HPC Society Lunch & Learn Recap: EH&S Compliance through AI Innovation in Energy

A Lunch & Learn event was hosted by Noe Garcia, a board member of The Society of HPC Professionals on September 28.

October 12, 2023 /

Lena Pham

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The presentation provided a fascinating insight into the intersection of sustainable Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) compliance and cutting-edge technology innovation within the energy sector. The event brought together industry experts and enthusiasts to explore how AI, IT/OT innovation, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) mandates are driving digital transformations, ultimately contributing to a positive environmental impact.

The main speaker, Briana Ferguson, an experienced professional in the energy industry, shared her extensive knowledge and expertise in midstream operations and renewable energy projects. With a focus on sustainability, innovation and regulatory compliance, Briana emphasized the importance of EH&S in achieving operational excellence and reducing risks of human error. She highlighted her company’s 5D Philosophy: Discover, Define, Design, Demonstrate and Deliver, as a framework for implementing innovative technical solutions in the energy sector. Later in her presentation, Briana also showcased a thermal visual report and analytics example, further demonstrating the practical application of technology in enhancing EH&S compliance and sustainable practices.

The event also showcased real-world solutions to the challenges facing the industry. Two notable companies, Xtreme Tank Technologies (XTT), Inc. and IEE Solutions LLC, were introduced. XTT specializes in mechanical devices that mitigate fires and reduce human exposure to harmful chemicals, such as methane. IEE Solutions LLC offers technical and regulatory compliance services that leverage AI and IT/OT technologies, enabling faster and more accurate data integration from field activities and mechanisms through automation controls.

In summary, the Lunch & Learn event provided valuable insights into how technology and innovation are reshaping the energy industry, with a focus on sustainability, regulatory compliance, and risk reduction. Briana Ferguson's expertise, along with the solutions presented, highlighted the industry's commitment to achieving EH&S goals and contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.


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