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We have recently welcomed Eugene Burke to OPEX in the role of Principal Advisor for Behavioural Psychology to support the delivery of data science solutions.

Named by LinkedIn as one of the top global influencers in the field of people analytics, Eugene’s career spans roles as an applied psychologist, psychometrician, data scientist, and advisor to companies across the globe, as well as leadership roles in professional bodies including the British Psychological Society and the Association of Test Publishers.

Eugene will play a key role in the delivery of a new solution that has been developed by OPEX to help oil and gas operators improve the safety and predictability of offshore operations by managing the risks posed by human behaviour.

Chris Ayres, Chief Operating Officer, said: “It’s a real coup for us to have someone of Eugene’s standing as part of our team.

“We’ve brought together expertise in behavioural psychology, data science and oil and gas operations to offer a new approach to help oil and gas operators identify and quantify the levels of behavioural risk that exist across their offshore facilities and work teams.”

Eugene Burke said: “I’m delighted to be working with the OPEX team on such a new and exciting proposition. The oil & gas industry’s imaginative and passionate approach to managing safety has delivered significant improvements, but there remains one area that continues to pose a significant challenge – managing behavioural risk.

“By combining behavioural diagnostics with a deep analysis of operational and HSE data, we can reveal an organisation's unique ‘behavioural DNA’ and the critical factors that act to amplify the potential for incidents and disruption to offshore operations.

"This new level of actionable insight puts oil and gas operators on the front foot in understanding what they need to do to reduce incidents and strengthen operational predictability."