Offshore Mindfulness Health and Safety Conference 
Join us on February 25
What are new research based methods for advancing offshore safety and operational excellence? The University of Houston, in tandem with Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. and Baker Hughes, conducted offshore research surrounding the use of mindfulness practice in offshore oil and gas personnel. The final phase of the study consisted of a 28-day data collection, measuring various well-being indicators and an individual's reported mindfulness practice. We will discuss our study results and their implications.  Leading researchers and industry partners will also present offshore health and safety research and discuss future directions of offshore health and safety interventions and research. 
University of Houston
4455 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204
Date & Time
February 25, 2022, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
We are extremely excited to showcase the lineup of impressive industry and academic speakers regarding offshore health and safety.
Brian Carrico
Dr. Carrico is the Global Process Safety Manager for Diamond International and has worked in HSE for over two decades.
Kasia Curry
Ms. Curry is the Global Health and Wellbeing Leader for Baker Hughes. She has worked in health and safety in the industry setting for over a decade.
Stephanie Payne
M.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Payne is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at TAMU. Her research focuses on individual differences and safety.

James Pettigrew
Mr. Pettigrew is the Board Director of the Gulf Offshore Energy Safety Board, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Christiane Spitzmueller
M.S., PhD.

Dr. Spitzmueller is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston and Principal Investigator on several energy industry funded research projects.
Industry Partners
The University of Houston offshore research project was possible due to the partnerships with the below industries.
I      8:00 am
University of Houston Coffee and Conversation
Coffee and light refreshments will be provided prior to the start of the conference.
|      8:30 am
University of Houston Energy : Welcome
University of Houston Energy will open with a welcome to the University of Houston and an introduction to UH Energy. 
|      8:50 am
University of Houston: Offshore Mindfulness Research
Dr. Spitzmueller will discuss University of Houston's research into mindfulness and offshore safety as a  NASEM grant awardee and the results of the study. 
|      9:35 am
Short Break
Attendees will have the opportunity to take a five-minute break.
|      9:40 am
Texas A&M University: Offshore Fatigue Measurements
Dr. Payne will discuss TAMU's research into offshore health and safety, including fatigue measurements and methods of measurement for offshore personnel. 
|      10:20 am
Coffee Break
|      10:40 am
Baker Hughes and Diamond Drilling: Industry and Academia Partnerships
Ms. Curry and Dr. Carrico will discuss the importance of industry and academia partnerships and their ongoing programs at their respective companies.
|      11:20 am
University of Houston: Discussion of Industry/Academia Partnerships
Dr. Christiane Spitzmueller will discuss the importance of industry and academia partnership for the furtherment of the research and practitioner sectors. 
|      11:40 am
Open Discussion: Q&A
Our speakers will engage in an open discussion with attendees.
|      12:00 pm
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Closing Remarks 
Mr. Pettigrew will discuss the involvement of NASEM in health and safety as well as ongoing offshore projects. 
|      12:30 pm
Conclusion of Event
Conference Location
4455 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204 & Virtual

The conference will be held in the Student Union, Skyline Room 223 & virtually.
Contact Us
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding our upcoming event.

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