2017 North America DROPS Forum

Thursday, November 09 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM [CST]

945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX, United States


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Event Information

Thursday, November 09 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM [CST]

About the Event


Westin Memorial City.  945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

Forum Description

DROPS is the global initiative solely focused on eliminating dropped objects in the oil and gas industry, and beyond. The North America DROPS Forum is the premier regional DROPS event of the year; hosted by BP and organized by some of the top operators, drilling contractors, and service companies in the oil and gas industry such BP, Chevron, Hess, Shell, Atwood, Rowan, Baker Hughes, Franks, NOV, and Schlumberger.  Learn more about best practices in implementing a DROPS program for your organization and how some of the top operators in the industry are working together to create a collaborative DROPS management solution.

Who Should Attend?

HSE Professionals, Operations Personnel, O&G Engineers, etc.


Tickets will go on sale for $125 on October 10th.  Lunch will be provided.


7:00am - 8:00am     Breakfast and Check In

8:00am - 3:30pm     Forum



Introduction to the 5 Fundamentals of Accident Prevention

1. Identify Hazards 

What are the hazards that I might face while performing this task? (Dropped objects, pinch points, chemicals, pressure, etc.)

2. Identify & Control Risk

How can I control the hazards to avoid an incident? (Engineering controls, guards, barriers, signage, exclusion zones, PPE, etc.)

3. Follow Processes & Procedures 

Am I properly trained, and do I understand the task? Am I using the correct procedure, and is it appropriate for the current task and conditions?

4. Manage Change 

 What is outside my normal scope of work? Has there been a change that introduced new hazards, impacted controls or barriers, or requires a different or modified procedure?

5. Learn & Improve

Are there any lessons learned available that should be applied for this task? Once I have completed the task, how can I better prepare for my next job and share what I’ve learned with my coworkers?


Introduction to the 5 Fundamentals of Accident Prevention

Jordon Buss, Baker Hughes a GE Company, Senior Manager HSE Solutions

Hazard Identification through Verification and Validation


Ingrid Punt, Chevron Gulf of Mexico, OE Assurance Advisor

Raj Punjappy, Chevron Gulf of Mexico, OE Assurance Advisor

Quality Control of 3rd Party Inspections

Al Browning, Rowan Companies, Director Technical Services

Finger Latch Enhancements

Ian McWilliam, National Oilwell Varco, Director of Reliability

DROPS Recommended Practice Implementation


Bert Winders, Baker Hughes a GE Company, HSE Manager

Callum Wilkinson, Hess, Global Technical Authority Lifting & Hoisting

Management of Change in Nuclear

Douglas Ferguson, Lowther-Rolton, Managing Director

Learning and Continuous Improvement

Andrew Dingee, ADE Group

Panel Discussion

Moderator - Jack Hinton, Baker Hughes a GE Company, Chief HSE Officer

Tiffany Pitts, Baker Hughes a GE Company – VP Offshore Operations 

Jack Winton, Rowan – VP Drilling Operations

Ron Fullerton, H&P - VP Offshore Operations

James McDonald, SLB – Reservoir Characterization Group Operations Manager

Mike Skuce, Precision – VP Operations

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Cancellation policy

Ticket cancellations will be charged a $10.00 administration fee. 

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About the Organizer

The North American DROPS chapter influences the implementation of sustainable best practices and encourages industry alignment through collaboration in order to protect our workforce and interests from harm through the elimination of dropped objects.