SPE Symposium: Asia Pacific Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility 23 - 24 Apr 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Tuesday, April 23

09:00 - 09:30
OP1  Opening and Keynote Session Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Speaker(s) Yong Sai Chung - PETRONAS, Dzafri Sham Ahmad - PETRONAS

Welcome Remarks: 

Yong Sai Chung
Symposium Chair
Head, Health and Safety, Group Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Keynote Address: 

Dzafri Sham Ahmad
Symposium Advisor
Vice President
Group Health, Safety, Security & Environment

09:30 - 10:45
EP1  Executive Plenary Session 1 Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Gordon Ballard - International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
Speaker(s) Ir. Haji Omar Mat Piah - Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia (DOSH), Dittapon Soothi-O-Soth - PTTEP
Achieving zero harm has been the talk of the industrial sector to reduce harm to as low as possible. The management of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) should not be stagnant. It is time to rethink and reassess how the industry can prepare, mitigate and respond to stay ahead of emerging technical, regulatory and societal challenges.

This session will engage leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges, share experiences and lessons learnt, and on how technology and digitalisation may affect the quality and productivity of the work sites - all of which are critical in shaping the future of HSSE in the region.


Ir. Haji Omar bin Mat Piah
Director General
Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

Dittapon Soothi-O-Soth
Acting Senior Vice President, Safety Security Health and Environment Division

11:15 - 12:45
EP2  Executive Plenary Session 2 Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Karl Heiden - National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
Speaker(s) Peter Godfrey - Energy Institute, Edward Graham - ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., Brian Sullivan - IPIECA
To be ahead of the curve, the industry must equip themselves with the ability to anticipate and at the same time creating sustainable solutions for the future. With the opportunities that digitalisation and automation are creating, how can the industry take advantage and integrate such innovations to complement and not compromise on HSSE?

In this session, we will strive to better understand how HSSE management is going beyond systems, processes and competencies to incorporate wider factors such as human performance and cultural aspects to achieve and sustain good HSSE performance.


Edward Graham
Lead Country Manager
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc

Brian Sullivan
Executive Director

13:30 - 14:00
e01  Knowledge Sharing Session (ePoster) Foyer, DoubleTree by Hilton
The current presentation date and time shown is a TENTATIVE schedule. The final/ confirmed presentation schedule will be notified/available end of March 2019.
Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 195415 Subsurface Sludge Sequestration in Cyclic Steam Stimulated Heavy Oil Reservoir in Liaohe Oilfield L. Zhong, China U. of Petroleum
1330-1400 195414 Environmental Mainstreaming for Self-Regulation (EMSR) U. Ungku Mohamed Tahir, W. Wan Aziz, PETRONAS
1330-1400 195390 The Oasis Solution-turning Challenges into Opportunities via Integrated Unconventional Sustainable Solution in Managing Waste from Petroleum Operation A. Che Arshad, A. Mohamed Basri, M. M Anuar, M. Mohd Faiz, PETRONAS
1330-1400 195382 Data Quality Management from Laboratory Aspects H. Yonebayashi, Y. Miyagawa, R. Matsui, T. Sunaba, INPEX Corp.
1330-1400 195385 The Analysis of Age and Experience of Incident Victims: A Case Study in Japan to Improve HSE Training Programs H. Shimoda, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd.
14:00 - 15:30
PS1  Panel Session 1: Health and Performance Shaping Factors Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Rozhan Shariff Mohamed Radzi - ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., Kumarajothy R Supramaniam - PETRONAS
Speaker(s) Abu Hasan Samad - Academy of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Malaysia (AOEMM), Mark Cowan - Advisian, Feisul Idzwan Mustapha - Ministry of Health Malaysia, Dato' Rozano Saad - PETRONAS
Organisations are increasingly looking at health through the lenses of performance. Good health is an essential starting point, a prerequisite for safe and successful work performance. It is also a fundamental endpoint, the outcome measure of how well health and safety management systems have performed in the preservation and promotion of worker wellbeing in the face of occupational hazards.

As such, factors that shape both health and performance can be understood on many levels. At the individual level, these include factors that allow a worker and his/her team to meet or exceed physical and intellectual demands, to fully exploit personal and organisational potential, to demonstrate maximum human capital “uptime”. Workplace health culture is often set by the tone at the top.

