SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America 18 - 20 Apr 2017 Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Schedule

Tuesday, April 18

07:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
SE01  Conference Opening Session Grand Ballroom D
Speaker(s) Sue Staley - Shell E&P, Jill Cooper - Anadarko Petroleum
The program committee chairpersons will open the conference by highlighting events for this year's conference and discussing opportunities for attendees to engage and be challenged. As with prior conferences, an audience response system will give attendees the chance to offer input.
13:00 - 15:00
SE02  Plenary I: What Were They Thinking? A Look at How the Brain Works and Why That is Important to HSE Professionals Grand Ballroom D
Moderator(s) Tom Knode - Contek Solutions
Speaker(s) Nada Wentzel - The Jonah Group, Susan Koen - Round-the-Clock Resources
A common refrain heard after an incident occurs is "What were they thinking?" While we cannot know the exact answer to that question during an incident investigation, we can better understand how the brain works and how that plays into an individual's ability to recognize hazards and assess the risk. Brain researchers are gaining more insight into the mechanisms of our decision processes and how the brain can introduce unforeseen hazards. This research is helping HSE professionals better understand how to build programs and processes that align with this research and help guide leaders in effectively conveying their expectations. Our panelists will help us understand both the mechanisms, as well as insight, into how the knowledge of brain functioning can help us drive improved performance.

Moderator


Thomas Knode
Consultant

Speakers


Susan Koen
Round the Clock Resources


Nada Wentzel
The Jonah Group

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
01  Panel: Methane and Other Greenhouse Gases: Now What Do We Do? Grand Ballroom D
Moderator(s) Brian Boyer - BTGap
Speaker(s) Mark Boling - Southwestern Energy, Ramesh Narasimhan - Environmental Resources Mgmt, Hillary Hull - Environmental Defense Fund
National regulatory initiatives to quantify and reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and greenhouse gas emissions have been a driver for measurement studies for the entire oil and natural gas supply chain. Cooperative measurement studies by nongovernmental organizations and industry groups have yielded much empirical data for new source emission standard OOOO (NSPS OOOO) development. Besides NSPS OOOO, recent changes to the ozone NAAQS standards could impact oil and natural gas industry venting and combustion emissions, depending on which areas are in nonattainment for the new ozone standard. Join our panel discussion on these key issues.
15:30 - 17:00
02  Panel: Road Safety: Based on Statistics, Planning the Journey is Even More Important Than Planning the Job Grand Ballroom C
Session Chairpersons Neil Campbell - Pacific Drilling
Land transport related incidents continue to be the single greatest common cause of fatalities in the upstream O&G industry as identified by NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety) and IOGP (International Organization of Oil and Gas Producers) affecting our business, our people, and the communities we live and operate in. This session first discusses two key factors for road safety: implementation of the final rule on ELDs (electronic logging devices for drivers) to address compliance and driver fatigue; and elements of success for a driver management system. It will then discuss industry road safety "life saving rules" as an integrated part of an operating management system framework as developed by IOGP.
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1700 IOGP Land Transport Safety Recommended Practice 365 Update and Re-Issue K. Spring, Shell E&P
1530-1700 184461 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Carrot and the Stick of the Electronic Logging Device Mandate J. Seidl, Integrated Risk Solutions
1530-1700 184439 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Six Essential Elements To Ensure Safe Driving in Oil & Gas P. Allen, MiX Telematics
15:30 - 17:00
03  Leading Indicators Grand Ballroom A
Session Chairpersons Matt Zerafa - RiskBytes
One of the hardest tasks HSE professionals and business leaders face is how to measure and predict the direction of HSE performance for an asset, project, or business unit. This session is designed to help understand the data and information available, and how different areas of the business use leading indicators to guide HSE performance towards meaningful improvement. The papers present case studies and detail using leading indicator data, learning algorithms, and developing HSE strategies for project success.
Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 184462 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Leading Indicators for Onshore Drilling HSE Outcomes C.J. Jablonowski, Shell Exploration & Production Co
1600-1630 184422 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility "Getting Ahead of the Curve": Front End Loading HSSE Management Planning in Major Capital Projects A.J. Wharton, Shell
1630-1700 184417 Management & Information Preventing Leaks Through RUL Prediction Modeling: Casing Integrity in HP/HT Environment B. Das, SafeQ Services / University of Houston
17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, April 19

