S&E: The Little Black Book on Safety

Speaker Bill Arnold
General Manager Health, Safety and Environment ConocoPhillips' Worldwide Upstream Business Bill Arnold is the General Manager Health, Safety and Environment for ConocoPhillips' Worldwide Upstream Business. Bill is the former President of Dubai Petroleum Company for ConocoPhillips. Bill began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1986 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and worked ...

General Manager Health, Safety and Environment ConocoPhillips' Worldwide Upstream Business


Bill Arnold is the General Manager Health, Safety and Environment for ConocoPhillips' Worldwide Upstream Business.


Bill is the former President of Dubai Petroleum Company for ConocoPhillips. Bill began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1986 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and worked assets located offshore Gulf of Mexico. He next worked various engineering assignments in Odessa, TX. In 1993, Bill transferred to Houston where he worked in Acquisition and Sales, then transferred to a role where he managed Phillips’ production offshore California and on the North Slope of Alaska. Bill led a technical evaluation team that successfully acquired Arco’s Alaska North Slope assets in 1999. In 2000, he transferred to London, England as an Asset Manager for Phillips’ Central North Sea area. In 2002, following the merger, he transferred to Aberdeen, Scotland and served as Manager of the Southern North Sea Operating Unit.


Bill served on the University of Tulsa's Petroleum Engineering Advisory board and was also an on-campus recruiter. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Bill is a 27-year member of the SPE and has held various chair positions throughout his tenure. He served as Finance Chairman on the board of the International School of Aberdeen. Bill has also authored multiple SPE papers and has secured a US patent on a specialized well stimulation technique.

Full Description

Bill Arnold authored a book entitled "The Little Black Book on Safety" that he developed for ConocoPhillips while he was based in Aberdeen, Scotland.  This practical book was inspired by Bill's ongoing commitment to ensure a safe work environment.  Bill will share his perspective on the journey that has led to a zero injury safety culture for ConocoPhillips' Southern North Sea business center.  His presentation will include talking points on leadership as well as provide practical tools and applications that will apply directly to your work force.

Organizer Christa Henager