Forum Safran is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who joined us in Stavanger. It was a fantastic event, made possible by all those who attended, that really lived up to our learn, share, discover mantra.
What We Learned
The proceedings were opened by three keynote speakers, all experts in their respective fields.
Up first was Reidar B. Bratvold, Professor of Petroleum Investment and Decision Analysis at the University of Stavanger. His insightful keynote taught us never to blame the project for bad decision making.
Blake Fox, Project Planning Manager at Equinor, was next to take the stage. He spoke of the lessons learned after spending the last three years helping to construct the Johan Sverdrup oil field.
Johan Sverdrup is expected to be the largest producing rig in the North Sea once it starts operations next year.
Our third guest keynote was presented by Rogelio Lourerio Alonso, Project Structure Specialist & Scheduling Coordinator for Navantia.
Rogelio told us about some of the challenges he's faced over his 20 year career in the ship building industry and how he overcame them.
What We Shared
Forum Safran is all about bringing our company and our clients closer together to share knowledge and learn from one another.
Tore Malmin Sætre, our manager of operations and support, got the ball rolling with his timely 'Tricks and Treats' presentation, teaching us some of the more advanced features of Safran Risk and Safran Project.
Eivind Eliassen and Henrik Heliessen from PowerBI then shared how Safran Project can be enhanced further with their powerful data visualisation dashboard application.
We were really excited to share with our guests some of the new features and products we're developing, including our new Safran Risk Management software.
Safran's own Mark Turner spoke about about how this new product has been designed to be easy-to-use and how it allows our customers to break down risk into three silos: project risk, enterprise risk, and compliance risk. This gives a much greater level of control over project risk management processes.
Further information relating to this update will be available soon.
What We Discovered
One of our greatest discoveries over the course of Forum Safran 2018 was the community spirit on display.
We saw our many guests, who hail from a broad range of disciplines, all helping each other out and bonding throughout the event, sharing tips and project management advice.At Safran, we work with some big clients on large mega-projects, but it's our small team ethos that sets us apart from our competitors. It allows to remain agile, flexible, and reachable – our CEO, Richard Wood, even urged guests at Forum Safran to call him personally if they ever have the need to.
If you did join us in Stavanger, thank you very much. If you couldn't make it, we hope to see you there next year.
In the meantime, why not try our newly released Safran Risk Calculator?
This free tool was built in association with Dr David Hulett and will assess your organisation's current level of risk maturity across four categories: scheduling competence, risk awareness, qualitative risk analysis, and quantitative risk analysis.
Once you've finished, a risk assessment professional will generate tailored recommendations for you based on your results.