Interviews and Case Studies

60 Seconds with Thomas Aes Sæthre: Asset Reliability and Integrity Management at Oceaneering

60 Seconds with Thomas Aes Sæthre: Asset Reliability and Integrity Management at Oceaneering

Thomas Aas Sæthre, Vice President of Asset Integrity at Oceaneering, shares his experience in asset integrity and how the changed approaches to data, reporting and risk profiling are impacting asset integrity management in the new generation of low oil price.

Developing a Robust Hazard Identification Process

Developing a Robust Hazard Identification Process

In the lead up to this year’s Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas Summit, we sat down with Kal Johnson, Director of HSSE at Cameron LNG. Kal is accountable for developing and implementing an overarching corporate and operations HSSE management system, while maintaining strategic security infrastructure to meet MARSAC and USCG requirements. Kal has been working on a robust hazard identification program.

60 Seconds with Ed Brewer: Cascading Operational Excellence at Duke Energy

60 Seconds with Ed Brewer: Cascading Operational Excellence at Duke Energy

Ed Brewer, General Manager, Generation Strategy and Planning at Duke Energy, explains what prompted the energy giant to rethink - and rework - their approach to Operational Excellence.

Maintaining Your Safety Culture During Times of Transformation

Maintaining Your Safety Culture During Times of Transformation

An Interview with Enbridge EVP Cynthia Hansen

In this new and exclusive interview, Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President of Utilities and Power Operations at Enbridge, shares her insight on how high-risk businesses can enable safe and reliable operations during times of transformation.

60 Seconds with Veolia

60 Seconds with 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.

Predictive Analytics To Drive Real Time Production Optimization

Predictive Analytics To Drive Real Time Production Optimization

Mark Hutcherson, Director of Operations Excellence at ConocoPhillips, discusses how the American energy giant is taking the next step toward digital transformation and driving real time production optimization.

In this exclusive interview, Mark shares powerful insights on how ConocoPhillips is fostering a culture of technology adoption, as well as how AI is used for the purposes of equipment condition monitoring and predictive analytics.

60 Seconds Series: Manufacturing Excellence at Shell Oil

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.

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, has helped Chevron facilitate change management, improve cross functional learning, and deliver safer and more efficient operations.

Project Risk Management at BP

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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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.

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Monitoring Operational Risk at the Asset Level

Monitoring Operational Risk at the Asset Level

Last month, RiskPoynt’s Bruce Chumley sat down with Occidental’s Manager of Safety and Process Risk, Stewart Behie to find out how the oil, gas and chemicals giant is identifying and monitoring operational risk at the asset level, and how they are leveraging technology to improve the outcome of safety critical decisions.

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.

Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas: The Baker Hughes Story

Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas: The Baker Hughes Story

In this exclusive interview, Rustom Mody – Vice President of Technical Excellence at Baker Hughes - provides useful insights into how disruptive technologies can help oil and gas companies transform their processes, reduce operating costs and improve collaboration among relevant stakeholders.

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.

M&A Integration: Managing change without compromising reliability, compliance and safety performance

M&A Integration: Managing change without compromising reliability, compliance and safety performance

Michele Harradence, Vice President of Gas Transmission shares how Enbridge is redesigning their operating model following their acquisition of Spectra Energy.

The path to Safety Excellence through Operational Discipline

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.