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Over 150 Operations Leaders from across North America’s oil and gas industry are gathering in Houston this November to discuss how to build a High Reliability Organisation

Houston, Texas

November 7-9, 2016

The oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented levels of complexity and volatility. Historically low commodity prices, geopolitical events, disruptive technologies and increased regulation mean that the pressure to innovate (while simultaneously reducing operations costs) is higher than ever.

Forward-thinking oil and gas companies are making changes now to set themselves on a more sustainable path.

Over 200 Operations Leaders from North America’s Oil and Gas Industry are gathering at the 7th Annual Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit, returning to Houston  this November 7-9. At the event these industry leaders will discuss how to move past cost cutting in order to generate the productivity and production gains necessary to win in this volatile market.

This year’s agenda will feature15 brand new case studies, insightful pre-conference workshops,Interactive GroupDiscussions,and Customized Trackson Risk Management, Business Transformation, Process Safety & HSE, Operational Excellence, Culture Change and High Reliability Organizations and much more.

The 2016 program also benefits from a new special Focus Day on Building a Culture of Operational Excellence; an entire day dedicated to identifying and eliminating the cultural gaps that are impacting your company’s performance. 

Over 40+ world class companies are confirmed to speakat the summit, including: 

  • Justin Hall, Director, Continuous Improvement, Halliburton
  • Doug Drolett, Head of Continuous Improvement, Americas, Shell Oil
  • Rocky Gay, Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance – Upstream, BP
  • Ernie Spence, Commander, US Navy
  • José A. Gutierrez, Director, Technology and Innovation, Transocean
  • Jon Krome, Head of Operations, Maintenance and Integrity, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  • David Loyd, Chief, Safety & Test Operations Division, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Hannah Sesay, SVP and Head of HSSE, Amec Foster Wheeler 

Leslie Allen, Portfolio Director for the Operational Excellence event series comments, “What’s needed to stay competitive is a long-term, executable strategy for improving operational efficiency, reliability and safety performance. This year’s event is bringing together over 200 of North America’sleading oil and gas players to discuss the most effective – and sustainable – ways to empower your company and your workforce to achieve this.”

Those making the commitment to enterprise Operational Excellence are lowering their risk and emerging leaner, nimble and more competitive.

To find out more download the official Agenda at or visit 

Media contact:

Stefania Fedele l Marketing Manager
Operational Excellence for Energy, Chemicals and Resources
+44 (0) 207 368 9556  | 

Press are invited to attend this important industry summit, if you would like a complimentary press pass please email or call +44 (0) 207 368 9556 

Tickets and full event program are available online at

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