Health Management Contract Guidelines for Clients and Contractors

Recorded On: 10/19/2016

This webinar has been organized by the SPE HSSE-SR Health Subcommittee in collaboration with IOGP (International Oil and Gas Producers Association) /IPIECA (the global oil and gas association for environmental and social issues). The IOGP/IPIECA Health Committee has been in existence since 2003 and functions as a forum where their members can identify, debate and share best health practices. This committee develops guidance and recommendations on occupational, environmental and public health issues that are relevant to oil and gas industry organizations and the communities where they operate.

This webinar is intended to inform professionals who either manage health contracts or who have responsibilities in supporting contracts of this nature (Procurement, HSE professionals, etc.) that in the workplace, an effective health management system requires active and positive collaboration bewteen operators and contractors. Without such as system then there is the potential for:

  • Loss of life
  • Health-related accidents
  • Injuries and illness
  • Disruptions in operations

In 2015, to assist the operator and contractor relationship and to avoid potential confusion regarding responsibilities and expectations of both parties, the IOGP/IPIECA health committee published a guideline document entitled “Health Management Contract Guidelines for Clients and Contractors". The document provides guidance on:

  • health management system elements, requirements and deliverables;
  • establishing roles and responsibilities between contractor(s) and client/operator;
  • health aspects related to the pre-qualification, bidding and execution phase; and
  • promoting transparency and effective communication on health management in contracts.

This webinar will involve key speakers from a leading service contractor, Eugene Toukam, Schlumberger VP HSE for Europe and Africa and a major healthcare company, Simon Hawthorne, VP Legal, and UnitedHealthcare Global Medical, providing examples of real problems that can occur in the absence of such a strategic contract management plan. Finally, Dr. Alex Barbey, International Health Coordinator, Schlumberger Limited, who chaired the IOGP/IPIECA health taskforce which produced the guideline will explain how utilization of the guidelines can avoid the issues described and prevent a negative impact due to deficiencies in contract management.

This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, and Environment discipline.

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Dr. Alex Barbey

International Health Coordinator, Schlumberger Limited

Dr. Alex Barbey, trained in the USA and France, has been the International Health Coordinator for Schlumberger Limited since 1989, managing health issues in over 100 countries, covering more than 110,000 employees in the company, including almost 15,000 expatriate employees plus their families.

Dr. Barbey chaired the International Oil and Gas Producer's Association health committee that created the “Health management contract guidelines for clients and contractors”.

Simon Hawthorne

VP Legal, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical

Simon Hawthorne joined UnitedHealthcare Global Medical in July 2012 as General Counsel. In January 2015, he moved into a commercial role leading business growth until this Summer when he took on a new role as VP Legal across United Healthcare Global's businesses.

Simon has worked closely across UnitedHealthcare Global and United Health Group businesses in order to successfully design quality solutions for our clients operating in remote and challenging environments.

In his commercial role Simon had responsibility for the company's Sales, Solution Design and New Market Entry team including the establishment of joint ventures and strategic partnerships to support growth.

Simon is in the relatively unique position of forging ahead with deals from a commercial perspective to working with commercial teams and clients in his legal role to interpret needs and ensure contractual balance, clarity of terms and conditions and achieving overall fairness to both sides of a contract.

He also leads RFP's and contractual negotiations with United Healthcare's external vendors and therefore has exposure to service arrangements from both a supplier and a vendor's perspective.

Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Simon was Head of Market Structures for AVIVA's European Health businesses, where he was responsible for organizational design and strategy. Simon previously was Head of Legal and Compliance for CIGNA International's European business. He started his legal career in Scotland as a litigator in private practice, specialising in corporate litigation.

During the last 15 years, Simon has gained extensive exposure within the international healthcare and insurance markets to the challenges of business growth in challenging market conditions.

Simon is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Dr Phil Sharples

Global Senior Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical

Dr Phil Sharples has been Senior Medical Director at UnitedHealthcare Global Medical since 2006 and is responsible for the clinical care delivery to UnitedHealthcare Global Medical clients.

Phil is responsible for healthcare governance and clinical excellence working closely with other clinical functions in UnitedHealthcare Global in order to deliver quality healthcare solutions to clients. He has demonstrated the ability to facilitate and manage numerous projects whilst maintaining excellent client and colleague relationships.

Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare Global, Phil worked internationally for a substantial part of his professional career. Philip trained as a General Practitioner in the British Army serving abroad in Germany and Hong Kong, then spent eight years as a senior partner in a NHS General Practice in London furthering his interest in Occupational Health and Travel Medicine. Phil then gained valuable oil and gas industry experience as part of the international medical team for Chevron and through his work for Chevron as a Medical Director in Nigeria and Kazakhstan before joining UnitedHealthcare Global .

Phil has a proactive involvement in the business development of the company and is a member of the International Association of Oil & Gas producers / The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association Health Sub Committee and has helped to define industry health guidelines. Phil is also a member of the Institute of Remote Healthcare and as a keen interest in professional development and works in close liaison with colleagues to improve professional training standards.

Phil is a graduate of the University of London.

Eugene Toukam

Vice President, HSE, Schlumberger

Eugene Toukam is currently the Schlumberger Vice President, HSE for Europe and Africa based in Paris, France. This is a position he has held since April 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry working within the Schlumberger group. Prior to his current assignment Eugene held several senior management positions in the company and over the years has distinguished himself as an experienced leader in Operations, HSE, Strategic and Operations management within the company and externally. His recent previous positions in Schlumberger include: Vice President and Group Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Africa based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Group Security and HSE Manager for Nigeria and West Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria; Well Services Operations Manager, Sub Sahara Africa based in Luanda, Angola Nd various operations and field engineer roles in locations spanning Canada, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Eugene's professional development includes short courses in Strategic Marketing Management at the Havard Business School, USA and Strategic Finance Management at the IMD Lausane, Switzerland.

Eugene has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, both from Ecole Polytechnique, Cameroon.

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10/19/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
10/19/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit