Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

O'Connor, J. T.

University of Texas, Austin, Texas

James T. O’Connor is a Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and the C. T. Wells Professor of Project Management at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include value management processes, design effectiveness, project constructability enhancement, project risk management and planning for startup. Dr. O’Connor’s industry experience includes several years in both the public and private sectors. He is active at both the Construction Industry Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Business Trends: Innovative commissioning and startup technologies for industrial projects

University of Nevada: Choi, J. O.
University of Texas: O'Connor, J. T.
Delta Air Lines: Winkler, M.

The performance of capital project facility commissioning, startup and initial operations often falls short of expectations, and the opportunity for innovative commissioning and startup technologies has yet to be discussed extensively.

Executing a standard plant design using the 4X model

Fluor Sunninghill: Clark, P.
Sunoco, Inc: Damiano Jr., V. P.
National Chemical Laboratory: Kulkarni, B. D.
University of Texas: O'Connor, J. T.

Case study: A low-sulfur gasoline project on four identical process units

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