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How to maximize turnaround efficiency via integrated data management

How to Maximize Turnaround Efficiency Via Integrated Data Management

This is a part 2 of Cleopatra Enterprise's previous blog covering the most common challenges in Turnaround Management.

19 February

Common challenges in Turnaround Management

Continued: Common challenges in Turnaround Management by Sjors Wijgerde

This is a part 2 of Cleopatra Enterprise's previous blog covering the most common challenges in Turnaround Management.

06 February

Optimizing Turnarounds in Three Steps

Optimizing Turnarounds in Three Steps

In this blog our experts share their insight into optimizing turnarounds in three essential steps. Namely: create a turnaround tea...

02 February

Typical challenges during a Turnaround

Typical challenges during a Turnaround – expert’s perspective by Sjors Wijgerde

In this blog, we shine a light on the most common obstacles and challenges faced by turnaround management professionals and how di...

15 January

Contractual Clarity in Turnarounds: Key Considerations for Turnaround Tendering

Contractual Clarity in Turnarounds: Key Considerations for Turnaround Tendering

Explore how a well-crafted contract ensures a safe, on-time, and within-budget turnaround event.

20 December

Performance measurement of turnarounds

Performance measurement of turnarounds

Effective STO management relies on tracking performance with KPIs and work packages. Here are essential KPIs to measure and monito...

07 December

Discover Cleopatra’s Total Turnaround Management platform: Your Ultimate Solution for Work Package Management and Execution!

Discover Cleopatra’s Total Turnaround Management platform: Your STO Solution

Step into a brighter future with Cleopatra's Total Turnaround Management platform—a solution crafted by STO specialists for spec...

01 December

Evolution of Cost Estimating for Maintenance-Driven Events in the process-industry

Evolution of Cost Estimating for Maintenance-Driven Events in the process-industry

Trace the evolution of maintenance cost estimating, from traditional approaches to today's data-driven advancements, and future tr...

09 November

The use of unit-rates

The use of unit-rates

In this blog we explore the use of unit-rates in the industry: its purpose, contractual inclusion, impact on tenders, and more...

19 October

MSEMS 2023

Cleopatra joins Maintenance Shutdown Execution and Management (MSEMS) 2023!

This autumn Cleopatra Enterprise exhibits and presents at MSEMS in October 19-20 2023, in Cologne, Germany!

10 October

How Mobile Applications Enhance Turnarounds

How mobile applications enhance turnarounds

Learn how mobile apps can facilitate more successful turnarounds, focusing on their impact on planning, communication, and real-ti...

06 October

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Implementing extra scope in the turnaround execution plan

Learn what steps can help you include extra scope in your execution plan without opening the door to inefficiencies and unnecessar...

07 September

Integrating Scheduling and WPM tool

Why you should integrate a Scheduling tool with a Work Pack Management solution for Turnarounds

In this blog post, we will explore why you should integrate a scheduling tool with a work pack management solution in your turnaro...

24 August

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How to Effectively Manage Extra Work During Turnarounds

Explore the significance of addressing extra work during turnarounds and discover a best practice for handling such situations.

08 August

Digital vs physical forms forms

Streamlining Project Management: Why you Should Move from Physical to Digital Forms

This blog explores the advantages of digital forms over their physical counterparts, highlighting the potential for improved proje...

26 July

Chem / Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns and Turnarounds Conference (featured image)

Meet us at Chem / Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns and Turnarounds Conference 2023!

Cleopatra Enterprise is excited to present at Chem / Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns and Turnarounds Conference 2023!

12 July

Best Practices for Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO) Estimating: Insights from Cleopatra Enterprise - blog featured image

Best Practices for Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STO) Estimating: Insights from Cleopatra Enterprise

Read this blog to learn the best estimating practices for STO management according to experts in the field.

12 July

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

How to boost your turnaround management with artificial intelligence and machine learning

Read this blog to learn how to boost your turnaround management with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

26 June

5 tips

5 tips for managing STOs in the oil and gas industry

Some tips to help you manage shutdowns and turnarounds in the oil and gas industry more effectively as advised by the experts in t...

15 June

PetroChem Canada 2023

Streamline your project management in the petrochemical field – join Cleopatra Enterprise at PetroChem Canada 2023!

Cleopatra Enterprise is thrilled to share that we will be exhibiting at PetroChem Canada 2023 on June 20-1621, in Sarnia, Ontario ...

12 June

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Join our newest LinkedIn group – “Experts community for Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages (STOs) | Cleopatra Enterprise”

As Cleopatra Enterprise, we are thrilled to announce that we have launched our own STO LinkedIn group: “Experts community for Sh...

13 March

Turnaround management survey 2022

Stay ahead of the curve in turnaround management: take our survey

Stay up-to-date on the latest turnaround management trends by participating in our turnaround management survey! Upon completion o...

