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Past Webinars

Title: Engineering Human Performance
Juan Carlos Lopez

Title: Building the Capacity to Fail Safely into Field Operations
Barbara Cristinziani

Human Factors/Ergonomics and Petroleum Engineering: Making This Work Safer and More Efficient
Dr. S. Camille Peres

Understanding, Predicting and Preventing Bias: how psychology can help industry decision making
Dr. Matthew Welsh

Origins of H&OP in the Commercial Nuclear Power Industry 
Tony Muschara

Human Factors in accident investigation
Simon Robinson & Diane Chadwick-Jones

Human Performance in Practice: Challenges and Resources

Abstract: Despite a substantial effort on the part of many industry bodies, including the UK Energy Institute (EI) and the International Oil and Gas Producers Association (IOGP), to raise awareness of human-factors principles, with some exceptions in a few organizations, progress on implementation has been slow.
This webinar will highlight a range of challenges to the practical implementation of human performance in operations and offer guidance through the practical resources that could be used straight away.

Bio: Dr. Marcin Nazaruk is a Human Performance and Culture Leader at Baker Hughes and a Chairperson of the SPE Human Factors Technical Section. He's held a number of senior leadership roles in the energy industry focused on human performance.
Marcin offers a unique combination of world-class multi-disciplinary expertise (Ph.D. in psychology of human performance and a broad range of advanced qualifications in management (MBA), executive coaching, systems thinking, project management, instructional design, or human factors) with robust and in-depth practical application. This has attracted multiple, international awards, including the IOGP Outstanding Young Professional Award 2018.
Marcin has extensive experience in modernising risk management and safety culture through demonstrating the value of applied psychology. His presentations and workshop sessions at the industry fora are bringing a visible shift in the understanding of psychology applied to risk control. This is translating into practical actions taken by many companies, whether it’s upskilling their investigators in human factors or working with HF experts to tune their processes to be people-friendly. Marcin also shares his expertise with a broader community through contributing to the development of industry standards, guidance and frameworks (IOGP, Energy Institute, International Association of Drilling Contractors) as well as publishing in prestigious journals.

Link: https://webevents.spe.org/products/human-performance-in-practice-challenges-and-resources 

Title: Human Factors in Drilling: Are there practical tools for use at the wellsite? 
Dr. John L. Thorogood

Bio: Dr. John L. Thorogood is an independent technical advisor to operators, service companies and research institutes in the areas of technology, technical policies, drilling automation, remote area exploration projects and arctic operations. He has researched human factors issues associated with the command and control of drilling operations. He worked in operations and technology for BP and heritage companies from 1973 until 2007 in many parts of the world, including deep-water and frontier exploration operations in Sakhalin, the Faroe Islands, UK sector, and in Norway. He is the author of more than 40 papers and has BA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is a member of the Editorial Review Committee and a member of the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference Programme Committee.
Link: https://webevents.spe.org/products/human-factors-in-drilling-are-there-practical-tools-for-use-at-the-wellsite

Title: Human Factors in Automation 
Amanda DiFiore

Bio: Amanda DiFiore is a human factors engineer who has worked in the transportation industry for the past 14 years. She has worked to improve the safety and efficiency of transportation operations in aviation, rail and transit working in both the government and the private sector. Specifically, her work has spanned human systems integration, work space design and evaluation, applied cognition and organizational development and training. Ms. DiFiore served as an engineering psychologist for the Department of Transportation for 7 years and has since worked in the private sector as a government contractor and fee-for-service human factors consultant. Most recently, Ms. DiFiore has been applying her human factors skills to drilling operations including human-centered design of a driller's work space. Ms. DiFiore is the Human-Systems Integration group lead on the Drilling Systems Automation (DSA) Roadmap, a cross-industry effort to define the necessary short- and long-term steps required for successful automation implementation.

Link: https://webevents.spe.org/products/human-factors-in-automation

Title: Human Factors / Crew Resource Management: Perspectives for Inputs to Risk Management Framework 
Philip Grossweiler

Bio: Phil graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy nearly 50 years ago.His seagoing experience over five tours of duty as a shipboard engineer included operations across the North Atlantic, above the Arctic Circle in the North American Arctic, and also in Norwegian and Russian Arctic regions.
He worked for various Exxon companies for 25 years including assignments in Exxon USA Marine Department, Exxon USA Alaska Division, Esso Norway, ExxonMobil Development Company and ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company.
Since retiring from Exxon in 2000 he has worked primarily as a Principal Consultant at M&H Energy Services with key assignments related to LNG projects, LNG research, and managing risk in the energy industry.
His other U.S. government service included serving as Chair of an Advisory Committee to U.S. Secretary of Energy for Ultra Deepwater R&D programs and on the Washington D.C. staff of a Member of U.S. Congress.
His perspectives on Crew Resource Management and lessons the offshore industry might learn from the aviation industry are based to a great extent on many conversations with two pilots, one his brother and the other a Coast Guard classmate.Each has over 40 years' experience as military, commercial, and private aviation pilots.

Link: https://webevents.spe.org/products/human-factors-crew-resource-management-perspectives-for-inputs-to-risk-management-framework