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2009 SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference >

Monday, 23 March

0800 to 1000

PLENARY I: CARBON SEQUESTRATION

  Speakers: Scott Anderson, Texas Environmental Defense Fund, Grant Bromhal, U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Melzer, Melzer Consulting, Michael Moore, Blue Source

Moderator: Mike Godec, Advanced Resources International
  This session will address the latest developments in the area of carbon capture and storage or sequestration (CCS) including insights on the rapidly developing marketplace for CCS projects, new CCS projects underway or planned, evolving policy and regulatory developments, and key market drivers for CCS and CO2 management.

1030 to 1200

HSE MANAGEMENT I

  Session Chairperson: Fred Jones, Environmental Resources Management
  Information on management system issues such as integrating HSE further into an organization, improving management systems, and new approaches to contractor HSE management is presented at this session.
  120576 Institutionalization of HSE • R. Hallmark, Det Norske Veritas
  120923 Improving Safety Management in the Exploitation of Mature Fields in a Complex Social Environment • L.C. Torraca, M.C. Ferrari, Repsol
  120849 Method To Assess and Classify HSE Standards • A.L. Aas, T. Skramstad, Norwegian University of Science & Technology

1030 to 1200

ENVIRONMENT I

  Session Chairperson: Jill Kerr, ExxonMobil
  This session will include papers relating to the environmental performance of the oil and gas E&P industry, restoring endangered species habitat, and understanding the dynamics of coastal landslides.
  120918 Environmental Performance of the Exploration and Production Industry: Past, Present, and Future • M.L. Godec, Advanced Resources International
  120980 Restoring Sagebrush Habitat in the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field in Wyoming • H.J. Sewell, Shell Exploration & Production; R. Carr, C‑M Environmental Group
  121097 Navier‑Stokes Simulations of Surface Waves Generated by Submarine Landslides: Effect of Slide Geometry and Turbulence • D. Basu, S. Green, K. Das, R. Janetzke, J. Stamatakos, Southwest Research Institute

1030 to 1200

CO2

  Session Chairperson: Mark Shemaria, Tidelands Oil Production
  This session will explore issues associated with CO2 emissions reduction through geologic sequestration, including strategies for reducing CO2 emissions in the US enhanced oil recovery sector, and the development of a regulatory framework for sequestration.
  120333 The Impact of Carbon Geological Sequestration • X. Xie, University of Wyoming; M.J. Economides, University of Houston
  121000 Guidelines for a Regulatory Framework to Accommodate Geological Storage of CO2 in Alberta • M. Zeidouni, M.C. Moore, D. Keith, University of Calgary
  121003 Strategies for CO2 Reductions in the U.S. Enhanced Recovery Oil Production Segment: Utilizing Energy Efficiency as the First Step • G. Hamilton, Global Energy Partners
  Alternate
  120774 Comments Regarding the USEPA Proposed Class VI Well Rule • G.H. Holliday, Holliday Environmental Services

1330 to 1700

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  Session Chairpersons: Greg Hardin, Occidental Oil & Gas,Bill Knight, Pioneer Natural Resources
  This session presents case histories, a statistical risk analysis, HSE program implementation, and methods to reduce employee exposure to hazardous activities.
  121056 Injury Risk Among Oil and Gas Extraction Workers by Company Type and Size • R. Hill, G.A. Conway, P. Somervell, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  120556 Use of No‑Purge Groundwater Sampling Techniques To Eliminate Health and Safety Concerns and Reduce Costs • K. Fields, Parsons
  121105 Management of Change System: Focusing on the Basics for Quality Change Management • J. Bracey, Marathon Oil; K. Smith, Risktec Solutions
  120570 Safety in Offshore Frac Hose Rig Hookups • C. Arceneaux, BJ Services; K. Dekerlegand, SMI
  121010 Reducing Centrifugal Pump Noise and Vibration on Cementing Equipment • K. Coffman, G. Neal, Halliburton
  122466 Risk Comparison of Alternative Fuels • J.L. Freeman, Gabriel Environmental Services; S. Erdal, University of Illinois

