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Technical Program

Monday, 16 March

1030-1200

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01 Proactive Tools to Enhance HSE Performance

Session Chairpersons:

Stuart Wittenbach, Cimarex Energy; Byron Gale, EnCana Oil & Gas

This session will take an in-depth look at how human performance influences HSE. To help organizations understand their internal HSE climate and culture, authors will present tools to measure, validate, modify, and improve human HSE performance.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1052 173559 icon:HSE Managing Psychological Wellbeing While Away From Home Through a Five-Phase Model
S. Seaton, Sodexo Remote Sites; T. Jelley, Sodexo Quality of Life Institute
1052-1114 173522 icon:HSE Managing HSE Performance Through Sustainability Reporting
H. Murphy, IPIECA; B. Janus, Total
1114-1136 173487 icon:HSE Validating a Tool to Measure Safety Culture
W.L. Harris, Baker Hughes, Inc.
1136-1158 173498 icon:HSE Safety Culture Change and Learnings
M. Zerafa, RISKbytes Inc; K. Shallenberger, Shell E&P International Ltd; C. Hirstius, C.S. Sistrunk, Shell Exploration & Production Co; B. Huber, Shell Exploration and Production; B. Hebert, Shell Exploration & Production Co; A. Turley, Shell Exploration and Production; K. Satterlee, Shell Exploration & Production Co
Monday, 16 March

1030-1200

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02 Health Matters: Managing Occupational Health in Oil and Gas Development

Session Chairpersons:

Jason Hercun, Devon Energy; Eric Esswein, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

This session shares good practices that have been successfully implemented both inside and outside the O&G industry and introduces new approaches to ongoing issues in occupational health.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1052 173512 icon:HSE Evaluation of the Respirable Crystalline Silica Content in Common Oilfield Minerals
A. Okhrimenko, A. Thuriere, P.C. Tyczynski, M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company
1052-1114 173560 icon:HSE An Integrated Approach to Noise Exposure Management in an Oil and Gas Processing Facility Offshore Trinidad
P. Dukharan, BHP Billiton
1114-1136 173523 icon:HSE The Work of One Association's Safety, Environment Legislation (SEL) Committee: A Trade Association’s Approach to SEL Issues Affecting its Members
N. Hough, J. Bugler, International Marine Contractors Association
1136-1158 173548 icon:HSE A Practical Assessment of Dermal Exposure of Drilling Rig Workers to Mixed Hydrocarbons
J.E. Crittell, J. Baker, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.
Monday, 16 March

1030-1200

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03 Emergency Response

Session Chairpersons:

Peter Jensen, ExxonMobil Development; Bill Knight, Pioneer Natural Resources

Emergency preparedness and response (EP&R) planning is essential for any organization. Emergencies occur globally, on a daily basis, and with varying severity levels. International and national laws and regulations mandate oil and gas companies to prepare and disperse an emergency preparedness and response plan, resources, training, and exercises. Imagine your company confronted with a serious emergency that directly or indirectly impacts the company or the industry, such as terrorism (including information technology such as a cyberattack), natural disasters, fire, an oil spill, or chemical release. It may impact personnel, the community, the environment, your assets, or your company’s reputation. Any one of these consequences could threaten your business and the continued existence of your operations. Is your company currently prepared? Is your company able to sustain its preparedness? How do you accomplish that? What are your criteria for success?

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1052 173525 icon:HSE Emergency Response Planning in the Arctic
A.M. Osman, Statoil
1052-1114 173557 icon:HSE Case Study: Maintaining Preparedness During Transition of an Organization’s Emergency Response Model
C. Dulisse, Marine Well Containment Company
1114-1136 173532 icon:HSE Emergency Preparedness for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
P. Mcnally, Golder Associates (UK) Ltd.; E. Minyard, Response Force 1
1136-1158 173501 icon:HSE Evaluating Evacuation Scenarios Based on a Fast Graphic-Simulation Approach Applied to an Actual Building
I. Lache, M. Cavalcante, Halliburton
Monday, 16 March

1345-1515

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04 Panel: Health in the Modern Workplace: Exploring Topical Issues and Innovative Solutions With Industry Experts

As an industry, we need to stay abreast of activities and exposures that threaten our workers’ wellbeing. In this session, leaders and researchers from the industry will share observations in today’s work environment and voice concerns for occupational health. Participants will discuss available innovations and emerging technology that will help protect their most valuable assets—their workers.