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 08:15
SE03  Wednesday Opening Session Grand Ballroom D
Speaker(s) Sue Staley - Shell E&P, Jill Cooper - Anadarko Petroleum
This session will highlight features of today's program and some key learnings from Tuesday. Attendees input will again be captured and utilized in the interactive closing session.
08:15 - 09:45
SE04  Plenary II: Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Group Behavior and How to Reach the Culture Tipping Point Grand Ballroom D
Moderator(s) Dave Ure - Shell Upstream International
Speaker(s) Susan Koen - Round-the-Clock Resources, John Carroll - MIT Sloan School of Management
The phrase "culture eats strategy for breakfast (or lunch)" is often associated with Peter Drucker. Human behavior in groups may be different than individual behavior based on social values. If that's so, how do we influence groups of people to conform to expectations around HSE performance? How do we influence people to follow establish processes, identify and address hazards and stop work when needed? Part of this answer is in establishing a culture where the expectations are clear and individuals want to be a part of the greater good. Understanding social science and human behavior in groups lends insight into the solutions that can be effective in shaping a desired culture. The panelists in this session will build on the brain science discussion and provide background on group behavior and influencing the organization.

Session Moderator

Dave Ure
Shell Upstream International

 

Session Speakers


Susan Koen
Round the Clock Resources

 

09:45 - 10:15
10:00 - 17:30
SE05  HSSE-SR Student Challenge Astor Ballroom I & II
Moderator(s) Kerry Ground - Jordan Cove LNG, Steve Freemyer - Cimarex Energy
The HSSE-SR Student Challenge gives university students interested in health, safety, security, environment and social responsibility careers the opportunity to test their knowledge in a tournament-style quiz contest. The challenge provides students with a fun learning opportunity matched by networking opportunities with oil & gas professionals.

The Format

The contest includes quick, definitive lightening-round questions, and longer, thought-provoking questions, for each university team. Points are awarded for each correct answer, with the winning team announced at the end of the challenge.

 

Event Objectives

The oil and gas industry has developed a greater understanding of the importance and need for health, safety, security, environment and social responsibility (HSSE-SR) industry specialists. As this understanding has increased, students now have more opportunities to engage and learn about the discipline.

The HSSE-SR Student Challenge aims to attract and engage undergraduate students of diverse disciplines to gain insight and knowledge of the oil and gas industry and detailed elements of HSSE-SR.

 

Participating Schools

Colorado School of Mines

Louisiana State University

Oklahoma State University

Stephen F Austin State University

Texas Tech University

University of Oklahoma

 

Young Professional (YP) Panel Discussion 

Transitioning students into the oil and gas industry is essential for the sustainability of the industry. It is vital to have the most brilliant and enthusiastic students enter our industry. This panel (current YPs in our industry) will discuss: opportunities and strategies for success; growing/developing as a YP; segment of the industry to work in (upstream, midstream & downstream); how to keep growing, networking, and continuing education (advance degrees); managing your career; and dealing with a multigenerational work force. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss opportunities in our industry.

 

Table Topics (speed dating)

The discussion tables provides young professionals an informal opportunity to discuss topics ranging from the state of the industry to career advancement with leading industry professionals. There are four table discussion rounds. Each round will last 10 minutes with a 5-minute intersession.

