SPE Live Discussion on COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought the world to a juddering halt and as of today has resulted in half the world’s population is subject to mandated measures restricting their movements from home. The oil and gas industry with operations around the world kicked into crisis management mode early, recognizing that early signs of virus transmission were likely characteristic of an emerging epidemic or worse. In many ways, the industry was ahead of the risk management curve with its experience, competency, access to data and capacity to share.

Oil prices have heightened the consequences of COVID 19 for the oil and gas industry and its thousands of employees and contractors around the world.

Our live recording, moderated by Johana Dunlop, SPE Technical Director of HSE & Sustainability, brings together four industry experts who will each speak to a particular aspect of how the industry is managing this double crisis and how it is affecting the individuals whose skills deliver energy to the world.


In this episode: 

Francesca Viliani, Director of Public Health and Co-Head of Sustainability, International SOS


Fredrik Jervell, Leading Advisor Medical Services, Equinor


Mark Scanlon, Head of HSE Good Practice, Energy Institute


Rium Johnson, Chief HSSE Officer, NOV



Key Topic Discussed: 

- What are we seeing on the front lines; the reality companies and people are coping with?

- Anticipation for those wanting to return to work

- Field testing for COVID-19; steps taken

- Lessons learned from Sapovirus to help handle Coronavirus

- Where are test kits coming from?

- Debunking misleading examples

- What is a bowtie, who can produce one, and how can they be used to great effect?

- Battling the COVID-19 and oil price crisis as a service company

- Maintaining manufacturing in China with zero incidents

- Biggest concerns about the pandemic moving forward with more pressure on resources


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