Featured Interviews

Building a High Reliability Culture - Part 1

Building a High Reliability Culture - Part 1

This two-part eBook will take you through the critical steps companies operating in hazardous industries must take to improve their corporate culture and ultimately reduce operational risk, improve productivity and drive world class performance. Part one of the guide will show you how to: define what is a ‘High Reliability’ culture; understand how behaviors and values are tied to operational and financial performance; and identify if you have what it takes to build a high performing culture.
Building a High Reliability Culture - Part 2

Building a High Reliability Culture - Part 2

This two-part eBook will take you through the critical steps companies operating in hazardous industries must take to improve their corporate culture and ultimately reduce operational risk, improve productivity and drive world class performance.

Part two of the guide will show you how to: compares your company to a High Reliability Culture, implement a 4-step culture change framework that will change your culture for the long haul and identify what landmines to avoid for a greater chance of succeeding with your culture change initiative

Human Factors meets Data and Analytics at Chevron

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 deliver safer and more efficient operations. 

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

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 and how they focused on culture to drive operational excellence and become one of the safest chemical companies in the world.

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.

Maximizing Continuous Improvement at Europe's largest refinery

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 month after a full shut-down due to a power failure.

Leading Millennials to Operational Excellence

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, it is imperative to understand, embrace and leverage these differences to maximize your company’s performance.

In this interview, Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President of Operations at Veolia, shares his experience working with millennials in the military and energy industries and presents suggestions for leading this generation on your journey to operational excellence.

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. 

Governance at Thames Water

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

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 tackle those inhibitors, leaders can build a strong safety culture that drives operational excellence.

The Final Frontier - What the oil and gas industry can learn from NASA's PRA tools

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.