Session Moderator:

Linda Battalora, Colorado School of Mines

Panelists:

Deena Buford Managing Infectious Disease Threats for a Global Workforce
Deena Buford, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Andy Kveps Innovative Solutions To Challenges Facing a Mobile Workforce Interacting With IDHL Environments
Andy Kveps, United Safety
Bradley King NIOSH Efforts in Identifying and Addressing Current Fatality and Injury Trends and Chemical Exposure Concerns for Workers in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
Bradley King, NIOSH/CDC
Wayne Fee Health in the Modern Workplace: Exploring Topical Issues and Innovative Solutions With Industry Experts
Wayne Fee, MiX Telematics
Monday, 16 March

1345-1515

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05 Biodiversity Protection, Conservation, and Management: Live and Let Live

Session Chairpersons:

Jon McClurg, Walsh Environmental Scientists & Engineers; Krish Ravishankar, Occidental Oil & Gas

Biodiversity is everywhere, and it represents a key concern for environmental activism worldwide. Ecological awareness is increasing, not only for threatened and endangered species, but also for the broad spectrum of ecosystems around the globe. This session will reveal some of the most challenging biodiversity issues facing the oil and gas industry, illustrated with powerful case studies conducted in some of the world’s most interesting and diverse locations imaginable. The session also includes the latest in IPIECA Best Management Practice guidance for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1407 173551 icon:HSE Monitoring ad Conservation Program for Umbrella Species: The Northern Screamer as a Strategic Element for Floodplain Biodiversity in the Middle Magdalena Region, Colombia
L.G. Carmona, J. Cardenas, M. Navarrete, L. Cardenas, P. Montenegro, Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd
1407-1429 173575 icon:HSE One Company's Oil Sands Wildlife Mitigation and Monitoring Program: An Industry-Leading Approach
A. Saxena, Devon Energy Corp.
1429-1451 173518 icon:HSE Gulf of Mexico Environmental Monitoring Through Federal-Academic-Industry Partnerships
R. Perry, Shell Exploration & Production Co; W. McCall, NOAA National Data Buoy Center; R. Green, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; S. Howden, R. Vandermeulen, K. Martin, University of Southern Mississippi; N.C. Slowey, Texas A&M University; S. Watson, B. Kirkpatrick, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing Network; P. Tao Leung, Shell Global Solutions US Inc.; L. Brzuzy, K. Satterlee, Shell Exploration & Production Co; R. Raye, Shell Global Solutions US Inc.; I. Voparil, M. Vogel, Shell Exploration and Production Company; R.J. Abadie, Shell E&P Services RF BV
1451-1513 173519 icon:HSE Innovative Assessments for Selecting Offshore Platform Decommissioning Alternatives
S. Truchon, Shell Projects and Technology; L. Brzuzy, Shell Exploration & Production Co; M. Fonseca, CSA OCean Sciences, Inc
Monday, 16 March

1345-1515

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06 Social Responsibility: Aligning Priorities Among Communities, Partnerships, and Other Stakeholders

Session Chairpersons:

Nate Teti, Statoil; Rick Welsh, Owl Ridge Natural Resource Consultants

This technical session addresses priorities across stakeholder groups—from a high-level strategic view down through communities and employees—examining how to improve operational performance and achieve a company’s social responsibility objectives.

Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1407 173574 icon:HSE Balanced Materiality: A Practical Approach to Determining Sustainability Priorities
M. Krembs, Newfield Exploration Company; T. Cort, Yale University
1407-1429 173536 icon:HSE Mapping Local Economic Benefits of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado
J. Dell, ConocoPhillips; K. Fennessey, A.D. Roberts, ConocoPhillips Co
1429-1451 173550 icon:HSE Social Performance in the Gulf of Mexico: Crisis-Ready Stakeholder Engagement
S. Jain, D. Slocum, Acorn International
1451-1513 173528 icon:HSE The Organizational Ombuds Office and Corporate Social Responsibility: Driving Values in an Organization
B.M. Bonnivier, M.C. Brooke-Lander, M. Lewis, Baker Hughes
Monday, 16 March

1545-1715

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07 Panel: Security in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Overview of the Entire Threat Spectrum

Session Chairpersons:

Derek Tate, Derek Tate Consulting; Ziv Lang, California Air Resources Board

Recent events have demonstrated the physical and cyber-security threats facing operators today, proving the complexity to ensure the security of upstream oil and gas assets. Incidents such as the cyber attack interfering with control systems at Saudi Aramco facilities and the terrorist attack on the In Amenas production facility in Algeria have led to the unfortunate loss of life, disruption to business continuity, and compromised energy security. Oil and gas companies, large or small, can no longer ignore security and must address the threats and vulnerabilities they are faced with. This session will discuss a broad range of security-related topics, including facility design, cybersecurity, and anti-terrorism.

Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1715 173561 icon:HSE A Barrier Based Methodology to Assess Site Security Risk
M. Van Staalduinen, F. Khan, Memorial University of Newfoundland
1545-1715 icon:HSE Invited Presenter - The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
C. Louck, US Department of Homeland Security
1545-1715 icon:HSE Invited Presenter - Cyber Security - Safeguarding Assets in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
G. Bounds, Schneider Electric
1545-1715 Invited Presenter - Converged Security: Industry and Academia
B. Britton, Cal Poly Cybersecurity Center
Monday, 16 March

1545-1715

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08 Air Quality Management: Achieving Higher and Higher Standards

Session Chairpersons:

Mark Shemaria, BNK Petroleum; Bill Hughes, Parsons Corporation

As the oil and gas industry continually expands, public concern over air quality continues to rise. The industry faces ongoing public scrutiny, increasingly stringent regulations, and greater challenges related to a carbon-limited world. This session explores the current state of air quality management and regulations, including discussions of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), methane, flaring, venting, and the latest in innovative green approaches.

Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1607 173489 icon:HSE The Road to Updated Emission Factors to Characterize Methane Emissions for Select Emission Sources in Natural Gas Systems
K. Ritter, API; M. Lev-On, The LEVON Group, LLC; T.M. Shires, URS Corp.
1607-1629 173562 icon:HSE Strategies for Managing Greenhouse Gas Issues in an Ever-Growing Oil and Gas Industry
A. Woerner, L. Campbell, ERM
1629-1651 173491 icon:PFC Associated Shale Gas: From Flares to Rig Power
E.M. Wallace, C.A. Ehlig-Economides, Texas A&M University
1651-1713 173564 icon:HSE Reasonable Assurance of Accuracy of GHG Data Under Mandatory Reporting for the Upstream and Midstream Oil and Gas Industry: Fuel Samples
Y. Sultana, K. Madry, ERM
Monday, 16 March

1545-1715

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09 Plan, Implement, Assess: Lifecycle Elements of Process Safety

Session Chairpersons:

Kelly Wilson, MHA Petroleum Consultants; Andy Kveps, United Safety

Process safety is essential throughout the lifecycle of any facility, operation, or process. This session will walk through different stages for process safety, from planning to start-up to assessing performance with new and refined techniques for measuring, assessing, and preventing injuries. Discussion will also review revalidation for past assessment techniques.

Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1607 173507 icon:HSE Engineering Safe Distances between Occupied Structures and Processing Equipment
J.E. Johnstone, M. Spangler, C. Heitzman, G. Wimberley, A.R. Flores, Contek Solutions LLC
1607-1629 173544 icon:PFC Risk Assessment in HAZOPs
H.J. Duhon, GATE Inc; J. Cronin, Hess Corporation
1629-1651 173495 icon:HSE Managing Risks at the Early Phases of Oil and Gas Major Capital Projects
R. Salas, Chevron USA
1651-1713 173496 icon:HSE Atmospheric Venting of Flammable Gas to a “Safe Area”: Comparing Guidelines to Calculations
J. Ramirez, Exponent Failure Analysis Assocs.; T. Morrison, R. Hart, T. Hetrick, Exponent, Failure Analysis Associates