Disasters and Recovery – Pathway to Resilient Industry

Recorded On: 12/13/2021

Are you prepared? Are you resilient?

Extreme weather events and climate action failure have been listed by the World Economic Forum as the most likely global risks . Many disasters cause significant damage to petroleum infrastructure, which has cascading impacts on other systems and devastating economic consequences, underscoring the critical need for resiliency and sustainable infrastructure.

As experts have stated that every dollar spent on disaster-mitigation saves on average $6 on recovery efforts, therefore, the petroleum industry must plan and prepare for disasters to facilitate response and recovery efforts and mitigate the economic, environmental, and social impact of disasters.

Infrastructure and human resiliency are key components to Industry’s success to recovery from disasters. This webinar will cover all aspects of resiliency.

This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability and the Projects, Facilities and Constructions technical disciplines.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Hitesh Mohan and Grace Kuczma its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Hitesh Mohan and Grace Kuczma.

Hitesh Mohan

Vice President, INTEK INC

Hitesh Mohan is Vice President on INTEK INC, an international management consulting firm in DC area, has more than 30 years of experience in petroleum engineering, vulnerability and risk assessment, fossil fuels infrastructure analysis, and supply and demand logistics. He supports various Public and Private sector clients on petroleum logistics and infrastructure assessments. He has also managed INTEK’s Regional Fuels Resiliency Study for US Department of Energy.   

He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2019-2020) and internationally recognized expert on resiliency.

He has a B.Tech in Mining Machinery from the Indian School of Mines and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Kansas. He was awarded the 2008-2009 SPE Regional Service Award and serves as Section Chair for National Capital Section. He is currently serving on the program committee for ATCE. Mr Mohan has published numerous SPE papers.

Grace Kuczma

Assistant Manager, INTEK Inc

Grace Kuczma, an Assistant Manager at INTEK Inc., has extensive experience in petroleum infrastructure, market, and risk engineering analysis. She supports various Public and Private sector clients with petroleum supply chain analysis, infrastructure impact assessment modeling, and the identification and promotion of resilience to natural threats, including the effects of climate change indicators. She has experience in strategic planning and policy analysis to support the increase in resilience of the U.S. petroleum supply chain infrastructure. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She has co-authored several SPE papers related to infrastructure vulnerabilities and resilience.

Linda Battalora (Moderator)

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Disasters and Recovery – Pathway to Resilient Industry
12/13/2021 at 11:00 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
12/13/2021 at 11:00 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits  |  Certificate available