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When:  Apr 22, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 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

Apr 22, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)


Maximizing the Human and Organizational Factors in
Keeping People Safe

Kevin Lacy

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 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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