The World's Leading Peer-led Offshore Process Safety Conference Series
Develop Process Safety Strategies for Drilling and Production to Control Major Accident Risk and Achieve On-Going Organizational Reliability
The Offshore Safety Conference (OSC) is the world’s largest forum dedicated to raising the bar in offshore safety standards for drilling and production activities. With 300 senior attendees and 30+ expert speakers - it will provide operators and contractors with ground-breaking strategies needed to control major hazard risks at their sites and transform them into “high reliability organizations”.
- Human Factors and Safety Culture Development – Embrace proven strategies to influence how people behave and make decisions to develop a safety culture across all sites
- Overcome Deepwater Drilling & Completions Challenges – Receive expert strategies for managing the unique requirements and dimensions of risk in deepwater drilling
- Drilling Process Design and Improvement – Optimize project decision making for staffing, pace, design, and operations whilst maximizing safety and cost-efficiency
- SEMS II Audit Results and the Next Step – Common trends and data, exclusive operator case studies, and the next stage in SEMS II –strategies to improve and develop safety management systems
- Regulating the Offshore Domain – Hear critical updates on SEMS II requirements, Audits, BOP Requirements and SEMS for Vessels to ensure effective planning and compliance
- Contractor Management Strategies – In-depth examples of how to implement a robust Skills and Knowledge Management System and discuss “contractor alliances for safety”
You and your teams will leave feeling energized and excited, reinforcing the safety culture revolution in the oil and gas industry.
|Keynote Speaker John Turley
Author of "The Simple Truth: BP's Macondo Blowout"
and retired VP of Worldwide Drilling for Marathon
|Keynote Speaker Kevin Lacy
Sr VP Global Drilling & Completions
|Emeritus Professor Patrick Hudson
Delft University of Technology
Brand New Features for 2014!
- SEND UNLIMITED EMPLOYEES FOR ONE FLAT RATE – this discount program allows operating companies to send unlimited employees for one flat rate of US$4,995.
- DRILLING AND WELLS PRE-CONFERENCE DAY – invite your drilling and wells team to develop new strategies to tackle the new risks and challenges presented by the deep water environment
- CONNECTING 300+ DRILLING AND PRODUCTION MANAGERS – network with key decision makers including senior management personnel for Drilling & Completions, HS&E, Process Safety, Well Integrity and Control to engage in high-level business discussions that will set a new benchmark in offshore safety standards
The assembly of operators, contractors, service providers, consultants, and industry and regulatory representatives was outstanding - without inhibiting open exchange
Jim Kepper, Regional Representative - Process Safety, Shell E&P
|Pre-Conference September 29||Interactive Workshops||
||Sponsored Dinner and Official Opening Reception|
|Conference Day 1 September 30||Keynote Presentations||
||Networking Drinks Party|
|Conference Day 2 October 1||Topic specific presentations and expert panel discussions, including:
||End of Conference|
A good overview of current SEMS issues was presented along with several practical solutions. The sessions were well organized and the two chairman did an excellent job
Robin Pitblado, Director, SHE Risk Management Services, DNV
A Journey to Enhanced Safety and Organizational Reliability
To address the critical process safety (major accident risks) challenges in offshore drilling and production activities, DecomWorld’s Offshore Safety Conference is returning to Houston for its 3rd year running. It aims to raise the bar in offshore standards for drilling and production. We will bring you executive insight into successful strategies for safer drilling, completion and production practices that influence Organizational Safety Culture, Control Major Accident Risks and help you Achieve On-Going Reliability.
Expert speakers - representing operators, drilling contractors, service contractors, suppliers and regulators - will provide you and your teams with the most critical industry-wide challenges. Practical solutions will be delivered through a series of inspiring keynote presentations, interactive panel debates, Q&A’s, and stimulating discussions.
The comprehensive 3-day technical program covers it all - so you can rest assured that every angle of the industry will be covered - providing exceptional value for your organization.
Enjoyed the speakers; Great networking - attendees were engaging, professional, and experienced in issues similar to the ones I work with on a regular basis
Farley Burge, HSSE Legal Counsel, BP
Who Should Attend?
Everyone involved in drilling and production operations are responsible for safety and therefore must attend this conference to learn how they can improve their attitudes, approach and strategies for enhanced safety culture and organizational reliability.
Job functions that should attend the OSC 2014:
- 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)
- Workforce Safety
- Offshore/Process Engineering
What people said about previous Offshore Safety conferences:
The conference was very informative and the cross section of the attendees allowed for effective networking opportunities
Tracy Burger, Shell E&P
Great networking opportunity. Very reputable and experienced presenters
Terry Guillory, Marathon Oil Corp
The conference exceeded my expectations and gave a good solid understanding of how SEMS will be implemented'
Neil Campbell, Pacific Drilling
A New Era for Offshore Safety
On April 20, 2010, a well control incident allowed hydrocarbons to escape from BP's Macondo well onto Transocean's Deepwater Horizon, resulting in explosions and a fire on the rig. Eleven people lost their lives, and 17 others were injured. The fire, fed by hydrocarbons from the well, continued for 36 hours until the rig sank. Hydrocarbons continued to flow from the reservoir through the wellbore and the blowout preventer (BOP) for 87 days, causing widespread environmental impact on an unprecedented scale. No one could have predicted the resulting impact of the disaster.
The incident demonstrated how a convergence of risk factors: significant planned organizational changes, a risk-heavy set of deep water wells, along with tremendous pressure to reduce cost, can result in a major loss of well control. Low frequency – high consequence events are entirely probable. The question now is no longer if, but when, the next incident will happen. And what can we do as an industry to prevent it from happening again?
The risks and complexities associated with deep water drilling and production operations will continue to grow as operators move into deep and ultra-deep water. The offshore drilling service market will grow from an estimated $73.1 billion in 2013 to $121.1 billion by 2018. There are now 816 drilling rigs worldwide, each with around 100 employees managing the rigs. Combined with the erosion of the level of competency and high-staff turnover, can safety levels meet the required demand?
The industry has made exceptional progress so far, but has the industry done enough to ensure future readiness and effectiveness to contain the next deepwater spill? Can operators and drilling contractors guarantee that their safety management strategy is robust enough? How will the developing regulatory landscape impact the control of major accident hazards? What KPI’s measure real progress?
The general consensus across industry indicates that while developments so far are positive, much more needs to be done, in terms of both government policy and industry commitments.
In order to help industry move towards a high reliability sector the OSC 2014 has brought together regulators, drilling contractors, operators and leading safety experts to develop new strategies for better organizational safety culture and more robust safety management systems for drilling and production operations.