Ask Our Expert: Najib Melhem

1. What are the challenges operators are facing when trying to maintain their relief system program in a low-price oil environment? The industry faces several challenges in the current low-price climate specifically due to the uncertainty in the pandemic-driven supply and demand pressures that extend beyond normal market economics. In addition to the impact of…

Decade of Camaraderie and Grit

Time. There are so many quotes and books and scientific deliberations on the topic. Some say it flies. Others say it is relative. And a few believe it to be money. They are all right. Time is everything and nothing all at the same time. In previous blogs, I have waxed philosophical on my thoughts…

Top 10 Things You DIDN’T Know About Cognascents

We have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic without a reduction in workforce – in fact we have grown 15% since March 2020. We frequently travel and work offshore to support asset integrity projects – hurricanes and viruses may slow us down, but they do not stop us. We have an extremely competitive office fantasy football league.…

IPEIA Pre-Conference Workshop

Proper design, installation, and maintenance of overpressure protection and protective devices are critical to ensure plant safety. Join Justin and Norberto in Banff on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10am for discussions on Overpressure Protection Requirements. The goal of the workshop is to provide an understanding of the requirements set in ABSA’s AB-512b Section 4.19…

Invest Your Time in Tasks That Matter

As we go about our lives, especially during the Holiday season, we oftentimes find ourselves being pulled in many directions by imaginary, yet seemingly very real, strings. These strings tug at our mental capacity. They tug at our heart and soul. They tug at our physical faculties and muscles. They tug and pull and yank…

Cognascents Celebrates!

With the holiday season in full swing, we took some time to enjoy some good food, good company, and good music! This year, our own Cognascents (mostly) house band provided fabulous entertainment for our company holiday celebration. A good time was had by all! Happy holidays!

Slow Down and Care

Do you have some place better to be? Do you have something better to do? Are you running from task to task and activity to activity so fast that you don’t seem to have time to care about the task or activity at hand? You know what you have to do, right? You know you…