Energy Workforce Committees manage a range of programs designed to educate, empower and elevate sector professionals and collective Member Companies. Leaders from across Energy Workforce Member Companies are focused on planning 2023 events, providing best practices and training, working on advocacy in Washington, DC and on the state level, and addressing the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the current market and industry dynamics.
The Emerging Executives Committee plans to kick off 2023 with a tour at a Member Company facility during the first of six committee meetings to be held this year. To keep the momentum going, the year-long Executive Leadership Programs will start in February with both virtual and in-person opportunities. The first quarter wraps up with engagement with Board and Advisory Board members during leadership forums where they will share their career advice and leadership experience.
The Energy Technology Committee is kicking off the year with a social happy hour for committee members to catch up and discuss technology trends setting the tone for 2023. The group plans to tour several Houston innovation hubs, such as Greentown Labs, Halliburton Labs and the Ion, to understand how Member Companies can engage with these emerging technologies. These engagements lend to the planning and execution of the Digital Innovations 2.0 seminar in the fourth quarter.
Energy Workforce’s ESG Committee is focused on preparing for the SEC Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures to prepare the membership for the changes and share best practices. The committee will continue supporting the ESG Certification Program by providing mentorship and best practice-sharing facilitators during the upcoming sessions. The committee will focus its first meetings on brainstorming how the group can best elevate the ESG maturity of the membership with respect to trends in 2023.
The Government Affairs Committee is heading to Washington, DC for the annual DC Fly In. During this three-day event, the committee will engage and educate newly elected Members of Congress, as well as returning elected officials and Administration leadership, on policy issues impacting the energy services and technology sector of the industry. The committee is also developing comments for newly proposed federal regulatory actions that may impact methane emissions reporting and monitoring requirements, as well as emissions reporting for energy production on federal lands and for federal contractors. Committee members will continue to engage in regular meetings to monitor and respond to legislative and regulatory activities at the state and federal level.
The Human Resources Committee is conducting the second annual Voluntary Turnover Survey to gauge the Energy Workforce membership’s employment turnover and compare to the first survey in 2022. The committee will also continue to hold quarterly meetings to share best practices and is planning to hold webinars around talent management, succession planning and pay equity in 2023.
The HSE Committee is focused on several best practices for the sector, including developing resources around Human Performance Principles. A working group is developing industry best practices as to how errors can build a safer workplace and how Member Companies can utilize this concept. Additionally, the committee will continue providing guidance on OSHA and NIOSH alerts, as well as collaboration with the Permian Basin Road Safety Coalition and the Onshore Safety Alliance, of which Energy Workforce is one of the founding members.
The I&D Engagement Committee is actively adding best practices and presentations to the toolkit, with the Metrics update planned for the first quarter. The committee is planning to hold Skills Based Talent, KPI and Measuring and Productivity webinars, as well as a DEI Goals with needs of differing cultures in a global organization webinar. The I&D Committee continues to meet quarterly to plan their activities, and share best practices and current trends in the industry.
The International Programs Committee will host the State Department Houston Energy Course, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this January. Committee Members will facilitate the four-day immersion course for senior State Department officials which covers all aspects of the oil and natural gas industry. The committee will continue to meet regularly to discuss opportunities for engagement with the international community through events such as CERAWeek and the Offshore Technology Conference.
The Supply Chain Committee is focused on preparing for the 2023 Supply Chain Conference, which will include keynote speakers from leading E&P companies and panels focusing on the critical topics facing supply chain professionals today.
The Well Servicing Committee will finalize the development and launch of the SecureWell training program for well servicing. This program will serve as the premiere training program for well control and containment for cased hole well servicing. The committee will also finalize and publish the updated Recommended Best Practices & Guidelines for Oil and Gas Well Servicing manual, as well as the API 16WS updated standards. Committee Members will continue to meet monthly to monitor regulations, standards and best practices for the industry.
Well Stimulation Services
The Well Stimulation Services Committee will finalize the Hydraulic Fracturing with New Technologies and Innovation best practices document, which will set the industry standard for use of natural gas as a fuel in the field. The committee will continue to meet regularly to share industry best practices and discuss industry specific issues and opportunities.
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