Center for Offshore Safety: First Annual Forum
29-30 April, 2013
Westin Houston Memorial City, Houston, Texas
The Center for Offshore Safety is pleased to announce its first Annual Forum on 29-30 April, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
The Center is focused on promoting the highest levels of safety and environmental protection for offshore drilling, completions and production operations in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Center’s membership includes a diverse range of operators, drilling contractors, service companies and other associations. This is the first formal opportunity for the Center’s membership to communicate progress against its key focus areas.
The Forum’s agenda has been created to provide an update on progress made by the Center and its cross-industry work groups and will be complemented by interactive panel sessions. The latter will feature key industry representatives from the Center’s membership as well as key regulators.
Keynote speeches will be delivered by Mr. J. Ford Brett (PetroSkills) and Director James Watson (Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement).
The Forum is an excellent opportunity to gain an insight and understanding of the important work being undertaken by the Center for Offshore Safety.
Topics will include:
Industry Efforts to Bridge the Gap with Respect to Recommendations from Post Macondo Investigations
Evaluating Industry Safety Performance Via a New Approach to Safety Performance Indicators
Challenges of a Regulated SEMS Environment
Enabling Industry to Learn from Shared Incident Reporting
Ensuring SEMS Suitability, Adequacy, and Effectiveness to Enable Incident Free Operations
Improving Offshore Safety from a Regulatory Perspective
Ensuring SEMS Audits Meet Governmental Regulations and Identify Management System Gaps and Risks
A Model for Knowledge Sharing in a Multi-Company Environment
Lessons Learned – Developing a SEMS from a Small Operator Perspective
Demonstrating Safety and Environmental Commitment During Leadership Site Visits
Balancing Personal Safety with Process Safety
Keys to Successfully Managing Contractors
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Initiative
From the “Big Crew Change” to SEMS: Reflecting on competency management and regulatory response to drive safety in the E&P industry
Verification of Contractor Skills and Knowledge
Co-Sponsored by :
Offshore Operators Committee (OOC)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Who Should Attend:
The Center for Offshore Safety encourages the attendance of Industry and government professionals involved in the following areas:
Health, Safety, and Environment
Safety and Environment Management Systems (SEMS)
Offshore Operations/Operational Integrity
Gulf of Mexico (GOM)/Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Compliance
Deepwater/Offshore Drilling, Completions, and Production
Process Safety Management (PSM)
The Center for Offshore Safety has reserved a discount room block at the new Westin Houston Memorial City for $175 a night for a single/double room. You may reserve a room at this group rate online here. This rate is also available 3 days before and until 3 days after the meeting. The cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, April 12th at 5:00 pm Central. After this date hotel reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. In the event the hotel is sold-out, the Westin recommends the Points by Sheraton Memorial City . The address is 10655 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. The phone number is 281-501-4600. There is a complimentary shuttle between the two hotels.
The address for the Westin Houston Memorial City is 945 Gessner, Houston, Texas 77024. An online map is available here. A map of the parking options is available here.
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