At organisational, community and society level, it should be recognised that the presence of health comorbidities need not be an obstacle to work excellence; examples abound of exceptional human performance despite conventionally perceived limitations. Early screening and detection, modern treatment modalities, lifestyle modifications, minimisation of complications, rehabilitation coupled with resourceful work accommodations and flexibility are constantly redefining concepts of fitness to work. Conversely though, neither is the absence of illness or disability a reliable predictor of good performance. Planning and design deficiencies and errors or under-appreciation of the importance of human factors can undermine the productivity and safety of even the healthiest worker cohort.

From a systems perspective, what shapes the effectiveness of an occupational health management system? What type of metrics will allow meaningful analysis of the performance or “health” of such systems? How effective are audits at generating fit-for-purpose solutions when gaps or opportunities for improvement are detected?

The panel session will cast a spotlight on how organisations prioritise and translate health and safety philosophy, health culture and health benefits into policies, programmes, actions that shape the performance of the workforce and the systems by which they operate.


Dr Abu Hasan Samad
Academy of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Malaysia (AOEMM)

Mark Cowan
Principal and Managing Director

Dr Feisul Idzwan Mustapha
Consultant Public Health
Physician, Deputy Director
(NCD), Disease Control Division
Ministry of Health Malaysia

Dato’ Rozano Saad
Downstream Business Excellence (DBE)

14:00 - 15:30
TS1  Session 1: Environment and Social Performance Systems and Assessments Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton
Session Chairpersons Cynthia Peterson - PETRONAS, Nesamalar Albeper - Independent
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 195411 Web-Based Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Application for Big Data Management O. Jeerapornchai, S. Chonchirdsin, L. Pornsakulsakdi, PTT Exploration and Production PCL.
1420-1440 195424 Leveraging Big Data for Social Responsibility C.A. Peterson, PETRONAS
1440-1500 195380 An Oil Spill Preparedness Journey S. Shahnavas, E. Melisa, A. Chee, Oil Spill Response Ltd.
1500-1520 195396 Toward Smooth Transition of Block Operatorship in Dealing with Environmental Issues B.N. Cahyono, Pertamina Hulu Kalimantan Timur
Alternate 195389 Web-Based Application Development for Environmental Performance Reporting W. Kaewkong, S. Chonchirdsin, PTT Exploration and Production PCL.
16:00 - 17:30
PS2  Panel Session 2: Leadership, Culture and Capability Development Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Azmi Mohd Noor - Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Co
Speaker(s) Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha Syed Ibrahim - The Malaysian Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC) / MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn. Bhd., Mohamed Amin Abdullah - PETRONAS
Everyone in the industry desires safe operations, but the challenge is to translate this desire into action. Written rules, standards and procedures while important and necessary, are not enough. Companies must develop a culture in which the value of safety is embedded in every level of the workforce.

Culture is defined as the unwritten standards and norms that shape mindsets, attitudes and behaviours. Culture is how we do things here, even when people are not watching. A culture of safety starts with leadership, because leadership drives culture and culture drives behaviour. Leaders influence culture by setting expectations, building structure, teaching/coach others and demonstrate leadership by example. Leaders need to create the right experience for their people so that the right belief system can influence the actions their people take in delivering the right results.

A commitment to safety begins with the top leadership. But, top leaders alone cannot drive the entire culture. The real challenge to industry leaders in how to stay ahead of the curve amidst a dynamic boom and bust industry cycle is how to build and sustain this safety culture by addressing not only the technical part but also the softer part. We also need to leverage the technologies and collaborate with others within and outside the industry to ensure effective implementation.

For a safety culture to flourish, it must be embedded throughout the organisation, winning every hearts and minds and show that we genuinely care for the workers, where all of these will take time to nurture.


Sharifah Zaida Nurlisha Syed Ibrahim
President, MOGSC and Acting CEO
MMC Oil & Gas Engineering Sdn Bhd

Mohamed Amin Abdullah
Advisor, HSE Culture, Group Health, Safety, Security & Environment

