About the Workshop
Land Transportation continues to contribute to an excessive amount of serious injuries and fatalities across the industry. NIOSH has a working group specifically for Oil and Gas working on recommendations to help improve performance and compliment guidance from industry bodies such as the IOGP. What are the latest technologies and best practices to improve driving performance and how can companies adopt these practices?
We have entered what the United Nations refers to as the “Decade of Action,” in which we must take action to limit global warming to 1.5º Celsius (2.7º Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by 2030. With just ten years remaining to meet the goals set out in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there’s a greater sense of urgency to increase our collective efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. The EPA, the SEC, financial institutions, investors, non-governmental organizations, and communities are putting increasing pressure on the industry to increase Environmental. Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosures and reduce the carbon footprint including methane emissions.
There has been a pause in new regulations or even some regulatory roll backs recently but this is expected to give way to furtherance of oversight and new restrictions. The trends demonstrate the need for companies to identify and act on how material sustainability issues interact. An example, the role that biodiversity, especially nurturing soil and forest health, plays in reducing carbon emissions; conservation that increases climate resilience; how the circular economy – keeping materials in use – can reduce emissions and plastic pollution; collaboration needed to ensure that advances in technology yield positive outcomes for all stakeholders.
Companies across sectors are heeding the call to act on these sustainability issues by setting and achieving ambitious targets and goals, and investing in innovation, clean energy or transportation to drive sustainable solutions within their own business operations and across global supply chains. Importantly, companies are not just taking action to tackle their own emissions, but they are also driving policy change at all levels--countries and regions and creating ambition loops to accelerate sustainable actions. The sustainability sessions of this conference will brainstorm on these issues and challenges, and seek solutions using the key elements of the SPE’s Gaia Strategic Sustainability Framework principles, pathways, and priorities to engage in the alignment of the future of energy.
We will also be hopefully coming out the world’s worst pandemic in 100 years. What lessons have companies learned that will help better prepare for another one in the future? What health measures worked and what challenges still need to be overcome? How have companies dealt with the psychosocial impacts of the pandemic on the workforce and their families? Sharing lessons learned will help with management of the current pandemic conditions and preparation for the future.
This event will serve as an avenue for the HSE-S and operations of the industry to:
- Understand the vision in which zero is an attainable expectation today, not a future goal
- Learn about, and apply, different leading indicators to incentivize expected behaviors
- Establish a network and means to a no-risk-to-sharing culture aross the industry
- Enhance our understanding of how Human Factors can be incorporated into operations
- Actively collaborate with regulators and other stakeholders to ensure open dialoge and better understanding of positions and actions that can lead to working together
- Develop professionally in a way that will support their career and their company
What You Receive
Released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the conclusion of the workshop. Speakers do not write formal papers and are not expected to release their presentations for publication.
Attendees qualify for 1.6 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant's involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.
Remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos are used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).