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Tuesday, 17 March

1030-1200

Interlocken C

10 Impact Assessment: Strategies for Success in Environmental and Social Management

Session Chairpersons:

John Aronson, AATA International; Karin Witton, Weatherford International

Global applications of environmental and social impact assessment have created a new level of physical, chemical, biological, and social understanding of how oil and gas operations interact with the modern world. This session is dedicated to exploring the latest in impact assessment processes, including more holistic and integrative approaches. Using interdisciplinary impact assessment approaches to various types of oil and gas operations, both onshore and offshore, will be discussed within the context of eliminating, reducing, mitigating, and managing environmental and social impacts.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1052 173571 icon:HSE A Holistic Approach to Environment and Safety in ESIAs
G. Pettitt, S. Westfall, Environmental Resources Management
1052-1114 173572 icon:HSE Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Scorecard
A.L. Wilcox, R.C. Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center; T.E. Williams, LEID, LLC.
1114-1136 173555 icon:HSE Batata 2 Well Pad: Successful Life Cycle Management in a Remote Sensitive Area of the Amazon Basin
S. Valdivieso, F.L. Benalcazar, APD Proyectos Cía. Ltda.
1136-1158 173511 icon:HSE Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Wetland Functionality in Response to Energy Exploration and Production Operations on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast
E. Kinney, S. Glenn, B. Neish, L. Chen, R. Bare, Houston Advanced Research Center
Tuesday, 17 March

1030-1200

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11 Embracing Modern Techniques to Elevate Workplace Safety

Session Chairpersons:

Jim Johnstone, Contek Solutions; Andy Kveps, United Safety

Detailing effective implementations, this session examines strategies to further develop leading-edge techniques for reducing incidents and worker exposure. Authors will delve into the area of worker and management behavior by revisiting a fundamental concept—believing in success leads to success. Talks will introduce ways to expand the “technology toolbox” to improve road safety—the single greatest common cause of fatalities in our industry.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1052 173497 icon:MI Data Drilling: Changing How the Oil and Gas Industry Manages Safety and Risk
B.E. Caldwell, J.J. Hinton, Baker Hughes Inc
1052-1114 173541 icon:HSE Fatigue and the Use of Wearable Technology
P. Butler, EdanSafe; W. Fee, MiX Telematics
1114-1136 173508 icon:MI Safety Culture in Oil and Gas Operations: A Risk Analysis Framework to Address Communication and Interoperation of Multiple Interacting Organizations
M. Tabibzadeh, N. Meshkati, University of Southern California
1136-1158 173500 icon:HSE Veterans Diversity Group Launches Mission: Camouflage to Coveralls
L. Duhon, A. Wright, D. Perkins, J.R. Petty, C. White, M.P. Cox, R. Crawford, Halliburton
Tuesday, 17 March

1030-1200

Pine

12 Navigating the Pathway of Technology

Session Chairpersons:

Stuart Wittenbach, Cimarex Energy; Steve Freemyer, Cimarex Energy

Papers in this session will examine many cutting-edge developments that improve HSE performance, such as management of change (MOC) for upstream facilities, rig lighting that improves nighttime visibility, barrier validation in well control operations, and maximizing facility design.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1052 173565 icon:HSE Practical Barrier Strength Assessment for Bowtie Diagrams
R. Rowe, M. Taylor, ERM Global Risk
1052-1114 173492 icon:HSE Upgraded Rig Lighting Improves Night Time Visibility While Reducing Stray Light and the Threat to Dark Skies in West Texas
B. Wren, University of Texas McDonald Observatory; S. Locke, Pioneer Energy Services
1114-1136 173569 icon:HSE Barrier Verification - A Pillar of Industry Well Control
A.I. Ahluwalia, M.D. Novia, M.D. Fernandes, Baker Hughes
1136-1158 173546 icon:HSE Integration of HSE Into Project Planning: Maximizing HSE in Facility Design
R.A. Rowbottom, M. Jones, J. Cobb, Baker Hughes
Tuesday, 17 March

1345-1515

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13 Panel: Constructive Engagements Over Tough Issues: Guidance Across the Oil and Gas Industry

The expansion of onshore oil and gas activity in the US and across new global frontiers has introduced new communities to our industry. With increased public attention and interested stakeholders, the expectations for transparency and social responsibility in the industry are ever changing. The panel will inspect the current status of guidance in the industry for community engagements, specifically looking at the importance and practical realities of such engagements.

Session Moderator:

Krish Ravishankar, Oxy Oil & Gas

Panelists:

David Atkins Enabling Meaningful Community Engagement and Access to Remedy Through Community Grievance Mechanisms
David Atkins, Shell
Roland Goodman Community Engagement Guidelines
Roland Goodman, American Petroleum Institute
Doug Bannerman API/ANSI Bulletin 100-3 Good Neighbor Guidelines
Doug Bannerman, Statoil ASA
Kelly Arnold Engagements with the Oil & Gas Industry from the Community’s Viewpoint
Kelly Arnold, Town of Windsor
Tuesday, 17 March

1345-1515

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14 Risk Assessment, Management, and Control: Modern Approaches

Session Chairpersons:

Tim Pieplow, ExxonMobil Development; Paul Breaux, Association of Energy Service Companies

Identifying, assessing, and managing risk in the complex world of oil and gas operations is a continuing challenge for operators around the globe. This session brings together some of the top active practitioners in risk assessment and management who will cogently describe the latest methods being employed at sites around the world. Topics in this interesting session will include a broad interest in risk identification, assessment, management, elimination, reduction, and control.

Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1407 173537 icon:HSE Factoring in Ecosystem Services and Values in Decision Making, Risk Management, Loss and Environmental Damage: Over the Lifecycle of Energy Development
N.H. Wright, ERM
1407-1429 173488 icon:MI Evaluating Non-technical Risks and Opportunities in Site Selection and Routing
D. Tanzil, M. Dragan, B. Bourque, K. Seel, T. Taylor, Golder Associates
1429-1451 173531 icon:HSE The Integral Role of Waste Management into Successful Capital Project Design and Implementation
F.V. Jones, S. Rankin, ERM
1451-1513 173494 icon:HSE The Implementation and Automation of Effective Key Performance Indicators to Manage Process Safety and Asset Integrity Risk: A Power Company Case Study
S.A. Maxwell, A. Harley, Lockheed Martin
Tuesday, 17 March

1345-1515

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15 Technical Issues Associated With Unconventional Resources

Session Chairpersons:

Arash Shadravan, Baker Hughes; Jon McClurg, Walsh Environmental Scientists & Engineers

To balance the unconventional revolution in large-scale oil and gas development with stakeholder scrutiny and new growth in populated areas, companies are implementing new and existing, hand-selected technologies. This session will discuss new technologies under development and ways companies are effectively mitigating impacts with technology to meet internal and stakeholder expectations.

Time Paper # Presentation
1407-1429 173514 icon:RDD Micromechanical Analysis of Seismic Triggered by Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconsolidated Formation
W. Li, Texas Tech University
1429-1451 173534 icon:DC Engineering the Mud-Spacer-Cement Rheological Hierarchy Improves Wellbore Integrity
A. Shadravan, Baker Hughes; G.G. Narvaez, Baker Hughes RRTC; A. Alegria, P. Carman, C. Perez, Baker Hughes; R. Erger, Baker Hughes Inc
1451-1513 173515 icon:HSE Hydraulic Fracturing-Safe, Environmentally Responsible Energy Development
B.M. Todd, Baker Hughes Solutions; D.C. Kuykendall, Baker Hughes Inc; M. Peduzzi, Baker Hughes Solutions; J.J. Hinton, Baker Hughes Inc
Tuesday, 17 March

1545-1715

Interlocken C

16 Water: Elixir of Life and Critical Consideration for Oil and Gas Operations

Session Chairpersons:

Deonarine Jaggernauth, The Integrity Commission of Trinidad & Tobago; Bill Hughes, Parsons Corporation

Water is essential to life, and it is an integral part of modern oil and gas operations. This session recognizes the importance of protecting natural surface and groundwater resources and will go further into the complexities of modern water resource management strategies for produced water, water conservation, monitoring, modeling, and water quality protection.

Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1607 173547 icon:HSE Water Resource Management and Conservation in the Americas
R.A. Rowbottom, M. Letlow, D.C. Kuykendall, Baker Hughes
1607-1629 173529 icon:HSE A Critical Review of Emerging Challenges for the Oil Field Waters in the United States
M. Ali, B. Hascakir, Texas A&M University
1629-1651 173552 icon:HSE Water Footprint for Heavy Oil Extraction in Colombia: Relationship Between Oil and Water
L.G. Carmona, Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd
1651-1713 173538 icon:HSE Marine Mammals and Ocean Sound: Sources, Impacts, Uncertainties, Controls, and Future Decision Making
N.H. Wright, ERM
Tuesday, 17 March

1545-1715

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17 Impact Assessment Methodology for Unconventional Resources

Session Chairpersons:

Andrew Roberts, ConocoPhillips; Andy Kveps, United Safety

Effectively measuring environmental, social, and budgetary impacts associated with development of oil and gas resources— along with determining standards against which to measure—is a primary concern to operators, regulators, and stakeholders. This session describes tools, metrics, and the standards for development of unconventional oil and gas, on both project-specific and cumulative levels.

Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1607 173535 icon:HSE Measurement of Environmental Costs for Shale Gas Development in China
R. Guo, D. Luo, S. Jiang, China University of Petroleum Beijing
1607-1629 173499 icon:HSE Challenges in Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment for Shale Development
H. Boyd, Acorn International
1629-1651 173558 icon:HSE Implementing New State and Federal Air Regulatory Programs - A Systematic Approach To Compliance
J. Christopher, Trihydro Corporation
Tuesday, 17 March

1545-1715

Pine

18 Enhancing Performance and Behaviors to Achieve HSE Excellence

Session Chairpersons:

Byron Gale, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA); Dina Kuykendall, Baker Hughes

This session highlights significantly enhanced human performance from using HSE observations, checklists, and golden rules to minimize unsafe actions and conditions.

Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1607 173513 icon:HSE Safety Observations: Improving Impact With Feedback
S.A. Weiss, Baker Hughes
1607-1629 icon:HSE Invited Presenter - Fixing Human Error
P.V. Bridle, Pegasus Risk Management
1629-1651 173502 icon:HSE Reducing Project Risks Through Enhanced Evaluation of Societal Risks
C. Wall, Environmental Resources Management
1651-1713 173526 icon:HSE One Company's Green Logistics
P. Prakthong, A. Sila, T. Preeyanurak, C. Manonda, L. Pornsakulsak, PTT Exploration & Production

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