General Meeting: Leadership: My Personal Perspective—and the Need for Change in Today’s Environment


ABSTRACT of Presentation

Stan Bond shares his perspective on leadership, based on his own personal experience and 30+ years in the oil and gas industry, including learning from adversity. He will draw on actual examples, including Macondo and Thunder Horse.  “Without adversity and learning, we would not be here today,” Mr. Bond contended in a keynote speech at the Subsea Tieback Forum in 2012, where the conference theme was Learning from Adversity. “We need to change our culture and not just learn from our mistakes but systematically learn how to avoid them.”

 That takes a particular style of leadership—which is all the more important today. Confronted with the steep and sustained low-oil price environment, the industry requires a robust cultural transformation to navigate the current challenges, underscored by issues such as safety, reliability, and escalating cost. Mr. Bond argues a new brand of leadership is essential to proactively innovate, collaborate, standardize and lead with what Hess calls Lean, a management system and approach to leadership which Hess is leveraging to create a high-performance culture to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. 



If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $10  if you have a parking sticker from the Petroleum Club.  Pick one up at the regiatration table when you enter the meeting room.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB, 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: Feb. 11, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.