November 04 - 06, 2019
Norris Conference Center - City Centre Location, Houston, TX

Main Conference Day Two: November 7, 2018

7:30 am - 8:00 am Check In

  • What are we doing differently since Texas City, Macondo and Space Shuttle Columbia?
  • Review of how inadequate ‘learning from incidents’ processes have been identified as contributory factors in major accidents
  • What is holding us back from learning from incidents?
  • Understanding the human and organizational factor causes of an incident through appropriate investigation approaches
  • Using multiple opportunities for learning to optimize changes that lead to a lower risk work environment
  • Getting leaders to involve leaders in incident management – the critical role of front line supervision
  • Implementing effective learning - and changing practices for the long haul 

8:00 am - 8:10 am Chair's Opening Remarks

8:10 am - 8:50 am Valero's journey towards Digital Transformation: Operational Excellence

Valero’s approach to Operational Excellence for Refining Systems is focused on the men and
women who operate and maintain their refinery assets. In this insightful case study Peter Hyk,
Valero’s Vice President of Refining Systems will share:
• Valero’s operational excellence goals:
• Evaluating and identifying a long term strategy to support Operations Excellence initiatives
• Achieving a single source of truth for unstructured data for key business process and
structured data for enterprise applications
• Leveraging the use of a central ECM landscape to manage distributed legacy document centric
processes to lower TCO of file search, backup, archive
- Ensuring success by building strategies into each initiative:
• Designing ‘best practices’ business processes by engaging 14 refineries and corporate SME’s
• Build ‘enablers’ to guide and enforce these processes
• Build Management Dashboard KPIs that compare and highlight improvements and set backs
- Ensuring that all operations have easy access to accurate information in the context of what
they are doing
- Lessons learned and keys to success

8:50 am - 9:30 am Digital transformation and Operational Excellence: Making it work

This interactive cast study driven discussion will dive into how to make digital transformation work – pulling from four asset intensive industry case study. We’ll explore key tools to help you better leverage your data improve safety and reliability while improving margin, cost performance
and productivity, while managing capital expense and commodity price volatility.
• Digital experiences: The good and the not so good
• Digital transformation: Trends and leadership competency
• Challenges
• How to make digital work
• Real life examples

9:15 am - 9:45 am Employee wearables and connected safety innovations integrate to empower operational performance

Over the last few years, a revolution has begun in safety with the introduction of wearable
connected technologies. The outcome is a connected worker who can work confidently,
knowing that a live monitoring team is watching over her or his safety. When needed,
monitoring personnel can dispatch help in seconds while entire on-site teams can be
evacuated without delay. Industry is further leveraging connected technologies to increase
operational productivity and efficiency. From shutdowns and turnarounds to compliance
reporting and workflow optimization, connected safety supports businesses in constant pursuit
of operational excellence.
• Location-enabled turnarounds and shutdowns
• Connected gas detection
• Automated gas detection compliance
• Data analytics & incident reporting
• Evacuation management & employee accountability
• Lone worker monitoring

9:45 am - 10:25 am Chesapeake is Driving Differential Performance through Digital Transformation

  • Big Data + Innovation + Ops = Transformational Change
  • Oil & Gas adoption of digital technology
  • How Chesapeake used the downturn to spark innovation
  • Real world applications of digital technologies
- The Operations Support Center is a core driver in change
- Intelligent Well Project is reducing downtime
- Data is driving change in our methods for completing wells
- New tools for collaboration are bringing teams together like never before
- Robotic Process Automation is freeing up time for engineers to do engineering
  • The combination of Operations and Analytics Results in flatter production with 1/6th the CapEx investment

10:25 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:15 am Stories Beat Statistics: The Power of Data Storytelling

Companies collect all kinds of data and use advanced tools and techniques to find
insights, but they often fail in the last mile: communicating insights effectively to drive
change. Brent Dykes discusses the power that stories wield over statistics and explores
the art and science of data storytelling—an essential skill in today’s data economy.

