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With great pleasure and honour I want to inform You, that:

SPE Poland Section, established: 6 January 1992, had been awarded with President's Award for Section Excellence.

Same time,
AGH University of Science and Technology Student Chapter, established: 1 February 2002, had been nominated to Gold Standard.

I want to THANK YOU to ALL Section Officers, Professional Members, Young Professionals and Student Chapter Members for their affords to achieve those high standards


Krzysztof A. Fugiel

Section Chairman

SPE Poland


Society of Petroleum Engineers

Distinguished Lecturer 2014-15 Lecture Season


  Assuring an Adequate Safety Culture in Facilities Operations

Kenneth E. Arnold

Senior Technical Advisor





We all agree it is necessary to have an adequate safety culture to minimize the possibility of major accidents. This presentation explains what is meant by a “safety culture”, and provides guidance as to what is required to develop an adequate culture of safety and assure it actually exists in practice.  A change in safety requires a change in attitudes and actions on the part of both management and worker.  Both the Operator and the regulator have a role to play in making this happen.




Ken Arnold has almost fifty years of industry experience with 16 years at Shell Oil Company.   He founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980 which was voted one of the best places in Houston to work by the Houston Business Journal.  In 2005 Paragon was purchased by AMEC.  In September 2007, Ken retired from AMEC and formed K Arnold Consulting, Inc. (KACI).  In 2010 he joined WorleyParsons as a part-time Senior Technical Advisor while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work.


Ken is co-author of two textbooks and author of over 50 technical articles on safety management, project management and facilities design.  He has twice been chosen as an SPE distinguished lecturer.  He has twice served on the Board of SPE, is currently Treasurer-Elect of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and a former member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council.  He was Chair of the National Research Council Committee which prepared a report for the Department of the Interior on “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Offshore Operations”.


Ken has taught facilities engineering at the University of Houston as well as for several oil companies.   He is a registered professional engineer and serves on the advisory board of the engineering schools of Tulane University and Cornell University and the Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board of University of Houston.


Mr. Arnold was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 1994-95 & 2002-03.


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Room 3, A-4 AGH UST

al. Mickiewicza 30, Krakow

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