10:15 - 11:45
04  Panel: Moving Towards Holistic Industrial Health Surveillance: Integration of Epidemiology, Industrial Hygiene, and Occupational Health Grand Ballroom D
Session Chairpersons Krystal Sexton - Shell
Through partnerships with industry, government, researchers, and our communities this session will provide insight into how working together can drive significant improvements. There are tremendous advantages with integrating epidemiological, industrial hygiene, and occupational health into an overarching health surveillance system. With this approach, we progress in our efforts to better protect the workers on the frontlines.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1145 184452 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Working Together to Prevent Worker Exposures during Gauging and Sampling Activities K. Retzer, J.E. Snawder, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; A. Faist, BHPBilliton; S. Anson, Noble Energy; E. Markovich, Bonanza Creek Energy; C. Hyman, Southwestern Energy; W. Burket, Range Resources
1015-1145 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Elevating Prevention Efforts to Further Protect Workers from Crystalline Silica Exposure E. Esswein, CDC/NIOSH
1015-1145 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Industry Approach to Bridging the Bonds Between Health Disciplines H.S. Erickson, S. Barnes, Chevron Energy Technology Company; K. Sexton, Shell; R. Hunicke, Chevron Energy Technology Company; K. Abernethy, Chevron Products Company; S. Herrington, Chevron Global Health & Medical; A. Shannon, Chevron; V. Guy, Chevron Products Company; J. Hatfield, Chevron Energy Technology Company; A.L. Drinkwater, Chevron Services Company; P. Manlapaz, J. Davis-street, Chevron Corporation; S.A. Frangos, Chevron Global Health & Medical; J.K. Hess, Shell Oil Co.; A. Clark, BP, Plc.; C. Burns, Burns Epidemiology Consulting
10:15 - 11:45
05  Panel: Navigating the Security Kaleidoscope in a Lean Operating Environment Grand Ballroom C
Moderator(s) Ziv Lang - California Air Resources Board
Speaker(s) Ken Keiser - Parsons Corporation, Kenneth Carter - Exxon Mobil, Robert Ream - BHP Billiton Petroleum
Recent economic conditions have imposed significant constraints on the oil industry. While boom/bust cycles are a regularity in this sector, the blossoming challenges in the security dimension are not, and would most likely intensify. Challenges ranging from safely operating in hostile and unstable regions, coupled with cybersecurity and financial transactional security cannot be a simple exercise of prioritizing funding one dimension over another to satisfy from a pure budget perspective. This panel aims to stimulate further discussion by bringing in speakers with experience in law enforcement, military, financial, and legal fields.
10:15 - 11:45
06  Air Emissions: Prevention, Reduction, and Control Grand Ballroom A
Session Chairpersons Michael Waguespack - Waldemar S. Nelson & Company, Brian Boyer - BTGap
The changing face of regulations in the US in respect of air emissions combined with the increasing concern of the public around climate change and air quality, are placing pressure on the oil and gas industry like never before. Understanding how air emissions can be prevented, reduced, or reused for the benefit of the industry as well as the environment is all encapsulated in the papers presented in this session.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1045 184414 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Utilization of Produced Gas for Improved Oil Recovery and Reduced Emissions from the Bakken Formation L. Jin, S.B. Hawthorne, J.A. Sorensen, L.J. Pekot, N. Bosshart, C.D. Gorecki, E. Steadman, J.A. Harju, Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) University of North Dakota
1045-1115 184460 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Efficacy of Market-Based Emission Control Systems: A System Dynamics Approach M. Rafieisakhaei, Texas A&M University; B. Barazandeh, Virginia Tech
1115-1145 184465 Production & Operations A Unique Approach to Comply with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Methane Emissions for Hydrocarbon Producing Wells S. Smith, S.T. Denney, Well Head Emissions Management Systems
Alternate 184440 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Pressure Transient Analysis for Leaky Well Characterization and its Identification from Leaky Fault M. Mosaheb, M. Zeidouni, Louisiana State University
12:00 - 13:30
SE06  Keynote Luncheon: Joining Forces for Sustainable Communities Astor Ballroom III
Speaker(s) Janeen Judah - Chevron
E&P development is a game changer in developing countries, providing energy, jobs and economic opportunity. We invest in our local communities and infrastructure, but too often the results wither soon after we are gone. Can oil companies, NGOs and governments collaborate more effectively to leverage strengths and create lasting improvements in communities that so desperately need it?

Janeen Judah is the 2017 President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, seconded from Chevron.

Her past Chevron leadership positions include General Manager for Chevron’s Southern Africa Business Unit, based in Houston, Texas, President of Chevron Environmental Management Company and General Manager of Reservoir and Production Engineering for Chevron Energy Technology Company. Before joining Chevron, she worked for Texaco and ARCO in various upstream petroleum engineering positions, starting in Midland in 1981.

Judah has held many SPE leadership positions, including SPE International Vice President Finance, on the Board as Director for the Gulf Coast North America Region and chairing both the Gulf Coast and Permian Basin sections. She was named a Distinguished Member of SPE in 2003 and received the Distinguished Service award in 2010. She started her SPE leadership as a student section officer at Texas A&M University.

Judah holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University, an MBA from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center.

