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

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

9:00 am - 9:15 am Registration and networking

9:15 am - 9:30 am Chairperson Opening remarks

Ucheonwu Prince Henry Hart, SSHE Lead at ExxonMobil, Nigeria

Ucheonwu Prince Henry Hart

ExxonMobil, Nigeria

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

9:30 am - 10:00 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER PRESENTATION: Overcoming offshore accidents across mobile and stationary platforms by implementing pipeline-leak detection systems to improve safety & productivity by 60%

Focus: An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria in January 2019, killing many of the dozens of people who were scooping up its leaking fuel. Hundreds of people have died in similar accidents in recent years in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, as impoverished people risk their lives to collect fuel leaking from pipelines on and offshore facilities.

Key question: What are the key aspects to obtain an overview of emerging preparedness response in oil & gas in Africa?
  • What are the biggest challenges & opportunity of pipeline-leak detection technologies?
  • How far is the African market in implementing new technologies?
  • What solutions exist on the African HSSE market?
Iyke Anozie, Executive General Manager Corporate Health, Safety, Environment & Quality at Total Nigeria

Iyke Anozie

Executive General Manager Corporate Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
Total Nigeria

10:00 am - 10:30 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER PRESENTATION: Real-time monitoring and drones to improve offshore safety & security

Focus: The growth in Africa’s oil & gas pipeline leak detection market can also be attributed the rising rate of crude oil theft across the region. In 2018, 100,000 barrels of crude oil was stolen daily from swamps and shallow waters in Nigeria, resulting in a loss of US$ 2 million.

Key question: What is stopping African oil & gas companies from implementing technologies as pipeline-detection systems?
  • Learn how to overcome the biggest challenges like oil spills or gas explosion
  • How to detect invisible toxic gas leaks of methane gas with the use of new technologies
Olorunfemi Adebayo, Offshore and Onshore HES Specialist at Chevron, Nigeria

Olorunfemi Adebayo

Offshore and Onshore HES Specialist
Chevron, Nigeria

Business Continuity Management and its impact on workplace safety

10:30 am - 11:00 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER:New thinking versus traditional safety methods: Challenging new thinkers’ concepts on safety

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 presentation a leading expert from the health, safety and security environment will share and answer the following questions:

Key question: 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?

11:00 am - 11:30 am REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Zero harm concepts: Target or reality? A construction perspective to decrease fatalities at the workplace by 35%

Focus: Companies in the energy sector are finding it increasingly important to ensure that the approach high level of HSE is no longer completely focused on workplace hazards; but the workplace systems and the role of decision makers and management

Key question: What are the biggest challenges of zero harm to be inserted into the health culture?
  • Can you consider zero harm as a performance indicator?
  • How does this phenomenon improve health and safety performance?
  • Do you have real time tracking devices at your workplace?
Andreas Simon, Senior Public Relations Manager at Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia

Andreas Simon

Senior Public Relations Manager
Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Coffee break & speed networking

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

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Get insights on the importance of the right training in HSSE to ensure a smooth implementation and understanding of the workers

Focus: The majority of incidents in Africa happen due to lack of the training of the workers on the oil & gas or mine field. Resulting in over 59.000 work-related fatalities each year

Key question: What are the typical activities a HSE organisation should include?
  • How to ensure quality on all levels of HSE in an organisation by implementing risk management software?
  • Measuring and communication of effective HSE performance
  • How can you measure safety parameters?
Brian Sinkala Mainza, Senior Energy Officer-Renewable at Ministry of Energy, Zambia

Brian Sinkala Mainza

Senior Energy Officer-Renewable
Ministry of Energy, Zambia

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 situation?
  • 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?
Okoh Prince Junior, Health, Safety and Environment Officer at Roxgold Inc., Ghana

Okoh Prince Junior

Health, Safety and Environment Officer
Roxgold Inc., Ghana

Andreas Simon, Senior Public Relations Manager at Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia

Andreas Simon

Senior Public Relations Manager
Ministry of Mines and Energy, Namibia

Bernard Otchere, Country Health, Safety and Environmental Manager at Bilal Mining Services, Ghana

Bernard Otchere

Country Health, Safety and Environmental Manager
Bilal Mining Services, Ghana

Osei Juantuah Wiafe, Health Safety Environment Advisor at Cenpower Operations & Services Limited, Ghana

Osei Juantuah Wiafe

Health Safety Environment Advisor
Cenpower Operations & Services Limited, Ghana

Edmund Chibuike Obi, Senior Operations Readiness Maintenance Reliability and Integrity / CMMS Engineer at Shell, Nigeria

Edmund Chibuike Obi

Senior Operations Readiness Maintenance Reliability and Integrity / CMMS Engineer
Shell, Nigeria

Health, Safety and Security Environment 2019! INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGs)
Interactive Discussion Groups (IDGs) are the perfect setting for audiences to come together and discuss their ideas, insights and opinions on specific topics. Each IDG has a leader who will lead the discussion and mention key points that the audience seated can engage in, creating a platform for interactive conversations and learning’s from like minded individuals, from similar work backgrounds of industries, hence leading into a thought provoking discussion. Every participant will have the exciting chance of discussing and sharing their views over two topics for 30mins each within the respective group.


1:10 pm - 2:10 pm How digital software will help in fire management
Reserved for sponsor


1:10 pm - 2:10 pm How to develop an effective evacuation plan in fire situation?
Reserved for sponsor


1:10 pm - 2:10 pm How drones and real-time monitoring technologies increaseemergency response in the mining industry
Reserved for sponsor


1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Determining the right contractor H&S management strategy

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Networking lunch break

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

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER PANEL: Changing the rules of the game in Africa: How the change in regulations in oil & gas on safety will affect the sector

Focus: Learn during this session how important the regulations and all kind of changes are for companies in the energy sector and how they can overcome major challenges which are not changeable within the next 5-10 years

Key Question: What are the key factors that matter for a successful implementation of new regulations and guidelines in Africa’s oil & gas sector?
  • What strategies do companies need to follow to have customised business case studies?
  • What platform for standardisation is available on the African market?
  • How can companies overcome loss of control in safety & security guidelines?
Okey Nnam, Head of Brownfields Project at Addax Petroleum, Nigeria

Okey Nnam

Head of Brownfields Project
Addax Petroleum, Nigeria

2:40 pm - 4:10 pm REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: The 2017 African mining guidelines: How have organisations performed till 2019?

Focus: 16 people were killed in an accident at a gold mining site in northern Ghana, in January 2019. Ghana is Africa's second-largest gold producer and exports of the yellow metal, along with other minerals and oil, drive the country's economy. The industry involves a number of major global players, but small-scale, illegal mining known locally as "galamsey", has been a persistent problem, causing frequent accidents

Key Question: How accurate are the national legal frameworks with international labour standards?
  • Implementing quality control of personal protection equipment
  • Ensure that dangerous machines are in good working order and safe to work with
  • How to determine the right safety representatives based on qualitative high local standards?
Bernard Otchere, Country Health, Safety and Environmental Manager at Bilal Mining Services, Ghana

Bernard Otchere

Country Health, Safety and Environmental Manager
Bilal Mining Services, Ghana

4:10 pm - 4:10 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.