Andra Wilcox, Research Associate, Energy Production, presented on the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Scorecard at the 2015 Society of Petroleum Engineers E&P Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Conference in Denver, Colorado on March 17, 2015.
Over the past two decades safety has become a core value within most sectors of the oil and gas industry. With increased understanding that, in many cases, safety and the environment go hand in hand, environmental training courses are now being developed just as safety programs were in the past. Moreover, environmental performance awards now are being given as industry seeks new ways to encourage better protection of the environment. However, “Environmental Culture” is not where it should be in most companies. The reasons vary, but perhaps the two biggest obstacles are: (1) the lack of understanding of what environmental culture means or should look like, and (2) senior management of many companies have not bought into, or do not recognize the critical role they play in creating such a culture.
Environment 24/7 is the sequel to Safety 24/7—Building an Incident-Free Culture, which is a fictional story of a manager in an organization plagued with injuries and fatalities who is given 120 days to create a culture of safety.
Environment 24/7 takes the fictional story to the next level by demonstrating many of the principles used to successfully change people’s behavior toward safety are key to developing a culture of environmental responsibility and accountability.
To learn more about Environment 24/7, please visit http://www.environment247.org
Andra Wilcox will present to students and teachers at the IPAA Energy High School in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, March 10, 2015.
Stephanie Glenn and Erin Kinney are featured in an EFD video discussing a new tool to reduce the impacts of drilling on coastal wetland habitats and ecosystems.
HARC's Richard Haut was invited to speak at Texas A & M Industrial and Systems Engineering: Advanced Manufacturing Group Seminar in College Station, Texas on February 13, 2015.