March 21, 2022

IHRDC’s Training Leads to International Certification for 35 Assistant Drillers in Abu Dhabi

The first generation of national trainees from the National Drilling Company of Abu Dhabi successfully completed IHRDC’s Accelerated Competency Based Drilling Technology Program and went on to pass the Well CAP (IADC) examination to earn International Well Control Certificates.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2022 -- International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) announced today that the first generation of national trainees from the National Drilling Company (NDC) of Abu Dhabi successfully passed the Well CAP examination to earn Well Control International Certificates.

One of the main goals of IHRDC’s Accelerated Competency Based Drilling Technology Program is to replace non-Emirate employees by training new UAE college graduates in drilling industry jobs such as Floor Men, Warehouse Men, Radio Operators, Derrick Men, Assistant Drillers, and Trainee Drillers. A further goal is that of deepening the value of work and promoting a sense of pride among trainees.

IHRDC’s Cairo Office, which specializes in Operations and Maintenance Competency Development Training, is managing the NDC Project. Dr. Samy Salem, Operations Director for IHRDC, Cairo stated: “ From the beginning, IHRDC intended to create a sense of pride in the trainees. Now, they realize that they are pioneers in their vocation and are leading the way for future emirate citizens to enter the drilling field. The credit for this achievement goes to our marvelous team of instructors in Abu-Dhabi”.

IHRDC’s Accelerated Competency Based Drilling Technology Program will prepare a minimum of 280 national trainees to meet World Class standards over a three-year period. Each trainee will receive 105 weeks of training in three phases: Roustabout and Floor Man Module (29 weeks), Derrick Man Module (32 weeks), and Assistant Driller Module (44 weeks). The program includes short-term classroom instruction followed by rigorous on-the-job competency development training.

Mr. Yousef Al-Halabi, NDC Project Manager noted that nine program graduates have already been assigned to rigs as Assistant Drillers and there are many more to follow: “The program started in September of 2002 and is progressing very well as the trainees are being graduated after the completion of 105 weeks of theoretical and practical knowledge in the Accelerated Competency Based Drilling Technology Program at the school and the rigs. So far, nine trainees from the first batch have graduated and been deployed in the rigs as full-fledged Assistant Drillers, … the other 5 batches will follow in their footsteps to form a generation of graduates from the Drilling Practices School that make efficient hands in the drilling industry."

One such former trainee, Waleed Saeed Al Neaimi, who recently graduated with a degree in Petrochemical Engineering and is now a fulltime Assistant Driller praised the program: “ For 2 ½ years since joining this career development training course I gained a lot of beneficial information on a daily basis thanks to our experienced instructors…now I am working as an Assistant Driller and all of my supervisors are satisfied with my work. Now, I have a clear and promising future.”

The training provided by IHRDC supports Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), of which NDC is a wholly owned subsidiary, in achieving its stated objective of maximizing the percentage of UAE nationals in the workforce of ADNOC's group of companies.

Headquartered in Boston with offices in Amsterdam, Cairo and Caracas, International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) is a privately owned company that has been providing highly regarded management, technical and operations training programs and competency-based e-Learning systems to the oil and gas industry for more than 35 years.

For more information on this project or others, please visit the website at or contact:

Bradford Donohue
IHRDC - Boston
Director of Corporate Development
1-617-536-0202 ext. 2259

Ayman Meneassy
IHRDC - Cairo
Vice President, Middle East and Africa
20 2 519 7275

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March 17, 2022

BP Fuels Up its Online Learning

BP signs a major e-learning deal to transform learning across its business – making use of the latest technology to enable a worldwide learning organisation.

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- The global deal, with e-learning provider SkillSoft, allows BP to supply up to 80,000 users with its own custom-developed training and third-party vendor modules as well as with SkillSoft and Books24x7 content.

