UH Forum to Consider Offshore Safety, Environmental Practices

Meeting will Focus on Improving Offshore Safety, Environmental Systems

Representatives from industry, academia, government and nongovernmental organizations will meet Wednesday when the Ocean Energy Safety Institute hosts a forum on “Taking Safety and Environmental Management Systems to the Next Level.”

The daylong forum will meet on the University of Houston campus.

The institute was established by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in November 2013 to provide both industry and federal regulators reliable information about critical safety issues involving offshore drilling. Three Texas universities – UH, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin – are partners in the institute, which is managed by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center.

Speakers include Stan Kaczmarek, an engineer with the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Charlie Williams, executive director of the Center for Offshore Safety, and Sandi Fury, chair of the American Petroleum Institute RP 75 revision workgroup. Facilitators for discussion throughout the day include Dwight Johnston, vice president for health, safety and environment at Shell, and Mike Neill, president of Petrotechnics USA.

For more information, see http://oesi.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/SEMS%20Forum%20Agenda.pdf

To register for this event: http://engrevent.tamu.edu/event/101226

WHAT:                            Ocean Energy Safety Institute forum on “Taking Safety and Environmental

                                         Management Systems to the Next Level”                  

WHEN:                              8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 29                       

WHERE:                            Michael J. Cemo Hall, University of Houston. Parking in Welcome Center garage,

                                          Entrance 1, University Drive and Calhoun Road.

MEDIA CONTACT:            Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, m-713-504-3769. jekever@uh.edu