Sunday, 29 September │1930–2200 │Blaine Kern A/B/C, First Floor, Marriott Convention Center Hotel
Event ticket purchase is required.
“Oil and Gas R&D, What is Over the Horizon?”
This event will feature a presentation about technology development and the need for more radical innovation to meet the future challenges in the oil and gas industry.
1. SPE R&D Technical Section— Opening Statement, Overview and Activities
- Mariano Gurfinkel
Global Unconventional Resources, Hess Corporation
SPE R&D Technical Section Chairman
2. SPE R&D Committee—Update on Committee Initiatives
- David Curry
Technology Fellow, Baker Hughes
SPE R&D Committee Chairman
3. Technical Section Dinner Panel Session: Introduction of Panelists
- Moderator: Mariano Gurfinkel
4. Featured Panelist Presentations:
- Mario Ruscev
VP and CTO – Baker Hughes, Inc.
Capture and Storage Institute
- Jim Sledzik
President – Energy Ventures USA
Join us on 10 October for three perspectives from companies at the forefront of technology commercialization in this 90-minute webinar presented by Ashok Belani, Ram Shenoy, and Einar Gamman. More info: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/spe/upcoming.php
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Attend this presentation for a review of the ongoing study and advocacy efforts being led by the American Petroleum Institute (API), focusing on EPA’s national hydraulic fracturing study and their work in Pavillion Wyoming. The ultimate outcomes of EPA’s work on these two studies will have significant influence on how hydraulic fracturing operations will be conducted in the future. Read more »
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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.
SPEAKER: Ed Skompski, Vice President, Systems Improvement, Inc.
Edward Skompski has an engineering degree from the University of Florida, 1989. He has worked for the past 16 years helping companies improve both human and equipment performance through better Root Cause Analysis and corrective action design. Through teaching accident investigation, performing investigations and audits, and working with companies implementing improved systems he has been able to improve the safety, reliability, and productivity of thousands of workers and hundreds of companies.
Many industries including mining, pretrochemical, chemical, aviation and healthcare have benefitted from Ed’s experience and expertise. In the healthcare industry for example, he has worked extensively with both Patient Safety and Risk management to improve the quality of care provided to patients, as well as improving the work place for healthcare professionals. Prior experience includes working in the fields of health safety and environment with years of experience managing environmental cleanup and characterization.
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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.
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Perth, Australia ( 25 September 2012) – 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.
Melody Meyer, president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company delivered a keynote on the fundamental role strong leadership plays in addressing health, safety and environment challenges.
With more than 1,500 attendees from around the globe and for the first time in the history of the SPE/APPEA HSE International Conference, awards were presented to recognise excellence and innovation in health and safety performance and environmental management at the conference dinner. These innovation awards serve to provide inspiration and to demonstrate how the industry is continuously raising the bar in health, safety and environmental performance, sharing best practice and providing inspiration to the entire industry.
Presenting one of the awards at the dinner was Dr. Harry Butler, a naturalist, conservationist and named Australian National Living Treasure.
Listed here, are the commended winners for 2012 SPE/APPEA Innovation Awards:
- Highly commended: Chevron Nigeria Ltd. – Workplace Wellness Initiative
- Winner: Schlumberger – HSE for Youth
- Highly commended: Oil Spill Response Limited – Freezing Moments
- Winner: Hess Corporation, Bakken Project, UBU and The Risk Tool Box – Application of Energy Control and LOTO to Oil Pumping Units
- High commended: Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. – Gorgon Shore Crossing on Barrow Island
- Winner: Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. – Control Charts: An Innovative Approach for Ecological Impact Assessment of Rare Species
- Winner: Woodside Energy Ltd – The Good Day Frequency: Woodside’s New Measure for Health, Safety & Environmental Performance