Panelists Weigh in on Global Energy Supply Chain

Published on March 1, 2012

Spring 2012 Distinguished Leaders Series Kicks off in February
With Experts from Schlumberger, FMC Technologies and ConocoPhillips

On Feb. 23, the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston brought in experts from the oil and gas industry to discuss “The Global Energy Supply Chain: The Complicated Interface with Health, Safety and Environment” and featured panelists (from left) Nils Svanberg, global contracts manager, ConocoPhillips; Jerry Randall, regional procurement manager-Houston Subsea, FMC Technologies; Jeff Ray, HSE supervisor, FMC Technologies; and Phil Teijeira, global head of procurement and sourcing, Schlumberger.

For those charged with leading the global energy supply chain, maintaining both safety and efficiency requires a balancing act.

Four panelists spoke on the subject at the first Distinguished Leaders Series event of the spring semester at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business. Held in Cemo Hall on Feb. 23, the series is presented by AGL Resources and their Houston-based companies and highlights topical energy issues in business.

The February session addressed “The Global Energy Supply Chain: The Complicated Interface with Health, Safety and Environment” and featured panelists Phil Teijeira, global head of procurement and sourcing for Schlumberger; Jerry Randall, regional procurement manager-Houston Subsea for FMC Technologies; Jeff Ray, HSE supervisor for FMC Technologies; and Nils Svanberg, global contracts manager for ConocoPhillips.

The panel discussion highlighted the supply chain process between each company, allowing students to get an inside look at how each company functions independently as well as how they interact with one another.

“To improve safety performance and continue strengthening Schlumberger, we must engage with our contractors, such that they all develop the same safety behavior and reflexes that have helped us earn our excellent reputation in the industry,” Teijeira said.

Launched in 2002 with Charles T. “Ted” Bauer as the first speaker, the DLS has recently featured topics on natural gas in the green space, oil and shale gas, and the future of power. The series connects Bauer College students and the community with leaders of one of the world’s fastest growing industries, energy.

“It truly is a pleasure for AGL Resources to support the Distinguished Leaders Series,” said Dave Schultz, the company’s vice president of fuels. “It’s in AGL’s DNA to have the opportunity to bring speakers to Bauer and exchange information and ideas with the interactive student population. We’re happy to do it.”

The next Distinguished Leaders Series event will be held on Apr. 3, with a reception in the lobby of Cemo Hall at 5 p.m. followed by a discussion on “Master Limited Partnerships in Energy” at 6 p.m. in Stubblefield Auditorium. Click here to register to attend.

By Amanda Sebesta