16:00 - 17:30
TS2  Session 2: Well Being Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton
Session Chairpersons Edwin Ho - Shell Malaysia E&P
Time Paper # Presentation
1600-1620 195419 Bridging Occupational Health and Wellness: Maximising Value through Innovation, Digitalisation and Data Driven Approach Z. Mohamad Yunus, PETRONAS
1620-1640 195404 Wellness Hub Transformation: Transactional to Holistic Care K.C. Sacuan, Shell Health Services
1640-1700 195412 Leveraging on Technology to Manage Health and Human RIghts Risks: A Differentiated Approach in Managing Fatigue N. M Yaakob, A. Abdullah, PETRONAS
1700-1720 195428 Managing Communicable Disease in a Mega Construction Project M. Haron, Pengerang Integrated Complex
Alternate 195400 Fight to be Fit Wellness Program as a Tool for Improving Employee Health Parameter I.S. Joko, S.S. Wanasida, PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia
Alternate 195418 Fatigue Management M.N. Jemoin, PETRONAS
Alternate 195391 Development of Psychological Readiness for Oil and Gas Work in the Arctic Conditions Y.A. Korneeva, Northern Arctic Federal U.; N.N. Simonova, Moscow State U.

Wednesday, April 24

09:00 - 10:30
PS3  Panel Session 3: The Role of Digitalisation, IIOT and AI and their impact on HSSE Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Elie Daher - United Safety
Speaker(s) Satyam Priyadarshy - Halliburton, Praveen Hariharan - IBM, Philippe Herve - SparkCognition
Digitalisation, digital twining, innovation, data science and AI are playing a significant role in shaping the future of the oil and gas Industry.

Companies have invested more in the latest technology development working collaboratively with partners both inside and outside the industry as well as expanding geographically in search of innovation with the promise of optimizing the crude to market process, lowering costs and becoming more efficient while keeping everyone safer while preserving our environment.

These technologies go beyond the usual R&D department of any company. They create a disruption in the way we conduct the refining processes and provide oil and gas companies a platform to springboard a step change in the way the whole industrial business is run.

Frontier technologies could be key innovations like automation, wireless monitoring, sensing, IIOT, digital twining, machine learning and robotics, augmented reality to name a few.

In this panel, we discuss the technological changes and its effect or benefits on HSSE. How can we adapt or embrace these technologies and what changes we might need to do in order to improve our HSSE KPIs. This panel might also share some direct innovations using one or more of these technologies to impact positively the HSSE aspect.


Dr Satyam Priyadarshy
Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist

Praveen Hariharan
Executive Director & Partner

Philippe Herve
Vice President Solutions
Spark Cognition

09:00 - 10:30
TS3  Session 3: Effective Strategies in Managing Health Risk Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton
Session Chairpersons Shanty Sivapirathoshan - PETRONAS
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0920 195420 Novel Approach for Hazard Identification and Prioritisation of Chemicals Used in Oil and Gas Industry M. Fukumura, S.H. Inayat-Hussain, A.M. Aziz, C.M. Jin, L.W. Jin, PETRONAS; R. Garcia-Milian, Yale School of Medicine; V. Vasiliou, N.C. Deziel, Yale School of Public Health
0920-0940 195407 A Risk Based Approach to Provision of Medical Services at Remote Sites H. Harley, M. Hills, Chevron Australia
0940-1000 195426 Psychological Features of Adaptation of Oil and Gas Workers in the Arctic and in the South of Russia Y.A. Korneeva, Northern Arctic Federal U.; N.N. Simonova, Moscow State U.
1000-1020 195397 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility The Optimal TeleHealth Solution for Remote Sites D. Teo, International SOS (M) Sdn. Bhd.; D. Kumarasamy, PETRONAS
Alternate 195405 Hazard Assessment for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Petroleum Refinery Operations Using Multi-Country Regulatory Databases. M. Ismail, Kyoto U.; S. Inayat Hussain, PETRONAS; M. Yoneda, Kyoto U.; M.T. Latif, U. Kebangsaan Malaysia
Alternate 195395 Health Risk Assessment of Turnaround Activities for Offshore Facilities with Mercury Presence M. Mustaffa, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
Alternate 195402 Using Technology to Aid Communications in the Medical Emergency Response of a Remote Industrial Site H. Harley, M. Hills, Chevron Australia
Alternate 195403 Managing Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic Chemicals at the Workplace A.A. Bakar, M. Fukumura, A.M. Aziz, L.W. Jin, S. Inayat Hussain, PETRONAS
Alternate 195430 Safe Working in Hot Weather Conditions L.M. Lim, Oil Spill Response Ltd.
11:00 - 12:30
PS4  Panel Session 4: Product Stewardship Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Salmaan Hussain Inayat Hussain - Petronas, Slyvia Laggat - Shell
Speaker(s) Hazlina Yon - Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), Caroline Li - ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Sureshkumar Manikam - PETRONAS Lubricants International
Product stewardship is the act of minimising health, safety, environmental, and social impacts throughout all stages of the products’ lifecycle, including the end of life management while ensuring maximum economic benefits. Everyone especially producers, retailers, regulators and consumers who involved in the lifespan of the product, is required to take up this great responsibility and make a concerted effort to create the best solution that preserves benefits, reduce risks and minimise total lifecycle impacts to the economy, environment, public health, and worker safety.

