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Top global experts have been confirmed to speak in April this year at the SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility (HSSE-SR) – the oil and gas industry’s premier HSE event in the USA.


HSSE-SR, to be held at the Stavanger Forum in Norway from 11 to 16 April 2016, is expected to draw 1 000 delegates to share new ideas, process improvements, technological advances and innovative applications to enhance HSE performance.

Under the theme ‘Sustaining Our Future Through Innovation and Collaboration’ this year’s event will include a mixture of plenary, technical and panel sessions, as well as oral and Knowledge Sharing ePosters, aimed at reaching beyond the oil and gas industry, with a number of presentations from other relevant sectors and stakeholders.

Among the industry leaders and senior stakeholders taking part will be:

Eldar Sætre, CEO, Statoil David Payne, Vice President for Drilling and Completions, Chevron; Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International; Morten Mauritzen, Lead Country Manager, ExxonMobil Norway; Rob Fisher, President, Fisher IT; Rhona Flin, Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology, University of Aberdeen; Tony Johnson, Corporate Director of Operational Integrity & QMS, Transocean; Steve Brady, Senior Vice President for Eastern Hemisphere Operations, Ensco; and Charlie Williams, Executive Director, Center for Offshore Safety.

At the core of the conference is a multi-stream technical programme, comprising 56 technical sessions which will cover environment, safety, health, HSE management, sustainability and social responsibility topics.

“Statoil is delighted to be hosting HSSE-SR in its 25th year. Despite current market conditions, HSE programmes must remain front of mind for the oil and gas industry. This year’s conference programme addresses many of the issues that the industry is facing today, including managing impacts on human health and biodiversity, accident prevention, working better with local communities and water management to name a few. HSSE-SR is a good platform to tackle these timely issues, and get perspectives from both within and outside the industry,” said Eldar Sætre, CEO of Statoil.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit more than 20 exhibitors, who will be demonstrating the latest solutions to HSE challenges facing stakeholders in oil and gas exploration and production, as well as attend a variety of networking events, which will be an opportunity to share experiences with peers and build fruitful relationships with stakeholders.

HSSE-SR will be hosted by Statoil. Platinum Sponsors are Baker Hughes, ExxonMobil and Shell, and ERM is the Gold Sponsor. The event is endorsed by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) and International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP).

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