Process Safety in Oil& Gas
In March 2016 Bob presented a 45-minute
session of slides plus Q & A about "A Global Perspective on Process Safety Regs"
at a conference in Houston by Energy Conference Network
In 1995 Mobil Oil Corporation
consolidated services groups across E&P, Transportation, Refining,
Chemicals, and Distribution division. These include IT, Medical, Legal,
Accounting, EHS etc - a total of 11 functions.
EHS Management Systems
Bob was assigned to the Executive team for EHS
functionality. One key issue to address was inconsistency and
incompleteness in EHS
Management Systems. In addition, some international groups
used British Standards, others ISO14000 series, and most in the USA used
a mix of industry voluntary standards. Bob's team aligned all of them
into a single, 52-element, EHS Management System
Mobil Global EHS Best
From 1995-1998 Bob was Project
Manager of Mobil Corporation's GENIE
Global EHS Network Info. Enabler. Bob defined nine core
functionalities to be supported by "GENIE", and contracted skilled
developers to write the GENIE framework and modules, starting with "Issues
Management". GENIE architecture then became the model for "BestNet"
for doing Best Practice "knowledge sharing" across all of Mobil,
continued on within ExxonMobil.
InterAgency Communities of Practice
While working in Washington DC
from 1998 until 2005 Bob was active in
federal collaboration with several intergovernmental communities
in regular monthly "Collaborative
Expedition Workshop" at NSF and ensuing
Communities of Practice
supported by a Portal, Wiki, Community Forum & Repository.
Knowledge Management White Paper
GENIE project work resulted
in being an invited "collaborative solutions" presenter at LotuSphere
1998, and was published by
Partners as a
Management Across the Global Manufacturing Network using Lotus Notes &