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Panel Sessions

Tuesday, 11 September  •  1400-1530

Panel Session 1: Global Environment and Social Performance Standards

Riverview Room 5

Many major projects require lender finance from institutions. As part of their risk management processes, these lending organisations have environment and social responsibility performance standards which must be met in order to secure and maintain funds.

This panel session will address recent or planned changes in the:

  • IFC Framework
  • IFC Environment and Social Performance Standards
  • Equator Principles

Session Chairpersons:

  • Susan Ford, BP International Ltd.

  • Jonathan Motherwell, JTM and Associates LLC


  • Jeffrey Jeter, Senior Environmental Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction/Development

  • Kelly Moynihan, Upstream Senior Environmental and Regulatory Consultant, ExxonMobil Production Co.

  • Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Panel Session 2: Global Leadership Game Changers for the Next Decade

Riverview Room 4

Eighteen high profile corporate crises or major risk events from the last decade have been analysed and seven underlying risks identified:

  • Board Skill and Non-executive Director Control: Risks arising from limitations on board skills and competence and on the ability of NEDs effectively to monitor and, as necessary, control the executive arm of the company.
  • Board Risk Blindness: Risks from board failure to recognise and engage with risks inherent in the business, including risks to business model, reputation and ‘license to operate’, to the same degree as they engage with reward and opportunity.
  • Inadequate Leadership on Ethos and Culture: Risks from a failure of board leadership and implementation on ethos and culture.
  • Defective Internal Communication: Risks from the defective flow of important information within the organisation, including up to board level.
  • Risks from Organisational Complexity and Change: This includes risks following acquisitions.
  • Risks from Incentives: This includes the effects on behaviour that results from both explicit and implicit incentives.
  • Risk ‘Glass Ceiling’: Risks arising from the inability of risk management and internal audit teams to report on and discuss, with both executive and nonexecutive directors, risks emanating from higher levels of their company hierarchy, including risks from ethos, behaviour, strategy and perceptions.

The panel session will discuss the industry’s response to each of these game changers from a global perspective.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Davide Scotti, Saipem S.p.A
  • Andrew Smith, Risk Management Systems Ltd.


  • Jane Cutler, Chief Executive Officer, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
  • Andrea Forzan, Vice President, Corporate HSE, Saipem S.p.A
  • Diana Hoff, Vice President, Technical & Engineering, Santos Ltd.

  • Roger Leick, SSH&E Manager, ExxonMobil Development Co.

  • Wes Lohec, Vice President HES, Chevron Corp.


Panel Session 3: Safety Lessons from High Reliability Industries

Riverview Room 5

Some industries cannot afford to fail. It is believed that the ingredients for success are:

  • Leadership: Workforce engagement and accountability
  • Culture: Operational discipline, engagement and sharing of lessons
  • Tools:  Procedures, KPI, technical and technology innovation, investigations and audits

How do the industries address these aspects and integrate them to achieve high reliability? This panel session will discuss lessons learnt from the nuclear/aviation and space industries, and how they apply to the oil and gas industry.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Antoine Augustin, GDF Suez
  • Mike McDonald, Chevron ETC


  • Charles Morris, General Manager, Upstream Capability, Health, Environment and Safety, Chevron Upstream and Gas
  • Jean Claude Rébeillé, Associate Professor, Industrial and International Relations, Institute for an Industrial Safety Culture (ICSI)

Wednesday, 12 September  •  1100-1230

Panel Session 4: Offshore Decommissioning

Riverview Room 5

Decommissioning is a challenge for operators with offshore facilities. This will become a growing issue over the next decade. There are alternative options for decommissioning including:

  • Total removal
  • Transformation into other uses
  • ‘Rigs to Reefs’, etc.

These options need to be evaluated from an environment, social, safety, technology viability, cost and regulatory perspective so that the best practicable option is selected. This panel session will include examples of global case studies which will highlight challenges and opportunities.

Session Chairperson:

  • Emmanuel Garland, Total E&P

Session Moderator:

  • Win Thornton, BP



Decommissioning of a FSO Containing Hazardous Waste: A Successful Story
C. Chaîneau, Total S.A


Frigg Cessation Project: Environmental Footprint and EIA Comparison
S. Nesse, Det Norske Veritas


The Ecological Resources on Shell Mound Habitats Surrounding Platform Decommissioning Sites in the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA
P. Krause, Environmental Resources Management


Planning for the Future: “Criteria, Measures and Indices and Monitoring the Landscape”
Dee Murdoch, AECOM


Remediation of Soil Contaminated by Hydrocarbons: An Innovative Solution for Constrained Areas
Jean-Claude Setier, TOTAL S.A.


