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Message from the Chairpersons

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the program committee, we are pleased to announce the call for papers for the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conferenceā€”Americas (HSSE), to be held 16-18 March 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Since 1993, this conference has provided a setting for HSE professionals and experts to exchange knowledge, learn, and network. The event brings together industry, government, and academia to share best practices and innovative solutions. With a theme of “Striving for HSE Excellence-It Takes All of Us,” the conference will include thought-provoking presentations and discussions to address the challenges facing the E&P industry.

We invite you to participate in the conference by submitting a paper proposal in one of the health, safety, and environmental categories.

Our industry continues to encounter new HSE issues that challenge our capabilities and technology. Environmental concerns with potential global climate change, developing unconventional reservoirs, and accessibility to potable water are changing how we do business. Through these challenges, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to health, safety, and environment. This continued focus will help protect our most valuable assets, our people. We must also concentrate on corporate social responsibility, which adds to corporate value and our license to operate.

This conference is designed to help you with these challenges through valuable keynote presentations, technical and poster sessions, panel discussions, and exhibits. It provides an excellent learning opportunity for:

  • Health, safety, security, environment, and social responsibility professionals
  • Operations management with accountability for HSSESR
  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Universities and other educational institutes
  • Emergency response and security organizations
  • Stakeholders interested or affected by the E&P industry

We encourage you to participate and attend this conference. Also, give others the opportunity to learn from your experiences and ideas by submitting a paper proposal by 21 July 2014.


Terry Thoem, Chairperson
Thoem & Associates

Sue Staley, Vice Chairperson
Shell E&P