11:15 am - 11:45 am Looking to water to understand your data

As the saying goes – in the digital paradigm, every company is a
data company. The oil and gas industry has used data since its
inception in the late 1800s. Looking for hydrocarbon resources in the
subsurface involves tremendous data gymnastics involving seismic
data to characterize what lies beneath. While we have dealt with data
for decades the challenge around managing data is even greater now
given its exponential growth. Data is like water in many ways - it is
pervasive and critical. This talk will explore how learning’s from how we
manage Water as humans might help us effectively prosecute our data
challenges in the oil and gas industry. The ‘water and data’ analogy is
interesting and it provides some valuable insights on how to strategically
manage data.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm How KS Industries Automated Field Processes to Boost Margins and Improve Safety

KS Industries (KSI), a single source service provider in the energy
sector, faced several critical problems -- project delays, meeting
safety requirements, and client communications -- stemming from
manual processes like paper forms and checklists. Join us to learn
how KS Industries automated its field operations to drive significant
improvements in productivity, cost-savings, and safety.

10:45 am - 11:15 am Leveraging (simulation) technology to drive human reliability has an immediate impact on safety and profitability

Accidents and unplanned events are among the biggest nightmares of any operations leader,
which is exacerbated by the ‘great crew change’ with knowledge leaving organizations.
Industrial manufacturing leaders are looking to boost workforce competency and skills while
remaining lean. We will look at how organizations can leverage simulation technology, in
particular Enhanced Reality technology, to increase ‘human reliability’ and dramatically reduce
the risk of accidents and downtime. We will look at how these kinds of tools can have an
immediate impact on safety and profitability.

11:15 am - 11:45 am Digitizing the oilfield: transformation at Devon Energy

Since 2014 Devon Energy has modernized its E&P operations with a number
of data-driven digital transformation initiatives, including in depth analytics
and IoT technologies. This session will focus on Devon’s most recent
undertaking, the transition to a message based SCADA system.
- Devon’s IOT pilot
• Results and lessons learned
- What is a message based SCADA system and how is it different than a
traditional SCADA system?
• Advantages with a decoupled architecture
- Challenges in the implementation of this new technology
• Working with 3rd party and vendors to overcome them
- How has it improved operations
- Next steps

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Going Digital in Operational Excellence: "From Tired to Wired"

Leading O&G companies are leveraging new digital technologies to
transform their Operational Excellence strategies that most likely are
using dated, poor quality, and disjointed operational data systems
to underpin their OpEx work processes, KPIs, and communications
methods aka “tired” to a “wired” approach to Operational Excellence
leveraging a range of digital technologies including IIOT, layers of
analytics, redesigned digital work processes, mobility, the and “the
Cloud”. Who are these pace setters and what are they doing? How
can one separate the reality from the hype of the market place when
it comes to the use of these new digital technologies in the context
of Operational Excellence? What are the best practices and lessons
learned? This will be the focus on this presentation using a portfolio
of O&G customer use cases from the E&P(Apache & Devon),
Midstream(DCP Midstream), and downstream(MOL & Delek) segments.

12:15 pm - 1:05 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Reducing Contractor Safety Risk: Promoting transparency, clear communication, and safe operations

• Reducing the Operational Excellence “disconnect” between suppliers and operators
• Monitoring contractor performance
- contractor health and safety audits
- spot checks and incident reports
- near miss and hazard reporting
• End-to End process discipline strategies to minimize risk
• Successfully modelling system wide risk management and scenario planning processes
• Defining which process belongs to each party
• Overcoming the challenges of executing OE in company-contractor relationships
• What to do when you find gaps with supplier continuous improvement efforts
• Rewarding contractors for strong commitment and performance
• Meeting supplier’s expectations for a mutually beneficial relationship

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Developing a robust hazard identification and control process

Most organizations have a variety of tools in place to identify hazards, yet the quality and effectiveness of these tools is often lacking. Inadequate hazard identification often leads to incidents because organizations have not invested the time and effort to develop a robust hazard identification and control process.
This session will focus on the synergies created by incorporating existing hazard identification tools (Job Safety Analysis, Behavior-Based Observations, Incident Investigations, Management of Change and situational awareness) into a continual risk assessment methodology that ultimately gets more people involved in the risk identification process and improves operational excellence.
Key Takeaways:
• Current tools/applications
• Adaptability in the workplace
• User interface
• Graphical data base for analytics

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Innovation in Energy: How to Transform your Business in a Dynamic Market

Cindy Jaggi is EnLink Midstream's Senior Vice President of Oklahoma and leader of Strategic Process Transformation, a cross-functional department charged with identifying new technologies and processes to transform the business. Jaggi will focus on the importance of leading and enhancing business performance through innovation, team behaviors, and change management - from big ideas to small. Learn how EnLink is working smarter to improve performance on a deeper level and helping this midstream leader provide best-in-basin services.

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm Chair’s summary and close of conference