June 4-6, 2018 | Calgary, AB

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Canada’s #1 event dedicated to Operational Excellence in energy, chemicals & resources! 

Returning to Calgary this June 4-6, the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources Summit will bring together over 250 Heads of OE, Operations, ORM, Assets and HSE - all in one location - to strategize on how to manage change, increase efficiency and optimize productivity - without compromising reliability, safety, and compliance.

World class industry speakers confirmed for this year include Enbridge, ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell, Toronto Hydro, Veolia, Energy Safety Canada, Irving Oil, BP and many more.

Download your copy of the 2018 agenda to take a look at the interactive sessions we’ve planned for this June and see how to drive enterprise operational excellence now!

Interviews with Industry Leaders

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.

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

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.

Managing Project Risk 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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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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Improving Productivity Safely: Driving OE 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.

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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60 seconds interview with Deepwater Horizon Investigator

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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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. 


Additional Information

Opex Calgary - 2018 Attendee List

The Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit will be joined by over 250 operations leaders to discuss how to optimize safety, efficiency, sustainability and reliability to drive world-class business performance.

With roundtables, panels, case studies and workshops on Management Systems, Asset Performance, Leadership & Culture, HSE Excellence, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, Human Centered Operational Excellence, Innovation Acceleration and more - this is your best opportunity to benchmark with top industry leaders and learn how to eliminate sources of risk, cost and complexity in their operations. 

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