industry to focus on in order to establish competitiveness on a global scale.

Asset Performance Networks (AP-Networks) contributed to a recently released Accenture report titled “Ready or Not? Creating a world-leading oil and gas industry in Australia.” The report, produced by Accenture in association with the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), focuses on Australia’s LNG industry as it prepares to transition into a production/operations phase after several years of capital-intensive construction. The report includes a section on turnarounds, titled “The Silver Bullet? Turning Around the Turnaround Situation,” that features data and insight from AP-Networks.

In the report, Accenture charts a path forward for the Australian LNG industry, and lays out the requirements for transforming the industry into a global leader. John Alkemade, Director, EMEA for AP-Networks, was called upon to offer insight on opportunities for improvement in LNG turnaround planning and execution. Through analysis of turnaround benchmark data, AP-Networks was able to identify turnarounds as a critical area for the Australian LNG industry to focus on in order to establish competitiveness on a global scale. The analysis by AP-Networks quantified the potential savings from collaboration between Australian LNG operators in the timing of their turnarounds.

The full report can be found here.

About AP-Networks
Asset Performance Networks is the trusted leader for improving asset and operational performance in petroleum, chemical, and energy companies worldwide. The company's solutions are a powerful hybrid of Software as a Service (SaaS) and consulting expertise that generates measurable results. Since AP-Networks was founded, the company has focused on bringing predictability and competitiveness to high-risk events—namely, capital projects and turnarounds. Industry leaders not only recognize the AP-Networks brand, they insist on the company's involvement in their most critical improvement initiatives. For more information on AP-Networks, please visit: http://www.ap-networks.com/.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is: http://www.accenture.com.

About APPEA
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association is the peak national body representing Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry. Its members account for around 98 per cent of the nation’s petroleum production. APPEA works with governments to help promote the development of the nation’s oil and gas resources to the benefit of all Australians. You can learn more about APPEA on their website: http://www.appea.com.au/.

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