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Plenary Sessions

Tuesday, 11 September • 1100-1230

Riverside Theatre

Plenary Session 1: Earning and Protecting Our License to Operate

Recent worldwide events have challenged our industry’s license to operate. This “license” takes many forms, both explicit and implied, but it must be earned by ongoing plans and actions. The community in which we operate has increasing expectations and is constantly changing as we use new technology and work in new frontiers, so our license conditions must change to reflect these new challenges. The industry needs to protect these licenses to operate by balancing business needs with community and social needs, which include addressing human rights issues, minimising impact on people and the environment and enhancing local cultures, all in sustainable ways.

This plenary session will address our collective license to operate, how it is defined and formed, its scope, how to earn it and how to protect it.

Session Coordinators:

  • Emmanuel Garland, Senior HSE Advisor, Total
  • Tom Knode, HSE Manager, Halliburton
  • Barry Chesson, Senior Occupational Hygienist, Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd.

Session Moderator:

  • Michael Engell-Jensen, Executive Director, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP)

Speakers:

  • Jane Cutler, Chief Executive Officer, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
  • Steven Flynn, Vice President, HSSE, BP Intl. Ltd.
  • Roy Krzywosinski, Managing Director, Australasia Strategic Business Unit, Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Kjell-Erik Oestdahl, Executive Vice President, Schlumberger Ltd.

Wednesday, 12 September • 0900-1030

Riverside Theatre

Plenary Session 2: HSE Competencies and Resource Management

The industry continues to invest in new and more complex projects, develop unconventional resources and expand into more challenging frontiers. Social and regulatory expectations associated with these projects evolve, demand and competition for personnel with HSE skills will only increase. However, the availability of trained and highly skilled HSE personnel is limited. In order to succeed, companies need to be able to understand the resource demand for the whole array of HSE disciplines and have a structured approach to hiring, on-boarding and developing people to meet current and future needs.

This plenary session will stimulate thinking as to how to assure that people with the right skills are at the right place in the organization and are available at the right time to meet industry’s current and future requirements.

Session Coordinators:

  • Tom Norris, Regional Manager HES, Upstream Capability HES, Chevron Upstream and Gas
  • Declan O’Driscoll, Regional Director, Oil Spill Response Ltd.

Session Moderator:

  • Hugh O’Donnell, Deputy CEO, Saipem S.p.A.

Speakers:

  • Ford Brett, President, PetroSkills
  • Zvonimir Djerfi, President Asia Pacific, Baker Hughes
  • Wes Lohec, Vice President, HES, Chevron Corp.
  • Marian McLean, Director Delivery Integrity and Group HSE Director, WorleyParsons

Thursday, 13 September • 0900-1045

Riverside Theatre

Plenary Session 3: HSE  Challenges in Emerging Frontiers and Technologies

New technologies are constantly evolving to get the most out of existing fields and produce resources that were not previously considered viable. At the same time, new opportunities in unconventional resources and challenging new geographies require new solutions.

Companies involved with supplying the energy demand of the future will need to meet the evolving technical demands and evolving stakeholder expectations. Is your organization prepared to meet these challenges? What do we know now that can help prepare us for the foreseeable and what do we need to do to prepare for the unknown challenges that lie ahead. Organisations that plan to meet future challenges and consider technological advancements necessary to become industry leaders will be most successful in meeting their challenges and overcoming obstacles.

This plenary session will examine some of the new technologies and evolving frontiers to provide a framework for and stimulate thinking about a wide range of future scenarios.

Session Coordinators:

  • Roland Moreau, SSH&E Manager, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.
  • Terry Thoem, President, Thoem & Associates

Session Moderator:

  • Mody Rustrom, Vice President, Technology, Baker Hughes Inc.

Speakers:

  • Michael Bahorich, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Apache Corp.
  • John Dashwood, Chairman, ExxonMobil Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Jean-Marie Guillermou, Senior Vice President, E&P Asia Pacific, Total
  • Ann Pickard, Country Chair Australia, Shell Australia Ltd.
  • Greg Powers, Vice President Technology, Halliburton