Turnarounds put a grinding halt on oil and gas production and profitability. Downtime is no vacation for those companies looking to win in a volatile market. When oil and gas companies need to shut down valuable assets or plants for modifications or maintenance (the facility turnaround) they experience perplexing disruptions. Turnarounds cost money to execute, they lose money while the asset is down, and their complex execution doesn’t always create optimal improvements in future operations. What’s worse, they represent a departure from "business as usual", often making them a challenging, ad-hoc chore instead of a purposeful, value-driven activity.