Panel Session 5: Water Resource Management

Riverview Room 4

With water resources becoming an increasingly acute issue in many countries, the need to protect and maintain the quality and supply of water is becoming a critical challenge to be addressed by community, government and industry stakeholders.

The regulators are responsible for protecting water resources in the communities in which they operate. Management of resources is generally controlled by licensing mechanisms to users, and these are likely to extend and become a more significant issue for the oil and gas industry. More broadly, there are often requirements that projects need to adhere to, i.e. IFC Performance Std 3 - Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention.

As a consequence, the oil and gas industry is now expected to respond to these challenges by more responsible use of water in current operations and provision of more robust assurance that any future development will not impinge on existing or forecast competing water demand needs. Hence, this is an increasingly critical issue in oil and gas developments and operations across the globe.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Karl Fenessey, ConocoPhillips Co.
  • Arthur Leuterman, M-I SWACO


  • Bill Arling, Manager, Environment, Corporate Health, Safety Environment & Social Responsibility, Nexen
  • Jan Dell, Vice President, Energy, Water & Facilities Division, CH2M Hill
  • Thomas Geehan, Senior Advisor Science & Technology M-I Swaco
  • Paul Wilkinson, Director, Water & Environment, Halcrow


Panel Session 6: Delivering the Raised Bar of Global HSE Competency

Riverview Room 5

There are many vested interests in our industry, each wanting incident free operations from an HSE perspective. These include regulators, researchers, operators, contractors, communities and workers.

Recent incidents have shown differences in the standards each of these stakeholders demand, and the consequent need for a new minimum standard of HSE acceptable to all stakeholders. Indeed, these incidents have dramatically raised HSE performance expectations and, as a result, the baseline Global HSE Competencies necessary to meet these new standards and expectations. The HSE profession and everyone else with the accountability and responsibility to deliver safe and incident free workplaces needs new levels of knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to lead and manage HSE in an ever increasingly complex workplace.

This panel session will address the raised bar of HSE competencies that are required globally, what the present gaps are perceived to be, and how organisations are meeting the challenge of ensuring these competencies are attained and utilised.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Jack Hinton, Baker Hughes
  • George Siokos, George Siokos Consulting


  • Anthony Gaucher, Director, Training and Competency, Baker Hughes
  • Aidan Hayes, Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment, QGC, a BG Group Company
  • Adrian Hearle, Regional Director, Petroskills Europe & Africa; Managing Director, Petroskills HSE
  • Peter Hobart, General Manager, Operational Excellence-Development, Origin
  • John Nagy, Vice President, AECOM, EHS Management Consulting


Panel Session 7: Frameworks on Business & Human Rights: Recent Developments and Implementation Challenges

Riverview Room 4

This panel session will examine operational issues related to the management of business and human rights issues. Industry and non-industry experts will share practical insights on a range of topics, including management systems and processes, security operations and consistency with relevant external guidelines, such as the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Karen Beadle, ConocoPhillips
  • Tam Nguyen, Chevron ETC



Management Systems for Human Rights
Tam Nguyen, Chevron and Bert Fokkemma, Shell


Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Oil & Gas Sector
Terry Nelidov, Business Social Responsibility


Cooperation with International Labour Organisation (ILO) for Diffusion of Good Working Practices in Myanmar
Thomas De Van, Total E&P Myanmar


Jan Parsons, Director, Environmental and Technical Review, Export Finance & Insurance Corporation


Matthew Quin, Senior Regional Security Advisor, Chevron Global Security


Panel Session 8: Strategies to Achieve Contractor Competency Assurance

Riverview Room 5

In the oil and gas industry, total alignment is required to achieve “goal zero”. This includes employees, contractors and sub contractors. Competency assurance is one of the key components of achieving this alignment. How do we enhance our partnership with our contractors to pursue this common interest?

