Wednesday, September 13
Thursday, September 14
Drilling oil wells in sensitive areas and native communities requires state-of-the-art planning and coordination among all activities from a socio-environmental viewpoint. To minimize the impact on the environment and safety, cutting edge technology must be applied to waste management of oil-based muds (OBMs) and final disposal.
Gary Medrano, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH Bolivia)
E&P operations can often take place in sensitive areas. To develop these operations, we must create mechanisms to improve community relations.
This session aims to identify the challenges and opportunities of E&P activities with efficient risk management, its impact on community relations in sensitive areas, and on corporate social responsibility in these challenging, vulnerable, and unpredictable environments.
Indigenous Community Development Strategy, Sharup Rayo Community Shuar, Ecuador
Darwin O. Vega Cárdenas, Diego Paredes, Tecpetrol, Ecuador
Successful Management of Socio-Environmental Conflicts in Sensitive E&P Areas
Juan Cardenas, Fernando Correa, Mansarovar, Colombia
CSR: update on the Legal Framework Around the Globe: Best Practices and Controversies
Polina Chtchelok, Claudia Andrea Lopez, ESPCS Multidisciplinary Consulting SRL France
From the socioenvironmental standpoint, building onshore oil and gas facilities in sensitive areas requires careful planning and holistic coordination due to the logistical challenges in remote areas. The design and construction of facilities and its infrastructure must limit the environmental impact and incorporate the latest technologies to allow remote control and operation on well valves without disrupting the environment. It is essential to develop a philosophy, including the design of access roads, wells and processing facilities, to minimize the impacts of the construction.
Unitaite use in Deepwater Operations
Ghery Sotomayor, Dario Montes, American Gilsonite Company, USA
Implementation and Certification of a Greenhouse Gas Management System at Mansarovar Energy
Cristian Grisales, Fernando Correa, Mansarovar Energy, Colombia
Environmental Optimization for the Injection of Formation Water through Disposable Wells Integrating Geological Petrophysics Properties: A Study Case Applied to the Sub Andean Chimore Area
Carola Guzman Castro, Henry Ivan Riveros Rodriguez, Escuela Militar de Ingeniería, Bolivia
This session will analyze the dynamics of the energy consumption around the world. The oil prices and its impact on production costs creates the opportunity to innovate on pragmatic plans and programs to control risks and avoid accidents.
Energy efficiency in the hydrocarbon sector also includes the application of new technology on solar and wind power for energy use optimization, which although it may require large upfront investments it will reduce the use of fuels in the long term. It also involves reducing gas flaring regularly in the operations, and the use of a lean system in the planning and maintenance stages.
Friday, September 15
The recent oil price fluctuations have impacted the E&P industry, specifically the development of new projects and activities.
Joint Initiatives for Environmental Licensing in the Brazilian Equatorial Margin
Sonia Lima, Premier Oil do Brasil Petróleo e Gás Ltda M. E. Pessoa; A. Guedes, Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção S.A.; C. H. Costa, Total E&P
Land Travel Management - A Tool for Roadway Prevention
Ludwin Pinto Caceres, Carolina Abril, Baker Hughes, Colombia
Contribuiting to the Environment while Having Significant Cost Savings
Rodolfo Barriga, Gonzalo Romero, Shell, Bolivia
HSE Economic Resources Optimization in E&P Bolivian Companies
Rafael Pelaez, Consultant, Bolivia
Learning and sharing lessons learned from past experiences is a commonly used strategy in the E&P industry to help avoid re-occurrences of undesirable events that affect people, the environment and assets and products.
Occupational Health events affect people in their whole wellbeing (physical and psycho-social) constituting a key element to be put high on the agenda. This will enhance adequate (and proactive) assessment of risks that may affect our workforce, and implement proper control measures to prevent or mitigate those risks.
Continuous Improvement in Road Safety. Study Case in Colombia
Mauricio Rodriguez, Fernando Correa, Mansarovar Energy, Colombia
Company Resiliency and Crisis Management
Alberto Casco, Cecilia Suaznabar, Cascon Consulting Group LLC, USA
Leadership Continuous Improvement: the Hidden Gap in your HSE Management System
Cory D. Shelton, Cecilia Suaznabar, Shelton Coaching and Consulting, USA
Presentation: Oil and Gas Operations – Integrating the Realities of the Social License
This presentation outlines the principles of sustainability pertaining to oil and gas operations, including SPE’s position on this matter, and several studies relating to sustainability, integrating the realities of the social license to operate and operations. It also details the required steps for the successful execution of any project facing challenging conditions.
This session will explore best practices for engineering safety management, as well as the administrative processes that result from the assessment and management of cumulative risk, and will look at the prevention of catastrophic accidents.
Topics will include:
- Structural collapses
- Loss of energy containment
- Dangerous substances in the E&P industry.
Creating and Sustaining HSE/Process Safety Culture and Leadership
Steve Arendt. Victor Martinez Toriz, ABS Group, USA
Critical Risk Management for Wellsite Operations
Rogelio Miranda, Baker Hughes, USA
Energy Efficiency in Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd., Through Recovery of Byproduct Natural Gas for Steam Generation
Fernando Contreras, Fernando Correa, Mansarovar Energy, Colombia
PSM Implementation in the Organization
Jaime Gonzalez, Pluspetrol Bolivia Corporation
Experience suggests that the performance of operational, administrative staff, and contractors is directly related to achieving HSE results. This session will discuss an approach that includes internal staff and contractors as key players.
It’s possible to determine specific HSE requirements based on standards and risk procedures for compliance project activities. If met, this means that the project was developed with the highest HSE standards.
Optimal internal staff performance could be reached with an internal HSE management system that includes training, the application of Behavior Based Safety (BBS), audits, inspection, and incentives. Additionally, the optimal performance of contractors might include the implementation of a specific list of HSE requirements for each contracted service, instead of generic ones. Some of the most important requirements for contractors might include self-assessment of risks, a plan to control measures (including their equipment), and individual training.
Community Engagement, Commitments and Partnership For Successful E&P Operations
Eva Calvimontes, Sergio Eduardo Ayala, Krish "Ravi" Ravishankar, Vintage Petroleum Boliviana, Ltd., Bolivia