SGS Exhibits and Presents a Paper at the 2nd Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology North America Conference in New Orleans, USA

(PresseBox) (Geneva 1, ) From August 31 to September 2, 2010, SGS will be exhibiting at the 2nd Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology North America Conference at booth number 210 in New Orleans, USA. On September 1, 2010, Dr. Paul F.Schubert will present a paper on behalf of SGS introducing an improved maintenance methodology.

SGS proudly announces that it has been selected to present a paper at the 2nd Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology North America Conference to be held from August 31 to September 2, 2010 in New Orleans, USA. The presentation entitled A Systematic Approach to Enhance Inspection-Maintenance Communication and Performance, will be given by Dr.Paul F. Schubert on September 1, 2010. The services offered by SGS will be presented throughout the exhibition at booth number 210.

Dr. Paul F. Schubert is an independent Asset Integrity Management expert with 26 years of experience in the petrochemical and natural gas industry. Dr. Schubert received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas, and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois. Dr. Schubert began his career in industrial chemistry by determining the corrosion mechanism causing a failure leading to a fatality. Since then, he has been involved in a wide range of projects in the natural gas and petrochemical industries including process design and development, commercial plant design, process hazard analysis and senior level technical management.

Dr. Schubert is the inventor of 14 US Patents, and has published over 40 technical articles.His presentation at the OGMT will focus on a methodology which utilizes the knowledge base of the inspection, maintenance and engineering departments. The described process results in a system which provides key performance indicators for inspection and maintenance programs, facilitates knowledge transfer from senior personnel to junior personnel, retains corporate intellectual property and reduces the time between inspection and remediation.Additionally, it provides a means to evaluate the ability of current resources and to address the required maintenance, which can then be used for budgeting purposes.

The Oil and Gas Maintenance Technology North America Conference, organized by PennWell, is the only maintenance and reliability conference and exhibition geared exclusively to the oil and gas industry in North America. Now in its second year, OGMTNA showcases the best ways to address critical performance concerns. This threeday event attracts maintenance and reliability professionals and showcases technologies and products from dozens of companies involved in the industry.

SGS' Services for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Successfully implementing an Asset Integrity Management (AIM) system requires the right combination of design, engineering, and operational integrity. SGS partners with its clients to provide exactly the level of services they need. These services can range from complete turnkey program design and implementation to simple gapfilling to complement a client's existing AIM program.

SGS Industrial Services provides a fully comprehensive program of services for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector, designed to meet the specific requirements of its clients, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Our goal is to help improve integrity, quality and efficiency and ensure safe and healthy working conditions as well as to minimize the environmental impact of industry.

SGS Industrial Services

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

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