Training and 24x7 online mentoring will be delivered through a BP customised and branded version of SkillSoft’s learning management system, SkillPort. BP will also have the ability to customise SkillSoft courses if required. SkillSoft’s entire courseware library of over 4,500 courses will be available to BP employees, contractors, and - in some areas – customers; including courses available in 15 languages.

e-learning content incorporates IT, desktop, business skills, and UK and US health & safety courses; 24x7 support for 50+ IT and project management certifications; and full access to over 7,000 online IT, desktop and business books via Books24x7. Users will be able to search on a specific topic and view all the resources available to them within seconds using the SkillSoft Search-and-Learn facility.

Claire Hamlin, Head of e-learning at BP said:

“This deal will enable us to create one consistent global platform for e-learning under our Weblearn portal, consolidating and delivering any type of learning - both formal and informal - right across the BP group.”

Posted by Industrial at 05:27 AM | Comments (0) Helps Employers with this Challenge: How to Deliver Required OSHA Training to a Growing Population of Hispanic Workers has just created a Spanish Resources Center to help employers keep up with the challenge of keeping a rapidly growing multilingual workforce in compliance with OSHA’s safety and health requirements.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- Experts at OSHA recognize the problem, but busy employers are the ones trying to cope with it. Immigrants make up an estimated 14 percent of the U.S. workforce, and nearly half of them are considered to have limited proficiency in English. That translates into a big challenge for employers: how to keep a multilingual workforce in compliance with OSHA’s stringent safety and health requirements.

Fortunately for employers,, the website for safety professionals that makes training and compliance easier, has just created a Spanish Resources Center at The Center includes Spanish training handouts and quizzes on 54 OSHA topics. It also features news, white papers, forms, guidance documents, regulatory activity, and agency directives and interpretations to help manage occupational safety and health for the Spanish-speaking workforce.

Steve Quilliam, editor at, commented on the site’s new Resources Center: “OSHA requires companies to make sure their employees understand safety training and follow OSHA requirements. That obligation doesn’t change if their employees have a limited understanding of English. So with its prewritten training materials and handouts, our new Spanish Resources Center can be a helpful solution to this challenge.”

The 54 training topics in the Resources Center include Spanish handouts and quizzes on confined spaces, defensive driving, electrical safety, and eye protection.

Sample safety meeting for Hispanic workers:
To help employers get their training started, BLR has made available a sample hazard communication training meeting in English and Spanish, similar to those available at To download this free sample, go to

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR produces plain-English compliance and training resources for safety, environmental, HR, and compensation managers. For a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit

Contact: Managing Editor Steve Quilliam
860-510-0100 x 2148

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March 04, 2022

David Room Named Director of North American Operations of Post Carbon Institute

Post Carbon Institute today announced that David Room has been named Director of North American Operations.

(PRWEB) March 4, 2022 -- Post Carbon Institute today announced that David Room has been named Director of North American Operations. In this role, Room is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the strategy to raise awareness of and develop a network in North America to respond locally to climate change and peak energy.

Room joined Post Carbon Institute in early 2004 as Communications Director. In this capacity, he has worked on the development of the PCI’s community outreach initiative, the “Outpost” program. He is co-author of the forthcoming book “Relocalize Now! Getting Ready for Climate Change and the End of Cheap Oil” (New Society Publishers, Fall 2005). He also has managed PCI’s internet broadcasting arm, Global Public Media.

Room received a Master’s degree in Engineering Economic Systems and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He resides in Oakland, California.

Post Carbon Institute is a think and action tank that explores in theory and practice what cultures, civilisation, governance & economies might look like without the use of (non-renewable) hydrocarbons as energy and chemical feedstocks. Post Carbon Institute advocates global relocalization as an essential response to peak oil, resource conflicts, climate change and other ecological problems. Their “Outpost” program is designed to start the relocalization process by mobilizing community groups to experiment on how to meet their essential needs within walking distance.

Global Public Media broadcasts long format interviews with subject area experts on peak oil and gas, biosphere destruction and restoration, and localization.

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February 25, 2022

The Oxford Princeton Programme Scheduled to Exhibit at Three of the Largest Tradeshows with the Energy Industry

The Oxford Princeton Programme Inc, the world’s leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivative industries, announces its participation in IP Week, E-World and GasMart. The Oxford Princeton Programme has regularly attended each show over the past four years.

