October 24-26, 2017

Houston, TX

Day One
Wednesday, October 25 2017

Day Two
Thursday, October 26 2017

Embedding Compliance & Sustainability to Mitigate Future Financial & Reputational Risks

Day Two Chair’s Opening Remarks

Risk-Based Contracting Approach to Supply Chain & Logistics Sustainability

  • Damon Flores Head of Supplier Relationship Management, Maersk Drilling


  • Best practice for vetting and monitoring supply chains from an environmental, social and economic perspective
  • Ensuring sustainability is anchored in the supply chain
  • Compliance driving out cost
  • Integrating compliance into existing processes

Effective Training for Logistics Teams, 3rd Party Contractors & 3PLs to Protect Your Business against Financial & Regulatory Compliance Risks

  • Ellen Smith Managing Counsel & Global Trade Compliance Director, BHGE


  • Working with compliance to ensure your policies are fit for purpose at the outset
  • Engaging staff, contractors and service providers to keep compliance front and center
  • Adopting a top-down compliance approach to ensure management lead the way
  • Tracking/monitoring for full oversight and to embed a culture of compliance
  • Marrying compliance and operational components to ensure products reach your customer in a timely fashion

Morning Refreshments & Networking

Rightsizing the Supply Chain & Logistics to Industry Head- & Tailwinds

Proactive & Reactive Right-Sizing of the Supply Chain & Logistics Functions

  • Dale Tibodeau Director of Bauer Supply Chain Management Center, University of Houston


  • The impacts of corporate reorganization on the supply chain and logistics functions and how to better focus these functions on the core business
  • Working closely with the business to understand future requirements
  • Systems governance and visibility to efficiently monitor needs and report back to business units
  • Enabling speedy adjustment of workforce to right-size to reflect expansion or downturn in market
  • Utilizing platforms and systems to retain knowledge

Breakouts: Overcoming the Brain Drain in Logistics as a Result of Displacement & Retirement during the Downturn


  • Sourcing the most competent staff to replace the skills that have been lost
  • When should we employ 3rd party personnel? The role of temporary/contract, pros and cons vs in-house staff
  • Knowledge capture and transfer – ensuring best practices are kept and transferred to younger staff in a high-turnover area of the company
  • How can you reposition your company to attract the new wave of supply chain and logistics professionals?
  • What skillsets can we bring into logistics through new hiring?


Streamlining Both Offshore & Onshore Logistics for Cost Efficiencies

Reducing Cost & More Efficient, Effective International Offshore Logistics during the Downturn

  • Sarah Sherman Global Logistics & Supply Chain Manager, PetroSaudi


  • Consolidating job functions to reduce cost whilst protecting internal logistics servicing
  • Ensuring the service levels of carriers with stretched resources are maintained
  • Export container movement

The Impacts of Shifts Between International & Domestic Focuses for Operators, Service Companies & Suppliers

  • Rob Lewin Director Global Logistics, Flowserve


  • Impacts of the reduction in new capital projects, particularly offshore, and growth in US onshore drilling, completions and production
  • Altering logistics processes and systems to meet the evolving geographical and project nature of your business
  • Ensuring logistics is streamlined to the volumes and responsive to change to control costs – both from a capacity and contractual basis

Afternoon Refreshments

Materials Management & the Emergence of Materials Marketplaces

The Emergence of Materials Marketplaces to Enabling the Buying, Selling & Trading of Excess Inventory Across the Oil & Gas Value Chain

  • Andy Mangan Executive Director, US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Pathway 21


  • Materials reuse as a new revenue stream and a hedge against rising commodity prices
  • Flexibility of the cloud-based platform
  • Leveraging big data and analytics to identify opportunities
  • Integrating materials matching into core business practice
  • Positive government engagement
  • Examples in water, sand and other key raw materials

Automation of Materials Management: The Emergence of IoT & Where Is It Being Successfully Embedded?


  • Cost reduction and improvement in supply chain management processes
  • Enabling more locally sourced materials, more exact volume requirements real time

Chair’s Summary

Close of Conference