 

13:00 - 13:30
13:45 - 15:15
07  Oil Spill Response Technologies Grand Ballroom D
Session Chairpersons Stuart Wittenbach - Cimarex Energy
Guidance, techniques and tools for planning, responding to and mitigating oil spills to the environment are continually being reviewed, tested and improve. Industry, government, and academia are working independently and collectively to support these efforts. However, stakeholder understanding and perceptions are not always aligned with this. The session will describe recent technology developments, what is being evaluated, and recommendations that are progressing. Communication of these activities may help to enhance stakeholder awareness and acceptance.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1415 184421 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Recent Technology Advances for Effective Oil Spill Response T.S. Coolbaugh, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering; A. Chopra, Oil Spill Response Ltd
1415-1445 184437 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Oil Spill Trajectory Simulation for the Clair Oilfield, Faroe Shetland Channel, United Kingdom Continental Shelf C.D. Eke, B. Anifowose, Coventry University
1445-1515 184444 Drilling Experimental Evaluation of Wellbore Flow Models Applied to Worst-Case-Discharge Calculations P.J. Waltrich, M. Sigaki Capovilla, W. Lee, Louisiana State University; P. Sousa, Texas A&M University; M. Zulqarnain, R.G. Hughes, M. Tyagi, W.C. Williams, S.I. Kam, Louisiana State University; A.W. Archer, J. Singh, H. Nguyen, J. Duhon, C. Griffith, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
13:45 - 15:15
08  Predicting, Mitigating, and Monitoring Surface and Subsurface Impacts to Land Grand Ballroom C
Session Chairpersons Karin Witton - Weatherford International, Jon McClurg - Ecology & Environment
Impacts to land from oil and gas activities are no longer just about remediation of contamination, but includes everything from the apparent linkage of deep injection wells to increased seismic activities to the monitoring of impacts on the on wildlife and land vegetation. The papers presented within this session cover these varied themes and present new mechanisms for dealing with the ever increasing scope of impacts to land.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1415 184471 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Technology and Innovation for Environmental Monitoring on Alaska’s North Slope E. Febbo, Exxon Mobil Corp.; K. Payne, B.E. Reep, ExxonMobil Alaska Production Inc.
1415-1445 184411 Production & Operations An Analytical Model Predicts Pressure Increase during Waste Water Injection to Prevent Fracturing and Seismic Events L. Jin, A.K. Wojtanowicz, Louisiana State University; J. Ge, University of North Dakota
1445-1515 184463 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Impacts of Inland Response Techniques on Plant Growth (Field Test Study) T. Barston, Oil Spill Response Ltd
Alternate 184424 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Environmental Remediation Using Advanced Microbial Techniques R.A. Engler, G. Rome, R. Rainey, Remediation and Environmental Xperts, LLC; V. DeLeon, Texray Laboratory Services; M. Good, Megos, LLC
Alternate 184423 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility In situ remediation of diesel spill inside a power and desalination plant at Muscat, Oman D.G. Nahmad, Eco-Logic Env. Eng.; R. Rasheed, B. Muzaffar, RAY International Group
13:45 - 15:15
09  Improving Social Responsibility Through Learning and Case Studies Grand Ballroom A
Session Chairpersons Linda Battalora - Colorado School of Mines, Ken Nichols - Devon Energy
Social responsibility in hydrocarbon development is necessary and complex. We must rely on practical experience, models, and research to guide us through the labyrinth of social impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, and community investment. This is challenging in a robust price environment, and more so in a low oil price environment. In this session, we learn from private, government, and academic stakeholders how social responsibility may be improved through social performance activities, cultural resource management, and undergraduate curriculum research and enhancement.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1415 184425 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Social Responsibility and Petroleum Engineering Education: Lessons from Field-Based Education N.M. Smith, J.M. Smith, L.A. Battalora, B.A. Teschner, Colorado School of Mines
1415-1445 184438 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Social Performance (SP) in Challenging Times: Lessons Learned Regarding Major Projects, Non-Technical Risk, and SP in the Lean Years E. Moore, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; A. Buchman, Acorn International LLC
