OPITO, the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization, announced the short list of finalists for its Annual Global Oil and Gas Workforce Safety Awards. INSTEP/Petronas in Malaysia, Oil Spill Response Limited in the UK, and McDermott in Dubai are vying for the Employer of the Year title, while Megamas Brunei, Petrofac Training Services, and PT Samson Tiara in Indonesia have made the final three in the Training Providers category of the awards. The awards recognize companies that best demonstrate their commitment to building a safe and competent workforce through OPITO standards.
To inspire the next generation to get involved and solve problems through innovation, SPE and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers have collaborated to launch the IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award. The award will recognize achievements of E&P professionals who have fewer than 10 years of experience and have demonstrated outstanding talent, dedication, and leadership in at least one aspect of health, safety, security, the environment, and social responsibility.
SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director Trey Shaffer and SPE PFC Technical Director Howard Duhon will present Understanding Communities: A Key to Project Success during a topical luncheon at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston. Shaffer and Duhon will explore some notable industry efforts in community engagement and education as well as critical success factors for effective community engagement.