Wednesday, August 17

07:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
Plenary 1 - The Future of the HSES Function
Moderator(s) Sue Staley, vPSI

What does the future of the HSES Function look like: Skills (hard and soft), Expertise, Data Analytics, Intangibles?


Tom Knode, Quantum AI
Bridget Todd, Baker Hughes
Trey Shaffer, ERM
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Plenary 2 - The Future of the HSES Function - Part 2
Moderator(s) Sue Staley, vPSI

The crucial role of HSE in achieving sustainability goals: Capability, Expertise, Integration? 



Edwin Verdonk, Shell

Monica Boe, Equinor

Brian Sullivan, IOGP
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
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.



Burden of Vehicle Crashes in O&G & Science Findings From Recent Research and Database Review
Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas, NIOSH

General View of Fatigue and Detection Technologies
Imelda Wong, NIOSH
The Role In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) Play in Improving Driving Behaviors
Melinda Denton, Pioneer Natural Resources
IOGP Land Transportation Safety Guidance - Current Work and Future Direction
John Nixon, Baker Hughes
13:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
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?

15:30 - 17:00
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. 

17:00 - 18:30

Thursday, August 18

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
08:00 - 09:30
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?

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
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?

10:00 - 11:30
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.

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
13:00 - 14:30
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?

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
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?

15:00 - 16:30
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.