September 15 2020
Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre
Havnegade 18, 6700 Esbjerg
Task Force Zero 2020
Due to the ongoing spread of the Covid-19 virus, Task Force Zero 2020 has been postponed to 15 September, 2020.
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We hope for your understanding in this matter.
We have met difficult challenges before, and we have remained safe. Sustaining our commitment to safety and operational excellence is fundamental to the future of the oil & gas industry. A major incident though could potentially threaten our social license to operate due to the potential loss of life and possible environmental impact.
At this year’s conference, we will focus on major accident prevention and management. Our excellent line-up of international speakers and panellists will guide us through an engaging day of:
- Recognising past successes in our industry
- Sharpening our focus on major incident prevention
- Exploring the critical role of Human Performance
- Learning from the leaders and high performers of other industries
- Having the right conversations to ensure we continue to learn and innovate
The Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig had gone an extraordinary seven years without a single accident serious enough to halt operations. The rig, owned by the Switzerland-based Transocean Ltd., and its veteran crew were some of the best in the business. Just months earlier, BP and the Deepwater team had broken the record for deepest well ever completed. Yet, the tragic events unfolded.
Based on a review of the management lessons learned from these events, this talk will discuss some of the essential elements to getting to zero and how to create the context where the individuals and teams are sufficiently aware, engaged and enabled to make the right decision at the right time for the given circumstance.
Have you ever wondered why workers didn't speak up or failed to communicate in critical operations?
Historically, many accidents have been attributed to communication failure or the reluctance to challenge hierarchy. We examine these issues more closely by looking at real-life case study of one of the most high-profile accidents in the maritime history – the capsizing of the passenger ship Costa Concordia. We (video) interviewed the captain and analysed extensive data (from this and many accidents) to understand the underlying factors that impede communication and erode trust between team members.
The insights we have gained from this accident are not limited to any specific company, maritime industry or the transport sector as a whole. These are common problems mirrored across industries where professionals work together to perform critical operations.
This and other biases help us in life, but it also makes it difficult at times.
A walk down our troubled decision making and how this can be used to do better via nudge and behavioral design.
Jens Balle has an extensive background from the financial sector but has switched to the good side, and now teaches and consults on behavioral design, nudging and behavioral finance. In 2015 he wrote the book Cavemen in suits (only available in Danish: Hulemænd i habitter) and is an often-used speaker and specialist on the topic.