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2009 SPE Americas E&P Environmental and Safety Conference >

Wednesday, 25 March

0800 to 0930

PLENARY III: RESPONSE TO RECENT NGO PROPOSALS

 

Speakers: Sharon Buccino, National Resources Defense Council, Paul Hagemeier, Chesapeake Energy, Wilma Subra, Subra Company, and Lori Wrotenbery, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Moderator: Bill Hochheiser, ALL Consulting

  Several environmental organizations have recently alleged that a number of "loopholes" in federal statutes and regulations allow U.S. oil and gas producers to circumvent environmental requirements imposed on other industries. This session will explore all sides of this debate, and will include representatives of industry, environmental organizations, and state regulatory agencies.

1000 to 1230

HSE MANAGEMENT III

  Session Chairpersons: Jimmy Schwing, Shell
Mike Thompson, BP
  Risk awareness, analysis, and mitigation are addressed at this session.  The session also presents information on life-cycle planning, HSE auditing, and reducing the environmental impacts of well fluids.
  120766 Optimal Life‑Cycle Model for Ranking Environmental Performance of E&P Programs • K.E. Abhulimen, University of Lagos
  120488 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
  120755 H2S: A Survivor's Story • C. Simpson, WorkSafe International
  114958 Measuring the Effectiveness of Hazard‑ and Risk‑Awareness Interventions Utilizing a Virtual Reality Risk‑Perception Measurement Simulation • T.S. McGrath, University of Western Australia
  121065 The Use of Risk Analysis in Design: Safety Aspects Related to the Design and Operation of a FPSO • L. Tronstad, StatoilHydro

1000 to 1230

ENVIRONMENT II

  Session Chairpersons: Bill Hughes, Parsons Corporation
Janeen Judah, Chevron Environ Management Company
  This session will address a number of multidisciplinary approaches to site characterization and remediation, drilling systems, and blasting and painting operations.
  121051 A Multidisciplinary Approach to Site Characterization and Remediation of Contamination From Oilfield‑Produced Waters, East Poplar Oil Field, Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Roosevelt County, Montana • M. Jacobs, Pioneer Natural Resources
  121064 Microbial Degradation of Benzyldimethyl Hexadecylammonium Chloride (BDHAC) Used in Oilfield Chemical Formulations • D. Bassey, S.J. Grigson, W. Mitchell, Heriot‑Watt University
  121002 Dry‑Polymer Blending Eliminates Need for Hydrocarbon Carrier Fluids • J. Weinstein, M.L. Phillippi, H.G. Walters, Halliburton
  121066 Technology With High Impact on ROI and Low Impact on HSE • B.J. Schwanitz, K. Henriques, Welltec
  121052 Best Management Practices for Blasting and Painting Offshore Facilities • K. Satterlee, R. Kuehn, C.A. Guy, Shell E&P; C. Johnson, Environmental Consulting

1000 to 1230

LEGISLATION AND REGULATION PANEL

 

Speakers:Dan Arthur, ALL Consulting, Lee Fuller, Independent Petroleum Association of America (invited), Adam Haynes, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, and Don Smith, US Environmental Protection Agency .

Moderator: Mike Godec, Advanced Resources International

  This panel will address the latest legislative and regulatory developments that could impact the oil and gas industry. This will include the latest developments in the new US administration and Congress and recent state initiatives.

 

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