The purpose of this section shall be to promote the exchange of information, technology, and development of understanding and competence in the area of Human Factors for application to the petroleum industry. Key objectives include exchanging Human Factors technical information and raising awareness in the larger SPE of the role Human Factors play in the oil and gas industry. Additionally, the section will promote improved HSE performance through better application of Human Factors technology, liaise with, and learn from other industry organizations.
HFTS endeavors to connect the HF expertise and best HF practices to the O&G practitioners and build a living community of people interested in the practical application of HF.
We will educate the SPE community and the industry on HF in order to enhance (process) safety, efficiency, and engineering practices in our industry.
We will lead the industry by promoting the integration of HF with educational and professional competencies and collaborating with other industry bodies so that all professions in the industry have a common understanding of HF and how to apply it (to meet the demand)
We will achieve that vision through:
Building bridges between various communities of HF experts, academia, practitioners, students, and regulators
Influencing curricula of academic and engineering programs
Collaborating with other industry bodies and creating HF landscape maps, e.g. what other bodies are doing
Promoting O&G among the HF professionals outside O&G
Integrating HF into SPE initiatives where appropriate, e.g. Petrobowl, and working across SPE communities and technical sections
Promoting, rewarding, and recognizing practical application of HF
Organizing events, workshops and providing informative materials
How to Navigate through Human Factors Technical Section on SPE App?
Step 1: Download SPE App and login to SPE using username and password.
Step 2: Navigate to SPE Connect from the TAB options given on the Left.
Step 3: After Selecting the SPE Connect, access the Technical Section from the Sub TAB bar on the right side.
Step 4: Opt for Human Factors in the Technical Section.
Below is the infographic to navigate the Human Factors in SPE App.
Section Officers of Human Factors Technical Section Team
Links to recent webinars organized by Human Factors Technical Section: