Operational Readiness Training Course

Consultant/Trainer: Han Gesink

The Petrogenium. Operations Readiness Workshop is a customized, high intensity workshop for owner’s representatives (i.e. the future Operator of a facility), the Commissioning and Start Up team, but also Engineering and Construction contractors aimed to ensure the transition from a project to operations is achieved without any flaws.


Although many Petrogenium courses can be tailored for awareness/inexperienced staff, for intermediate and for experienced personnel, this workshop is specifically for leadership & senior contractors and will be customized for a specific refinery, plant or unit. The option for post-course consultancy/help-desk support is also available.

Participants may include: Senior Staff and professionals, members of the site leadership team but also Managing (Engineering & Construction) contractors.

Learning Objectives

  • Critical involvement of the Owner/Operator in all phases of the Project, from the definition phase to Commissioning/Start Up (CSU) and Production.
  • Engagement between Engineering and Construction contractors for both preparation of Commissioning, Start Up and Production.
  • Mitigation of risks to successful CSU / key success areas.

Major Deliverables of the workshop are:
  • In depth understanding of requirements to bring the project to operations
  • Development of plans (as appropriate) to ensure a start-up without surprises
  • Methods to mitigate risks to successful commission and start up, critical owner involvement in all project phases.


Typically, the workshop programme will take 2 to 3 days and will be developed jointly with the Customer to tailor it to the specific needs and character of the project.