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Monday, 17 March

0900-1030

Grand Ballroom

Opening/Keynote Session

In keeping with the theme for this conference—The Journey Continues—we will reflect on our shared journey, focusing on the great accomplishments the oil and gas industry has achieved over time, as well as the lessons learned that impact our future. This session will provide a visionary view of what lies ahead for our industry and address such items as what prevents us from being more effective, how the risk picture is changing, variation in regulatory frameworks, and crisis management challenges.

Session Moderators:

Roland L. Moreau, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; Kathy Ann Kanocz, Statoil Gulf Services LLC

Panelists:

Jeff Spath Jeff Spath
Schlumberger
Leonard Marcus Leonard Marcus
Harvard University
Monday, 17 March

1100-1230

Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session 1: What Should Keep Line Management Up at Night?

Operational leadership has ultimate responsibility and accountability for performance of the organization. High profile events affect stakeholder views of the company, its ability to conduct business, and ultimately the bottom line. How are senior leaders building the capacity of the organization to prepare for the future? Senior leaders will address such topics as: the changing face and skills of the workforce; hazard awareness and risk tolerance; more technically complex facilities and environments; new geographic challenges; societal expectations; local content; regulatory trends; competency of the workforce and the HSE professional; security: personnel, facility, and cyber

Session Moderator:

Odd Instefjord, Statoil ASA

Panelists:

Ford Brett Ford Brett
PetroSkills
Walt Shill Walt Shill
ERM
Steve Kropla Steve Kropla
IADC
Thierry Debertrand Thierry Debertrand
Total S.A.
Tuesday, 18 March

0900-1030

Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session 2: What Needs to be Done to Maintain/Retain our License to Operate?

Both routine performance as well as major incidents can affect our access to opportunities in current areas and emerging frontiers. Public awareness of industry HSSE-SR performance is greater than ever, supported by all forms of media. The perception can be greatly affected without the influence of science and data-driven information. This session will address: appropriate balance between policy, stakeholders, and science; how the industry can better present the case for energy development (industry reputation); non-technical risks incorporated into planning; life-cycle of facilities; local content; challenges of new frontiers; and industry interdependence.

Session Moderator:

Jennifer Schneider, Colorado School of Mines

Panelists:

Stephen Newton Stephen Newton
Equitable Origin
Michael Engell-Jensen Michael Engell-Jensen
International Association of Oil
Allan Lerberg Jorgensen Allan Lerberg Jorgensen
Danish Institute for Human Rights
Miriam Potter Miriam Potter
Robin des Bois
Wednesday, 19 March

0900-1030

Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session 3 : Can You Prepare for the Unexpected? What Does the Future Hold?

Macro external forces can affect our operations. Yes, as an industry we will be expected to respond to these situations. Have we developed our leaders so they are prepared to respond? Are the procedures for response different, depending on the affected aspects of HSE? This session will address: development of leadership skills; identification and planning for the risks—geopolitical, health, geologic, and climatic; managing multiple crises; interaction with multiple organizations; infrastructure disruption; business continuity

Session Moderator:

Rhona Flin, University of Aberdeen

Panelists:

Myles Christopher Druckman Myles Christopher Druckman
International SOS
Helge Hove Haldorsen Helge Hove Haldorsen
Statoil USA
Cheryl Mackenzie Cheryl Mackenzie
U.S. Chemical Safety Board
Jean-Louis Kibort Jean-Louis Kibort
Total
Wednesday, 19 March

1600-1700

Grand Ballroom

Closing Session

As we bring our conference to a close, this session will summarize some of the key messages heard over its three-day duration, with particular focus on the key perspectives from the group of international speakers in the Opening and Plenary Sessions. The industry at large has been, and will continue to be, exposed to new and emerging challenges, over some of which we, as an industry, may have limited control. Examples include recent geopolitical tensions, natural disasters, and significant industry accidents. So, as The Journey Continues, we need to step back and ask ourselves if we are prepared to provide the appropriate leadership to meet these challenges. The objective of this session will be to provide participants with food for thought as they help their respective organizations take an introspective look into the preparation required to be ready, from internal and external perspectives.

Session Moderators:

Roland L. Moreau, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.; Kathy Ann Kanocz, Statoil Gulf Services LLC

Panelists:

James W. Seale James W. Seale
Exxon Mobil Corporation