PRINCETON, NJ (PRWEB) February 25, 2022 -- The Oxford Princeton Programme Inc, the world’s leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivative industries, announces its participation in IP Week, E-World and GasMart. The Oxford Princeton Programme has regularly attended each show over the past four years

IP Week is the leading annual oil and gas forum comprising a comprehensive program of conferences, seminars, exhibitions and social functions, including the industry's largest Annual Dinner and Annual Lunch. Coming from energy companies all over the world, over 2,000 oil and gas professionals attend IP Week. The tradeshow takes place February 14-17, 2005, when attendees can find The Oxford Princeton Programme in stand eight in the Council Room.

E-World expects more than 30 exhibitors and more than 10,000 attendees this year. Thirty-one conferences and workshops will take place over the three-day tradeshow informing 2,600 participants about current subjects in the energy and water industries. Conference and workshop subjects include "Power Stations – Global Generation Markets", "Geoinformation Systems", "Efficient Energy Utilisation" and "Energy Procurement Online". The specialist congress of Landesinitiative Zukunftsenergien NRW (the "North Rhine-Westphalia Federal-State Initiative for Future Energies") on the subjects of "H2/Fuel Cells", "Geothermics," "Photovoltaics" and "Mains Suitable for the Future." E-World takes place March 15-17, 2005. The Oxford Princeton Programme will be exhibiting in stand 3-171

GasMart allows attendees to learn about trends, network with industry peers, and transact business, creating the ultimate tradeshow and conference for natural gas and electric producers, buyers and
marketers. The tradeshow will be taking place March 16-18, 2005. Attendees can find The Oxford Princeton Programme at booth 601

”It’s important to meet our customers face-to-face as many times as possible and forge new relationships to help the energy, commodity and derivatives industries advance,” says Wils Cain, global marketing director of The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc. “IP Week, E-World and GasMart are ideal forums for us to use the current industry topics the conferences are focusing on to emphasize the importance of training that makes our customers smarter and more effective at their business.”

To set up a meeting with us during any show and discuss possible training opportunities for your company, please contact us at +44 1865 250521 or (609) 524 1132

About the Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc.
The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc is the world’s leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. In addition to, which offers more than 20 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 70 instructor-led training courses. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, liquefied natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics. For a complete list of courses and for other information, visit

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February 24, 2022

Quorum Business Solutions Launches New Oil & Gas Volumetric Data Management Software

Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. (Quorum) announces the introduction of its new Quorum Volume Management software, unveiling the energy industry’s first comprehensive volumetric data management application that combines traditional field data capture and oil and gas measurement capabilities with the data integrity of a centralized data repository.

Houston and Calgary (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. (Quorum) announces the introduction of its new Quorum Volume Management software, unveiling the energy industry’s first comprehensive volumetric data management application that combines traditional field data capture and oil and gas measurement capabilities with the data integrity of a centralized data repository.

Designed to address all phases of the oil and gas volumetric data management process, Quorum Volume Management manages and validates all volume data, including oil, gas, water and other petroleum products. In addition, the software features data editing and recalculation, volumetric allocation, as well as the ability to accommodate and multiple units of measure. The architecture underlying the application supports multiple languages, web-based volumetric reporting and flexible and configurable data capture. Quorum Volume Management is an integrated component of the Quorum Energy Software Suite.

“We recognized a segment of the oil and gas market that is not being adequately served by traditional commercial software products”, says Roland Labuhn, Vice President of Quorum. “The release of Quorum Volume Management is significant for the oil and gas industry as it is the first solution of its kind to handle such a diverse range of functionality. Oil and gas companies are struggling to manage their volumetric data with a series of disjointed software tools.”

About Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.
Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. is a product-centered consulting company that designs, develops, implements, and supports business software solutions for the energy industry with a unique approach to providing a longer product life span. Founded in 1998, Quorum now has over 160 staff operating out of offices in Houston, Dallas, and Calgary. Represented among Quorum’s clients are over 20 Fortune 500 companies.
Quorum Energy Software Suite is a set of integrated business applications designed for companies that produce, gather, transport, process and market natural gas and other energy commodities. The inherent integration of the suite allows the products to work together to facilitate straight through processing from wellhead to burner tip.

