The downturn in global oil prices has created challenges for regulators and operators who must ensure the highest standards of safety and environmental protection are being met. Companies are focused on cost cutting and improved efficiency, while the regulator, governments and the public expect safety and environmental protection to remain the highest priority. At the same time that regulators are being extra-vigilant in their oversight of operator activities, they must also be forward thinking and ready to adjust to technological innovation and the dynamics of a changing regulatory regime. C-NLOPB Chair and CEO, Scott Tessier, provides a regulator’s perspective on the conference theme – relevant, untapped and resilient. He also comments on industry performance in the areas of safety, environmental protection and industrial benefits.
Chair & CEO