There hasn’t been a major new oil refinery built in the United States since bellbottoms were in style, a song about a dancing duck was on the pop charts and CB radios were all the rage.
That means refinery infrastructure in North America is aging at the same time oil supply is rapidly increasing from shale and Canadian oil sands.
While refiners look to upgrade and expand their operations to meet new supply, workers, communities and regulators are seeking new assurances that facilities are safe and environmentally sound.
These conditions put pressure on plant operators and managers—and no two refineries are the same—to ensure everything runs smoothly and that turnarounds, upgrades and operations and maintenance are delivered as scheduled.
Here at CH2M, we don’t back down from a challenge. Our project delivery philosophy revolves around the building blocks of people, safety, cost management, technology and communication. That’s why CH2M approaches each project the way you see it—as a unique opportunity.
We work with all major units of refineries and provide a unique collaborative model that leverages your internal experience and talent while taking full advantage of our experience and expertise. Our approach results in greater efficiency, cost saving, and predictability.