2019 Agenda

Solving Tomorrow’s Challenges, Today

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Opening Plenary Session

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Deirdre Michie, CEO, OGUK
  • Future Challenges and Effective Leadership
    Martin Temple, Chair, Health and Safety Executive
  • The World is Changing – Embracing the Future Today
    Ray Riddoch, Managing Director UK and SVP Europe & Africa, CNOOC International
  • Global Collaboration and Frontline Results
    Gretchen Haskins, Chief Executive Officer, HeliOffshore
  • Panel Session with all opening session speakers

Refreshments Break and Exhibition Visit

Hydrocarbon Release Prevention

  • The HCR Prevention Challenge
    Trevor Stapleton, Health & Safety Manager, OGUK
  • Leadership Matters – Prevention of Major Hydrocarbon Releases
    Ashley Hynds, HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety (Process Engineering) and Matthew Blackburn, Offshore Operations Manager, Health and Safety Executive
  • Step Change in Safety Focus Areas for 2020 and Beyond
    Steve Rae, Executive Director, Step Change in Safety
  • Asset Integrity – Road Map to Improvement
    Steve Gardyne, Vice President Operations & Energy Transition, Lead, Asset Integrity Task Group, Repsol Sinopec
  • Resource Requirements in Spill Response
    Andrew Taylor, Offshore Environmental Inspectorate, OPRED
  • Good Practice – Case Studies
    Gordon Rorrison, General Manager – Scott Area, CNOOC International and Mark Wilson, EnQuest

Lunch and Exhibition Visit

Afternoon Parallel Sessions
Delegates to self-select which conference stream they wish to attend:

  • Health & Safety
  • Environment


Introduced by Trevor Stapleton, Health & Safety Manager, OGUK

  • Introduction to Session and Context Setting
    Hari Vamadevan, Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas UK & West Africa, DNV GL
  • Where Next for Major Accident Hazard Management
    Stuart Taylor, Apache and Iain Wright, Total E&P UK Ltd
  • Human Factors – Current and Future Thinking
    Steve Murphy, TAQA
  • Handling Psychiatric Medical Emergencies Offshore
    Dr Jeremy Richardson, MCL Medics
  • Addressing the question of Fatigue
    Megan Brown and Neil Smith, Total E&P UK Ltd
  • Session Close
    Trevor Stapleton, Health & Safety Manager, OGUK


Introduced by Louise O’Hara Murray, Environment Manager, OGUK

  • Introduction
    Wendy Kennedy, Chief Executive, OPRED
  • Decommissioning Update
    Susan Laing, OPRED
  • The INSITE Programme: Impacts of Man-made Structures in the Marine Environment
    Professor John Shepherd, INSITE Advisory Board, University of Southampton
  • One Planet Prosperity
    Janice Milne, SEPA
  • Advancing Low Carbon in the North Sea
    Sam Coupland, BP
  • Session Close
    Louise O’Hara Murray, Environment Manager, OGUK

Refreshments Break and Exhibition Visit

Afternoon Plenary

  • Closing Reflections
    Chris Flint, HSE and Wendy Kennedy, OPRED
  • Facilitated Question and Answer Session
    • Chaired by Matt Abraham, OGUK
    • Chris Flint, HSE
    • Wendy Kennedy, OGUK
    • Steve Rae, Step Change in Safety
    • Gareth McQueen, Shell U.K. Limited
    • Hari Vamadevan, DNV GL
  • OGUK Call to Action
    H&S and E Commitment Plan for 2020 – First steps towards Road Map 2035
    Matt Abraham, HSE Director, OGUK