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E&P SAFETY WORKSHOP – Methods for Making Oil and Gas Operations Safer An SPE Gulf Coast Section Workshop
4 - 5 November 2003, Houston, Texas, USA Halliburton Oak Park Facility
E&P SAFETY WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Exploration and Production operations in our industry have shown improvement in the overall safety record over the past decade. While the efforts of many companies have led to this improvement, global industry statistics continue to indicate that US Land operations have among the highest incident rates in the world. US Govermnent data on fatalities in our industry supports industry data showing alarmingly high fatality rates. Many best practices have been developed that can help the industry eliminate injuries. This Workshop is dedicated to the interchange of practical and tried safety ideas and techniques between operators, contractors and service companies to help unify efforts to protect our people. Special emphasis will be made to offer best practices to companies who do not have dedicated safety resources on staff so both operations and HSE professionals are encouraged to attend. The E&P Safety Workshop will be held over a two-day period and conducted in a highly interactive fashion, providing time from question and spontaneous input.
E&P SAFETY WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
The session topics are selected to promote open discussion and include three critical themes chosen to highlight areas for improvement and stimulate thought and discussion regarding means of industry improvement. The Session Topics include:
· Safety Leadership;
o Management Proactive Involvement
o Culture change and setting goals
§ Naturally Safe: An Integrated Approach to to Improve Safety Performance
o Safety Management Systems and Standards
§ Appling a New HSE Management System
o Safety Management System Review and Evaluation
§ A Major Operator’s Globle Review of Drilling Safety
o Tracking Safety Performance:
§ Development and Imlimentatio of a Global HSE Performance Tracking System
o : · Management of Change;
o What does it mean and how is it used?
o Examples of effective processes and procedures
o Link to risk assessment
· Identification and Management of Risk
o Job Safety Analysis- written/verbal and how detailed, how often?
o Pre-job or task safety meetings
o Formal Risk Assessments- how do we use in drilling operations?
o Hazard and Behavior Observation- getting the crews to participate and act
o Personnel Safety Training- expectations for competency
o Driving Safety