Interviews with Industry Leaders

Journey to Zero: How Suncor is achieving safety, environmental and technological excellence

Journey to Zero: How Suncor is achieving safety, environmental and technological excellence

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit in Calgary, we caught up with Stephane Demers,Director of Operations at Suncor’s Montreal Refinery. As one of this year’s speakers, Stephane provides insight into how the refinery maintains exceptional environmental and safety performance as well as the role that technology will play in the company’s future.

Future in Focus: How CNRL is Using Innovation to Reduce Operational Cost and Risk

Future in Focus: How CNRL is Using Innovation to Reduce Operational Cost and Risk

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit in Calgary, we caught up with Joy Romero, Vice President of Technology & Innovation at Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL). As one of this year's speakers, Joy provides insight into CNRL's use of 'game changing' technologies as well as their current carbon conversion initiatives. 

Human System Engineering: Human Factors, Procedures, and Safety Culture

Human System Engineering: Human Factors, Procedures, and Safety Culture

Camille Peres, PhD, Texas A&M School of Public Health sat down with us to talk about Human System Engineering: Human Factors, Procedures, and Safety Culture.

Download the exclusive interview to find out the latest research in human factors including:
  • ‘Contextual Inquiry’ and why some procedures aren’t consistently followed
  • How to properly develop and maintain effective procedural systems
  • The role of machine learning in the development of a robust system of procedures 
How Chevron Canada is Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline

How Chevron Canada is Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline

In anticipation of the Calgary Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit, we sat down with Troy Geertson, Vice President, Health, Environment, Safety & Regulatory at Chevron Canada. Troy tells us about how Chevron is developing into a better learning organization and leveraging new technologies to enhance field operations and worker safety. 

Transforming the Oil and Gas Company with Equinor

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 in this exclusive interview. Download the full interview to read about how Equinor is: defining business efficiency through a mission to integrate competencies, developing a culture that embraces digital transformation, leveraging big data, predictive maintenance and analytics. 

Digital from the Ground Up: Growth and Innovation at Rio Tinto

Digital from the Ground Up: Growth and Innovation at Rio Tinto

In the lead up to the 2019 Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit, we caught up with Nigel Steward, Head of Processing Centre of Excellence at Rio Tinto.

With over 26 years in various roles within the company, Nigel tells us all about the technological transformations that are taking place within Rio Tinto as well as the role of sustainability in their future thinking.

People, Process, Technology: Driving Operational Excellence at Hydro One

People, Process, Technology: Driving Operational Excellence at Hydro One

In anticipation of the Calgary Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit, we sat down with Martin Huang, Vice President of System Operations at Hydro One. Martin tells us about Hydro One's journey to becoming a high reliability organization, and how the company is employing sensor technology to improve their power delivery performance. 

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

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

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources 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.

Integrating Risk & Asset Management

Integrating Risk & Asset Management

In the lead up to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summitt, we sat down with Michelle George, Vice President of Engineering & Asset Management at Enbridge Gas Distribution. Michelle tells us about how Canada's largest energy delivering company is driving operational excellence through their integrated management system and their quantitative approach to risk management. 

M&A Integration: Managing change without compromising reliability, compliance and safety performance

M&A Integration: Managing change without compromising reliability, compliance and safety performance

Michele Harradence, Vice President of Gas Transmission shares how Enbridge is redesigning their operating model following their acquisition of Spectra Energy.

Monitoring Operational Risk at the Asset Level

Monitoring Operational Risk at the Asset Level

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 decisions.

Developing a Robust Hazard Identification Process

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 USCG requirements. Kal has been working on a robust hazard identification program.

Maintaining Your Safety Culture During Times of Transformation

Maintaining Your Safety Culture During Times of Transformation

In 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.
Predictive Analytics to drive real time Production Optimization

Predictive Analytics to drive real time Production Optimization

In the lead up to this year’s Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities, we sat down with Mark Hutcherson, Director of Operational Excellence at ConocoPhillips. Mark discusses how the American energy giant is taking the next step toward digital transformation and driving real time production optimization. 

In this exclusive interview, Mark shares powerful insights on how ConocoPhillips is fostering a culture of technology adoption, as well as how AI is used for the purposes of equipment condition monitoring and predictive analytics.

Leveraging Data to Mitigate Asset Risk at Suncor

Leveraging Data to Mitigate Asset Risk at Suncor

Leigh Mork, Director of Maintenance and Reliability Integration at Suncor Energy, shares Suncor’s approach to mitigating asset risk and how to use asset information to enable safe, reliable and cost effective operations. 

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

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 a major safety incident and how to use the presence and severity of these conditions as indicators to determine if your organization may be drifting toward a disaster.

Download the full interview to find out more.