M&H'S PHIL GROSSWEILER TO LEAD SPE OFFSHORE SAFETY DISCUSSION
(January 2019) - M&H Principal Consultant Phil Grossweiler will serve as speaker and moderator for an interactive discussion seeking input from industry leaders on effecting “game-changing” safety improvements in offshore oil & gas operations. The event will take place during the Society of Petroleum Engineers Evangeline Section general meeting on January 28 at the Petroleum Club in Lafayette, LA.
The meeting will focus on strengthening the safety culture and creating high reliability organizations in offshore operations while exploring ways to advance worker engagement and empowerment.
During the event, entitled “GRP Offshore Worker Empowerment and Process Safety,” Grossweiler will explain the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program (GRP) and review a 2019 grant opportunity before moderating fish bowl and panel discussions. Attendees will then break into smaller groups for brainstorming. In addition to Grossweiler, panel members will include Keith Seilhan and Patrick Eiland of Veris Global and SEMS II Consultant Mick Will.
For more details, visit the SPE web page.
About Phil Grossweiler
Phil Grossweiler is a Principal Consultant at M&H with recent assignments on LNG projects and managing risk in the energy industry. He served as Chair of an Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy for Ultra Deepwater R&D programs. He also served on the staff of a Member of U.S. Congress working on energy, science, and climate policy issues. He was a member of the Planning Committee for the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program workshop last year on “The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry.”
He is Chairperson of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Human Factors Technical Section and a member of the SPE HSE Advisory Committee. His passion for achieving safe operations stems from service with the U.S. Coast Guard as a first responder and with Exxon as an engineer designing systems for safe operations.
Grossweiler graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He also received MSc Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.