With a focus on risk management, the next PIM event is set to take place on Thursday 28th March 2019.
Speakers will cover a diverse range of risk related topics under the themes of risk principles, risk management and learnings for the future. Subjects that will be up for discussion include the importance of culture and the role it has to play in integrity management, the digitisation of the inspection process as well as looking to the future and considering what we can learn from other industries.
Steve Rae has been announced as the chair for the event. A recognisable figure, Steve has more than 35 years’ experience of working in the international oil and gas industry and began his career as an offshore technician. A fateful decision which led to him being onboard Piper Alpha on 6th July 1988.
As well as being a Piper Alpha survivor Steve has held several senior positions and was a member of the UK ‘Step Change in Safety’ Leadership Team from 2007 until 2011 and chaired Statoil’s (Brazil) Aiming High Group in 2014/15. Since 2018 Steve has filled the role of Operations Manager for Well-Safe Solutions. He is also chairman of the Pound for Piper Charity.
Steve Rae said, “I feel honoured to have been invited to chair this event. I know that Steven, and his team at PIM, have put considerable effort and time into creating an agenda that brings the area of asset integrity in to focus and highlights the risks we may introduce by choosing to pay lip service to it within our industry.
“PIM’s chosen strap line for the event, ‘risk: strategy rather than chance’, is a provocative one. It resonates with me as I use a similarly provocative strap line, ‘predictable surprise or an accident’, in some of my industry talks.
“I encourage you to sign up for this event and join other like-minded individuals in an afternoon which promises to foster healthy debate and collaboration on a topic that is of vital importance to the sustainability of our industry.”
PIM’s free event, which is being held at the Carmelite Hotel, will see Steve give a welcome address, introduce the talks, chair the ensuing discussions and deliver the closing remarks. More information about the programme will be released soon. In the meantime if you would like to register for the conference please email PIMEvent@pim-ltd.com.