1445-1515 184427 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility A Novel Approach to Cultural Resource Management, Historical Artifacts and Reciprocal Mitigation E. Febbo, Exxon Mobil Corp.; C. Wooley, Chumis Cultural Resources Svcs; J. Rogers, Northern Land Use Research Alaska; J. Reuther, University of Alaska Museum of the North; B.E. Reep, ExxonMobil Alaska Production, Inc.
Alternate 184447 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Performance Framework for Evolving Sustainability Strategies F. Moon, Expressworks; S. Theys, Bureau Veritas
15:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 17:15
10  Emergency Preparedness and Response Safety Concerns Grand Ballroom D
Session Chairpersons Byron Gale - EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Kyla Retzer - NIOSH/CDC
Proper preparation and planning are core areas in regards to avoiding or mitigating an emergency response incident and conducting a successful response. For example, the development and use of detailed contingency plans and alarm systems for protecting a community from a potential H2S gas release is critical in the area of ER preparedness. The use of key drilling data and well-bore/geological characteristics can help improve the safety during the drilling and/or casing of wells - in regards to well-control. Last, but not least, should you have a spill event into the water, proper training and safety measures should be taken for all response workers, especially during extreme weather conditions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1615 184453 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Health and Safety Considerations for Extreme Weather Oil Spill Response B. Gove, Oil Spill Response USA; K.W. Kriter, M. Simmons, Oil Spill Response Limited
1615-1645 184420 Drilling Mitigating Downhole Vibrations in Bottom Hole Assemblies Using Finite Element Analysis A.R. Marquez, E.O. Omojuwa, C. Teodoriu, The University of Oklahoma
1645-1715 184416 Drilling Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Gas Kick Migration during Casing while Drilling R. Guo, Y. Chen, R.P. Coutinho, P.J. Waltrich, Louisiana State University
15:45 - 17:15
11  Risk Mitigation Through Systems and Technology Grand Ballroom C
Session Chairpersons Adam Kalb - Chevron North America E&P, Rory Johnston - Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Mitigating operational risk continues to rely on building competency and effectively using risk management processes and technology. The papers presented within this session attempt to highlight approaches to risk mitigation through the use of processes or systems, including management of change, and advancements in remotely operated technology.
Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1615 184432 Management & Information Implementing an Effective Management of Change (MOC) System for Upstream Oil and Gas Industry S. Laskar, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation
1615-1645 184412 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Managing Risk around Offshore Installations using Autonomous Marine Vehicles while Conducting Exploration Activities S. Pai, Schlumberger
1645-1715 184476 Management & Information Developing a Safety Culture for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Operations: To Boldly Go Where No Drone Has Gone Before T.L. Lamb, SGS North America Inc.
Alternate 184441 Management & Information Managing Non-Technical Risk in Oil and Gas Operations: The Stakeholder Alignment Imperatives A. Adekoya, Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria (SPDC)
15:45 - 17:15
12  Water and Our Social Responsibilities Grand Ballroom A
Session Chairpersons Karin Witton - Weatherford International, Barbara Denson - Weston Solutions
Concerns about water availability have increased with onshore unconventional oil and gas production and those concerns need to be addressed in how we do business. Receiving and maintaining social license to operate is only one aspect, while at the same time it is important to keep the business cost effective. The papers presented in this session address how we can manage water to the benefit of the local community and our industry and how we can communicate our efforts effectively.
Time Paper # Presentation
1545-1615 184445 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Sustainability Aspects of Water Infrastructure M.R. Dunkel, CH2M Hill Inc.
1615-1645 184431 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Water Use in the Oil and Gas Industries: An Evaluation of Best Practices for Communicating with Scientists, Policymakers, and the Public M.A. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin; E. Grubert, Stanford University
1645-1715 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Engaging With Community Stakeholders on Water Issues: An Eagle Ford Case Study
P. Spicer, ConocoPhillips
Alternate 186086 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Development of a Large Scale Water Recycling Program for the Delaware Basin, New Mexico K.E. Nichols, J.T. Sawyer, J. Bruening, Devon Energy Corporation; B. Halldorson, Fountain Quail Energy Services; K. Madhavan, Gradiant
17:30 - 19:00

