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Focusing on Managing Drilling Margin and Well Control Risk, a Forum for Dialogue

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Schlumberger
3600 Briarpark Dr
Houston, TX

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will facilitate dialogue between industry, academia, regulators, and non-governmental organizations in a Forum to discuss managing drilling margin and well control risk. The intent of this Forum is to stimulate dialogue among the ocean energy stakeholders. How do we continue to enable a common understanding and usage of drilling margin and well control terms and processes. What are the best practices in managing pressure while drilling? What new and emerging technologies are available to help manage margins and other risk-avoidance technologies. Additionally, we expect to have an open session with BSEE to further answer questions on the Well Control Rule. The product of this Forum will be proceedings that will include presentations, discussions, current and best practices, ideas and tasks to help continuously improve safer management of drilling margins and well control risk.

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For more information contact Alanna Scheinerman at scheinerman@tamu.edu, 979-845-5981

 

Past Forums –

Focusing on Alarm Management for Safer Offshore Operations, a Forum for Dialogue

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Maersk Training Facility
15882 Diplomatic Plaza Dr, Ste 100
Houston, TX 77032

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will facilitate dialogue between industry, academia, regulators, and non-governmental organizations in a Forum to discuss alarm management in offshore operations. The intent of this Forum is to stimulate dialogue among the ocean energy stakeholders. We will take this opportunity to share and discuss Best Practices in the management of alarms for safer offshore operations. What process is used to manage the prioritization of alarms? How does the ocean energy industry deal with alarm flooding, alarm rationalization and other alarm issues? What are the best practices of other industries that have had to deal with alarm management issues? What research and future efforts are ongoing to help alarming to help increase situational awareness and proper decision-making offshore? In small group sessions, we will discuss alarm management metrics and discuss topics that could be included in a future development of an Alarm Management specification for the Ocean Energy industry. The product of this Forum will be proceedings that will include presentations, discussions, current and best practices, ideas and tasks to help continuously improve safer management of safety barriers, and a framework of ideas to help develop an Alarm Management specification.

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For more information contact Alanna Scheinerman at scheinerman@tamu.edu, 979-845-5981

Keeping a Focus on Barriers for Safer Offshore Operations, Forum for Dialogue

May 18, 2016
Michael J. Cemo Hall
The University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will facilitate dialogue between industry, academia, regulators, and non-governmental organizations in a Forum to discuss barriers for safer offshore operations. The intent of this Forum is to stimulate dialogue among the ocean energy stakeholders. We will take this opportunity to share and discuss Best Practices in the management of barriers for safe offshore operations. How does leadership engage in the risk-based prioritization of barrier management, especially in this period of consolidations and workforce reductions? What process is utilized in the identification of the hazards for which barriers should be set against? What is the latest Academic research on Barrier Management? Where does BSEE’s ‘Risk-Based Inspection Program’ fit into Barrier Management? Breakout Groups will address areas of common interest from morning discussions. The product of this Forum will be proceedings that will include presentations, discussions, best practices and most importantly a list of ideas and tasks to help continuously improve safer management of safety barriers generated by focused dialogue.

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For questions, please contact Amarette Renieri at 979-458-1863 or via email: arenieri@tamu.edu. You may also contact Stephanie Coates at 713-743-6530 or via email: sacoates@uh.edu.

Taking SEMS to the Next Level, Forum for Dialogue

July 29, 2015
Michael J. Cemo Hall
The University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004

The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will facilitate dialogue between industry, academia, regulators, and non-governmental organizations in a Forum to discuss “Taking Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) to the Next Level”. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is looking for opportunities to ensure continuous improvement in the ability of SEMS to successfully manage known and new risks associated with offshore oil and gas activities. BSEE and the Industry are in search of ways to ensure that SEMS can be a regulatory tool as well as an operational management tool; to help further enable safe and environmentally responsible ocean energy operations. Attendees will interact with presenters and participate in facilitated discussion in order to share their thoughts and ideas on a ‘future SEMS’; what it could be, what it could include, ways it could be used.

Presenters and facilitators will include representatives from Industry, academia and the government who are experts in SEMS and most importantly, what SEMS can be in the future.

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SEMS Forum Announcement

Human Factors Forum

March 10, 2015, Houston, TX
Even with continued improvements in engineering solutions and safety management systems; upstream incidents continue to occur in the offshore environment. Throughout the early OESI Forums, a key thread has been the need to discuss Human Factors in the offshore operating environment. The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will convene top industry, academic and research experts from various companies, universities and organizations in a Forum for Dialogue to discuss “Decreasing Ocean Energy Safety Incidents through Greater Incorporation of Human Factors and Human-Systems Integration”. We will discuss how Organizational Elements and Design Decisions can lead to incidents being decreased or mitigated. Attendees will interact with presenters and panels in order to share best practices, understand areas for further efforts and develop opportunities for additional research and collaboration. Panel members and presenters will include representatives from Human Factors and Human-Systems Integration organizations throughout Industry, Academia and the Government. Registration will include continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
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Shallow Water Blowout Forum

March 11, 2015, Houston, TX
While drilling and operating in deep water carries obvious danger and risk; shallow-water drilling and operations are not without their own dangers and risk. With shallow-water drilling conducted in closer proximity to the shoreline, reactions to leading indicators become that much more critical. The Ocean Energy Safety Institute will convene top industry, academic and research experts from various companies, universities and organizations in a Forum for Dialogue to discuss “Maintaining a High-level of Focus and Increasing the Safety Culture in the Shallow Water Operating Environment”. We will discuss whether standards and safety barrier equipment (e.g. Blowout Preventers) should be modified for shallow-water operations and Industry efforts in addressing shallow-water blowouts. Attendees will interact with presenters and panels in order to share best practices, understand areas for further efforts and develop opportunities for additional research and collaboration. Panel members and presenters will include representatives from organizations throughout Industry, Academia and the Government. Registration will include continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

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