In this interview, Mick O’Connor, Behavioural Safety Manager at Irving Oil, explains what role leadership plays in shaping safety culture and the key management hurdles that stand between a company achieving operational excellence.
Mick shares how Irving Oil implemented changes in leadership thinking to support organizational transformation through training, change management and stakeholder engagement and how other companies can do the same and build a culture of collaboration to achieve what he defines as a ‘desire-based culture.’
In this exclusive interview, Ýr Gunnarsdóttir – Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement Leader for Shell, talks us through how Continuous Improvement (CI) can act as a key enabler for business performance and outcome and how CI ways of working enabled Shell to start-up the Pernis refinery in less than one month after a full shut-down due to a power failure.
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, and deliver safer and more efficient operations.
Kristen Kulinowski, board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, provides her insight into CSB’s recent investigations and efforts to identify common drivers behind several major chemical incidents.
CSB Investigators have recently closed high profile investigations into Macondo, the West Fertilizer explosion and fire, the Tesoro Martinez chemical spill, Williams olefins explosion and several others - and are currently investigating spills and explosions at ExxonMobil, AirGas, Dupont facilities.
In this exclusive interview Dr. Kulinowski shares her insight into some of the critical lessons learned from such chemical accidents and the operational risks associated with deferred maintenance, improper MoC, inadequate condition monitoring and more.
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In today's volatile market environment, how can you deliver consistent operational excellence? And where do you go to learn how to start?
Mark Little, VP Health & Safety at Cenovus Energy, Emmanuel Giry, Manager, Enterprise Risk Management at Alberta Energy Regulator, and Shannon Guterson, Senior Business Analyst at TransCanada, shared their OpEx journeys and their biggest priorities and challenges when it comes to balancing operational efficiency with operational risk management.
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Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President of Performance Management Development at Statoil, shares insight into how the Norwegian oil giant is pushing the boundaries of operations management with a concept called Beyond Budgeting.
Download the full interview to see how Statoil is redefining performance by setting dynamic and relative targets and using holistic performance evaluation.
Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President of Operations at $50B energy company Veolia, shares his insights on transforming the cultural, operational, and financial underpinnings of a failing coal-fired power plant in just 12 short months.
Download the full interview to find out the key challenges in modifying the thought-processes and operational models that can often be ingrained for decades in the minds of front-line supervisors, and how culture change can ultimately improve financial performance in high risk industries.