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SPE WA Dec ’17 Technical Luncheon – Beyond Compliance

December 13, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

$40.00 – $55.00

SPE WA is proud to bring 2017 to a close with a highly topical presentation from Derrick O’Keefe, Head of Division, Safety & Integrity, NOPSEMA.

The presentation, titled “Beyond Compliance” will focus on strategies NOPSEMA are currently developing on improving performance beyond simple compliance requirements. Come along and learn about –

  • NOPSEMA’s vision and what they regulate
  • Emerging technologies and world-leading projects
  • Drivers for behavioural change (within industry and the regulator itself)
  • An improvement framework to achieve world class performance
  • Examples of recent incidents and duty holder failings
  • Opportunities for use of “big data” to identify future trends
  • Engagement of international regulators to influence industry action

A bit more about Derrick O’Keefe…




Derrick received his Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University, and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University (UK). He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Life Member and Past President of the Petroleum Club of Western Australia.

With 34 years of oil & gas industry experience in Australia, Iran, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Algeria, the US and the UK, Derrick brings a multi-faceted level of expertise, including Strategy, Business Development, Commercialisation, Operations Management, Governance and Control, Executive Crisis Management, Stakeholder Relations, Media Management, Regulatory Management.

Derrick possesses a comprehensive understanding of Australia’s objective-based regulatory regime, having worked for a diverse range of oil and gas companies in Australia. These include Murphy Oil (Country Manager), Strike Energy (Chief Operating Officer), and Woodside (Business Manager).

Derrick’s experience includes building multi-cultural cross-E&P industry teams to develop and deliver growth opportunities in exploration, development and oil & gas production. His goal is to assist teams to achieve outcomes they had not thought possible.

Students (read below)!!!

SPE in conjunction with our sponsors Rock Flow Dynamics and Expro, are kindly sponsoring students to attend the monthly technical luncheons. Please fill out an application form, explaining why you are interested in attending the SPE Technical Luncheons. Successful applicants will be notified via email each month from the SPE Student Chapter.


December 13, 2017
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
$40.00 – $55.00


Andrew Buffin (SPE Program Chair)


Parmelia Hilton
14 Mill Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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