There is indeed a need to create greater awareness on product stewardship and the understanding of the potential environmental, health and safety risks of the associated actions by different parties, e.g. the inherent hazards associated with the materials being used, the exposures they may cause, the risk of impacting others in a product's lifecycle, the associated energy and materials consumption in chosen packaging; waste generation; toxic substances; greenhouse gases; and other air and water emissions.

This panel session will engage different companies to discuss their product stewardship management, share effective tools and best practices. At the same time, how can the industry think from a new perspective to handle stewardship challenges while making sure the continuous improvement is worth pursuing.


Hazlina Yon
Director of Chemical Management Division
Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

Dr Caroline Li
Global Product Stewardship Advisor
ExxonMobil Singapore

Sureshkumar Manikam
Head, HSSE (Asia Pacific)
PETRONAS Lubricants International

11:00 - 12:30
TS4  Session 4: Building a Safety and Security Mindset to Manage Risk Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton
Session Chairpersons Muhamad Syahril Hussin - ExxonMobil E&P Malaysia, Richard Mapus - PETRONAS
Time Paper # Presentation
1100-1120 195413 High Rise Building Evacuation: Saving Lives vs. Business Continuity K. Mohamed Noh, S.H. Shamsi, S. Foo, PETRONAS
1120-1140 195416 Global Travels in the Oil Industry. Managing Threats and Risks through Orientation and Scenario Monitoring A.H. Santos, L. Cunha, F.M. Costa, F.T. Avellar, M.O. Lucena, Petrobras
1140-1200 195388 Cultural Change to Improve HSE Performance: Through the Eyes of an Operator and a Drilling Contractor W.N. Bauer, Vantage Drilling Intl.; S. Dennon, Shell
1200-1220 195381 5 Senses to Know Safety: Approach to Improve Safety Behavior through Participation and Interaction F. Abqari, I. Suryana, Eni Indonesia
Alternate 195421 Swiss Cheese Challenge: Creating Dialogue on Process Safety Dilemmas C. Lau, I. Norman, S. Liew, A. Kang, Sarawak Shell Bhd.
Alternate 195425 Managing Underwriters Survey of Oil and Gas Installations Q. Okasha, Kuwait Oil Co.; A. Aladasani, Consultant; M.F. Al Dushaishi, Texas A&M Intl. U.
14:00 - 15:30
PS5  Panel Session 5: Security - Cybersecurity and Critical Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
Moderator(s) Khairil Azhar Kassim - Carigali Hess Operating Co, Siti Fatimah Abdul Aziz - Schlumberger
Speaker(s) Lt. Col. Sazali Sukardi - CyberSecurity Malaysia, Thevanathan Kathirgamanathan - ExxonMobil E&P Malaysia
Security is often being neglected until a serious incident occurred. It may come either in form of physical attacks such as theft and vandalism, or cyber intrusion during the exchange of sensitive information. As the security environment evolves, better strategies to counter security challenges become a top priority for operators and service companies in making sure oil and gas to remain as highly-valued commodities.

  Securing information has become significant for all organisations, whether big or small. The alarming rise of cybercrimes throughout the world is no joke when the hazards of data breach could cost companies billions of dollars every year. Governments and companies are working hand in hand with the security firms to take crucial measures to prevent these cybercrimes.

  In this panel session we will further examine various aspects of managing and mitigating security risks through the views of our esteemed panellists with extensive experience in the upstream and downstream businesses. They will share their insight and knowledge on industry best practices to anticipate security risks due to the nature of our global business and operations.

  This includes innovative solutions and progressive approaches to control security risks to a minimum risk or a level of As-Low-As-Reasonably-Practicable (ALARP), covering both personal and physical security as well as cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).


