Evangeline Section


  • Preventing the Next Macondo: An overview and critical discussion of SEMS II

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    "Preventing the Next Macondo: An overview and critical discussion of SEMS II"'' Cecil O’ Halloran and Edwin Lutgring  Abstract: This Study Group is intended to support efforts to improve process safety in our industry.  It will begin with an overview of the Safety and Environmental Management Systems II (SEMS II) and its 17 elements.  Implementation of SEMS II, as described in API RP 75, is required by BSEE for offshore operations but the concepts and objectives apply in all oil and gas operations.   The purpose of SEMS II is to provide a performance focused tool for integrating and managing operations in order to enhance the safety of the operations and reduce the frequency and severity of disasters, injuries, and loss of life.   Participants will then be engaged to identify and discuss the critical challenges faced in achieving these results.  Please join us ready to discuss your thoughts and experience with other participants. SPE plans to hold additional Study Groups to focus on accomplishing Stop Work Authority and Reporting Unsafe Conditions, identifying potential hazards and risks, making sure that the response to these situations is effective and addressing additional challenges identified in this month’s discussions Cecil O’Halloran and Edwin Lutgring will present the introduction and lead our discussion.    Biographies Cecil O’ Halloran, a native of South Africa, moved to the US in 1994 and settled in Louisiana. He joined the Oil and Gas industry in 2010 as a Safety Instructor at Falck Safety Services (now known as RelyOn Nutec).  He is currently an Account Manager for RelyOn Nutec covering the Louisiana region.  Cecil has multiple safety certifications including CSHO and Scuba Instructor. After witnessing a scuba diving accident, Cecil’s passion for the safety of human life was ignited.  His goal is promoting safety training by connecting with Safety Directors, Managers and Coordinators in the Oil and Gas, Construction, and General Industries. Cecil believes “YOU are only as safe as the weakest link in your entire team.” He is a current board member of the SPE Evangeline Section. Edwin Lutgring is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed Mechanical Engineer in the state of Louisiana. Edwin has worked in the oil and gas industry as an Operations Engineer for a casing service company, Project Engineer for an international manufacturer of pedestal mounted cranes, HSE and Quality Director for a drill pipe rental tool company and currently is employed with HB Rentals as their Director of HSE and HR. He is a current board member of the Evangeline SPE Section and member of LES, ASME and an American Petroleum Institute (API) SC5, SC18 Task Group Member. *Note Pricing Details* $25 if paid before October 22. $30 if register before October 22 and select pay at door.  Note the email invoice will show $25, $30 will be charged at the door. $30 if no preregistration. 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 $30. 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 October 22.

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    LAFAYETTE, LA, United States

  • "The Snakes That Bite You – Lessons Learned About Surface and Subsurface Materials and Corrosion Fai

    Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
    "The Snakes That Bite You – Lessons Learned About Surface and Subsurface Materials and Corrosion Failures in Oil & Gas Production" Charlie Speed, Materials/Corrosion Consultant Abstract The presentation will review the materials used to address surface facilities and downhole corrosion focusing on specific experiences demonstrating that basic design practices without a "SME second pass design" based on "hidden exposures" and lack of experience that can lead to significant failures. This presentation helps recollect corporate memory of past mistakes to avoid Materials and Corrosion Failures. Biography Originally from Montreal, Canada, Charlie first worked in the aerospace and nondestructive testing industries as a Senior NDE Technician. Charlie has a BS in Materials Engineering from Auburn University and MBA from William Carey University. For the last 35 years Charlie has provided materials, corrosion, inspection engineering and chemical support for the Gulf of Mexico operations of major oil companies such as Exxon, Mobil, Shell, and Chevron. Working at Shell as a Chemical Engineer he supported various assets (Brutus TLP, Bullwinkle, Enchilada, Cougar and many others). Charlie also worked as the Inspection-Integrity Engineer for W&T Offshore. Currently, he is working as an independent consultant in the New Orleans area. Charlie is an American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Fellow and a Past Chair of the New Orleans Section ASNT; Past Chair for NACE, The Corrosion Society New Orleans and a current member of API, ASM, ASNT, SPE, NACE and the Gideon’s International. Charlie is familiar with all aspects of oil & gas project design, procurement, construction, maintenance and operations for both surface and subsurface. *Note Pricing Details* $25 if paid before October 27. $30 if register before October 27 and select pay at door.  Note the email invoice will show $25, $30 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 $30. 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 October 27.  

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    LAFAYETTE, LA, United States