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Working Towards Holistic Risk Management in Oil and Gas Industry

17 – 18 March 2014

Abu Dhabi, UAE | Park Hyatt

About this Workshop


In the era of “organisational excellence”, organisations that understand their HSE risk profile and organisational culture can enhance their HSE performance through continuous improvement of management systems, establishment of leading indicators, and benchmarking themselves against industry best practices. It is these organisations that have the flexibility and resilience to excel and ensure their long term vision and mission can be met.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together industry experts and major organisations to share best practices in working towards holistic risk management in oil and gas industry.


The workshop objectives are as follows:

  • Risk management process and an insight into the innovative approaches and technological improvements within the industry.
  • Innovative approach to HSE risk and operations management inclusive of asset integrity and plant reliability.
  • Emphasis on the role of leadership in creating the right risk management within an organisation.
  • Share practical application of new risk management tools, enhanced approach to process safety management, and critical equipment and systems.
  • Sharing best practices on occupational health risk management
  • Effectiveness of selection and management of contractors, meeting new challenges including SIMOP’s.

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.


Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.