1330 to 1700

DRILLING

  Session Chairpersons: Bill Hochheiser, ALL Consulting, Andrew Wojtanowicz, Louisiana State University
  The session discusses many advances in drilling environmental and safety practices including wellbore collision avoidance, pressurized mud systems, blowouts, hydraulic fracturing, and air emissions reduction during hydraulic fracturing.
  IPTC 12526 Risk‑Based Decision Support for the Planning of a Challenging HP/HT Drilling Operation • T. Nilsen, H.C. Karlsen, StatoilHydro
  121040 Anti‑Collision Risk Management Standard for Well Placement • B. Poedjono, G.J. Lombardo, W.J. Phillips, Schlumberger
  120982 Increased Operational Safety and Efficiency With Managed‑Pressure Drilling • M.B. Grayson, Weatherford
  120848 Systems Approach and Quantitative Decision Tools for Technology Selection in Environmentally Friendly Drilling • O. Yu, Texas A&M University; S. Guikema, Johns Hopkins University; J. Bickel, University of Texas at Austin; J.L. Briaud, D.B. Burnett, Texas A&M University
  121038 Evaluating Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Reservoirs • J.D. Arthur, B.K. Bohm, B. Coughlin, EIT; M.A. Layne, ALL Consulting
  118706 Improving Equipment Safety While Reducing Diesel Exhaust During Well Service Operations • G. Neal, D. Ingram, Halliburton

1330 to 1700

CULTURE PANEL

 

Speakers: Marsie de Oliveira, CSP, Garry Stubblefield, Baker Risk, Ian Sutton, AMEC Paragon, and Jack Toellner, ExxonMobil.

Moderators: Rennie Heath, ASSE, Ian Sutton, AMEC Paragon

  The panel will present material on the impacts of culture on the workforce and a company’s performance.

 

Monday Sessions

Tuesday Sessions

Wednesday Sessions

Presentations just added:

Method To Assess and Classify HSE Standards • A.L. Aas, T. Skramstad, Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Improving Safety Management in the Exploitation of Mature Fields in a Complex Social Environment • L.C. Torraca, M.C. Ferrari, Repsol

Environmental Performance of the Exploration and Production Industry: Past, Present, and Future • M.L. Godec, Advanced Resources International

Restoring Sagebrush Habitat in the Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field in Wyoming • H.J. Sewell, Shell Exploration & Production; R. Carr, C‑M Environmental Group

The Impact of Carbon Geological Sequestration • X. Xie, University of Wyoming; M.J. Economides, University of Houston

Use of No‑Purge Groundwater Sampling Techniques To Eliminate Health and Safety Concerns and Reduce Costs • K. Fields, Parsons

Facilitating a Change in HSE Culture: How To Understand an Organization’s Culture and Affect Change • C.L. Cranford, Plains Exploration and Production

Quantifying Process Safety With Expert Judgment • I.S. Sutton, AMEC Paragon

Process Check: What Is Driving Alternatives Analysis in Environmental‑Impact Assessment for Major Capital Projects? • A.S. Khalsa, H. Boyd, D.A. Slocum, Acorn International

Sustainability Assessment via Sustainable Value Added and Composite Sustainable Development Index on the Example of Petroleum Majors • B. Friess, University of Leoben

Rig Safety and Reliability Incidents Caused by Software: How They Could Have Been Prevented • D.F. Shafer, Athens Group

Why We Don't Learn What We Should From HAZOPs • H.J. Duhon, Gibson Applied Technology & Engineering

Facility Safety Design: Avoiding the 10 Most Common Design Errors • J.E. Johnstone, Contek Solutions

Skimmer Capacity for Viscous Oil SpillsV.W. Moxness, K. Gaaseidnes, Reninor; H.A. Asheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Engineered Wetland Design for Produced‑Water Treatment • B.M. Davis, S. Wallace, Stantec; R. Wilson, BP

Green House Gases Wilma Subra, Subra Company

New Tool Assists Informed Purchasing Decisions Based on Overall Cost and HSE Risk Potential of Well Construction Fluids • Y.M. Gilbert, A. Kumpulainen, M. Syrjanen, Gaia Consulting

Microbial Degradation of Benzyldimethyl Hexadecylammonium Chloride (BDHAC) Used in Oilfield Chemical Formulations • D. Bassey, S.J. Grigson, W. Mitchell, Heriot‑Watt University

LEGISLATION AND REGULATION:HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN 2009
Mike Godec, Advanced Resources International

Measuring the Effectiveness of Hazard‑ and Risk‑Awareness Interventions Utilizing a Virtual Reality Risk‑Perception Measurement Simulation • T.S. McGrath, University of Western Australia

The Use of Risk Analysis in Design: Safety Aspects Related to the Design and Operation of a FPSO • L. Tronstad, StatoilHydro