HSSE-SR: Work as Imagined vs. Work as Done

Speaker: Mary Beth Mucahy
Speaker Mary Beth Mucahy
Mary Beth Mulcahy is a chemist who joined the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in April 2009 as a Chemical Incident Investigator (www.csb.gov). As an investigator, Mary Beth has participated in root cause investigations of chemical accidents in a variety of settings including offshore drilling, fertilizer storage and distribution, explosives ...

Mary Beth Mulcahy is a chemist who joined the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in April 2009 as a Chemical Incident Investigator (www.csb.gov). As an investigator, Mary Beth has participated in root cause investigations of chemical accidents in a variety of settings including offshore drilling, fertilizer storage and distribution, explosives storage, laboratory, food plants and power plants. Mary Beth began her working career as a high school science teacher, but returned to school to earn her PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduate school, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation at the Instituto Balseiro in Bariloche, Argentina and then spent time doing research for a biotechnology company.


Roland Moreau, Vice President of Finance and former HSSE-SR Technical Director for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, will moderate the event.

Full Description

On April 20, 2010, a multiple-fatality incident occurred at the Macondo oil well approximately 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico during temporary well-abandonment activities on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Control of the well was lost, resulting in a blowout—the uncontrolled release of oil and gas) from the well. On the rig, the hydrocarbons found an ignition source and ignited. The resulting explosions and fire led to the deaths of 11 individuals, serious physical injuries to 17 others, evacuation of 115 individuals from the rig, sinking of the Deepwater Horizon, and massive marine and coastal damage from a reported 4 million barrels of released hydrocarbons.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final investigation report from this incident in April 2016. The CSB builds on previously published investigation reports by analyzing evidence that, in some respects, became available only following their publication. The focus of this presentation will be to provide highlights regarding the drilling contractor/operator relationship. As exemplified at Macondo, the operator and drilling contractor must actively work to bridge the gap between work-as-imagined (WAI) in the drilling program and work-as-done (WAD) by the well operations crew.

PARKING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Visitor parking is available in the Visitor Garage, levels G-1 and G-2. Parking is metered and payable by credit card only. All visitors must check-in on level 2 at either the Tower Concierge Desk or the Marathon Oil Corporation Reception Desk. Please have photo identification available upon check-in.

When?

Tue, Jan. 10, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Marathon Conference Center Rm P1021
5555 San Felipe
Houston, Texas 77056

Marathon Oil Tower Room P1021.

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