Featured Webinar: The Impact of Administrative Controls and Management Enforcement on Human Performance

When investigating incidents or accidents, there is a fundamental relationship between administrative controls (including procedures/policies) and the management portion of enforcement/accountability. The question is not only, “Do policies and procedures impact human performance?”, but should also be “How much to policies and procedures impact human performance?”. I want to discuss the role management and corporate culture have on the use of procedures and policies and what can be done to change both the management culture as well as the working culture with these documents.

 

Nominate a colleague for the Distinguished Lecturer Program

Have you seen a lecture on an exciting topic relevant to Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility? Was the speaker a leader in his or her field of expertise and an outstanding public speaker? If so, nominate them for the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Program—deadline 15 March.

 

Meet the 2012 SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Award Winner

Clarion E. Johnson, ExxonMobil, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Clarion has been an active leader in the health community for SPE. He has twice been co-chair for Health Subcommittee on the SPE International HSE Conference Committee as well as a member for each conference. He is currently on the HSSE/SR Advisory Committee and works to get the industry’s doctors involved in SPE events. One of the most significant contributions is the work that Clarion and ExxonMobil have done for malaria awareness and prevention in our industry.

 

A Celebration of Innovation Award Winners at SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

The Innovation Awards Dinner was recently held in conjunction with the SPE/APPEA International Conference on HSE in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production on 11 September at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Conference Dinner was the highlight of the conference, which provided a fantastic opportunity for teams to come together to celebrate their successes and acknowledge the work of their industry colleagues in a gala dinner setting.

 

Congratulations to the 2012 International Award Winners: Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility

Please join SPE in congratulating the 2012 SPE International Award recipients. The SPE Board of Directors approved the 2012 International Award recipients at their recent meeting. Seventeen international award committees recommended these winners to the board because of their outstanding and significant technical, professional, and service contributions to SPE and the petroleum industry. The winners were chosen from a pool of first rate candidates. SPE President Ganesh Thakur will present the awards to the winners at ATCE in San Antonio Texas.

 

HSE Now − Beginning in Early 2013!

Collecting news, updates, and technical information needed by oil and gas professionals working in health, safety, security, environment, and social responsibility (HSSESR), HSE Now will be published every month specifically for the web and mobile devices.

 

CO2 Applications

John D. Rogers, SPE, Vice President of Operations, Fusion Reservoir Engineering Services

Last year in this focus on CO2 applications, I (as others have) connected enhanced
oil recovery (EOR) as an enabling business foundation and a possible way forward
to accomplish carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a business investment.

 

Mitigating Disaster–A Look at the Ohmsett Oil Spill Research and Test Facility

Robin Beckwith, Staff Writer JPT/JPT Online

What is Ohmsett, and why is it so critical to the development of oil spill prevention and mitigation technology?

 

Can Geoscientists Resolve the CCS Paradox?

Tore A. Torp is adviser for CO2 storage at Statoil.

International energy and climate organizations have found carbon capture and storage (CCS) to be a promising technology to resolve the squeeze between fast-growing global energy needs and global warming. Even environmental
organizations say that making our energy use more efficient and building enough new renewable energy capacity takes too long. We need to get the CCS working to curb the growing greenhouse gas emissions if too large a climate change is to be avoided.

 

Quantifying the Invisible: Getting a Handle on Methane’s Climate Impact

Robin Beckwith, Staff Writer JPT/JPT Online

Earlier this year, a Cornell University professor made quite a splash publishing a paper asserting that emissions from shale gas rivaled those from coal. A July 2011 study issued by the Post Carbon Institute underscored this conclusion. Not so, say five separate recent reports.

 
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