Pre Summit Workshop Day: Sunday, 24 September 2017

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Registration, coffee and networking

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM opening remarks

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Learning from experiences: Improving workforce performance in process safety excellence from the aviation industry

Andrew Dingee, Author and SEMS expert,
The oil and gas industry is strictly shifting to a zero tolerance policy, similar to the aviation industry which has always been a zero tolerant sector. With increasing regulations and reducing oil prices, making sure that operations are not disturbed are key priorities for every company in the region. In order to do this, both the workforce, and the processes have to work together, in harmony to ensure sustainable and efficient use of resources, and elimination of hazards and incidents.
The following workshop will:
  • Discuss how relevant the aviation industry and oil and gas industry is and will discuss ways to increase workforce performance in achieving process safety excellence
  • Address key areas leaders should focus on to reduce incidents from occurring and achieve an overall safety in an organisation
  • The workshop leader will share personal experiences in both the aviation and oil and gas industry and will discuss best practices in achieving process safety excellence


Andrew Dingee

Author and SEMS expert

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Networking lunch break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Creating a safer, more educated workplace with timely training on different aspects of process safety including managing all kinds of changes in a workplace in reducing process incidents and achieving excellence

Kevin Lacy, Former Vice President- Drilling and Completions, BP & Talisman Energy
One of the greatest challenges to maintaining process safety is the hidden nature of many risks and the difficulty the average worker has in recognizing and avoiding “at risk” decisions and personal actions – especially actions by others. There will always be a constant tension in delivering production and projects on schedule and maintaining safe operations especially when some short cuts or “at risk” actions may be repeated over time with no negative consequences. Human and organization factors provide critical layers of protection in process safety but are also the most common source of the initiation or escalation of a major incident.

The workshop will:
  • Highlight that well-trained people still make errors in routine situations and how we address the human factor in training and daily operations to achieve high reliability
  • Reinforce that safety critical process adherence is vital and how to design these critical processes to be simple, robust, and improve the likelihood of compliance. Management of Change (MoC) is critical but many companies struggle to maintain a timely and effective MoC process
  • Confirm that many incidents occur because of changes or non-routine factors in daily operations. Discuss how to more effectively train our workforce to recognize these changes and alter the plan or operational procedure accordingly


Kevin Lacy

Former Vice President- Drilling and Completions
BP & Talisman Energy

3:00 PM - 3:00 PM end of workshop day