June Professional Development Dinner Meeting


We are experiencing website registration issues - please register once (you will see HTTP 404 error, but your registration does go through).  You can pay $20 for dinner at the event.  Keith Pache 713-412-7010

Post-Dinner Main Speaker:  Bryan Wollam, president of Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group, LLC


The latest specification from the American Petroleum Institute is having a positive impact on the oil and gas Industry.  API Q2 defines the quality management system requirements for service supply organizations for the petroleum, and natural gas industries. It is intended to apply to the execution of upstream services during exploration, development and production in the oil and gas industry. This includes activities involved in oil and gas well construction, intervention, production, and abandonment. This presentation will give a brief history of the Specification, but, more importantly, will cover its objective, application, impact and expected performance on the industry.        

Why API Q2

Safe, efficient and reliable services and service related product is imperative in the oil and gas industry.  While the development of this standard started prior to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, it became a catalyst for industry involvement and publishing the standard.  This specification was a collaborative effort between operators, service providers, critical suppliers, and industry technical experts.   It is the first management system specification for the oil and gas service industry.  While many will argue that ISO 9001, ISO 29001 or even API Q1 could be applied to services, the simple fact is those specifications and standards have not been as effective and have not had the desired results or performance expected in the industry.  These other standards evolved from the manufacturing industry, and while important they have not met the needs of the service sector.    API Q2 was written specifically to address services in the petroleum, oil and gas industry with a focus on reduction of risks and Non-Productive Time while improving efficiencies and service reliability. 

What Does this Mean for Service Companies?

First, it’s important to note that this specification was written, reviewed and approved by the service industry.  Every major service company involved understood the necessity and need for improved controls and change.  This standard was published in December 2011.  2012 and 2013 are considered awareness and beta testing years.  During this time, major operators along with the major service providers and drilling contractors actively participated in the implementation and review of the new standard.  This was the first industry specification with this level of industry collaboration where operators, service providers, and API worked closely together to discuss and review the requirements.  2014 and 2015 are considered readiness and certification years whereas 2016 will be a year where many of the International, National and independent oil companies will be mandating service companies to show compliance on a Regional Bases. 

Industry Response and Readiness

The industry has responded, service supply companies have been upgrading their management systems and implementing the new controls.  WPAG has worked with more than 100 Service Supply Companies and most of the International Oil Field Companies to establish expectation for 2016.  In addition, WPAG was contracted by API to developed training program for operators, service providers, drilling contractors, auditors, and consultants.  WPAG has worked closely with Operators, Service Supply Companies, American Petroleum Institute, Center for Offshore Safety, and government entities to assist the industry in its transitions to this new specification.  The presenter will cover all of these topic and more during the presentation


Pre-Dinner Tutorial 1 Speaker:  Michael Prior (Main Room)

Presentation: How to Transition to Implementation Ready for ISO 9001:2015

This presentation will cover all the relevant bases and touches on auditing and documentation issues facing an organization.  Additionally, I spend some time on the new requirements, in detail, to show their differences and similarities to the intent of the old 2008 standard



5:00 - 7:00pm Registration

5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner (Tutorial) Presentation

6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements

7:15 - 8:30pm Dinner Presentation


Dinner Menu:

Entree 1: 


Chicken breast, crimini mushrooms, and baby spinach in a white wine cream sauce made with basil, garlic and lemon.

Entree 2:  


Chicken breast, bell peppers, green beans and onions in a honey, sesame and ginger sauce.

Entree 3:  


Potatoes, mushrooms, and baby spinach in an authentic Indian curry sauce made with caramelized onion, ginger and garlic simmered in yogurt.



Mixed greens, bell peppers, cilantro, red onions, corn, black beans,

tortilla strips and & Southwest dressing



Baklava -or- Nutella Cheesecake


Iced Tea -or- Honey Ginger Lemonade


As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public and are no charge.  There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal.  Online pre-registration closes on Tuesdays at 11:45pm before the event.  If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 ($5 more) and food choices may be limited.

Speaker Post-Dinner Main Speaker: Bryan Wollam
Bryan Wollam is the founder and CEO of Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group, LLC (WPAG). He has three college degrees and holds industry recognized certifications in the areas of quality, occupational health and safety, environmental, reliability and business management. His education and credentials are backed by more than 25 years of ...

Bryan Wollam is the founder and CEO of Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group, LLC (WPAG). He has three college degrees and holds industry recognized certifications in the areas of quality, occupational health and safety, environmental, reliability and business management. His education and credentials are backed by more than 25 years of industry and management experience. He obtained his business management degree from the University of Phoenix and takes a holistic business approach when implementing management systems. He has served in executive level positions for Halliburton, Weatherford, and Kellogg Brown & Root within the oil and gas industry. In addition, he has consulted and served the automotive, aerospace, department of defense, American Petroleum Institute (API), Center for Offshore Safety and a number of US government agencies. He has worked closely with API on the development of the latest API Q1 and Q2 standards. He is known as an industry expert on API Q2 and developed the technical content for the industries API Q2 training program for upstream service supply organizations. He is a distinguished and sought after speaker, effective communicator and trusted advisor to all segments of the petroleum, oil and gas industry.

He has in-depth knowledge and expertise in organizational transformation, ISO, OHSAS and API standards/specifications, HSE and risk management, lean transformation, process improvement, change management and running highly effective workshops and seminars. His contributions, consultation, and management has improved operational performance in a number of industries and Fortune 500 companies, resulting in profitability and shareholder value as well as prestigious awards in the areas of occupational health and safety performance and management system development. He is dedicated to help lead the industry in operational excellence through mentorship, consulting, development and knowledge transfer 

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Organizer Forrest Rattray


Thu, June 16, 2016
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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