Is the Oil Industry Paying Enough Attention to Process Safety?

Speaker: Hisham Saadawi
Speaker Hisham Saadawi
Hisham Saadawi is a member of the SPE Board of Directors and is the SPE Technical Director (Production & Facilities). He has 35 years’ experience in the design, construction, start-up, operation and project management of oil and gas processing facilities. He has extensive experience in process safety and has led ...

Hisham Saadawi is a member of the SPE Board of Directors and is the SPE Technical Director (Production & Facilities). He has 35 years’ experience in the design, construction, start-up, operation and project management of oil and gas processing facilities. He has extensive experience in process safety and has led and participated in numerous HAZOPs, HAZIDs, SIL studies, project safety reviews, accident investigations, and pre-start up audits.


Hisham served twice as SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2010/2011 and 2015/2016). He served as a member of the JPT Editorial Committee (2011-2013) and is an SPE Course Instructor. Hisham previously worked as a Course Instructor for the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Next/Schlumberger. He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, a Fellow of both IChemE and IMechE, and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, UK.

Full Description

With recent highly publicized accidents in the oil industry and the continuing concerns about its public image, process safety remains a subject of great interest in the industry. But are we doing enough? Is the Oil Industry paying too much attention to statistics on lost time injuries and, perhaps, not giving enough sustained focus on process safety and thus obscuring the big picture?

In this presentation we discuss the case histories of some major accidents.   We discuss the industry’s efforts to develop performance indicators for process safety and ongoing efforts to promote process safety. We also discuss the similarities and differences between occupational safety and process safety. A key concept in this presentation is to demonstrate that successful management of one does not necessarily assure management of the other.

Experience reminds us that the human and financial costs of major accidents in the oil industry far outweigh any saving in investments related to process safety. This is even more critical in the current low oil price environment where companies are cutting down costs with organizational changes and restructuring.

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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.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30, followed by the speaker’s presentation at 12:00.

When?

Wed, Jan. 25, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

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

Marathon Oil Tower Room P1021.

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