November 04 - 06, 2019
Norris Conference Center - City Centre Location, Houston, TX

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The 10th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit is returning to Houston, TX, this November 4-6, 2019.Over 300 heads of Operations from North America's oil and gas industry will be gathering to discuss the latest strategies for managing change, increasin ...

CONTENT OF THE MONTH

Intelligent Automation in Oil & Gas Report

As the new normal unfolds for the oil and gas industry, leaders are focused on harnessing efficiencies in their operations & becoming more agile. Intelligent Automation is offering the industry the opportunity to use the information they have at their fingertips to uncover efficiencies at a rapid pace – allowing...

Interviews with Industry Leaders

Using AI, RPA & Machine Learning to Drive Operational Excellence at Koch Industries

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit in Houston, we caught up with Sheryl Corrigan, Director, Environment, Health & Safety, Koch Industries. Here, Sheryl provides insight into how the company is working to create next-generation leak detection technology for the oil and gas...

If You Can’t Manage Safety, You Can’t Manage: Increasing Safety Performance and Reducing Cost at Crestwood Midstream

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit in Houston, we caught up with Chris Humes, Senior Vice President of Operations at Crestwood Midstream. Chris provides insight into how the company has saved $14 million in operating costs while simultaneously improving safety performance and...

How Shell is Applying a Holistic Approach to Continuous Improvement

In the Oil & Gas Industry, Continuous Improvement plays an essential role in reducing costs, improving margins and driving organizational growth. In this exclusive interview with Michiel Van Noort, Global Head of Continuous Improvement, Downstream, at Royal Dutch Shell, we discuss the company’s holistic approach to continuous improvement, and how...

Developing a Robust Hazard Identification Process

In the lead up to this year’s Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit, we sat down with Kal Johnson, Director of HSSE at Cameron LNG. Kal is accountable for developing and implementing an overarching corporate and operations HSSE management system, while maintaining strategic security infrastructure to meet MARSAC and...

How Can The Oil & Gas Industry Achieve Organizational Optimization?

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit in Houston, we caught up with Robert Hutcherson, founder and CEO of Optimize Consulting as well as author of Organizational Optimization. As one of this year’s speakers, Robert provides insight into his work with the Department...

Transforming the Oil and Gas Company with Equinor

Jim Claunch, Vice President of Business Efficiency at Equinor shares his unique insights on the digital transformation of oil and gas companies and the barriers facing companies on this transformation journey.  Jim has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and shares his expertise with us...

The Road To Environmental Excellence

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit, we had the pleasure of catching up with Sheryl Corrigan, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety at Koch Industries. With over  thirty years experience in the environmental, health and safety arena and 12 years working at Koch...

Learning from Human Error: How BP’s Human Performance Framework is Improving Site Safety

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit, we sat down with Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager at BP, to discuss his work in human performance and the role of human factors in overall risk management.

A Shared Vision: How Andeavor Creates and Maintains a Culture of Operational Excellence

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit in Houston, we caught up with Grigor Bambekov, Director, Performance & Business Excellence at Andeavor Logistics. As one of this year’s speakers, Grigor provides insight into how the company is maintaining its vision for operational excellence...

The Voice of the Experts: How The Dow Chemical Company is Driving Continuous Improvement

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit in Houston, we caught up with Julie Thyne, North America Continuous Improvement Lead at The Dow Chemical Company. Julie provides insight into how the company is driving reliability improvements by speaking directly to frontline experts.

Maintaining Your Safety Culture During Times of Transformation

An Interview with Enbridge EVP Cynthia HansenIn this new and exclusive interview, Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President of Utilities and Power Operations at Enbridge, shares her insight on how high-risk businesses can enable safe and reliable operations during times of transformation.

Human Factors meets Data and Analytics at Chevron

Graciela Perez, Global Manager at Chevron, shares how the global oil and gas giant is leveraging human factors and data analytics as part of their Lean Transformation.Download the interview to learn how human factors, linked together with Lean Six Sigma, has helped Chevron facilitate change management, improve cross functional learning,...

Controlling Risk in a Dangerous World: How to prevent the next accident

Exclusive interview with Jim Wetherbee, the only American astronaut to have commanded five missions in space, a former Vice President of Operational Leadership at BP and author of the recently published “Controlling Risk"! In this exclusive interview, Jim discusses the ten common adverse conditions that existed in companies that experienced...

Monitoring Operational Risk at the Asset Level

Last month, RiskPoynt’s Bruce Chumley sat down with Occidental’s Manager of Safety and Process Risk, Stewart Behie to find out how the oil, gas and chemicals giant is identifying and monitoring operational risk at the asset level, and how they are leveraging technology to improve the outcome of safety critical...

Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas: The Baker Hughes Story

In this exclusive interview, Rustom Mody – Vice President of Technical Excellence at Baker Hughes - provides useful insights into how disruptive technologies can help oil and gas companies transform their processes, reduce operating costs and improve collaboration among relevant stakeholders.

The Final Frontier - What the oil and gas industry can learn from NASA's PRA tools

David Kaplan - Head of Safety & Mission Assurance at NASA - shares 6 key lessons learned from NASA’s experience with Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) and how to apply some of these risk assessment tools to the challenges and new regulations that impact the oil and gas industry.

Industry Reports

Black Powder Contamination Introduction: Formation, Composition, Facility Impacts

Black powder contamination is a widely used term for a highly pervasive particulate contamination found in all hydrocarbon facilities and pipelines, water systems, petrochemical powders, and other fluid and gas systems.  All too often, its presence and negative impacts are accepted by industry as a cost of doing business. To prevent...

Asset Optimization in Oil and Gas Report

We teamed up with Software AG to survey over 200 operations leaders to understand how they are responding to today’s volatile market conditions and optimizing asset performance. Download this insightful industry report to discover:The specific actions that the oil and gas industry is currently taking to optimize its assetsThe barriers...

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Whitepaper

Implementing a Pipeline Quality Management System

Metegrity provided us with this insightful whitepaper in which they examine: The definition and role of a Quality Management System (QMS) for pipeline construction to comply with API 1177; the options available to operators in selecting a QMS and; what to look for in a QMS when using generation 4...

How to Build a Business Case for Asset Integrity Management (AIM)

Need to convince decision makers to update the company’s asset integrity management (AIM) program? Help your company progress with an effective business case​. This Whitepaper from Metegrity examines how to develop a business case, the top five factors to consider, and other strategies for success.