Thursday, April 20

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 08:15
SE07  Thursday Opening Session Grand Ballroom D
Speaker(s) Sue Staley - Shell E&P, Jill Cooper - Anadarko Petroleum
The committee chairpersons will again highlight learnings from the previous day and attendees input will be captured. This session will also announce the winners of the Student Challenge and the winning team will be available to answer audience questions.
08:15 - 09:45
SE08  Plenary III: Now What? Practical Application of the Concepts to Achieve Best-in-Class HSSE Performance Grand Ballroom D
Moderator(s) Nada Wentzel - The Jonah Group
Speaker(s) Carla Santamaria - ExxonMobil Development, Geoff Walter - Owens Corning, Krystal Sexton - Shell
Practical application of scientific concepts can be challenging for any discipline. For HSE professionals, knowing how the brain works and how do people behave in groups may seem like an academic pursuit. However, better insight should lead us to more effective programs. Understanding the social and brain dynamics provides a solid foundation of theory that can be translated into direct action. How do we write procedures that are clear and easily followed? How do we roll out a new program that inspires ardent followers? Conversely, how do we avoid sending signals that confuse the organization and lead to indifference or complacency? Examples of how brain and social science concepts have been applied will be the focus of this discussion and give attendees ideas on how to put the theory into action.

Session Moderators
 


Nada Wentzel

09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
13  Panel: Can Someone Help Us Understand the Proposed Environmental Rules? Grand Ballroom D
Moderator(s) Stuart Wittenbach - Cimarex Energy, Diane Sanzone - AECOM
Speaker(s) Steven Roche - Cimarex Energy Co., Dustin Van Liew - International Association of Geophysical Contractors, Terri Thomas - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
It seems that every month we are hearing of or seeing a new environmental rule or regulation being proposed or passed by a state or federal agency. How can a proactive ESH staff and/or company stay informed and up-to-date on the new rules? All of our companies want to stay ahead of the "speeding locomotive of new rules". Come hear our panel speakers explain some of the key new environmental rules (methane, GHG, WOTUS, silica, BLM, etc.) and how they are likely to affect our industry and your company.
10:15 - 11:45
14  Learning From Incidents and Barrier Analysis to Reduce Incidents Grand Ballroom C
Session Chairpersons Jim Johnstone - Contek Solutions, Matthew Zerafa - RiskBytes
Learning from incidents and applying risk reduction techniques are two of the cornerstone approaches for improving safety. The papers presented in this session will examine results from the Fatalities in Oil and Gas (FOG) database, evaluate how we are learning from past incidents, and also how the industry can use risk evaluation techniques to improve barriers and prevent incidents. The information presented can help any group to reduce injuries by applying knowledge from the latest techniques.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1045 184457 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Understanding oil and gas extraction worker fatalities through the Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) database S. Ridl, K. Retzer, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1045-1115 184458 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Quantitative Analysis of High Pressure Hazards in Oil and Gas Field Operations G. Feo, Louisiana State Unversity; W. Williams, Louisiana State University
1115-1145 184464 Management & Information Enhancing Offshore Safety Culture through Continuous Management of Barriers and Success Paths W.R. Nelson, A.I. Ahluwalia, Det Norske Veritas (USA) Inc.
10:15 - 11:45
15  Reducing Societal Impacts Through Social Responsibility Grand Ballroom A
Session Chairpersons Andrew Roberts - ConocoPhillips, Rick Welsh - Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
In this session, societal impacts on health, human rights, environment, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions are examined. Novel methods to reduce these impacts using risk and protective factors, energy efficient measures, and supply chain management tools are presented.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1045 184467 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Sustainability of Supply Chains and Human rights M. Dionisio, Consultant; I. Sanchez, ERM Southwest Inc.
1045-1115 184475 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Environmental Concerns and Quality of Life Following the Gulf Oil Spill: Factors Contributing to Behavioral Health H.J. Osofsky, T. Hansel, A. Speier, J. Osofsky, N. Savage, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
1115-1145 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Coastal and Offshore Ecosystem Services Assessment: Monetary and Non-Monetary Approaches D. Yoskowitz, Harte Research Institute
10:15 - 11:45
SE09  ePoster World Cafe I Astor Ballroom I & II
Session Chairpersons Karin Witton - Weatherford International, Matthew Frazell - Contek Solutions
SPE is pleased to offer a new method for delivering ePoster presentations - the World Cafe format. The World Cafe is a structured event where groups of three ePoster authors will each deliver a 15-minute presentation, followed by a personal and engaging discussion with the authors at their assigned tables.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1045 184479 Reservoir Description & Dynamics CO2 Plume Characterization using Pressure Arrival Time N. Tran, M. Zeidouni, Louisiana State University
1045-1100 184456 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility All-Natural Process for the Rapid Treatment and Recycling of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Solid Wastes Offers a Cost-Saving and Environmentally-Green Solution for the Petroleum Industry A.R. Miles, Boldwater USA
12:00 - 13:30
SE10  Keynote Luncheon: Managing Safety in a Changing World Astor Ballroom III
Speaker(s) Fawaz Bitar - BP Upstream

Fawaz Bitar is BP’s Head of Global Operations Organization, Upstream. He is directly accountable for delivery of all aspects of Operations performance and strategy, including safety, production, cost and common processes. Prior to that, he was VP Operations Asia Pacific and Executive VP for Indonesia’s Tangguh LNG Project.
Fawaz has been with BP for 28 years. He has held operational assignments in the UK, US, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Egypt and Indonesia. He has a strong technical background and held key positions such as Project Director, Engineering & Operations Manager and Offshore Installation Manager. He also worked in the London Head Office as Executive Assistant to the Group Vice President.
Fawaz has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Newcastle University and is a chartered UK and European Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is also a graduate of the London Business School Accelerated Development Programme and was formally BP’s Executive sponsor for Imperial College London. He is currently undertaking a doctorate at the University of Aberdeen.
Fawaz is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and a Freeman of the Tallow Chandlers’ Company. He is also the Vice Chairman of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP).