The Quorum Upstream Suite includes products for land & lease management, integrated mapping/GIS, production & revenue accounting, core financials (GL, AP, AR), cost accounting (JIB, AFE, FA), division order, volume management, and gas marketing. The Quorum Midstream Suite includes TIPS, the de facto industry standard solution for gas plant accounting, and products for measurement, division order & disbursements, gathering management, liquids marketing, and enterprise contract management. The Quorum Pipeline Suite includes products for pipeline transaction management, pipeline integrity management, and right-of-way management.
For more information, visit Quorum’s web site at or call 713-430-8601

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February 08, 2022

InterPlan Systems Taps ECC/STOP Management B.V. to Market and Support ATC Professional and eTaskMaker in Europe

InterPlan Systems and ECC/STOP Management B.V. announce an Alliance Partnership to market and support estimating, planning, scheduling and management solutions for industrial plant turnaround maintenance projects in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 8, 2022 -- InterPlan Systems Inc. has engaged ECC/STOP Management B.V. as an Alliance Partner to market and support their eTaskMaker and ATC Professional solutions in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Because of their field experience, and philosophical alignment on management methodology, ECC/STOP Management is uniquely positioned to offer expert support for InterPlan Systems' ATC Professional Shutdown / Turnaround Management System and eTaskMaker Project Planning System to industry in Europe.

About ECC/STOP Management B.V.:
ECC/STOP Management has over 15 years of experience managing engineering, construction and commissioning in the refining and petrochemical industries.

Contact Information:
ECC/STOP Management B.V.
van Ravesteijn-erf 152
3315 DK Dordrecht
The Netherlands
Tel. 078-6227680

About InterPlan Systems Inc.:
InterPlan Systems started out as a turnaround management consulting outfit in 1977. InterPlan Systems has developed several software solutions specific to the oil refinery and petrochemical plant turnaround maintenance industry.

Contact Information:
InterPlan Systems Inc.
P.O. Box 590131
Houston, Texas 77259, USA
(281) 482-7126 Direct
(800) 487-8589 Toll Free
(281) 648-1821 Fax

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February 01, 2022

Derrick Service Limited Awarded API 4F & ISO – 9001:2000 Accreditation

Derrick Services Limited (, specialists in Derrick erection, outfitting, rig refurbishment, inspection and fabrication, has recently been awarded accreditation to API 4F & ISO 9000. The accreditation is for design, manufacture, repair, upgrade, installation and decommissioning of hoisting equipment and drilling structures; plus provision of rig audits and inspection/survey services.

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- Derrick Services Limited (, specialists in Derrick erection, outfitting, rig refurbishment, inspection and fabrication, has recently been awarded accreditation to API 4F & ISO 9000. The accreditation is for design, manufacture, repair, upgrade, installation and decommissioning of hoisting equipment and drilling structures; plus provision of rig audits and inspection/survey services.

The ISO 9000 accreditation is a series of Quality Management and Quality Assurance Standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), based in Geneva, Switzerland. This organisation of nearly 100 member nations drafts and approves international standards that are used to facilitate the worldwide exchange of goods and services.

DSL has always been dedicated to complete integrity of its operations and services and this is reflected in the commitment to Quality and HSE. The company has developed and implemented a Quality Management System that has allowed them the new API accreditation

Its HSE Management System is based on HS(G)65 and comprises of 10 elements, each element containing expectations which are continually developed and improved upon to ensure the intent of the element can be implemented via the HSEMS.

The training program implemented at DSL, especially for Rig Building Crews & Inspection personnel is designed to ensure that all customers are provided with the most competent and safest personnel available in the industry. As part of this investment DSL has designed and built a training structure based on a conventional derrick so as additional training and competency assessment with regard to activities such as derrick erection & dismantling, crown block removal, track replacement etc can be carried out to the unique Industry Approved Standard.

