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When:  Jan 28, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Where:   Petroleum Club of Lafayette, 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette, LA, 70505, US
Community:   Evangeline Section

When & Where

Petroleum Club of Lafayette
111 Heymann Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70505

Jan 28, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM (CT)



Panel members include: Phil Grossweiler (M&H Energy Services,) Keith Seilhan (Veris Global), Patrick Eiland (Veris Global), and Mick Will (SEMS II Consultant).

Lunch will begin at 11:00am and the Meeting will begin at 11:30 AM.



Phil Grossweiler will explain the Gulf Research Program and the February 2019 grant opportunity. He will moderate a fish bowl discussion with a panel discussion and then we will break out into smaller groups for brainstorming. 

Please review the BELOW linked documents before the meeting.

The January 28th SPE Evangeline Section meeting sincerely needs your participation to help address the topic of strengthening safety culture and creating High Reliably Organizations in offshore operations and how to advance worker engagement and empowerment in onshore offices and for those working on sharp end of the spear. In January 2018, this was the topic of a workshop in Houston sponsored by the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Project. Three members of SPE Human Factors Technical Section served on planning steering committee for this workshop. 

Approximately 100 individuals representing a diverse cross section of the offshore industry spent two days discussing offshore safety and worker empowerment. The topics included worker communications and empowerment, SEMS compliance, Human Factors as well as discussions regarding what “better” looks and feels like. 

The January 2018 workshop generated such impassioned and compelling discussions that the Gulf Research Program is asking for letters of intent with respect to a 10-million-dollar three-year study on preventing future incidents and with emphasis on improving safety culture across the industry. This kind of financial dedication deserves some serious conversation regarding how best to use it. 

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. The January 28th meeting format will be that of a panel discussion and breakout groups with the goal being to get your input regarding the most effective use of this grant money to accomplish the goal of reduced risk and increased safety. It is imperative that we hear from those of you who are Thought Leaders in the offshore industry as well those of you on the front lines of the offshore operations. Too many times these programs are directed by committees who are too far removed from the daily operations. Incident investigations have shown us time and time again that if you want to know how to make things safer, ask those who are doing the work. 
We have an opportunity to help generate ideas on innovative approaches this grant money is spent, as well as a sacred obligation to see that it is used to prevent future Montero and Macondo and Black Elk incidents. Please plan to attend and bring your thoughts and ideas to share. The meeting will be 1-1/2 hours and will include a meal

Click here to read SPE papers on Human Factors. Click here to read a paper co-authored by Phil GETTING TO ZERO.

Proceedings from January 2018 NASEM / Gulf Research Program two day workshop in Houston. Solicitation from NASEM/GRP for the $10M Research Grant Program “Advancing Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry”.

Panel members include: Phil Grossweiler (M&H Energy Services,) Keith Seilhan (Veris Global), Patrick Eiland (Veris Global), and Mick Will (SEMS II Consultant).

Lunch will begin at 11:00am and the meeting will begin at 11:30.


*Note Pricing Details*

$20 if paid before Friday, January 25.
$25 if register before Friday, January 25 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 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 

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(985) 381-4099