13:00 - 13:30
13:45 - 15:15
16  Process Safety: Technical Controls and Human Factors Grand Ballroom D
Session Chairpersons Tom Knode - Contek Solutions, Tersoo Gwaza - Consultant
The application of process safety to upstream operations has gained momentum over the last few years. Better understanding of the applicability coupled with commonly used risk analysis tools such as HAZOP and FMEA is yielding the expected benefit of safer and more reliable operations. These tools must be complimented by an understanding of human factors to truly optimize performance. The papers in this session will look at these aspects of performance for a better understanding of application.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1415 184426 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Applying Risk-based Process Safety to the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry J.E. Johnstone, M.D. Spangler, Contek Solutions LLC; M.D. Hansen, Colorado Springs Utilities
1415-1445 184468 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Deploying Human Performance Where Do We Start? M. Cook, Chevron North America Exploration & Production
1445-1515 184415 Management & Information A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Operational Risk Assessments in E&P Industry S. Laskar, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation
13:45 - 15:15
17  Water: New Tools and Mechanisms for Evaluating and Reusing Water Resources Grand Ballroom C
Session Chairpersons Bill Hughes - Parsons Corporation, Jessica Rogers - University of Colorado Boulder
Whether it is surface or groundwater, on shore of off shore, public concern about the potential effects of oil and gas development (especially unconventional) on water quality and availability has grown in recent years. New tools for evaluating resources and impacts as well as methods for reusing water resources are needed to help allay those concerns. The papers presented in this session will show the progress being made in this arena, leveraging methods ranging from data mining to remote sensing.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1415 184435 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Characterization of Accidental Spills and Releases Affecting Groundwater in the Greater Wattenberg Area of the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Northeastern Colorado K. Armstrong, J. Rogers, T. Burke, J. Ryan, University of Colorado Boulder; O. Sherwood, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
1415-1445 184419 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Use of Remote Sensing Radar Techniques for Oil and Gas (O&G) Facilities Survey in Offshore Domain for Environment and Exploration: Oil Slicks Detection and Interpretation (Seeps and Spill) V. Miegebielle, D. Dubucq, Total; C. Taillandier, Total, France; S. Angeliaume, ONERA
1445-1515 184459 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Utilization of Co-Produced Water from Oil Production: Energy Generation Case I. Akhmadullin, LSU Petroleum Engineering Department
Alternate 184448 Completions Processing and Recycling of Waste Flowback Fracturing Fluids in Tarim Basin, China L. Huifeng, Y. Xiangtong, L. Hongtao, W. Kelin, Y. Zebo, Z. Ronghuai, Z. Yanzhi, Tarim Oilfield Company of PetroChina
13:45 - 15:15
18  Rising to a Top Tier Performer Grand Ballroom A
Session Chairpersons Steve Freemyer - Cimarex Energy
Excelling in safety leadership, adopting a sustainable safety culture, and reviewing and validating the workplace health and safety performance are key parts of the continuous improvement cycle that leads to a successful safety journey. This session will offer proactive tools to assist you and your organization become a top tier performer.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1415 184433 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Applying the "Concept of Accelerative Learning" for Design and Delivery of Process and Personnel Safety Leadership Programs in Oil & Gas Assets K.C. Israni, C. Watson, Environmental Resources Management
1415-1445 184472 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Changing the Safety Culture: Providing an Accident-Free Work Environment F. Simon - QHSE Consultant, QHSE Consultant
1445-1515 184477 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility An Integrated Approach to Operational Risk Management - The Role of Process Safety Management M.A. Neill, Petrotechnics Ltd.
13:45 - 15:15
SE11  ePoster World Cafe II Astor Ballroom I & II
Session Chairpersons Ziv Lang - California Air Resources Board, Lu Jin - University of North Dakota
SPE is pleased to offer a new method for delivering ePoster presentations - the World Cafe format. The World Cafe is a structured event where groups of three ePoster authors will each deliver a 15-minute presentation, followed by a personal and engaging discussion with the authors at their assigned tables.
Time Paper # Presentation
1345-1400 184469 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Effects of Oil Market Events on Carbon Emissions: A 2016 Case Study M. Rafieisakhaei, Texas A&M University; B. Barazandeh, Virginia Tech
1400-1415 184450 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Next Generation Compliance for Organic Liquid Storage Vessels M. McBrayer, Sage ATC Environmental Consulting
1415-1430 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility EPA's Enforcement Initiative Targets Storage Tanks A. Garcia, J. Little, Sage ATC Environmental Consulting LLC
15:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 17:15
SE12  Shaping Our Industry's Next Chapter . . . Grand Ballroom D
Moderator(s) Jack Hinton - Baker Hughes, Wendy Harris - Baker Hughes, Ajay Shah - Chevron
Established to acclaim during the SPE North America HSSE Conference in 2013 and then repeated in 2015, the 2017 conference will again feature an interactive closing session that brings attendees, program leaders, and key speakers together to deliberate over key learnings, issues, and challenges for our industry. This unique setting allows everyone to participate, respond, and get immediate collective feedback. It is the opportunity to have your ideas and opinions heard, especially if you genuinely want to collaborate and contribute to the success of our industry to be incident-free. The heart of the session will explore three key current areas of industry focus can help us achieve an incident-free workplace: Management Systems and Standards; HSE Culture; and, Human Factors. Key thoughts of whether or not we have the right approaches, or right mix, as well as how the industry can get to the right mix, will be explored. Your thoughts will help identify what is needed most as you target improvement of HSE culture - a framework of what good culture looks like, how to respond to culture indicators as they change, how to interpret culture surveys and measures? Tired of attending conferences where you only walk away with the thought, "That's interesting, but what are we going to do about it?" Or worse, "I’m not sure we heard anything new." This is your opportunity to help not only make a difference in this conference, but to also change how we manage HSE and our future. Help Shape our Industry’s Next Chapter . . .

