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Director's Note: Introduction and Objectives

Welcome to the SPE HSSE-SR discipline page. This is intended to be a portal to all SPE activities and events of interest to the HSSE-SR community. I would like to regularly share with the HSSE-SR discipline hot topics in the Oil &Gas industry that are particularly important to me. Additionally, I would like to invite discipline members to the Health, Safety and Environment online discussion community on SPE Connect.

Oil and gas companies are making long-term investments around the world in costly, technically complicated projects where unanticipated community concerns can significantly reduce the return on investment. One of my goals as HSSE-SR Technical Director is to convince technical decision makers with a deep understanding of the project they are working on that success can depend on something outside the realm of the design specifications and engineering -- public acceptability.

Corporate Social Responsibility at OTC

Corporate social responsibility focuses on the necessity of taking responsibility for corporate actions, and it aims to encourage a positive impact on the environment and stakeholders, from employees and investors to local communities. What issues are associated with creating a "net positive impact" in countries where O&G companies operate? Plan now to attend the Corporate Social Responsibility session 7 May at OTC 2015!

Applications Open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants

Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.

Web Event: Decision Making

This presentation will include factors that influence both individual and collaborative decision making, including the impact of cognitive biases. The factors that can help, as well as hinder, decision making will also be discussed.

Welcome New Technical Director: Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Social Responsibility

Trey Shaffer is a Senior Partner for Environmental Resources Management (ERM), based in Houston, Texas. He plays a leadership role in helping ERM's multinational clients solve a broad range of sustainability, environmental, and safety challenges.

The Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change

The objective of this course is to provide participants with tools, techniques and knowledge for immediate use to help operators maintain project value through sustainability.

Web Event: How to Write a Technical Paper

In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on "How to Write a Good Technical Paper."

Web Event: Coping Successfully in Volatile Times

Join a live web event on "An Agenda for the Lull: Coping Successfully in These Volatile Times," presented by Neeraj Nandurdikar on 21 April.

Web Event: Infectious Diseases

Listen to a web event on "Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace" presented by Malick Diara on 23 March.

Web Event: Employee Fatigue

Join Paul Jackson on 22 April as he discusses "Managing Employee Fatigue through a Fatigue Risk Management Plan."