Predictive analytics group adds behavioral psychologist and analytics expert
An Aberdeen-based provider of predictive analysis services has appointed a leading behavioral psychologist and people analytics expert to support the development of a new safety-focused service for the oil and gas industry.
OPEX Group named Eugene Burke as principal advisor for behavioral psychology to support the delivery of their X-PAS Smart Behaviors service. This new service has been developed to support oil and gas operators improve the safety and predictability of offshore operations by managing the risks posed by human behavior.
Burke’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.
Chris Ayres, chief operating officer (COO) of OPEX Group, said, “We’ve brought together expertise in behavioral 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 behavioral risk that exist across their offshore facilities and work teams.”
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 behavioral risk.
“By combining behavioral diagnostics with a deep analysis of operational and HSE data, we can reveal an organization’s unique ‘behavioral 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.”
– Edited from an OPEX Group press release by CFE Media.