Friday, April 21

08:00 - 17:00
The Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change
Instructor(s) R.L. (Roland) Moreau, Dr. Linda Battalora
Established to acclaim during the SPE North America HSSE Conference in 2013 and then repeated in 2015, the 2017 conference will again feature an interactive closing session that brings attendees, program leaders, and key speakers together to deliberate over key learnings, issues, and challenges for our industry. This unique setting allows everyone to participate, respond, and get immediate collective feedback. It is the opportunity to have your ideas and opinions heard, especially if you genuinely want to collaborate and contribute to the success of our industry to be incident-free. The heart of the session will explore three key current areas of industry focus can help us achieve an incident-free workplace: Management Systems and Standards; HSE Culture; and, Human Factors. Key thoughts of whether or not we have the right approaches, or right mix, as well as how the industry can get to the right mix, will be explored. Your thoughts will help identify what is needed most as you target improvement of HSE culture - a framework of what good culture looks like, how to respond to culture indicators as they change, how to interpret culture surveys and measures? Tired of attending conferences where you only walk away with the thought, "That's interesting, but what are we going to do about it?" Or worse, "I’m not sure we heard anything new." This is your opportunity to help not only make a difference in this conference, but to also change how we manage HSE and our future. Help Shape our Industry’s Next Chapter . . .

Participants will receive an overview of key sustainability trends, challenges applying those concepts to a case study providing:

  • Guidance on addressing sustainability early in a project’s lifecycle, with special attention on how to articulate the sustainability business case, apply organizational change management techniques, optimize sustainability through operations and increase the likelihood of a project’s success.
  • Exploration of effective community engagement practices, including discussion of how to manage sustainability in different cultures and work with communities to manage the local economic aspects associated with oil and gas development.


Topics to be touched upon include:

  • Articulating the sustainability business case
  • Creating a deep and integrated understanding of sustainability
  • Applying organizational change management techniques
  • Integrating sustainability into the project lifecycle
  • Identifying sustainability risks and opportunities
  • Optimizing sustainability through operational understanding
  • Optimizing stakeholder engagement and communications
  • Contributing community sustainability – managing the boom and bust impacts to community economics
  • A fundamental principle underpins this course:

Securing and maintaining a license to operate (as well as growing the commercial value beyond this threshold) extends well beyond legislative requirements and regulatory permitting to encompass not only the mitigation of adverse social and environmental impacts but also the advancement of financial, societal, and environmental benefits via the execution of strong sustainability performance. 
 

Learning Objective: The objective of this course is to provide participants with tools, techniques, and knowledge for immediate use to help operators maintain project value through sustainability.