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Process Safety – Working Together to Deliver Improvement

18 – 19 November 2014

London, United Kingdom | ME Hotel

About this Workshop

Abstract

Managing process safety and maintaining the overall integrity of the assets we operate is a challenge facing all oil and gas companies.  The workshop aims to provide the opportunity to hear, debate, and influence the future direction the E&P industry takes with respect to improving its process safety performance.

What many organisations are seeking to establish is what more they need to do to minimise the risk of a major incident occurring.  How do the HSE management systems we all use need to be adjusted to address better process safety and asset integrity risks?  What additional tools do we need to assess and manage process safety risk?  What should we measure to give us a reliable indication of major incident potential?  

The many routes through which a process safety or asset integrity incident can be realised, makes it extremely challenging for operators to assure themselves that sufficient controls are in place to manage the risk of such an event arising. 

The workshop aims to bring the audience up to date with recent activities in this area, and will provide the opportunity for organisations to share and discuss ‘best practices’ and promote opportunities for improvement. The workshop aims to provide process safety specialists and those responsible for the management of process safety the opportunity to hear, debate and influence the future direction the offshore E&P industry takes with respects to a number of key challenges the industry faces in improving its process safety performance.

Workshop Guidelines

Workshops maximize 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.
Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.

Documentation

Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.

Commercialism

In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted.  Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Attendees will receive 0.1 CEUs for each hour of the workshop.
One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.