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SPE WA Distinguished Lecture Series – December ’18 Technical Luncheon – “Beyond Compliance – Revisited”

December 6, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm

$30.00 – $60.00

Distinguished Lecture Series – “Beyond Compliance – Revisited”

SPE WA is proud to bring 2018 to a close with a highly topical presentation from Derrick O’Keeffe, Head of Division, Safety & Integrity, NOPSEMA.

At the same time last year Derrick presented to a packed lunch meeting, showing that “Regulation” does not have to be cumbersome or dull, and that a changed perspective and improved understanding can lead to better business – and better safety and well integrity outcomes. This year Derrick will return, providing an update on what “Beyond Compliance” means, and how NOPSEMA are pursuing strategies to improve industry performance beyond simple compliance requirements. Come along and learn about –

  • NOPSEMA’s perspective of our offshore industry – in a global context
  • 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 learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for use of “big data” to identify future trends
  • Engagement of international regulators to influence industry action

Presenter – Derrick O’Keeffe, Head of Division, Safety & Integrity, NOPSEMA

Derrick O'Keeffe

With 36 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.

Derrick holds an MBA from Cranfield University, and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University (UK). He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Life Member and Past President of the Petroleum Club of Western Australia, and a Past Chair of the SPE in Western Australia. He became an SPE member in 1982.


Students (read below)!!!

SPE WA in conjunction with our sponsors tNavigator (Rock Flow Dynamics) and Expro Group, 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 WA technical luncheons. Successful applicants will be notified via email. Note that applications will only be accepted up to one week prior to the event.


December 6, 2018
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
$30.00 – $60.00


Andrew Buffin (SPE Program Chair)


Parmelia Hilton
14 Mill Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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