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Petroleum and Natural Gas CE/T Standards Symposium

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Chevron Building Auditorium, Houston, Texas USA

October 2, 2019

8:00 am–4:30 pm CDT

IACET announces the second annual Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) Continuing Education and Training Standards Symposium to be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Chevron Auditorium in Houston, Texas, USA. The IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Continuing Education and Training Standards (CE/T) Symposium is brought to you by the IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Advisory Board.

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The symposium is designed to promote high-quality continuing education and training standards for one of the most important and dangerous industries in the world. Those attending the symposium will:

  • Identify the reasons for maintaining high CE/T standards.
  • Hear from industry leaders about strategies they have used to raise standards and control costs.
  • Learn how to establish a return on investment from the world's leading expert on training ROI.
  • Learn to deploy research-backed learning strategies for engineers and field workers.  
  • Learn how the Petroleum and Natural Gas Addendum to the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard for Continuing Education and Training strengthens the quality and addresses other industry requirements.
  • Develop new strategies for raising the bar with existing resources.
  • See exemplary training programs as part of the PNG Exemplar Continuing Education and Training Award. 

Nominate an organization for a training award!

The brief online forms for making nominations is below:

Deadline for nominations is September 20, 2019.


The Symposium is designed for leaders of all levels within the organization who need a vision, strategies, tactics and new ideas for how to improve quality CE/T within the organization.

Why attend the 2019 Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) CE/T Symposium?

Consider the need for higher education, training and competency standards in PNG:

  • Lack of quality training is the #1 cause for non-productive time (NPT) - billions of dollars of loss per year. Service companies must comply with a mandatory requirement for SEMS (30CFR, 250); API Spec Q1, and API Spec Q2, among others.
  • Lack of quality training is the #2 cause for all incident investigations for upstream services.
  • Lack of quality training is the #1 concern as the industry recovers. 2014 to Present - industry has experienced a 300,000 reduction in its workforce.
  • Improving training ranks among the top two opportunities for improving efficiencies and reducing costs.
  • Training is mandated by operators internationally.

Source: IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Advisory Board

IACET PNG Symposium will help small, medium and large organizations align with high standards that will keep their organizations and people safe and productive. In addition, the symposium planners are working to ensure the day is interactive and engaging.  There will be value to being onsite for this exciting event.


Tentative Schedule

Time Session Topic Presenter
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Networking Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Safety Brief from IACET Chairman & CEO Peter Finn, IACET Chairman
Jim Barnes, Interim IACET CEO
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Importance of Training in the Oil and Gas Industry

This session will explore the driving factors behind the need for quality CE/T standards in the PNG Industry. Session outcomes: Emphasize the importance of PNG training standards and identify the implications of low standards.

Stacey Eng, Chevron's Chief Learning and Talent Officer.

Part 1
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Getting to Kirkpatrick® Levels 3 and 4: Creating Believable Value

Training is still "on trial," charged with incurring expenses in excess of the value it provides to the organization. Training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom. Attend this thought-provoking session to learn how to structure initiatives so they enhance on-the-job performance and impact the bottom line. Learn directly from the creators of the Kirkpatrick Model the newest way to implement the four levels. This program will focus on tactics at Levels 3 and 4, and you will discuss ideas that you can implement in your own organization. 

Objectives

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain why starting with desired results in mind is critical for any initiative to be successful.
  • List specific tactics for influencing on-the-job behavior.
  • Identify elements of a program plan that enhance on-the-job behavior and bottom-line results.
Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Partners
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Morning Break  
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Executive Round Table Discussion:Getting to Kirkpatrick® Levels 3 and 4: Creating Believable Value  
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Relation between Quality Training & Regulatory Standards
This session will explore the driving factors behind the need for quality training and competency standards. Session outcomes: Emphasize the importance of PNG training standards, identifying the implications of low standards.

Dr. Alton Payne, Chief, Standards Development, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The IACET 1 with PNG Endorsement - Value Proposition

This session will provide of the IACET 1 PNG Standard and its importance and impact it is having on the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry.

Session Outcomes:

  • Attendees will be provided an overview of the critical parts of the ANSI/IACET 1 Standard with the PNG Requirements.
  • Understand how the additional PNG requirements align to PNG regulations and industry standards/specifications.
Bryan Wollam,PNG Chairman

12:00 p.m. -12:45 p.m.

