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Europe’s #1 event dedicated to Operational Excellence in energy, chemicals & resources! Returning to London on 19-21 November 2019, the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources Summit will bring together over 150 Operations leaders - all in one location - ...

60 Second Interviews

60 Seconds with Bjarte Bogsnes: Operational Excellence at Statoil

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...

60 Seconds with Derek Middlemas: Chief Executive Officer at DIGATEX

Digital asset strategies that yield a real return on investmentDerek is championing the concept of ‘digital twin’ - a digital asset for every physical asset. In this exclusive interview he speaks about how this concept can improve safety, reliability and operational efficiency.Download this exclusive interview to see how this new...

60 Seconds with Hugo Ashkar: Project Risk Management at BP

In this exclusive interview, Hugo Ashkar - Global Projects Risk Manager at BP - talks through the important combination of holistic and evergreen risk management approach deployed at BP. Hugo discusses the biggest risks to large capital projects today, particularly in the current market and environment, and how BP is...

60 Seconds with Thomas Aes Sæthre: Asset Reliability and Integrity Management at Oceaneering

Thomas Aas Sæthre, Vice President of Asset Integrity at Oceaneering, shares his experience in asset integrity and how the changed approaches to data, reporting and risk profiling are impacting asset integrity management in the new generation of low oil price.

60 seconds with Deepwater Horizon Investigator Captain Hung Nguyen

Just seven days after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, U.S. Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen was designated as the co-chair for the US Departments of Homeland Security and Interior joint investigation into the incident that killed 11 workers and resulted in the largest oil spill in US history. Captain Nguyen’s role...

60 Seconds with Stephan Blasilli - Lean Thinking to Mitigate Compliance Risks at EDP Renewables

EDP Renewables’ Head of Corporate Initiatives shares his company’s approach to lean thinking and how it is helping them to mitigate compliance risks.Download the full interview to find out more.

Featured Interviews

Governance at Thames Water

Karl Simons, Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing Director at Thames Water, explains how they have created a defined risk framework that underpins standards and rules to consistently protect their people. 

Leadership Behaviours that Drive a Culture of Operational Excellence

In this new and exclusive interview, Diane Chadwick-Jones, Director of Leadership and Culture at BP, talks to us about embedding – and sustaining - a culture of operational excellence in a large multinational company. By identifying key culture change inhibitors and then implementing specific training and change management tools to...

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.

Developing an Impactful Safety and Supply Chain Strategy

In this exclusive interview, we spoke with Simon Watson - Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing at Thames Water - about Thames Water’s ground breaking approach in using psychology alongside organisational performance to select supply chain partnerships.

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, can help facilitate change management, improve cross functional learning, and...

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...

Leading Millennials to Operational Excellence

Everyone seems to have an opinion about the millennial generation – positive, negative, or otherwise. Regardless, it is difficult to deny that this blossoming generation grew up in a very different environment than preceding generations.These differences invariably lead to different perspectives, priorities, and practices. As leaders working in hazardous industries,...

Safety Culture at Arkema: Focusing on culture to drive Operational Excellence

At a time when the industry is putting increased pressure on improving operational efficiency, how can you ensure that safety remains a top priority for your organization? Paul Leonard – Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment at Arkema – shares his insights on the company’s journey to safety excellence...

Maximizing Continuous Improvement at Europe's largest refinery

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...

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. 

Industry Reports

Asset Optimization in Oil and Gas Report

Recently we surveyed over 200 operations leaders to understand how they are responding to today’s volatile market conditions and optimising asset performance. Download this insightful industry report to discover:The specific actions that the oil and gas industry is currently taking to optimise its assetsThe barriers preventing oil and gas leaders...

Additional Information

2018 Sample Attendee List

Over 150 Operations, HSE, Operational Excellence, Maintenance and Reliability leaders will meet in London this 2-4 October at the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit to discuss the latest tools and techniques to enhance efficiency, reliability, safety, and drive Operational Excellence to the frontline.This is the only event...