March 6, 2015



SPE Member Only Event

(Pre-Registration Required)


The HSSE-SR Study Group is hosting a Student Invitational to highlight current Health, Safety and Environment issues in the oil and gas industry.  Approximately 120 Advanced Placement Science students from Fort Bend ISD and Katy ISD will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with professionals one on one to learn more about the presentation topics.  SPE Members are encouraged to attend this meeting to engage with the students.  SPE Membership Required.


C.R. (Charlie) Williams, Executive Director – Center for Offshore Safety: “Technology, Operational Integrity, and Leadership – the Keys to the Journey of Continues Safety Learning and Improvement”

C.R. (Charlie) Williams II was named Executive Director for the Center for Offshore Safety (COS) in March 2012. Charlie retired from Shell as Chief Scientist - Well Engineering and Production Technology after a 40 year career.

He is a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and Professional Engineer and recipient of the 2012 OTC Special Citation for his work on COS.

Dr. Malick Diara, Public Health Manager – ExxonMobil: "Protecting Company Workers From Infectious Diseases and Other Health Risks

Dr. Malick Diara joined ExxonMobil in 2009 with more than 20 years of experience in international health.

He is the Public Health Manager of the ExxonMobil Corporate Department of Medicine and Occupational Health. His key responsibilities are focused on infectious disease prevention and control in Company workplaces.

He is a physician with a Medical Doctorate from Dakar School of Medicine in Senegal (1987), a Master’s in Business Administration from the Paris School of Business – Institut Superieur de Gestion (1991) and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, Louisiana (1997).

George E. King - Apache: "The 5 Myths and the 5 Truths of Hydraulic Fracturing"

George is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Oklahoma with 43 years of experience since joining Amoco Research Center in 1971.

George’s technical work has provided advances in shale developments, environmental risk reduction in well construction and fracturing, sand control reliability and underbalanced perforating.

George has a BS in Chemistry from Oklahoma State and a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from University of Tulsa, where he also taught Fracturing and completions courses for 11 years at night as an adjunct professor.



9:00 AM

Student Arrival

9:30 – 9:40

Introduction and Welcome – Diana Smith, SPE-GCS HSSE-SR Treasurer

9:40 – 9:55

About SPE – Jeanne Perdue, SPE-GCS Chair

9:55 – 10:30

Safety Discussion - Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:15

Health Discussion – Dr. Malick Diara, Public Health Manager, ExxonMobil

11:15 – 11:45


11:45 – 12:15 PM

Environment Discussion - George E King, Distinguished Engineering Advisor, Apache

12:15 – 1:00

Question and Answer Session

1:00 – 1:15

Closing Remarks - Pavitra Sainani, SPE-GCS HSSE-SR Secretary, SPE-GCS Board of Directors, SPE-GCS Young Professionals Chair





Date and Time

Fri, March 6, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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