20 January

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Cleopatra Enterprise invites you to StocExpo 2023!

Cleopatra Enterprise is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming StocExpo 2023 event on March 14-16, in Ahoy...

19 January

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Cleopatra Enterprise & BEMAS Seminar: Digital Work Preparation and Execution Management of STOs

Together with BEMAS Cleopatra Enterprise is hosting a seminar “Digital Work Preparation and Execution Management of STOs” – ...

19 July

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Cleopatra presents at the iLinqs Festival van de Industrie by iTanks!

Over 25 years, Cleopatra Enterprise has been committed to ensuring that our clients complete shutdowns, turnarounds & maintenance ...

20 June

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Tank Terminal Industry: Early Phase Estimating Methods

In this blog we discuss two estimating methods that can help you make critical estimations with little input needed.

09 August

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Turnaround Work Package Planning and Management: 4 Common Challenges

Video blog: Companies are facing various challenges while preparing work package planning. We listed the 4 most common challenges ...

16 July

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On-demand Webinar: Early Stage & Conceptual Estimating: Tank Terminal Industry

Join this webinar to learn how conceptual estimating and one central cost database can help improve the performance of Tank Termin...

22 June

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AACEI Recommended Practices for Cost Estimating Maintenance Turnarounds

This Recommended Practice helps both to standardize work processes and to take cost estimating for turnarounds to the next level. ...

27 May

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On-demand Webinar: How Integration improves TA performance

During this webinar, you will see how a digital turnaround software serves as a powerful tool to transform shutdown and turnaround...

26 March

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What are the 7 essential items of a Turnaround Work Package?

Video blog: Every work package contains a list of activities, necessary tools and materials required to carry out the job. Check o...

23 December

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Webinar: Turnaround Progress and Cost Control

In the global economic situation, many organizations are trying to pare down their operational and capital costs. As a result, tod...

05 June

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Live Discussion: Digital Field Change Management

Field change management – a challenge for many organizations when managing shutdowns & turnarounds during execution. A lot of pa...

08 May

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A Glimpse into the Value of Historical Turnaround Cost Data

With the world now completely reliant on oil and gas, planned break in production are a necessary part of the refining process. Lu...

07 May

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Get in the Game: Turnaround Work Package Management

During shutdowns and turnarounds, plants are out of production. Therefore, all work has to be executed in the shortest time possib...

17 April

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Optimize shutdown and turnaround scheduling

Define clear tasks in the turnaround work packages with the right amount of information. The schedule often tends to be too detail...

03 February

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Understanding the value of tendering & contract management

There is a wide array of choices in tendering & contract management that can be made long before the turnaround event, all having ...

29 January

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The digital age of turnaround change management

A digital change management system with standardized processes ensures proper capturing and managing of the changes in the turnaro...

10 January

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Making cost estimation count for your turnarounds

Recent developments in the global economy show that many companies in the process industry are keen to reduce both operational and...

21 November

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Turnaround Benchmarking

Time is money and speed is the king. This trend does not stop at turnarounds – but does it allow optimizing the performance of t...

21 October

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Turnaround Scope Management

Turnaround scope management is a great challenge. One of the primary reasons why a TA fails to meet its cost and schedule objectiv...

16 October

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Importance of Cost Data in Turnarounds & Shutdowns

Nowadays, companies have experienced estimators and several tools to perform turnaround cost management , but still underperform i...

08 October

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Cleopatra Enterprise at Maintenance of Ageing Assets 2019 from IIR

Over 20 years, Cleopatra Enterprise has been committed to ensuring that our clients complete shutdowns, turnarounds & maintenance ...

04 September

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Oil & Gas Industry: Top 5 Challenges in Shutdowns & Turnarounds

To maintain production levels and reduce the loss of revenue for the oil and gas industry, effective planning and execution of shu...

15 August

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Is Excel enough for STO Management?

To keep up with the pace in today’s world, organizations need to go with the flow of the current digital revolution. The leading...

16 July

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What is Turnaround and Shutdown Management?

An extra day of downtime might have an impact of a million euros on revenue alone. As turnaround maintenance work is done primaril...

18 June

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10 keys to Efficient Plant Shutdown and Turnaround

Effective planning and execution produce better TA results whether you are working in the oil & gas, refining, or chemical process...

11 June

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Is Cost Control the most important thing in Turnarounds ?

Most estimating and preparation work has been done when the project controls specialist starts with his duties. However, the key o...

23 May

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Top 5 Reasons Turnaround Controls Fail

Proper preparation will make the difference between a successful turnaround and a failure. While turnarounds are so critical to a ...

17 May

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3 Tips for Turnaround Cost Management Everyday

Today there is an increasing need to make shutdown and maintenance more predictable, efficient & cost effective. However, this goa...

06 May