Lt. Col. Sazali bin Sukardi
Senior Vice President of Strategic Research
CyberSecurity Malaysia

Thevanathan Kathirgamanathan
Security Advisor
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc

14:00 - 15:30
TS5  Session 5: Pollution Prevention Technology and Sustainable Solutions Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton
Session Chairpersons Phanachit Dhanasin - PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd., Mariana Michael - Sarawak Shell Berhad
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1420 195406 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Online Fixed Tank Volatile Organic Content Calculation and Reporting
L. Abdul Karim, A. Khairi, S. Zainal Abidin, A. M Khairil Hing, PETRONAS
1420-1440 195422 Waste Upcycling for Marine Rubber Hoses P. Sricharoen, R. Rochborvornwithaya, PTT Exploration and Production PCL.
1440-1500 195394 Responding to Oil Spill of Inland River Water Crossing Pipeline: Lanzhou Petrochemical Company Successfully Handles Oil Spill G. Luan, China Inst. of Petroleum Safety and Environmental Protection Technology
1500-1520 195410 Laboratory Study of Environmental Friendly Drilling Fluid Additives to Reduce Alkalinity and Control Fluid Loss in Water-Based Muds A. Al-Hameedi, Basra Oil Co.; A.S. Amer, Newpark Drilling Fluids
Alternate 195386 Developing Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Project as a Truly Sustainable Venture: Strategies, Technologies and Methodologies V. Tawde, N. Kamat, Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd.
Alternate 195423 Preventing Crude Oil Leakage into the Upper Aquifer from Happening in Steam Huff-puff Production Wells W. Lei, China Inst. of Petroleum Safety and Environmental Protection Technology
Alternate 195431
  • Use of N115 Carbon Nano-fluid for Solar Powered Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage to Extract Bitumen
  • L.P. Lalu, R.P. Lal, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum U.
    Alternate 195383 Estimating Maximal Carbon Storage Capacity of Depleted Shales with Pressure Transient Analysis H. Chu, China U. of Petroleum Beijing; Z. Chen, The U. of Texas
    Alternate 195398 Experimental Evaluation of Sealing Narrow and Wide Fractures Using Bio-Degradable Environmental Friendly Additives Generated from Waste H. Alkinani, S. Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Alternate 195408 Advocating Human Rights in Supply Chain R. Raja Musa, J. Heng, PETRONAS
    16:00 - 17:30
    PS6  Panel Session 6: Environment and Social Performance Monitory: A Game Changer? Ballroom B, DoubleTree by Hilton
    Moderator(s) Nesamalar Albeper - Independent, Azrina Abdullah - PETRONAS
    Speaker(s) Thirupathi Rao - PETRONAS
    What is the oil & gas industry doing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030? Are the emerging risks related to environmental and social performance been addressed to ensure the industry meets the goal set out in the SDGs 2030? The industry has the opportunity to contribute across all SDGs, either by baseline improvements or by mitigating adverse impacts. For example, oil and gas production can foster economic and social development by providing access to affordable energy, opportunities for decent employment, business and skills development. However, it can also contribute to some of the challenges that the SDGs seek to address—climate change, environmental degradation and violation of human rights.

      What are the advances that has been made to avoid, mitigate and manage such impacts and risks, and what are some of the good practices implemented to contribute to society and minimize risks while seeking to align operations to the SGD goals?

      This panel session will explore these questions on the emerging risks and opportunities to integrate SDGs into core business activities of oil and gas companies.


    Thirupathi Rao
    Head, Climate Change

    16:00 - 17:30
    TS6  Session 6: Redefine HSE Risk Management: Using Forefront Technologies and Techniques Hibiscus Room, DoubleTree by Hilton
    Session Chairpersons Simon Parsons - Advisian, Kartina Wati Arbi - PETRONAS
    Time Paper # Presentation
    1600-1620 195427 Leveraging Drone Based Imaging Technology for Pipeline and Rou Monitoring Survey S. Marathe, Cairn Oil and Gas Vertical of Vedanta Ltd.
    1620-1640 195399 Redefining Confined Space Safety: A Case Study E. Daher, D. Dowd, S. Schoeib, United Safety
    1640-1700 195429 HSSE Elements in Social Risk Assessment: An Internal Approach in Managing Social Risks S. Foo, A. Abdullah, PETRONAS
    Alternate 195393 The Standardised Approach to Evaluate Risk by Using Layer of Protection Concept in Risk Assessment for Operation Safety S. Srisurichan, N. Apinyovichien, W. Tiengtrong, PTT Exploration and Production PCL.