About the Conference
Integrating social responsibility into the oil and gas project development processes is a new and rapidly evolving element in the Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Social Responsibility (HSSE SR) section of the industry. ERM understands the implications of the HSSE SR issues across the oil and gas value chain, and was pleased Co-Chair ‘Beyond Conventional Oil & Gas: New Social Opportunities and Risks Workshop’, hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), December 2-3 in Banff, Canada.
As part of ERM’s commitment to social responsibility, we are actively involved in bringing the sector’s most pressing issues to the forefront of the conference agenda through sponsorship and by participating in the Social Opportunities and Risks Workshop Organizing Committee.
The workshop engaged attendees in developing a deeper understanding of how social responsibility is best integrated into the oil and gas project development processes, and to identify business opportunities around key industry topics such as stakeholder engagement, risk analysis, water, conflict sensitivity and partnerships.
ERM Oil & Gas Partner Paul Taylor was the co-host of Technical Session 4: Resources Efficiency and Pollution, where he teamed with Krish Ravishankar, Director at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, to discuss the Environmental and Social impacts of water sourcing, use, re-use and disposal. The presentations in this session included some of the challenges and opportunities related to UCR development.
Caleb Wall, Senior Partner and Commercial Director for ERM Canada, and Bob Sandilos, HES Manager at Chevron Upstream, closed out the Conference in Session 9: Summary of Key Learnings, Discussion Topics, where they briefly summarized the key learnings, discussion topics, emerging issues and next steps that emerged over the two day workshop.
This session provided an overview of the new, different, or divergent views discussed throughout the workshop, drawing together the broad lessons and ideas that emerged, and then challenged participants on how this new knowledge can be converted into practice and an on-going discussion.
Why is ERM Attending this Event?
ERM is committed to serving the oil and gas sector. We serve over 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500, including most of the major oil and gas companies. As a result, we understand the implications of the key issues impacting this sector.
Our 200 social consultants assist the oil and gas sector in addressing:
- Market entry issues such as due diligence and regulatory review, especially relevant for unconventional resource developments
- Delivery of capital projects on time and on budget while retaining the privilege to operate
- Performance optimization, particularly with regard to health and safety issues
- Planning for the retirement of assets
- Development of strategies for managing risk across business and project lifecycles
- Development of skills, capability and competency, to have the right people doing the right things in the right place
For further information on ERM’s participation at the SPE Workshop, please contact:
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