June 4-6, 2018 | Calgary, AB

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Download the 2017 Agenda

This year’s program is all new with tracks on Driving OE to the Frontline, Human Factors & Process Safety, Operational Risk Management, Risk & Safety Culture,  Digital Transformation, Powering Human Performance, Asset Management, Environmental Excellence, Business Continuity Planning, STOs, Robotic Process Automation, Leading & Sustaining OE and much much more.

With over 200 operations, M&R, Projects and HSE leaders already confirmed to attend from Kinder Morgan, Husky, Cenovus, Pembina, Tesoro, American Refining, Keyera and more -- this year's event promises to be the best learning and networking opportunity you'll have all year. 

Download a copy of the agenda to take a look at the innovative sessions we’ve planned for this year.

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2017 OpEx Calgary Summit Sample Attendee List

Over 100 operations, reliability, OE and HSE leaders have already registered to attend the OpEx Calgary Summit. Which of your peers, potential or current clients could you be networking with at the event? Download the sample attendee list to find out.


Accelerating Human Performance in Hazardous Industries

Many hazardous industries today are facing increasing mandates for compliance and safety while also being pressed to improve production and increase operational efficiency. Recently we teamed up with Check-6 to survey more than 100 operations leaders across hazardous industries to understand how leaders are responding to changing market conditions, increased regulations and pressure to improve efficiency in order to set themselves on a more sustainable path.

Download this exclusive report to discover emerging trends and clear actions that hazardous industries need to implement to survive and thrive in the future upturn.

Interviews with Industry Leaders

60 Seconds Series: Operational Excellence at NASA

David Loyd, Head of the Safety and Test Operations Division at NASA, provides his insights on integrating risk management practices and techniques throughout a large organization with an extraordinarily diverse mission.

Download the full interview to see how operations leaders in high risk industries can move beyond the use of historical data and really leverage data to be more proactive and predictive – so that data flags warnings early, before unplanned events occur.

Operational Excellence in Energy: A Canadian Perspective

In today's volatile market environment, how can you deliver consistent operational excellence? And where do you go to learn how to start?

Mark Little, VP Health & Safety at Cenovus Energy, Emmanuel Giry, Manager, Enterprise Risk Management at Alberta Energy Regulator, and Shannon Guterson, Senior Business Analyst at TransCanada, shared their OpEx journeys and their biggest priorities and challenges when it comes to balancing operational efficiency with operational risk management.

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60 Seconds Series: Manufacturing Excellence at Shell Oil

Lynne Buchanan, America’s Regional Manufacturing Excellence Lead at Shell Oil, provides us with insight into the importance of leadership and the management behaviors required in driving operational excellence.

Download this exclusive interview to see what is driving Shell’s manufacturing excellence strategy, and how to secure executive level support for continuous improvement initiatives when the business is facing more market volatility, risk and complexity than ever before.

Beyond Budgeting: Management innovation for new business and people realities

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 performance evaluation.

60 Seconds Series: Interview 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 was to determine the causes of the accident and make recommendations for safe operations of future oil and gas activities. Many of the report’s recommendations have been implemented and we spoke with Captain Nguyen to discuss his personal perspective on the leadership lessons learned from the incident – and where safety improvements still need to be made.

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60 Seconds Series: Operational Excellence at Veolia

Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President of Operations at $50B energy company Veolia, shares his insights on transforming the cultural, operational, and financial underpinnings of a failing coal-fired power plant in just 12 short months.

Download the full interview to find out what are the challenges of modifying the thought-processes and operational models that can often be ingrained for decades in the minds of front-line supervisors, and how culture change can ultimately improve financial performance in high risk industries.

The path to Safety Excellence through Operational Discipline

Mark Little, Vice President of Health and Safety at Cenovus Energy, provides his insights on maturing your safety culture and what it means to achieve excellence in health and safety.

Read the full interview to learn how Cenovus is using their management system framework to drive operational excellence and risk management and how this has helped to simultaneously keep their people safe, their operations productive and their products sustainable during what’s been a very volatile time for the oil and gas industry.

Human Factors and Next Generation Procedures: Laying the foundation for Operational Excellence

Our operating environment and business requirements are changing. The demand on operator vigilance continues to climb to meet the ever evolving expectations in safety, reliability, and performance. Procedures have traditionally been utilized as a one size-fits-all tool for compliance, missing key opportunities to optimize human performance and safety. Our workers are paying the price.

In this exclusive interview Dr. Camille Peres (CP), Ph.D, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, and Nate Rightmer, Vice President of Procedure Services at ATR, discuss the Next Generation Procedure Research and share the key findings from this study that are informing significant adjustments to how industry should be implementing procedures.

Project Risk Management at BP

Hugo Ashkar, Global Projects Risk Manager at BP, talks through the important combination of holistic and evergreen risk management approach deployed at BP.

In this interview Hugo discusses the biggest risks to large capital projects today - particularly in the current market and environment - and how BP is aligning their risk management program with the overall strategy of the business.

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Improving Productivity Safely: Driving Operational Excellence to the Frontline

Kristen Kulinowski, board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, provides her insight into CSB’s recent investigations and efforts to identify common drivers behind several major chemical incidents.

CSB Investigators have recently closed high profile investigations into Macondo, the West Fertilizer explosion and fire, the Tesoro Martinez chemical spill, Williams olefins explosion and several others - and are currently investigating spills and explosions at ExxonMobil, AirGas, Dupont facilities among others. 

In this exclusive interview Dr. Kulinowski shares her insight into some of the critical lessons learned from such chemical accidents and the operational risks associated with deferred maintenance, improper MoC, inadequate condition monitoring and more.

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The top 5 Reasons why Assets Fail

Download this whitepaper produced by add energy to discover top five improvement opportunities missed by assets when managing efficiency and asset integrity.