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Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit
Optimizing safety, sustainability and productivity to drive world-class business performance

5 June, 2017 - 7 June, 2017, Calgary, AB, Canada

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There has never been a more critical time for oil and gas, chemicals and resources companies to eliminate sources of risk, cost and complexity in their operations.

With markets shifting, regulations changing and pressure to increase efficiency in your operations -  how can you deliver consistent operational excellence? Join over 200 Heads of OE, Operations, Assets and HSE at the 4th Annual Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit, returning to Calgary June 5-7, 2017.

You'll walk away with the tools you need to:

  • Optimize Maintenance and Reliability
  • Assess and Improve your Company's Safety Culture
  • Manage Change - without Compromising Business Performance
  • Increase Risk Visibility by Optimising Data and Information Management
  • Identify the Cultural Gaps that are Impacting your Company's Safety, Quality, Reliability and Profitability
  • Strengthen your Core Operating Processes - including Process and Human Safety, Environmental Performance and Compliance - to Drive Enterprise Transformation
  • Improve Culture, Competence and Compliance to Build a High Reliability Organization
  • Drive Innovation in Your Operations
  • Leverage Technology to Drive out Operations Costs
  • Understand the Impact of Human Factors on Process Safety Performance
  • Improve your Management System to better Identify - and Eliminate - Sources of Risk and Value Loss in your Operations
  • Enhance Project Performance and Create Standardization across Projects
  • Leverage Data and Analytics Tools to Drive out Operations Costs
  • Maintain Asset Integrity in a Low $/barrel Environment
  • Apply Lean Principles to Manage your Operating Expenses
  • Reduce Complexity and Variability with Clearly Defined Standards and Accountabilities

Making the commitment to operational excellence today - to emerge lean, agile and more competitive tomorrow.

Key Themes for 2017 include:

  • Cost Control
  • Innovation
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Organizational Design
  • HSE Excellence
  • Business Transformation
  • Asset Integrity Management
  • Digital Operations
  • Operations Management Systems


BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SE
Calgary AB T2G 2W1
Phone: + 001 800 661 1767

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near to Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.Pre-Conference Workshops - Monday, June 5, 2017 
  • WORKSHOP A: Creating a High-Reliability Culture (SOLD OUT)
  • WORKSHOP B:  Increasing safety and efficiency in asset operations: Mitigating operational risk while optimising asset performance
  • WORKSHOP C: Implementing Sustainable Step Changes in Operating Performance: Does it have to be this hard? (SOLD OUT)
  • WORKSHOP D:  Increasing Human Reliability and Procedure Usage : Next Generation Procedure Breakthroughs Personalization, Digitization and Mobilization
  • WORKSHOP E: Systematic improvement:  Leveraging your Operations Management System to drive high performance
  • WORKSHOP F: Digital Transformation: Achieving Operational Excellence through effective, reliable data and information management
  • WORKSHOP G: Root Cause Analysis Made Simple: Driving Bottom Line Improvement by Preventing One Failure at a Time
  • WORKSHOP H: Reducing Operational Risk with World Class Human Performance Management
Conference Day One - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • Including: Networking Break, Networking Luncheon
Conference Day Two - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  • Including: Networking Break, Networking Luncheon

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

2017 Speakers

  • Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President, Performance Management Development, Statoil
  • Steve Moore, Contributing Editor, Wall Street Journal and Senior Economic Analyst, CNN, Senior Energy Advisor to Donald Trump
  • Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, Board Member, US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
  • Captain Hung Nguyen, Former U.S. Coast Guard Captain, Co-chair, Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team
  • Stacey Norman, Vice President, Business Performance Solutions, Cenovus Energy
  • Hugo Ashkar, Global Project Risk Manager, BP
  • Dr. Camille Peres, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University
  • Chris Bloomer, President, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
  • Luke Krueger, Director, Continuous Improvement Group, Industry Operations, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Robin Gardiner, Production Operations Global Discipline Lead and Upstream Process Safety & Management of Change Lead, Shell
  • Susan Lubell, President, Plant Engineering Maintenance Association of Canada
  • Mark Little, Vice President, Health and Safety, Cenovus
  • Clint Austin, Director, Operational Excellence and Management System, Enbridge
  • Kate Bowers, Human & Organizational Factors Specialist, National Energy Board
  • Jose Pires, Global Vice President and Director of Business Excellence, Black & Veatch
  • Michelle Wright, Director, HSE & Regulatory, Access Pipeline
  • Jeff Hedges, Former General Manager, Operational Excellence, Chevron Corporation
  • Michael Albritton, Managing Director, Strategy and Operations, Berkeley Research Group
  • Walter Pesenti, Managing Director, Energy
  • Kaytek Przybylski, Cloud and Technology Services Lead, North America, Avanade
  • Phil Lynch, Associate Director, Strategy and Operations, Berkeley Research Group
  • Linus Hakimattar, Partner, Revisionz
  • Roger Laing, Vice President and Business Unit Leader, RLG International
  • Nate Rightmer, Vice President, Procedure Services, ATR
  • De Shaun Montgomery, Partner, Abilaire Solutions LLC
  • Paul Hunt, CEO, Abilaire Solutions LLC
  • Nir Rikovitch, Vice President, Research & Development, SkyX Systems
  • Peter Adam, Executive Vice President, Asset and Integrity Management, Add Energy


Event details

IQPC Europe
5 June, 2017
7 June, 2017
BMO Centre


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