Mike Smith Managing Director of DSL commented ‘our API 4F accreditation is extremely important to us as it confirms to the industry that DSL has both the experience and Technical/Engineering capability to service all the requirements of our customers regarding Drilling Structures, and in particular Derricks. This combined with our ISO 9001:2000 & API Q1 accreditation further confirms our commitment to maintaining a high standard of service to our customers.’

DSL provides an accumulation of experience and knowledge that goes back over 25 years. They have an enviable portfolio of projects that demonstrate their ability to accommodate everything from design capability to decommissioning. If you would like further information about DSL and its range of services please contact e-mail protected from spam bots or visit the website at

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January 31, 2022

WeatherWise USA Announces Completion of Recapitalization

Company Poised to Double Revenues and Introduce Innovations

WeatherWise USA, Inc. announces the completion of its 15 month recapitalization. The recapitalization solidifies the company’s balance sheet and gives it the flexibility to respond to new opportunities.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2022 -- WeatherWise USA, Inc. announces the completion of its 15 month recapitalization. According to Board member and investor, Andrew Senchak of Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, “This recapitalization solidifies the company’s balance sheet and gives it the flexibility to respond to new opportunities. The company is profitable with positive cash flows.” WeatherWise CEO Rand Warsaw adds “We are delighted to have business booked through 2008 and expect to increase our revenues significantly in the next two years.”

WeatherWise USA plans to continue growing its customer base for the electric and gas fixed bill products that are based on proprietary computer modeling. The strengthened balance sheet also enables the company to leverage its skills in applying risk management and financial engineering to new energy services and products. “This turnaround positions us to build on our core strengths in fixed bill product services for utility markets and to provide unparalleled innovative services to new and existing markets,” Vijay Parmar, VP of Financial Technology, explains. WeatherWise expects to offer new products in weather market technology, utility financial management, and electric and gas hedging markets and is poised to commercialize techniques previously developed for in-house use, such as a specialized computer language for database interrogation.

About WeatherWise USA, Inc.:
WeatherWise, USA, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is the premier provider of customized products for energy suppliers to offer their customers—including fixed bills, capped bills, energy efficiency reporting, and billing support services. WeatherWise’s unique use of computerized models based on engineering, rather than econometric, principles enables the development of products and services that reduce weather-related financial risk for energy providers and their residential and commercial.

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January 29, 2022

Multiple Examples of 24/7 Shift Schedules Are Now Available

Organizations looking for examples of 24/7 shift schedules have a new resource. Four different sets of widely-used schedules are now available (8 or 12-hour, fixed or rotating). This will reduce research time and improve the schedule selection process. The schedule packages are available from Shift Schedule Design, a company that specializes in the design of customized work schedules.

Novato, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- Managers faced with the challenge of designing a new shift schedule for their work group now have a new resource. Shift Schedule Design has just released four sets of widely-used shift schedules:

• 8-hour, fixed schedules
• 8-hour, rotating schedules
• 12-hour, fixed schedules
• 12-hour, rotating schedules

Each package contains ten different schedules for 24/7 coverage with the same number of employees on every shift. Each schedule includes a spreadsheet showing the on-off work pattern, an explanation of how the schedule works, and the advantages and disadvantages from both business and employee perspectives. There is also a summary sheet listing key features of all ten schedules, such as the number of crews, average overtime, longest and shortest breaks, and the number of weekends off each year.

Until now, designing a new shift schedule was not an easy job. Information on the subject is scarce, and relevant examples are nearly impossible to find. Scheduling software programs will manage an existing schedule, but they won’t create a new one. Consultants that specialize in shiftwork issues usually provide much broader services than just schedule design, and their costs may be prohibitive for smaller firms.

Bruce Oliver, the founder of Shift Schedule Design, explains why he is offering these packages. “Few managers can afford to spend days or weeks searching for examples of different schedules, or trying to develop solutions on their own. We assembled these packages to make it easier to examine a variety of different shift schedules side-by-side. Since the packages are primarily intended for smaller organizations, we priced them to fit a limited budget.”

The schedule packages will facilitate the process of selecting a new schedule. They will reduce research time, provide multiple options to choose from, and make it easier to determine employee opinions and preferences. For more information, contact:

Shift Schedule Design was launched in June 2004 to help small businesses find the best work schedule for their situation. The company designs schedules tailored to meet an organization’s unique requirements and preferences. Mr. Oliver was previously employed by a leading shiftwork consulting firm. He has over 20 years of business management experience.

Bruce Oliver
Shift Schedule Design
(415) 717-3754

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January 28, 2022

Local Company Satisfies Last Minute Oil and Gas Adminstrative Needs for the Louisville Ky Area

We were on a deadline, the RFP had already been extended once by us. We really needed this job, but we could not get our act together administratively. We called in KBO to assist in scheduling, presentation and completion. Needless to say we WON the job! Thanks KBO

(PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Like a chess game, success in small business starts with decisive and correct opening moves. And although initial mistakes are not often fatal, it takes skill, discipline and hard work to regain the advantage. Kentucky Back Office Administrators help you to turn your dreams into reality, one move at a time by offering inexpensive live startup and support services for small business including:

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We work directly with our clients in a one on one relationship to bring together a stable and reliable forward thinking administrative and technlogy plan for their start up business, or business crisis. We employ proven value added processes by utilizing the right people , procedures and technologies in order to achieve genuine results and give you the greatest return on your investment. Your Old Kentucky Back Office ( KBO) offers services ranging from Startup Business Plans, Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Web Site Design and Optimization, Internet and Startup Marketing plans, Administrative and Technical Writing, graphical and design presentation services. We provide our clients with scalable, flexible technology plans and straight forward business thinking.

Customer service and satisfaction are primary goals. When you retain your Old Kentucky Back Office (KBO) rest assured that you will get a solution that is better suited for your needs. Our clients best interest is and always has been first priority. Please feel free to browse our virtual back office on the web and look at the menu of services we have to offer

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January 26, 2022

The E2 Iris Control System - Re-release

PST is pleased to announce the availability of the E2 IRIS Control System.

(PRWEB) January 26, 2022 -- Falsified documentation such as doctored passports, driver’s license and corporate IDs are used to rent automobiles, cross country borders, board airplanes and gain access to restricted areas such as high value target facilities. The E2 IRIS Control System is the high tech solution needed to eliminate unauthorized access. The E2 uses the human eye as its identification tool. The human eye is so unique that no two irises are alike in the entire human population, even among identical twins; in the iris alone, there are over 240 distinguishing characteristics that can be identified and quantified. "The E2 will be a very import system in PST’s product portfolio. It is one of the most sophisticated products available on the market today." stated Mr. Woolman, President PST Ltd. "The E2 brings added security to PST’s entire line of products and provides the best technological advances available."

About the Company: PST Ltd. is a global security and technology firm covering the oil & gas industry. The company has offices in the major oil producing regions around the world. PST is an international firm built by veteran oil industry engineers and provides vital technologies to the oil & gas industry. By developing and licensing cutting edge technologies, PST delivers a cost effective solution for securing infrastructure facilities such as oil pipelines, gas pipelines, oil exploration facilities, oil refineries, nuclear power plants, electrical power plants, water treatment plants and government facilities.The statements in this press release that relate to the company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements. Since this information may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company's actual results may differ materially from expected results. This press release contains forward looking statements. In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "plans", "confident that", "believe", "expect", or "intend to", and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results.

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January 25, 2022

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software Offers Innovative Web Portals to Bring Together Customers and Suppliers

Customer Expressions today announced the launch of portals for the i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software, an easy-to-deploy, web-based solution that dramatically improves the exchange of information among companies, their customers and suppliers.

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) January 25, 2022 -- Customer Expressions today announced the launch of portals for the i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software, an easy-to-deploy, web-based solution that dramatically improves the exchange of information among companies, their customers and suppliers.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software saves times and money by eliminating the need for paper records of complaints, corrective actions, non-conformances and other quality- or safety-related issues. Designed for rapid implementation and easy customization, i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software enables all of the involved parties to share information quickly and easily via a secure web portal.

