Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit: Reducing Cost, Complexity and Risk in Oil and Gas

November 7-9, 2016

HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented levels of complexity and volatility. Historically low commodity prices, geopolitical events, disruptive technologies and increased regulation mean that the pressure to innovate (while simultaneously reducing operations costs) is higher than ever.

Forward-thinking oil and gas companies are making changes now to set themselves on a more sustainable path.

Over 200 Operations Leaders from North America's Oil and Gas Industry are gathering at the 7th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit, returning to Houston this November 7-9. At the event these industry leaders will discuss how to move past cost cutting in order to generate the productivity and production gains necessary to win in this volatile market.

This year's agenda will feature 15 brand new case studies, insightful pre-conference workshops, Interactive Group Discussions, and Customized Tracks on Risk Management, Business Transformation, Process Safety & HSE, Operational Excellence, Culture Change and High Reliability Organizations and much more.

The 2016 program also benefits from a new special Focus Day on Building a Culture of Operational Excellence; an entire day dedicated to identifying and eliminating the cultural gaps that are impacting your company's performance.

Over 40+ world class companies are confirmed to speak at the summit, including:

  • Justin Hall, Director, Continuous Improvement, Halliburton
  • Doug Drolett, Head of Continuous Improvement, Americas, Shell Oil
  • Rocky Gay, Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance - Upstream, BP
  • Ernie Spence, Commander, US Navy
  • José A. Gutierrez, Director, Technology and Innovation, Transocean
  • Jon Krome, Head of Operations, Maintenance and Integrity, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • David Loyd, Chief, Safety & Test Operations Division, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Hannah Sesay, SVP and Head of HSSE, Amec Foster Wheeler


Leslie Allen, Portfolio Director for the Operational Excellence event series comments, "What's needed to stay competitive is a long-term, executable strategy for improving operational efficiency, reliability and safety performance. This year's event is bringing together over 200 of North America's leading oil and gas players to discuss the most effective - and sustainable - ways to empower your company and your workforce to achieve this."

Those making the commitment to enterprise Operational Excellence are lowering their risk and emerging leaner, nimble and more competitive.

To find out more download the official Agenda at http://www.opexinoilandgas.com/agenda or visit www.opexinoilandgas.com/PR 


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