Wednesday 13 February 2019

We often hear that there should be no compromise when it comes to health and safety, however, what does it take to make it a reality?

The new look EGYPS 2019 HSE in Energy Forum took place on Wednesday 13 February, addressing the most pressing HSE issues from an international panel of industry experts

Gain insights on issues such as:

  • What are international best practises that help enhance healthier and safer working environments and ensure
    more sustainable oil and gas operations? What cultural shifts are needed?

  • How to deal with fires at remote oil and gas sites and how to prevent hazardous cargo accidents?

  • What measures are necessary to achieve good management of produced waters (PW) and drilling waste?

  • What smart digital solutions can help to improve HSE processes?

HSE in Energy Forum Agenda

08:30 - 09:20
09:20 - 09:30
Opening remarks
09:30 – 10:20
Panel discussion - Next generation HSE: achieving reduced incidents and reaching zero fatalities through company-wide safety cultures and effective safety management systems

    Mohamed Elgharbawy Mohamed Elgharbawy Safety and Security
    Country Manager
    Anthony Brock Anthony Brock Group Head of Safety
    and Operational Risk
    Chris Hawkes Chris Hawkes Health, Safety and Security Director
    International Association of
    Oil and Gas Producers
    Wael Amin Wael Amin Senior HSSE Manager
    Kuwait Energy Company
    Tim Davenport Tim Davenport Country Safety & Environment
    General Manager


    Eng Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy Eng Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy Independent Oil &
    Gas Consultant
    • Organisational culture that promotes safety is essential for preventing injuries and illness at onshore and offshore sites. What steps are necessary to ensure that all stakeholders from management teams through to engineers and partner companies contribute to organisational culture that prioritises safety?

    • Improving occupational safety common sense and raising employees’ awareness through continuous training and education. What factors and personal attitudes can hinder or block the development of a successful safety culture and how can positive change be influenced?

    • Developing effective safety management systems that ensure leadership commitment, promotes positive safety cultures, evaluates the effectiveness of current safety strategies, identifies new hazards and determines the need for revised risk controls

10:20 – 11:10
Panel discussion - International best practices in creating healthier, safer and more sustainable working environments

    Mohammed Bahatem Mohammed Bahatem Director, HSSE
    and Asset Integrity Management
    Mubadala Petroleum
    Dennis Lynch Dennis Lynch Global Director HSE
    and Service Quality
    Ephraim Ebodaghe Ephraim Ebodaghe Acting Corporate HSE Director
    Dragon Oil
    Blake Jared Blake Jared HSE Manager
    Irene Eleftheriou Irene Eleftheriou Project Engineer HSSE Officer
    Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company (CHC)


    Ali Hegab Ali Hegab Independent Oil and Gas
    • Petroleum products on the road and truck accident prevention. Recognising the significance of hazardous cargo driver training, predictive vehicle maintenance and the role of technology in decreasing the number of cargo related road accidents

    • Let’s not play with fire – handling incidents at remote oil and gas sites. Addressing the problem of limited resources, lack of training as well as an unclear role of public services including fire brigades, hospitals and ambulance facilities due to long distances and lack of legal directives that clearly define roles and responsibilities

    • Similarities and differences between occupational and process safety at upstream, midstream and downstream sites. How to ensure successful and effective management of both?

    • What is the role of Corporate Social Responsibility programmes when developing strategies that will ensure more sustainable oil and gas operations?

    • Looking at the environmental impact of the oil and gas industry. What can your business learn from international companies and neighbouring countries?

11:10 – 11:25
Coffee break and networking
11:25 – 12:15
Panel discussion - Disrupting oil and gas HSE processes with state of the art smart digital solutions

    Jim Andrews Jim Andrews Vice President , Health,
    Safety and Environment
    Giorgio Guidi Giorgio Guidi Senior Vice President, Safety,
    Environment and Quality
    Sergey Peresypkin Sergey Peresypkin HSE Director
    Middle East Asia Pacific
    Baker Hughes a GE Company
    Ibrahim Abdel-Aal Ibrahim Abdel-Aal HSE and Energy Conservation General Manager


    Mohamed Fouad Mohamed Fouad Managing Director & Partner
    Egypt Oil & Gas
    • Digitalisation is a game changer for HSE processes. The Internet of Things (IoT) facilitates a shift from reactive to predictive HSE process management, data analytics can determine which processes or machines are more accident-prone. Wearables monitor workers’ physical wellbeing, and augmented reality can significantly improve training through real-life simulation scenarios. How can the industry take full advantage of the digital solutions on offer?

    • The evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and robotics offers new ways for inspection and maintenance of production, refinery and petrochemical infrastructures, making it safer, less labour intensive and more cost efficient. How can UAV and robotics disrupt, standardise and automate HSE processes?

    • What new threats are being introduced by the deployment of new digital technologies? What are the barriers to implementation of these technologies and how can operators overcome them?

12:15 – 13:00
Panel discussion - What is the future of oil and gas HSE in Egypt, the Middle East and the Mediterranean?

    Bruce Basaraba Bruce Basaraba Head of HSSE and Sustainability
    Dana Gas
    Jaap Klein Nagelvoort Jaap Klein Nagelvoort Managing Director
    Gamal Fathy Mohamed Gamal Fathy Mohamed CEO Assistant for HSE
    Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)
    Osama Elsaadawi Osama Elsaadawi Modernisation Team Leader,
    Research & Development Manager
    Oil & Gas Skills (OGS)


    Eithne Treanor Eithne Treanor Presenter
    EGYPS 2019 & CEO E Treanor Media
    • How can Egyptian NOCs create forward-thinking strategies to ensure health and safety of their employees?

    • What cultural shifts are needed for healthier and safer work environments in the oil and gas industry? What can we learn from international partners

    • What measures are necessary to achieve good management of produced waters (PW) and drilling waste, prevent oil spills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, securing sustainable oil and gas operations?

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch and EGYPS 2019 HSE Excellence in Energy Award
  • EGYPS 2019 HSE in Energy Forum will culminate with the inaugural EGYPS HSE Excellence in Energy Award presented by His Excellency Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt recognising organisational achievements in health and safety within the oil and gas sector.