“We encounter companies all the time that are having trouble keeping track of external corrective actions and service level agreements,” said Joe Gerard, vice-president, sales and marketing, at Customer Expressions. “Many of these same companies lack the tools they need to manage and share information related to their ongoing corrective actions.”

Gerard added that i-Sight’s innovative project management approach to corrective actions ensures that one person is responsible for each issue. The project manager can then assign tasks to others, record 8D data, use letter templates, attach documents and photos, and take advantage of other administrative tools to ensure that the corrective action is completed.

In addition, i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software can be deployed to bring together companies, their suppliers and their customers through a single, easy-to-manage and secure web portal.

With i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software, external customers can submit problems quickly and conveniently via a secure web form on the corporate website or intranet. If desired, customers who report problems can be provided with an automatic acknowledgement email that contains the case number and a unique password that enables them to access status updates posted by corporate employees. “One of the benefits of the i-Sight approach is that we can easily customize the portal to suit our clients’ exact requirements,” said Gerard. Each web portal includes an intuitive reporting form and intelligent workflow rules to ensure that the appropriate people are promptly notified of each new complaint.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action web portals make it easy to collect and exchange quality-related information among various corporate locations and suppliers. Companies can quickly record new complaints or requests for corrective actions. Customizable workflow rules ensure that the appropriate supplier is promptly notified of each new case. The supplier can then respond by indicating the corrective or preventive action taken. If desired, the supplier’s response can be emailed automatically to a designated employee for approval.

Access Controls
Companies that implement a corrective action solution need the security of knowing that they can restrict access to specified users. “Each of our customers is different, but generally speaking they will allow customers and suppliers to view only their own cases,” said Gerard. Internal employees can, if desired, be granted full access to the system. Alternatively, access can be restricted based on the employee’s location, plant, product line(s), or other factors. What’s more, with i-Sight the access controls can be customized for each client. And to eliminate the need for extensive training, the user interface provided to the client or supplier is kept as simple as possible.

Corrective Action Reports
i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software is ideal for companies that are looking to improve revenues and enhance customer retention through continuous improvement. “Our customers need meaningful reports that they can act upon to improve their products and services,” Gerard said. i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software delivers real-time, actionable information such as the number of late, incorrect or mishandled deliveries sorted by supplier, the number of complaints received per client, the amount of rework required by plant or location, the number of overdue and unresolved cases, and many others. With i-Sight, companies can compare response times for each supplier and ensure that service level agreements are being met. They can also analyze their own performance in response to customer requests.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action Software web portals are the latest addition to the i-Sight family of complaint handling and case management software. i-Sight complaint handling and case management software is designed to save money, improve product and service quality and enhance customer retention by making it easy to identify, manage, resolve and follow up every issue.

i-Sight Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Software:

- Enables rapid entry of new complaints and corrective and preventive actions (CAPA)
- Improves collaboration among different locations/departments
- Analyzes resolution costs to easily prioritize corrective actions
- Links multiple complaints to a single corrective action
- Uses workflow to assign cases
- Create and assign tasks, set reminders and due dates
- Provide managers with actionable information (issues by plant, product, issue type, etc.)
- Meet ISO, Six Sigma, 8D and CFR Part 11 requirements

About Customer Expressions
Based in Ottawa, Canada, Customer Expressionsis a leading provider of web-based case management solutions for regulators and enterprises focused on quality assurance and customer service. Customer Expressionshas gained an international reputation for best-in-class software that enables managers to improve customer retention and profitability. The privately held firm provides i-Sight, an integrated solution for complaint handling, corrective and preventive action (CAPA) management, compliance monitoring and any other business process that requires case management.

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January 21, 2022

Gassco Selects Invensys Process Systems’ ROMeo & Wonderware® Solution for Kårstø Plant Production Performance Model

“The solution will enable Gassco to plan and book the maximum capacity available and enable the technical service provider, Statoil, to optimise the utilisation of the plant throughput during the daily operation of Kårstø”.

