TOPICS OF INTEREST
Guidelines for Community Input in Unconventional Development
The effectiveness of delivering information about a new energy project to community stakeholders varies based on the method used; how a message is framed can affect individual opinions.
Complexity Decreases Situation Awareness, Increases Human Error
Speaking at an OESI-HFES joint forum, an expert on situation awareness explains the role it plays in preventing human error in oil and gas operations.
SPE Americas HSE Conference Begins With a Blast
The 2017 SPE Health, Safety, Security, and Social Responsibility Conference–North America started with a blast on 18 April and continued with a discussion of how the brain works and a brain-centric view of safety.
New Occupational Health Hazards Emerge in Unconventional E&P
A NIOSH hygienist examines emerging chemical exposure risks workers faced during drilling, completions, and servicing operations.
Symposium Examines Shifting Toward a Circular Economy
What is circular economy? A recent multisector symposium on sustainability explored the role of circular economy in bringing about a sustainable future.
West Virginia Scraps Noise Regulations for Compressor Stations
As compressor stations are added to the natural gas gathering and transmission networks, the potential noise issues are coming under increasing public scrutiny at the same time as regulations are being rolled back.
Macondo Contractor/Operator Gaps Identified by CSB
Various incidents that took place between Transocean, the owner of Deepwater Horizon, and BP, the company that leased the rig for use at Macondo, illustrate the gap between work-as-imagined in the drilling program and work-as-done by the well operations crew.
SPE-BSEE Data-Sharing Initiative Aims To Improve Risk Management
Various industry experts discussed the progress of an initiative led by SPE and BSEE to develop a safety data-sharing framework to help mitigate potential risk in operations.
Studies Reveal Geological Faults, Stress Orientations in Texas, Oklahoma
Geophysicists from Stanford University have compiled a map of new maximum horizontal stress orientations in Texas and surrounding areas, potentially giving operators new information for avoiding seismic activity in their hydraulic fracturing operations.
WY DEQ: Hydraulic Fracturing Not Likely Culprit of Water Contamination
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality recently concluded that hydraulic fracturing operations were not the likely cause of well water contamination in a small town.
Efficiency, Innovation Needed for Sustainability Initiatives
As governments around the world seek to lower energy consumption in the wake of the low oil price environment, the 2016 SPE President said the industry must be proactive in ramping up its sustainability efforts.
Safety Improvements in Unconventionals Require Situational Awareness
Past experiences with problematic situations often drive the decision-making process, and while experience may be helpful, it can also lead to the development of biases that hamper an organization’s ability to manage dynamic environments such as unconventional projects.
Managing Nontechnical Risk in Offshore Projects
Nontechnical risks, primarily around HSE or social responsibility, increasingly pose risks to project timelines. To manage these risks, companies are seeking systems that can ensure quality performance in these operational areas.
Collaboration, Openness are Critical to Success of Zero-Incident HSE Culture
Improving safety culture is an important goal that can improve, and eventually eliminate HSE incidents in oil and gas.
Accounting for HSSE in an Enterprise Resource Planning System
A recent webinar provides six reasons for ensuring strong HSSE policies are included in a company's ERP system.
Barzan Onshore-Gas-Facilities Construction: Attaining Excellence Through a Comprehensive SHE&S Management System
A rigorous SHE&S program on the Barzan Onshore Project tracked 211 deliverables on a monthly basis and led to 131 million man-hours worked without a lost-time incident from July 2012 to March 2014.
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