Evangeline Section


  • Kevin Lacy "Maximizing the Human and Organizational Factors in Keeping People Safe"

    Monday, April 22, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Maximizing the Human and Organizational Factors in Keeping People Safe Kevin Lacy Abstract - Mistakes and poor decisions are often significant factors in the root cause of a major incident. Humans make mistakes even if they are highly trained and in a routine situation. In non-routine situations training and human factors become critical in affecting the risk of a significant incident. Can we use technology and process to offset common human factor errors due to workloads, distractions, miscommunications, and fear of being wrong?  Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of humans (human factors) in an operating environment can give us understanding of “normal human behavior” so we can use other tools to maximize the positive aspects of human factors such as self-preservation, situational interpretation skills, and decisiveness.   Bio - Kevin Lacy is the CEO of Proactive Real Time Solutions LLC (PRTS). Kevin continues as the President of Drilling Principles LLC a private consulting company focused on complex drilling and business issues facing oil and gas companies. A specific area of focus is on process safety in drilling operations regarding leadership, culture, key processes, and technologies.   Prior to creating Drilling Principles LLC, Kevin was SVP of Technical Staff at PetroSkills responsible for all technical disciplines and instructors. Kevin previously spent thirty-four years working for international oil and gas companies (Talisman Energy, BP, Chevron) in all aspects of petroleum engineering, operations, asset management and business strategy. His last fifteen years across these three companies was spent as a senior corporate manager in Drilling responsible for oversight of global operations. He has worked most offshore basins in the world as well as many onshore basins in the US and Canada. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of drilling safety and related areas of reliability, safety culture, and human / organizational factors.   Kevin received a BS in Petroleum Engineering with Honors from the University of Tulsa in 1980. He was subsequently awarded an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 focused on International Business and Quantitative Financial Analysis.  *Note Pricing Details* $20 if paid before April 21, 2019 $25 if register before *day of meeting* and select pay at door.  Note the email invoice will show $20, $25 will be charged at the door. $25 if no preregistration. The SPE Event hosting is having intermittent issues with payment options.  If you have issues please email speevangelinesection@gmail.org with your registration information and we will have a list at the door. If you use Petroleum Club Membership to pay for the meeting please register and choose pay at door.  Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $25. Students $10 / $15 at door  See this guide for step-by-step instructions on registering.  https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SPE/5fb84b4c-d9ac-4d0a-be86-240e8327af98/UploadedImages/Registering%20for%20SPE%20Meetings.pdf   If you have trouble registering try disabling the pop-up blocker in your web browser.  If you continue to have problems contact speevangelinesection@gmail.com. To receive a Continuing Education Credit Certificate available for pickup at the meeting, please email  Continuing Education Credit Certificate  before April 21, 2019    

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    Lafayette, LA, United States

  • Evangeline Section SPE Study Group - Professional Ethics for Petroleum Engineers

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    Abstract   Ethical practices in petroleum engineering are important to both improving the public perception of our industry and preserving our individual integrity. This seminar will include an introduction to concepts and guidelines for professional ethics and a discussion of real examples of some ethical challenges, e.g. potential conflicts of interest, limitations in technical competence, and conflicts between professional judgement and economic or political forces, that arise in the practice of petroleum engineering. Participants will be credited with 1 PDH to fulfill the annual requirement for continuing education on ethics for registered professional engineers.    Speaker Biography John Rogers Smith retired from LSU where he was an associate professor in petroleum engineering.   Before joining LSU, he had over 20 years of industry experience in drilling, production, research, and reservoir activities.  John is a life member of SPE and got his earliest training in petroleum engineering in the continuing education seminars sponsored by the Evangeline SPE section. *Note Pricing Details* $20 if paid before April 26. $25 if register before April 26 and select pay at door.  Note the email invoice will show $20, $25 will be charged at the door. $25 if no preregistration. The SPE Event hosting is having intermittent issues with payment options.  If you have issues please email speevangelinesection@gmail.org with your registration information and we will have a list at the door. If you use Petroleum Club Membership to pay for the meeting please register and choose pay at door.  Your Petroleum Club account will be charged $25. See this guide for step-by-step instructions on registering.  https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/SPE/5fb84b4c-d9ac-4d0a-be86-240e8327af98/UploadedImages/Registering%20for%20SPE%20Meetings.pdf   If you have trouble registering try disabling the pop-up blocker in your web browser.  If you continue to have problems contact speevangelinesection@gmail.com.    

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    Lafayette, LA, United States