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Special Sessions

Monday, 16 March

0800-0830

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SE01 Monday Opening Session

The program committee chairpersons will open the conference by highlighting new special events for this year’s conference and discussing opportunities for attendees to engage and be challenged. One unique opportunity will introduce an audience response system, giving attendees a chance to offer input during sessions with live feedback.

Session Moderator:

Jack Hinton, Baker Hughes

Panelists:

Monday, 16 March

0830-1000

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SE02 Plenary I: Assessing and Managing Our Environmental Footprint

It is important that the petroleum industry is a good steward of the environment while conducting business. Increasing exploration and production (E&P) operations in recent years and in new geographic areas have heightened community concerns about the environmental impact of such operations. This session will bring together an environmental manager from an E&P company, a representative of a nongovernmental organization, and a university researcher, each with a special interest in environmental impacts made by E&P operations. They will contribute their individual perspectives on environmental footprint issues in E&P and answer questions from the audience during a moderated forum following the talk.

Session Moderator:

Bill Hughes, Parsons Corporation

Panelists:

An Environmental NGO Perspective on Oil & Gas Development
Dan Grossman, Environmental Defense Fund
Joseph N. Ryan Evaluating the Effects of Oil and Gas Development on Water Quality in Colorado's Oil and Gas Basins
Joseph N. Ryan, University of Colorado Boulder
Jim Sewell Managing Environmental Footprint at a World Class Natural Gas Asset in Pinedale, Wyoming
Jim Sewell, Shell E&P
Tuesday, 17 March

0815-0830

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SE06 Tuesday Opening Session

Tuesday’s opening session will highlight responses from Monday’s program and sustain more conversation with additional topics. Attendees’ input will be recorded and presented again during the interactive closing session on Wednesday.

Session Moderator:

Jack Hinton, Baker Hughes

Panelists:

Tuesday, 17 March

0830-1000

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SE07 Plenary II: Making Safety Personal

This plenary session will examine major incidents during routine and non-routine operations, specifically focusing on safety in our industry. Speakers will discuss 1) the risks that are real and perceived; 2) actions that all responsible operators are taking; and 3) recognizing “weak signals” that could indicate a major incident.

Session Moderator:

Laura Johnson, ExxonMobil Production

Panelists:

Warren Hubler Personal Reflections of a Safety Champion
Warren Hubler, Helmerich & Payne International Drilling
Cheryl Mackenzie A Perspective From the CSB
Cheryl Mackenzie, US Chemical Safety Board
Mike West Rules to Live By
Mike West, BP America
Wednesday, 18 March

0815-0830

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SE11 Wednesday Opening Session

Wednesday’s opening session will review highlights from Tuesday’s program continue conversations with attendees. Attendees’ feedback will be recorded and presented again in today’s interactive closing session.

Session Moderator:

Jack Hinton, Baker Hughes

Panelists:

Wednesday, 18 March

0830-1000

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SE12 Plenary III: Unconventional Resources: Same Issues, Different Perspectives

One challenge in the unconventional energy revolution is the varied stakeholder perspectives on different issues. Considering multiple stakeholder needs adds complexity to crafting and implementing effective and pragmatic regulations. In Colorado, this process has included state and local regulators, industry groups, operators, and environmental groups. It has not been an easy path, but creating collaborative perspectives has proven to result in better environmental and social performance. This panel convenes several participants in the Colorado process who will discuss lessons learned that can be used wherever unconventional resources are developed.

Session Moderator:

John Ehrmann, Meridian Institute

Panelists:

Dave Neslin A Former Regulator’s Perspective
Dave Neslin, Davis Graham & Stubbs
Michael Freeman A Conservation Group’s Perspective
Michael Freeman, Earthjustice
Patty Limerick Colorado's Controversy Over Hydraulic Fracturing: The Big Picture as Seen From the Point of View of a Shuttle Diplomat
Patty Limerick, University of Colorado Boulder
Perry Pearce An Oil and Gas Operator’s Perspective
Perry Pearce, ConocoPhillips
Wednesday, 18 March

1030-1230

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SE13 Now it’s Your Turn...

Tired of attending conferences where you only walk away with the thought, “That’s interesting, but what are we going to do about it?” Or worse, “I’m not sure we heard anything new.” This is your opportunity to help not only make a difference in this conference, but to also shape how we manage HSE and our future. This interactive closing session brings attendees, program leaders, and key speakers together to deliberate over key learnings, issues, and challenges identified during the conference. This unique setting will allow everyone to participate, respond, and get immediate collective feedback. Not a typical closing session and certainly not one to be missed. This will also be an opportunity to have your ideas and opinions heard, especially if you genuinely want to contribute to the success of our industry, safe and responsible supply of energy, and make the world a better place.

Session Moderator:

Jack Hinton, Baker Hughes

Panelists:

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