2019 PNG Awards Luncheon & Resolutions of Appreciations for Board Members

Presentation of the IACET PNG Exemplar Training Organization Award Presentation, Distinguished Service Award.

 
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

IACET 1-2018 PNG Standard Beta Testing and Pilot Process & Results

Panel discussion with the Pilot participants.

Chris Willoughby, Trinidad Drilling
Mayra Maese, ENERGY worldnet, Inc.
Alton Payne, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Sundas Pasha, Parker Drilling
Bonnie Trahan, Auditor
Bryan Wollam, Wollam Groups

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The IACET Petroleum and Natural Gas Advisory Board Questions & Answers

The IACET PNG Board members will discuss unique requirements, the quality control accreditation processes and what applying companies should expect.

Session Outcomes

  • Attendees will understand the value proposition and the process for accreditation in the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry
Tye Lawson Beard, ASTM International Tony Lee, Mid-South Technologies Marie Martin, Chevron Bryan Wollam, Wollam Groups
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break  
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Future Fitting Organizations - Preparing for the 2030 Workforce

The pace of technological advancement in training and development is accelerating. By 2030, the changes in the education landscape will require re-skilling and up-skilling of employees to keep up with new demands forced by technology in the oil and gas industry.  This interactive presentation covers emerging trends that will help shape the future of work.

By the end of this session you will be able to identify and explain:

  • What the 2030 workforce will look like,
  • Technology and tools driving the change,
  • The skills required to navigate in a 2030 workforce,
  • Considerations for how to “future fit” your organizations.

Brittney Gibson, ASTM International

3:15 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Maintaining Quality Standards - A view from the trenches

This session will provide an overview of one of the industry's newest standards, the IACET Petroleum, and Natural Gas Standard for Continuing Education and Training and feature results from providers who recently completed an accreditation pilot study revealing how high standards can help an organization's bottom line. Be prepared to receive a practical analysis and recommendations on how standards can be applied and the difference it makes.

Mayra Maese, Senior Vice President, Education & Compliance -  EWN Energy Worldnet
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – How to get involved

Will provide an overview on IACET support to the PNG Industry and how oil and gas companies can get involved.

Andrew Kauser
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Early Bird Registration

Dates Available: March 18, 2019 8:00 AM – September 20, 2019 10:59 PM

Registration TypeAmount
Member
$149.00
Non-Member
$199.00
Presenter
You must have been confirmed as a speaker for the conference to be eligible for this rate.
$0.00
Regular Registration

Dates Available: September 20, 2019 11:00 PM – September 24, 2019 11:59 PM

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$249.00
Non-Member
$349.00
Presenter
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$0.00
Late Registration

Dates Available: September 25, 2019 12:00 AM – October 2, 2019 7:59 AM

Registration TypeAmount
Member
$349.00
Non-Member
$449.00
Presenter
You must have been confirmed as a speaker for the conference to be eligible for this rate.
$100.00

The symposium will be held at the Chevron Auditorium, 1500 Louisiana St, Houston, Texas 77002. 

Note: due to the large contingent from Houston who will be attending this symposium, IACET will not be reserving room blocks.  Those traveling in need to make their room arrangements independently.   

 

Business Casual

Shuttle:

  • The Green Link is a free shuttle bus that circulates around downtown and stops right in front of the Chevron building on both the Louisiana St. and Smith St. sides.
  • Attendees who come from out of town can stay in a hotel along the Green Link route and simply take the shuttle to the Symposium.
  • The busses are very clean, arrive every few minutes and passengers are mainly tourists and people who work downtown.
  • The Green Link runs from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
  • (The Orange Link is the same green bus that runs on a slightly modified route in the evening from 6:30 PM to midnight.)
  • Here is information about the Green Link that we can include in the attendee packets: https://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/BusGreenLink.aspx
  •  https://www.ridemetro.org/MetroPDFs/Schedules/BusSchedules/412-greenlink.pdf   (There are many more bus stops than the few major ones that show on the maps; hotel personnel can direct guests to the nearest stop.)

Driving and Parking:

Registration fees will be refunded only if requests for cancellation/refunds are received in writing at least two weeks prior to the conference or educational offering. A 20% processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be made within 14 days of an offering. However, substitutes may be made for another delegate to attend activities offered by the Association in lieu of the original applicant.

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