“Getting to Zero,” a journey to achieve zero workplace incidents, is not a new initiative in the oil and gas industry. For the last five years, SPE has taken a leading role in organizing conversations around this initiative beginning with a workshop series in 2010. At the time, “Getting to Zero” progress was, or at least perceived to be, hindered by the lack of “alignment to the vision,” industry leadership, and human behaviors; while progress was perceived to be dependent on industry leadership, culture, and a common language of communication. Five years after this conversation began, the industry needs to recommit to “Getting to Zero,” as the trend of continual improvement appears to have recently plateaued.
SPE is hosting an interactive session, the first in a global series culminating in a Getting to Zero Global Integrated Workshop at the 2016 SPE International HSE Conference in Stavanger, Norway. During the session, participants will hear a summary of the outputs from the 2010 and 2011 workshops. In addition, Baker Hughes will present an overview of its Perfect HSE Day which enabled remarkable results, including quadrupling the company’s number of incident free days in only two years and achieving the equivalent of a perfect quarter in 2014.
This session’s participants will help frame subsequent “Getting to Zero – The Road to Stavanger” events leading to the 2016 Stavanger workshop, which is intended to produce a way forward for the industry; as well as create a summary of current thinking that will be published and tracked in SPE Now. Your experience and ideas are needed to help shape the industry moving forward; and to answer and provide context to the following questions: one, what’s our baseline, and two, what’s our path forward?
Be a part of the next generation of conversation!