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Reframing Reliability [Part 2]: How to Begin Maturing Your Asset Integrity Management and Mechanical Integrity Programs

January 11, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CST

Reframing Reliability: How to Begin Maturing Your Asset Integrity Management and Mechanical Integrity Programs

Where does your organization see its AIM and MI programs in the next 10-15 years, and what steps are in place to accomplish these goals? The first step to maturing your current programs is to identify your roadblocks and invest in the necessary processes, partners and technology to resolve them.

What We Cover

  • The importance of gap assessments, audit results, failure history, RCA (Metegrity Software) and risk reduction initiatives
  • How to pull your team together via steering committees, identifying champions, task groups, centers of excellence, charter statement
  • Reliability Roadmap assistance: creating implementation plans, marking milestones and measuring progress


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Nicolas Obando, Director, Asset Integrity Management

Nicolas Obando, Director, Asset Integrity Management, ABS Group

Nick Obando is the Director of Asset Integrity Management at ABS Group, where he leads a team of global engineering and technical specialists dedicated to helping industry clients improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their asset management programs. For 11 years, Nick and his team have used risk-based approaches to assess, develop and implement reliability, integrity and process safety programs that allow clients to realize a return on investment and achieve an overall risk reduction.

His approach to a holistic asset management program that includes all asset types, corporate and facility personnel and data management programs leads clients to reimagine their operating and maintenance strategy. Nick is a degreed Mechanical Engineer from Texas A&M.

Michasel Marshall, Product Development Manager, Metegrity

Michael Marshall, PE., Product Development Manager, Metegrity

Michael Marshall, PE., is the Product Development Manager at Metegrity with over 40 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry, first with Chevron (10 years), then with Marathon Petroleum (23 years). Mike directs the productization and commercialization of the Asset Integrity Process Safety Management (AIPSM) product.

Mike's holistic experience in oil and gas includes plant and project engineering, operations, maintenance and equipment inspection/reliability supervisory and managerial positions. Mike speaks with authority on Loss of Primary Containment (LOPC) incidents, as well as process optimization methodology based on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), to help quantify the economic impact of equipment anomalies.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

About Metegrity

Metegrity ( is the leading asset integrity management software company, offering best-in-class enterprise solutions that are highly configurable and strategically tailored to unique business needs. Metegrity empowers asset-intensive industries in oil and gas operations and chemical manufacturing to achieve operational efficiency with its complete line of products. Metegrity has been the trusted name in asset integrity management since 1992, with 850 facilities over 5 continents managing $550 billion in assets.

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