Wednesday, November 03

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Plenary 1 - The Future of the HSES Function

This discussion would cover the future needs of the function and have 3-4 speakers from the EAC.  Topics to be covered will include:

i. What general areas need more expertise from the function?

ii. What competencies (hard skills) does the function need now, and in the future?

iii. What soft skills does the function need now, and in the future?

iv. What areas can the SPE work on to help develop the function for the future?

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Plenary 2 - The Future of the HSES Function - Part 2

HSE and Sustainability disciplines are inextricably linked in the oil and gas industry and will likely remain so particularly when it comes to executing strategy and operationalizing sustainability ambitions and commitments.  
How can our functional professionals be better prepared to support and deliver on the goals?  Members of the newly formed SPE HSES Executive Advisory Committee, representing senior HSE and Sustainability leadership across the oil and gas industry will discuss and provide insight into what professionals need to know and how they need to upskill in order to best drive, direct and support the rewiring of organisation performance to meet sustainability goals.

17:00 - 18:30

Thursday, November 04

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 1: Land Transportation Safety - Best Practices in Managing the Risk of Driving
Session Chairpersons Tom Knode, Kirby Corporation

Driving continues to present one of the greatest risks for serious injuries in our industry.  Some of the contributing factors in crashes include speed and driver behaviors, fatigue, vehicle capabilities and road conditions.  This panel will explore the latest in programs, technologies, and research that will help guide us towards better management of the hazards of driving.


Melinda Denton, Pioneer Natural Resources
Imelda Wong, NIOSH
Kyla Hagan-Haynes, NIOSH
David Jenkins, BP, IOGP
08:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 3: Measuring (& Reporting) What Matters: Operationalizing Sustainability
Session Chairpersons Marie Merle Caekebeke, Schlumberger; Sue Staley, vPSI

What's oil and gas industry doing to measure, value, assess, and report Sustainability (i.e. ESG indicators). To whom, what, why and how it matters? How successful is the oil and gas industry in communicating with stakeholders?

10:00 - 11:30
Session 4: Planning Design and Management for a Sustainable Future

Design for the environment and constructing sites for minimal impact and measuring along the way. This can enhance habitat, improve communities, and address stakeholder concerns. 

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
Session 6: Energy Transition: Future of Innovation in Decarbonizing Oil & Gas
Session Chairpersons Tony Zamora, Consultant; Suryanarayanan (Radha) Radhakrishnan, University of Houston

What are the recent innovations to reduce atmospheric carbon generated by the Oil & Gas industry? What work is underway to ensure accurate, quality data  across the energy lifecycle?

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 7: Delivering Energy Transition
Session Chairpersons Trey Shaffer, ERM; Krish Ravishankar, Occidental

What's the oil and gas industry doing to be on the transition pathway to Net-Zero and sustainable energy?  What are the Low-Carbon pathways for growth? How's the industry incorporating climate change physical risks (e.g. sea level rise, storm intensity) and resilience into business plans and how are we communicating these risks to stakeholders and shareholders?

15:00 - 16:30
Session 8: Cumulative Impacts Through Regulatory Process

Plan for the environment involving assessing cumulative impacts and measuring the environmental benefits. This is focused on a risk and opportunity-based approach to environmental management.

Friday, November 05

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
08:00 - 09:30
Session 10: Stakeholder Engagement: A New Playbook for Best Practices
Session Chairpersons Charlie Kominas, ExxonMobil; Delaine Fletcher, Consultant

What are we doing to prepare our workforce for current and future transformations in the global energy system?

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 11: Nature Based Solution (Joint Session with Environment Group)
Session Chairpersons Jill Cooper, Geosyntec; Matt Kolesar, ExxonMobil

What are we doing to leverage the earth's natural assets and ecology to improve the sustainability of oil & gas?

10:00 - 11:30
Session 12: Operations for a Sustainable Future

Life cycle water management and circular economy for the upstream industry, considering pending and potential regulatory changes into the future.

11:30 - 13:00