This panel session will discuss how customers and suppliers can work together in the following areas:

  • Selection process (risk based)
  • The role of incentives
  • Establishment of common standards
  • Establishing minimum required competencies
  • Short service worker management
  • Contract strategy to achieve “win-win” (safety performance)
  • Performance monitoring for improvement

Session Chairpersons:

  • Oritsegbubemi Bafor, Schlumberger
  • Ash Stanley, Subsea 7


  • Giambattista De Ghetto, Senior Vice President, Safety, Environment and Quality, Eni E&P
  • David Doig, Group Chief Executive, OPITO International FZ LLC
  • Odd Oeen, HSE Systems & Practices Manager, Schlumberger


Panel Session 9: Are You Fit to Work?

Amcom Suite

Fitness to work relates to the process of assuring that individuals can complete tasks safely and without unacceptable risk to themselves, their employing company or a third party. In the oil and gas industry, there are many tasks in which the health and capacity of an individual could have an impact on the safety of a task being conducted, or could worsen the health condition of an individual. There is currently no standardised approach in the oil and gas industry when it comes to fitness to work.

This panel session will discuss the fitness to work requirements and assessment which varies from one country to another and from one company to another. Ideally, a health and risk assessment evaluating the employee’s health, the type of work to be performed and the workplace should define the fitness to work requirements for employees in the oil and gas industry.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Marcie Balge, Newfields Inc.
  • Alex Barbey, Schlumberger



Fitness to Work: A Risk-based Approach for the Oil and Gas Industry
Alistair Fraser, Royal Dutch Shell


Achieving Measured Improvements in Employee Health and Well Being as a Result of Implementing a Proactive Programme of Health and Human Resource Initiatives in the Oil & Gas Industry
Michael Collins, Santos


Leadership in Health & Safety (LiHS): A Proactive Program Towards Health
Frano Mika, Saipem Mediterranean Services


A Structured Approach for Identification of Fitness to Work Roles
Clara Schack, Maersk Oil


Zoe Nation, Human Factors Advisor, Chevron Australasian Business Unit

Thursday, 13 September  •  1115 -1245

Panel Session 10: Social Responsibility New Frontiers and Challenges: Unconventional Resources

Riverview Room 5

This panel will explore several approaches to social performance management that have been developed and applied to unconventional resource plays in both mature and developing regions.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Paul Krishna, ExxonMobil
  • Trey Shaffer, Environmental Resources Management



Social Responsibility & Management Systems: Elevating Performance for Shale Gas Development
Aaron Padilla, Chevron


Sustainable Communities in Canada’s Oil Sands Regions: OSLIC’s Collaborative Approach to Community Development and Engagement
Helen Jacobs, ConocoPhilips Canada


Managing Environmental and Social Impacts in China’s Unconventional Gas Sector – Lessons Learn Application in Future Developments
Pier Touzel, Environmental Resources Management


Panel Session 11: HSE Management and Oversight during Offshore Drilling Operations

Riverview Room 4

Recent incidents in the drilling sector have brought into focus the often complicated arrangements that exist between E&P companies and drilling contractors prior to and during offshore drilling operations. Over many decades, a system has evolved within which E&P companies have taken on varying levels of responsibility with respects to assessing, addressing and (on occasion) managing HSE risks on MODUs.

This panel session will debate what the respective HSE management and oversight roles of the E&P companies and drilling contractors are and should be prior to and during a drilling operation.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Stewart Fraser, Intl. Assn. of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP)
  • Donald Smith, ENI UK


  • Jane Cutler, Chief Executive Officer, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), on behalf of IRF

  • Tim Marsh, Director of QHSE, Asia Pacific Region, Seadrill Management (S) Pte. Ltd.
  • Chris Mazerolle, General Manager, Drilling & Completions, Chevron IndoAsia


Panel Session 12: How Can You Manage Health?

Amcom Suite

There is a well-known saying that ‘what gets measured gets managed’. This panel session will illustrate the inter-relationship between health data collection and health management.

We expect discussion on this systematic approach to health management and hope that attendees will leave with a route map to managing health in their own organisations.

Session Chairpersons:

  • Clarion Johnson, ExxonMobil Corp.
  • Alison Martin, Consultant



Health Performance Indicators
Alison Martin, Consultant


Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Assessment and Health Performance Indicators of Occupational Health Hazards
Anil Mehra, Schlumberger


Comprehensive HIA of Green Field Gas Project in Papua New Guinea
Francesca Viliani, International SOS


Community Outreach: A Strategic Method of Value Creation
Cindy Overton, Convergence Advisors International