(PRWEB) January 21, 2022 -- Invensys Process Systems, a world leader in industrial process automation, and Gassco, the Norwegian state-owned gas transportation company has announced the start of a joint project for production planning and optimisation of the multi-train gas processing plant at Kårstø. Under this agreement, the companies will jointly develop a Production Planning Performance Model (3PM) using Invensys technology. The solution combines a ROMeo rigorous on-line model of the Kårstø plant integrated with a Wonderware information system.

The 3PM will have dual functionality to achieve the requirements of both the Planning and Operations departments. This will enable Gassco to plan and book the maximum capacity available and enable the technical service provider, Statoil, to optimise the utilisation of the plant throughput during the daily operation of Kårstø. The solution will minimise operating costs, improve unit yields, increase production flexibility and meet future environmental constraints.

Svein Birger Thaule, Gassco VP Technology stated "Optimising operations in real time calls for very advanced modelling and solutions methodologies. The system from Invensys will enable Gassco and Kårstø to achieve our future operational targets".

“Following successes in refining & petrochemical process optimisation and upstream production management, this project award further underlines that ROMeo is fast becoming the standard for on-line optimisation in all areas of Hydrocarbon Processing. We are pleased to welcome Gassco to the growing number of major oil and gas companies currently deploying ROMeo based on-line optimisation”, said John Derbyshire, VP Invensys Global Solutions.

About ROMeo
SimSci-Esscor’s ROMeo (Rigorous On-line Modeling with Equation-based Optimisation) software is designed to enable plant engineers and management to model process units and optimise operations on a plant-wide or complex-wide basis. The system uses a combination of real-time plant data and current economic objectives to precisely replicate plant operations. Based on a rigorous model of the operating facility, the system calculates optimal process set points for the plant’s control system. It also helps determine the location and cause of operating constraints and problems. This one-model concept and state of the art graphical plug-and-play environment minimises build, implementation and maintenance costs, enabling processors to continue to capture the benefits of this investment in the long-term future.

About Gassco
Gassco AS is wholly owned by the Norwegian state, and serves as operator for the Gassled joint venture between oil and gas companies on the Norwegian continental shelf. Gassco is responsible as operator for transporting Norwegian gas to continental Europe and the UK through thousands of kilometers of networked pipelines.

The Kårstø processing complex north of Stavanger plays a key role in the transport and treatment of gas and condensate (light oil) from central parts of the Norwegian continental shelf. Dry gas – methane and some ethane – is transported on through Statpipe dry gas/Norpipe and Europipe II, while the natural gas liquids and condensate are exported by ship.

Kårstø ranks as one of the world’s largest producers of liquefied petroleum gases – ethane, propane and butanes – shipped to customers world-wide.

About Statoil
Statoil is an integrated oil and gas company with substantial international activities. Represented in 28 countries, the group had 19 326 employees at the end of 2003. Statoil is the leading producer on the Norwegian continental shelf and is operator for 20 oil and gas fields. One of the major suppliers of natural gas to the European market, Statoil is also one of the world's biggest sellers of crude oil.

Technical services are provided by Statoil for the Kårstø complex north of Stavanger which plays a key role in the transport and processing of gas and condensate (light oil) from important areas of the Norwegian continental shelf. The Kårstø expansion project (KEP2005) is currently under way to equip the complex for processing rich gas from Mikkel neighbour Kristin, operated by Statoil.

About SimSci-Esscor
SimSci-Esscor, an operating unit of Invensys plc, is a leader in the development and deployment of industrial process simulation software and systems for a variety of industries, including oil and gas production, petroleum refining, petrochemical and chemical manufacturing, electrical power generation, mining, pulp and paper, and engineering and construction. SimSci-Esscor solutions enable clients to minimise capital requirements, optimise facility performance, and maximise returns on investments in producing assets. SimSci-Esscor supports more than 750 client companies in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit the SimSci-Esscor Web site at

About Invensys
Invensys is an automation, controls and process solutions Group working to create value for customers and investors. Our products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries - including hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care - to perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Process Systems (IPS) provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimisation of plant operation in the process industries. APV specialises in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signalling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used across the world to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 35,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike.

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