Risk and Oil & Gas - Breakfast Seminar

Global environmental and advisory consultancy SLR and strategic risk management consultancy Strategia Worldwide Ltd are hosting a joint breakfast seminar on Thursday 22 September 2016, 8AM to 10AM at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London to discuss “A comprehensive approach to risk in complex environments.”

Guest speaker Raphael Vermeir, formerly President of ConocoPhillips in Nigeria and VP Government Affairs International, will talk about his experiences and ‘lessons learned’ from managing the risks associated with ConocoPhillips’ operations in West Africa.

Sir Richard Shirreff from Strategia Worldwide and Nick Hooke from SLR will talk about how a comprehensive approach to risk management, addressing technical, political, environmental, social, and regulatory risks, as well as security risks, can help companies and investors fully understand complex environments, assess risks, break down silos, identify gaps and understand the relationship between risks. 

This allows companies to realise opportunities and can provide an assurance ‘kite mark’ to investors. They will use a recent case study from Cote D’Ivoire to illustrate how the comprehensive approach works in practice.

For further information please contact Lucy Michael - lucy.michael@strategiaworldwide.com, M: 07968 941038.

About Strategia Worldwide

Strategia Worldwide Ltd brings together combined senior expertise from the military, political, diplomatic, law-enforcement, humanitarian, social development, strategic communications, cyber and insurance worlds and operates in the UK and overseas.

The speakers:

Raphael Vermeir CBE - Raphael  joined Conoco in 1979, working in marine transportation and production engineering services in Houston, Texas. He then handled upstream acquisitions in Europe and Africa and managed Conoco's exploration activities in continental Europe from Paris. He moved to London to lead the BD activities of refining and marketing in Europe and then transferred to Istanbul as managing director of Turcas. Back in London in 1999 he drove strategic initiatives in Russia and the Caspian and completed major A&D deals in the North Sea. After heading an integration team during the merger of ConocoPhillips, he took on positions in government and public affairs becoming head of external affairs Europe in late 2007. He was appointed President, Nigeria in 2011 and successfully sold the company’s  interests in its Upstream companies and exited Brass LNG. He is now an independent consultant and chairman of the International Petroleum Week Programme Board.

He is a trustee of the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment and sat on the board of Oil Spill Response Ltd. He chaired the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and was appointed CBE for services to the Energy Industry.

Nick Hooke - Nick has over 33 years' oil and gas experience, built upon technical, operational, commercial, financial and management roles in the international Oil & Gas industry.

He has developed expert opinions and provided input into a number of technical and commercial disputes and has appeared as an expert witness in front of technical experts and in an arbitration tribunal.  He also has extensive experience in advising on solutions to complex technical and commercial negotiations including international oil field unitisation and determination. Nick is a chartered Petroleum Engineer and a Fellow of the Energy Institute and holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Sir Richard Shirreff - Over 37 years experience as an international leader and commander rising to highest rank in British Army and NATO. Extensive experience of building unity of effort with different nations, governments, the humanitarian community and wide variety of other stakeholders in order to resolve complex problems. First hand understanding of the challenges of decision making under extreme political and media pressure, and proven record of leading dynamic change management makes him well placed to support corporate leaders in the development and operationalising of strategy to manage complex risks.