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Human Factors Forum - Human Performance Challenges Post-Pandemic

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09:00 Welcome

09:05 Introduction from Co-Chairs

09:10 Opening presenter – Olaf Skar - Director of Health, Safety, Security and Wells at the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)

Human Performance, where are we heading and why?Our industry has access to much expertise in the Human Performance domain. Our experts know the elements required to have our teams perform at their best. We know that when they do, they deliver outstanding operational results and safe outcomes. Yet, we have not yet changed sufficient conversations at the work sites where those results and outcomes are ultimately delivered. One can assert that progress can be accelerated if our industry can articulate a shared vision of our end goal, then collaborate more intensively towards that vision. Can we leverage learnings from the excellent industry collaboration during Covid-19, to help progress this imperative?

About Olav: Olav was seconded from Shell to IOGP in 2019. His international career has spanned most aspects of Wells Engineering and Operations in countries including New Zealand, Thailand, Norway, Syria, Algeria, Qatar, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, all with its unique HSSE challenges and solutions. He is passionate about Learning in its broadest sense and has been afforded opportunities to lead strategic changes in this field. Olav has been an active SPE member since 1986. He has previously held industry board or leadership appointments with entities like the International Well Control Forum, OGUK and various committees of the SPE and IADC. He currently chairs Joint Industry Project 37 pertaining to helicopter safety, serves as a board member of the Well Control Institute and contributes in steering roles for initiatives like Human Performance in Oil and Gas, Rapid S53 JIP and various others. In 2018, he was appointed Visiting Professor with Robert Gordon University and is proud to have contributed as a mentor for the Leadership Team at Comoě National Park in Côte D’Ivoire.

09:45 Speaker 2 – Michael Wright, Director, Greenstreet Berman Ltd. (CPsychol, AFBPS, C.ErgHF, CMIOSH)

Managing the Human Factors of organisational change: overview of good practice and lessons learned. Michael will be provide an overview of good practice in the management of organisational change, share some lessons learned and offer thoughts on potential latent risks associated with “the new norm” of post-Covid working arrangements.

About Michael: Michael has over 30 years experience in the field of Human Factors and Safety Culture in many safety critical sectors including nuclear, transport, oil and gas, chemicals, health and defence. Michael Wright is the lead author of the Energy Institute guide “Managing major accident hazard risks (people, plant and environment) during organisational change”, and has been a member of Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd’s Organisational Change Committee since 2018. Michael has provided review and advice on a wide range of small and large organisational changes including major headcount reductions at a large licensed nuclear site, creation of a new Major Infrastructure Projects division, changes in supervisory arrangements, executive structures and minimum number of persons required for emergency response operations. His work covers identifying and assessing the acute and latent Human Factors risks associated with organisational change and how to manage these.

10:15 Speaker 3 – Tim Rolfe, CEO, HeliOffshore

Improving frontline safety performance: using the pandemic as a catalyst for change?An exploration of some themes within offshore aviation which might benefit from a more radical overhaul than would otherwise have been considered pre-COVID.

About Tim: Tim assumed the position of CEO at HeliOffshore in July 2020 where he lead the not-for-profit global safety organization’s mission, strategy and delivery to create an offshore industry sector aligned on targeted priorities designed to enhance frontline safety performance. HeliOffshore’s work is based on strong collaborative partnerships with helicopter operators, manufacturers, energy industry customers and regulators. Prior to assuming his current role at HeliOffshore, Tim enjoyed a 30-year career at Bristow Group where he held a number of leadership positions in Operations, Training and Safety. His most recent role was Director Safety, overseeing Bristow’s Global Safety Assurance programs, including the development of integrated safety software systems and the execution of the global safety management oversight program. Tim graduated as a commercial pilot from Bristow’s Flying School in 1990 and has accumulated 8,500 rotary flying hours in offshore, Search and Rescue, military support and VIP operations. He was an active Type Rating Examiner for 20 years. Tim received undergraduate degrees in Genetics/Biochemistry and Psychology and an MSc in Human Factors and Safety Assessment in Aeronautics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University.

10:45 Questions to Panel

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