Risk Analysis – A Critical Skill

When:  Sep 28, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (MT)
Associated with  Calgary Section

Young Professionals Technical Events:
Risk Analysis – A Critical Skill
September Luncheon

Date: September 28th 2016
Location: The Bow (54th floor, Mountain View Room)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.
Cost: $10 (lunch provided)


Given the current environment in the Oil & Gas industry, every decision must be one that has a positive impact for any given company.  Simply managing a project and optimizing processes isn’t always enough to ensure that the right decisions are being made, or that we will be profitable.  Managing the risk involved with large projects and decisions is an ever growing need in our industry, and can have significant impacts on any project.  As the Senior Risk Advisor to Brion Energy, Andy Teskey will give us his perspective on risk management and how a ‘risk culture’ is critical to the success of an organization.  Andy has applied his military risk assessment background to the Oil and Gas business within Brion Energy, and although Andy’s risk assessment no longer involves dealing with enemy threats, his role absolutely has an impact on the lives of those working on projects at Brion Energy.

Speaker Bio:

Andy Teskey OBE PEng. Head of Risk & Sr. Risk Advisor – Brion Energy.

Andy Teskey joined the British Army in 1989 after completing a Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Wales. His military career saw him deployed in many countries, both on logistic aid and combat missions. In later years he spent rather too much time in Afghanistan, but was proud to serve under the Canadian forces for one of his tours.

His career has been a 22 year education in leadership, management, and engineering. He has worked in command appointments, leading combat logistic teams of over 400 people working with the Ministry of Defence in London, managing projects up to$1.5Bn. Highlights of his career include gaining Fellowship status with the UK Engineering Council and being awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE), a 4th level knighthood, from Queen Elizabeth II. Andy’s last position as a Colonel was at CFB Suffield near Medicine Hat. As the Garrison Commander of the British Military Training Base and after falling in love with Alberta, for the sake of his two young daughters, he decided to chance his arm in the world of Oil & Gas.

Andy started at Brion Energy (then Dover OpCo) as a Corporate Planner/Scheduler, moved to Project Engineering and on the Dover North Commercial Project and then Project Manager for the Value Improvement Project for the Greater Brion Oilsands and R&D Projects. He says the challenges of strategic, operational, and tactical planning are not too dissimilar to that of the military, but at least no one is shooting at him anymore.

The SPE would like to thank our sponsors for this luncheon!

This year’s Technical Programs are sponsored by ConocoPhillips. Conoco is one of Canada’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies. They are dedicated to responsible oil and gas development, innovation and community investment.

This luncheon is sponsored by Encana. Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates.

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