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Panel Sessions - Tuesday

 

Tuesday, 12 April

1100-1230

Accounting for Sustainability Performance: Getting the Right Data to the Right People in the Right Form

Utilization of quality data and information to drive good business decision-making is integral to every company. This session will examine how sustainability performance information can be a resource for improved business performance for the oil and gas sector. As an industry, we collect and report sustainability data to internal and external - regulatory, fiduciary and non-governmental - stakeholders in order to assess and influence business performance through elements that we can control. Although industry reporting guidelines exist, there is no standardized Sustainability reporting system recognized by all stakeholders and companies. As a result, industry and stakeholders are faced with key questions that this panel session will explore: • What information should be collected that will satisfy both business and external performance demands? • How does the oil and gas industry align around common Sustainability factors and measures? • Which industries have successfully integrated Sustainability indicators into meaningful actions? • What are some examples of successful integration of Sustainability indicators into performance - both inside and outside of our industry? • Going forward, how can we improve decision making, drive sustainability and improve business performance within our companies?

Moderator
Flora Moon, Expressworks

Panellists
Oluf Langhelle, University of Stavanger
Peter Milhofer, Shell
Anne Gandegaard, NovoNordisk
Matthias Beer, BMOGAM

 

Tuesday, 12 April

1100-1230

What is the Next Ebola? Are We Prepared for It?

This panel session will focus on exploring public health emergencies that may impact Oil and Gas Operations and key areas for preparedness. The panellists will speak about how industry-wide collaborative efforts can help in preparing and responding to emergencies.

Moderators
Malick Diara, ExxonMobil
Michael Edelstein, Chatham House
Claire Esbenshade, Arcelormittal
Nolan Oneal, Exxonmobil
Dennis Carroll, US Agency for International Development

 
Tuesday, 12 April

1100-1230

Well Operations: Crew Resources Management

The introduction of Crew Resource Management skills has shown proven benefits in industries such as aviation, maritime, medicine, and construction. Can the introduction of non-technical skills such as situational awareness, leadership, and team work show the same type of benefit for drilling operations? This panel will explore the issues faced by other industries in adapting CRM to their needs, the challenge of translating academic concepts to practical rig applications, and how CRM might best be introduced in well operations to ensure acceptance and effective usage.

Moderator
Steve Kropla, IADC

Panellists
Rhona Flin, University of Aberdeen
Morten Kaiser, Maersk Drilling
Dag Silkoset, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Kristian Gould, Statoil

 

Tuesday, 12 April

1400-1530

Climate Change - Past, Present and Future

Very few issues evoke the same level of passion and controversy as climate change. Some argue that climate change now poses the greatest single threat to humanity, while others debate the premise itself. Despite personal viewpoints, the issue is here to stay and the energy industry has a definitive role to play. In late 2015, world leaders met in Paris as part of the U.N. climate conference (COP21) in an effort to agree upon an emissions reduction framework. Like the issue itself, the oil and gas industry is quickly evolving and must play a constructive role to help balance economic, environmental, and societal priorities. The session panellists will discuss the implications of COP21 for various stakeholders, identify potential roadblocks, and provide their views on the role industry must play going forward.

Moderator
Kamel Bennaceur, International Energy Agency

Panellists
Brian Sullivan, IPIECA
Khaled Abdullah El Buraik, Saudi Aramco
Bjorn Otto Sverdrup, Statoil

 
Tuesday, 12 April

1600-1730

Unconventional Resources: Social License to Operate

Unconventional resources including shale oil and gas have resulted in significant oil and gas development in North America with expectations that it will occur across the globe where the geology, society, and expectations permit. This panel will explore the development to date including how impacts have been identified and managed through key studies, regulator actions and tools, voluntary programmes, and scientific assessment. Still the expansion of unconventional resources is occurring in an uneven manner and the panel will discuss the social responsibility aspects through the perspective of those working closest to the oil and gas action.

Panellists
Paul P. Krishna, ExxonMobil
Claude-Henri Chaineau, Total
Mike Paque, Ground Water Protection Council
Rhonda Susan Miller, IGAS Energy

 
Tuesday, 12 April

1600-1730

Application and Limitations of Remote Sensing Technologies

This panel session will provide discussion on the application of emerging technologies in remote sensing and data collation in aerial, surface and subsurface environments. The panel will elaborate further on this subject area, including the challenges and limitations posed by the technology and the regulatory approvals for use.

Moderator
Paul Shone, Chevron

 
Tuesday, 12 April

1600-1730

Increasing Risks from Psychosocial Factors in Oil and Gas

This session will be focused on improving knowledge and awareness on industry specific psychological issues ( like working in remote operations, cultural issues, changes from recession and downsizing), sharing incident statistics from global studies, providing insight into current global, regional and local requirements and legislation, key strategies to prevent impact from psychosocial issues in the workplace, ways to improve overall resiliency.