HSSE-SR: Public-Private Partnerships in the Oil and Gas Industry

Speaker Ruth Perry
Ruth Perry is a Marine Scientist and Regulatory Policy Specialist responsible for physical and biological oceanography, ocean observing, and policy for Shell Exploration and Production offshore teams. Ruth integrates marine science and ocean technology into regulatory policy advocacy and decision-making in the areas of marine sound, marine spatial planning, ocean ...

Ruth Perry is a Marine Scientist and Regulatory Policy Specialist responsible for physical and biological oceanography, ocean observing, and policy for Shell Exploration and Production offshore teams. Ruth integrates marine science and ocean technology into regulatory policy advocacy and decision-making in the areas of marine sound, marine spatial planning, ocean observing, and marine mammal and life science, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic. Ruth has over 10 years of research and field experience studying the offshore physical environment, deploying and operating ocean observing systems, and marine mammal observing in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere.  Ruth earned a doctorate in Oceanography from Texas A&M University and joined Shell in 2014.

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Speaker Stephen Truchon
Stephen Truchon is a Marine Scientist at Shell’s Westhollow Technology Center in Houston, Texas. Steve has a Master’s degree and over 25 years of experience in areas of impact and ecological risk assessment, natural resource damage assessment, and ecological restoration of freshwater and marine habitats. Steve focuses on identifying opportunities in ...

Stephen Truchon is a Marine Scientist at Shell’s Westhollow Technology Center in Houston, Texas. Steve has a Master’s degree and over 25 years of experience in areas of impact and ecological risk assessment, natural resource damage assessment, and ecological restoration of freshwater and marine habitats. Steve focuses on identifying opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico where industry could become more proactive in the collection of baseline and long-term monitoring data and has developed marine science-based strategies for artificial reefing and in support of selecting decommissioning alternatives for deepwater platforms.

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Shell invests in research and development programs that drive technology advancement in order to meet the many challenges associated with exploring and operating in the offshore environment. Shell is actively working with academic, non-profit, business partners, and government stakeholders to develop and implement long term environmental monitoring programs.  These programs, or public-private partnerships (PPPs), help Shell to operate safely and responsibly in the marine offshore environment.

Working collaboratively leverages and integrates complementary strengths of each partner to better address critical science priorities.  Furthermore, collaborative and integrated PPPs engage the marine community through the collection of long-term data to improve resource management.  These programs have allowed Shell to optimizes operational efficiency and lower costs for collecting scientific information, while providing valuable opportunities to engage with various stakeholders

PPPs range from OCS baseline data acquisition and characterizing ecosystem services, long term monitoring of ocean processes, and ocean observing technology development.  In the Gulf of Mexico, PPPs provide a multi-purpose mechanism for helping meet the resource management needs of the communities and regulators, identifying potential knowledge gaps, meeting industry regulatory requirements, supporting operational planning, and supporting industry’s license to operate through collection of baseline and long term (multi-year) data where needed.

Organizer Josh Lashway

When?

Tue, May. 10, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Norris Conference Centers - Houston/Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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