23 - 25 July, 2019
Four Points by Sheraton Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

8:30 am - 9:45 am Registration, Refreshments and Networking

Current & future HSE challenges and emerging trends in offshore safety
Strategies to reduce the percentage of accidents which is currently on 33% for drilling and 18% for oil and gas exploration

Focus: Since Africa is divided into many independent countries, all of them follow different standards and are on different levels when it comes to the quality of safety, security and the environment. During this Panel discussion leading experts from the health, safety and security environment will share and answer the following questions:
• Do we need 180 degree approach to reduce the number of work-related- incidents?
• If a decision is made, how to implement them step-by-step in the energy sector?
• What are the major challenges to overcome when it come to new thinking and traditional safety methods?
Daniel E. Osadiaye, President, American Society of Safety Professionals at Nigeria Chapter, Nigeria

Daniel E. Osadiaye

President, American Society of Safety Professionals
Nigeria Chapter, Nigeria

Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka, Nigerian Regional Administrator at OSHAssociation UK, Nigeria

Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka

Nigerian Regional Administrator
OSHAssociation UK, Nigeria

Dr. Akinade Shadrach Olatunji, General Secretary at NMGS, Nigeria

Dr. Akinade Shadrach Olatunji

General Secretary
NMGS, Nigeria

Engr. Jamiu Badmos, Head – Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) at Ikeja Electric PLC, Nigeria

Engr. Jamiu Badmos

Head – Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE)
Ikeja Electric PLC, Nigeria

10:10 am - 10:40 am Developing Health and Safety Culture; A Tool for System Strengthening


10:40 am - 11:10 am Coffee break and speed networking session

Business Continuity Management and its impact on workplace safety

11:10 am - 11:40 am Emerging Health and Safety Issues in the Geosciences and Mining Sector in Nigeria-Perspectives of a Professional Body

Dr. Akinade Shadrach Olatunji, General Secretary at NMGS, Nigeria

Dr. Akinade Shadrach Olatunji

General Secretary
NMGS, Nigeria

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Promoting a Positive Health and Safety Culture as a prerequisite to minimizing accidents, Loss Prevention and ensuring Business Continuity

Key aspects of effective Safety Culture includes:
  • Visible Management Commitment
  • Effective Communication between all levels of employee
  • Ensuring the Competency of the Employees
Mark Uti, HSE Specialist at Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd (NAOC). Nigeria

Mark Uti

HSE Specialist
Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd (NAOC). Nigeria

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm Networking lunch break

Effective risk management and ensuring being in control
Embracing the importance of Change Management: A large percentage of major
accidents occur after some change in the system or in the way it is operated

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm How to overcoming flawed communication and failure of reporting systems to ensure business continuity?

Focus: In a large number of recent accidents, unsafe conditions were detected prior to the actual loss but
were not adequately reported or investigated so that the accident could have been prevented
Key question: What are the most accurate communication platforms for reporting in managing a risk
• What are the new software platforms for risk management solutions
• What are the key factors to the right platform to ensure an efficient risk management assessment solution?

Ohioze Unuigbe

Country Chief Executive
Bureau Veritas Nigeria Limited, Nigeria

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Efficient and effective oil spill response by preparing an efficient and customised SLA for companies

Focus: New discussions on how Service Level Agreement can reduce Nigeria’s oil contracting cycle and oil spill response is now one of the major discussions within the energy sector in Africa
Key question: What are the major challenges for companies reducing oil spill response time by 40%?
• Learn from past incidents which were caused by lack of communication
• How SLA provide mines sites with greater control of their operations safety
• Supervising contractors for work-related safety issues
Patience Dorgu-Ajayi, Manager, Corporate Safety at Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc., Nigeria

Patience Dorgu-Ajayi

Manager, Corporate Safety
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc., Nigeria

Managing unstable regulatory changes and uncertainty in context of HSSE
Africa's offshore oil and gas potential remains largely unexploited, and 2019 may turn out to be
a good indicator on whether countries with shallow-, deep- and ultra-deep-water hydrocarbon
resources can make headway in attracting exploration and production investments, especially
after some announced major policy reforms in the recent past

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Personalizing Behavioral Based Safety taking ownership and being accountable for safety at the workplace is a general commitment

  • The priceless role of management in improving safety culture
  • Negative aspects of consequence management in safety culture building & its effect on BBS
Lawrence Okechukwu, HSE Drilling Supervisor at Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Nigeria

Lawrence Okechukwu

HSE Drilling Supervisor
Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Nigeria

2:40 pm - 2:40 pm Closing remarks and end of the conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.