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This event ran March 9-10, 2016 and has now finished.

If you have a case study that you would like to present, please email samah.lateef@energyconferencenetwork.com

*Please note: This is a draft program and is subject to change.

8:00 am

Registration and coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson opening remarks

Fred Stawitz, Principal
Kinder Morgan

Leadership and teamwork

9:10 am

Keynote Presentation: The Safety Culture Ladder in Oil and Gas

  • Looking at the issues within the industry from the top-down and what each level corresponds to
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as it applies to organizational safety
  • Suggested interventions to counter issues at each level and increase safety performance

Fred Infortunio, Sr. Process Safety Engineer
Grantt V. Bedford, Corporate Safety and Emergency Response Manager

10:15 am

Are our current safety challenges different than 1974 or 1984? Have we really learnt from accidents? Where are the gaps, what are we missing and why? Learn what we have not learnt in last 40 years, kept repeating the same mistakes.

  • Recognize the present process safety challenges and most needed safety improvements.
  • Emphasis on prevention than mitigation – applying hierarchy of controls, inherently safer technology and best industry practices.
  • Safety culture and human factors – information flow between shop floor and management

Rajender Dahiya CSP, Sr. Technical Services Manager - Energy and Engineering Risk
AIG Global Property

11:00 am

Morning break and networking

11:30 am

Leveraging safety, accountability, and corporate management buy-in

  • Decision-making at the executive level to create a higher-level overview
  • Embedding safety into business decisions to support the company strategy
  • Preventative tools for upper management to reduce costs while improving safety performance

Shawn Galloway, President
ProAct Safety

12:00 pm

Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Investigating the Deepwater Horizon Casualty

  • International Safety Management Code
  • Investigation Details and Challenges
  • Contributing Causes

Captain Hung Nguyen, On behalf of IBM: Former U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Co-chair
Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Risk assessment and evaluation

2:00 pm

Management of change: implementing new components into an existing PSM to create an adaptable framework

  • Filling gaps and counteracting the potential for oversights
  • Working towards a flexible system that will allow for more better MOC
  • Utilizing the resources at hand to distribute new information in a way that enhances processes and increases productivity

Michael Heard, Sr. Process Safety Engineer
Keystone Process Safety

2:45 pm

Detecting risk at the base level: utilizing tools, technological advancements, and modelling techniques to improve safety performance, ROI, and reduce operational costs

Technology and processes are growing increasingly more complex to accommodate growth and expansion in the sector, which can create a disparity between older assets and their capabilities. By outlining the developments in process, design, and methodology, this gap can be decreased and offer a number of key benefits towards increasing efficiency and reliability while still meeting regulation standards.

Todd Willman, President
EPI Engineering

3:15 pm

Afternoon break and networking

3:45 pm

Roundtable sessions

4:30 pm

Chairperson closing remarks & conference close

8:00 am

Registration and coffee

8:55 am

Chairperson opening remarks

Fred Stawitz, Principal
Kinder Morgan

9:00 am

Roundtable findings

9:15 am

Bridging the Gap between Competency-based Human Capital Management, Risk Reduction, and Improved Process Safety

A competent workforce is a major component of ensuring reduced environmental risks and for assuring operational safety. However, having your employees just take training courses or obtain certifications can fall short. A competency-based HCM system enables a capable tactical workforce, informs decision-making, provides a validated picture of organizational capability, and empowers your process safety strategy.

Larry Powers, Principal
Boxley Group

HSE and the human variable

9:45 am

Utilizing the human error bowtie effectively: additional barriers to lessen probability for accidents and to enhance vital processes

  • Using proper design to support the model and decrease human reliability error
  • How to use the model when approaching flaws in design and other factors
  • Addressing developments in recent years from the ergonomic perspective

Fred Stawitz, Principal
Kinder Morgan

Regulations and compliance

10:30 am

Management of Change in Small, Midsize, and Large Companies

  • How MOCs are viewed and managed in small, midsize, & large companies
  • Discussion of legal and other applications
  • Comparison of contractor vs owner view and use the MOC procedure

Don Sevier, Production Facilities Manager
Southwestern Energy

11:15 am

Morning networking break

11:30 am

A Global Perspective on Compliance with Process Safety Regulations

  • Regulation and project examples from US, UK, Australia, CIS and Middle East​
  • Prescriptive versus  performance-based approach: which is better and why?
  • Embedding process safety at the design stage, and impact on manning levels

Bob Andrew, Technical Editor
Gulf Publishing

12:15 pm

Navigating regulations onshore: OSHA, EPA, DoT, and more

  • Exploring the updated regulations and how they will affect the industry from a management perspective
  • Discussing how to remain compliant with the changing regulations while still maintaining optimal safety performance

Annie Nguyen, Director
Dr. Sonny Sachdeva, Principal Process Safety Engineer

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

Conference close