ABOUT THE CONFERENCE                                                                 

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Lead Sponsor

As Egypt is rapidly paving its way towards becoming a regional energy trading hub, its petroleum sector is booming. With multiple projects sanctioned and active developments within upstream, midstream and downstream parts of the oil and gas value chain, adherence to high HSE standards is becoming ever more important, helping to increase global confidence in Egypt’s energy industry.

It is against this backdrop that we have developed the EGYPS 2020 HSE in Energy Conference, addressing the most pressing and relevant issues for Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean. With topics ranging from safety culture, the role of leadership in HSE, raising employees’ awareness to the applications of digitalisation in HSE, process safety and environmental sustainability, the conference offers a range of strategic keynotes, interactive panel discussions and a speed-networking experience that altogether will help to not only learn from top senior regional and international HSE professionals but also gain new valuable contacts within the industry.

EGYPS 2020 HSE in Energy Conference will culminate with the HSE Excellence in Energy Awards ceremony that will acknowledge the best environmental and health & safety projects, as well as the best leader within health, safety and the environment.






 Discuss and exchange ideas with senior regional and international HSE experts and oil and gas business leaders

 Hear about methods and techniques to raise employees’ awareness and practical ways to stimulate the adoption of an effective safety culture

 Gain insights into global best practises, effective solutions to HSE challenges and ways to make oil and gas operations more environmentally friendly

 Find new ways to adhere to high HSE standards that will help minimise risks and ensure cost savings

 Network with speakers and delegates, and gain new contacts of senior HSE professionals and decision makers from national and international oil and gas operators, government, EPC contractors, service companies, as well as HSE                equipment and technology providers

Conference Agenda

09:00 - 10:00
Coffee and speed-networking
  • Making networking more fun and more efficient! We’ll prepare some fun questions to break the ice and structure our coffee and speed-networking event in a way that will allow you to meet more people than at the standard usual networking events. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity that will open the door to meeting new industry colleagues and gaining new contacts.

10:00 - 10:10
Ministerial keynote. Adhering to high HSE standards – where is the oil and gas sector headed and are we doing enough?
10:10 - 11:00
Panel discussion. The importance of raising personnel awareness within your organisation
  • ⦁ People have a tendency to accept and “normalise” unnecessary risks. What leadership and management approaches can help eliminate “risk normalisation” and increase HSE standards?
    ⦁ How can HSE managers and team leaders incorporate broader factors such as human behaviour and cultural aspects to achieve and preserve good HSE performance? What are the main inhibiting factors that are slowing down the safety culture adoption and how can the oil and gas industry address them?
    ⦁ How can increased employees’ awareness help make oil and gas operations “greener” and more environmentally friendly?

11:00 - 12:00
Rapid fire session: Tackling HSE challenges
  • A series of practical high-level strategic 10 min presentations

    11:00 – 11:10 Utmost process safety – how to avoid disasters?
    This case study will focus on development and implementation of successful Process Safety Management, and will discuss how to tackle the challenges associated with it

    11:10 – 11:20 Opportunities and challenges that digitalisation brings to HSE
    This presentation will explain how the industry can take advantage and integrate innovative smart digital solutions such as the Internet of Things, unmanned aerial vehicles, digital twins, wearables, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and others to complement existing HSE processes and standards

    11:20 – 11:30 Developing and sustaining safety culture in the oil and gas sector
    This presentation will focus on what inhibits safety culture adoption in Egypt and how to overcome these challenges

    11:30 – 11:40 Tips on successful management of contractors
    This presentation will discuss successful approaches to managing contractors and ensuring their safety whilst working in an oilfield or plant

    11:40 – 11:50 What is Circular Economy and how can the oil and gas industry benefit from it?
    This presentation will explain the concepts and main principles of Circular Economy, emphasising how these concepts and newly developed business models can results in more profitable and environmentally friendly oil and gas operations

    11:50 – 12:00 What can we learn from international companies and neighbouring countries? Sharing international HSE best practises
    This presentation will discuss international best practises that can be transferred regionally or globally and improve existing HSE industry standards or processes

12:00 - 13:00
Panel discussion. Driving sustainable environmental performance within the oil and gas sector
  • ⦁ Minimising waste from oil and gas operations – identifying and tackling the challenges. What is the role of recycling, how can it help reduce waste?
    ⦁ Developing efficient strategies to achieve good management of produced waters – what works and what doesn’t?
    ⦁ There is an increasing pressure to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Which oil and gas processes are the biggest contributors? Is it viable for oil and gas companies to simultaneously grow and reduce emissions?
    ⦁ What steps is the oil and gas industry taking to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and networking
14:00 - 15:00
Panel discussion. The role of leadership when pursuing high HSE standards – sharing experiences and lessons learnt
  • ⦁ How important is leadership commitment for ensuring utmost safety of oil and gas operations and employees? Definition of safety leadership
    ⦁ What makes a good leader? What does it take to trigger positive health, safety and environmental transformations?
    ⦁ What leadership style works best when it comes to promotion of safety culture and ensuring high HSE standards?
    ⦁ Using leadership to tackle HSE challenges – practical hints and advices