Avoiding any environmental, health and safety (EHS) incident is ideal, but we all know there are no guarantees in life, except death and taxes. Energy companies understand that throughout the well lifecycle (also spelled well life cycle) hazardous operations are part of the job. If procedures aren’t followed in detail there may be costly environmental, health, and legal ramifications. Here are four tips to improve the effectiveness of your company’s current EHS incident management throughout the well lifecycle.

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It is an understatement to say we are in a “New World of Oil & Gas.”  The market today, compared to the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s, has changed dramatically.  Furthermore, technology and the way younger generations engage with technology has changed. As millennials join energy companies, members from previous generations are beginning to experience something they have never experienced before. Miscommunication between generations has become a real issue in the Energy workspace. This is happening in a literal sense, as millennials are more inclined to use instant messaging and text to communicate versus email or the phone, and in a figurative sense, as millennials can be culturally different from their predecessors. But millennials bring valuable knowledge and perspective to the Energy industry. Read on to learn more about how to utilize millennial knowledge and improve communication.

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One of the most difficult obstacles in midstream commodity trading is when apportionment is announced. There are several reasons for apportionment, but apportionment typically occurs when shippers are allocated more capacity than a pipeline has physical space for, indicating excess demands or lower pipeline capacities. Many existing pipelines, like the Enbridge Mainline, are being used to transport millions of barrels per day. This can lead to overloading and the potential for apportionment. The negative impacts of apportionment, even in the most complicated cases can be mitigated by using good commodity contract management software. Read on to learn how to save money during apportionment by investing in the right solution.

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One of the challenges facing the Energy industry is how multiple divisions within an organization are using independent systems to capture data, communicate, and ensure compliance when managing Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), also referred to as Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE), incidents. Miscommunication between employees and administrators, slow response times or overall poor incident management can have expensive results. Uniting organizational groups can prevent costly consequences of poor EHS incident management. Below are three ways a good EHS management solution can help avoid expensive outcomes when managing EHS incidents.

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