The ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum (REIF) is an international event intended for key decision makers in the oil and gas industry and takes place every two years in Lingen (Ems), Germany. REIF was created by Hermann Rosen, founder and CEO of the ROSEN Group, to provide a platform for the open exchange of ideas and concepts between the key stakeholders in our industry: operators, service and technology providers, and regulators.
“It is my firm belief that all of us can only meet future requirements placed on our industry, with
all the increasing complexity involved, by cooperating and understanding each other better.”
– Hermann Rosen
The main intention of our event is to bring interesting people together in an intimate setting to discuss our industry’s future strategic needs, share knowledge and build networks.
Striving for zero incidents has become a crucial driver in asset integrity and safety for the global energy industry in general – and the oil and gas industry in particular. The pursuit of this goal is not only fueled from within our industry but also from external factors, including public perception and a more critical perception of risk. Like other industries, the oil and gas industry has come under increasing public scrutiny when it comes to incidents.
The strategic and future-focused nature of REIF allows key decision-makers from operators, regulators, and technology and service providers to understand and discuss their strategic needs relating to managing public perception. The event will clarify how our industry can collaborate to meet the increasing challenges placed upon us and provide a clear strategic direction for integrity management specialists.
REIF will provide an understanding of how public perception influences our industry in ensuring asset integrity and safety. How does public perception vary around the globe? What implications do public perception and today’s instant access to information on pipeline failures have? How should we handle safety and compliance and protection of the environment while ensuring efficiency and the best use of existing assets?
REIF presents a unique opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking with leading experts in various fields. Attending this event will foster an understanding of future requirements relating to pipeline integrity. Thus, conference participants will be able to:
The invitation-only character of the event brings the following benefits:
It is a pleasure and an honor to announce that Heinz Watzka and Dr. Phil Hopkins form the Advisory Committee. Both are fully involved in the development of the conference program and content since the event’s inception, including the interactive workshop sessions.
President of the ROSEN Group
Hermann Rosen is Founder, CEO and President of the ROSEN Group and holds a degree in electronics and control technique.
President and CEO at CEPA
Chris Bloomer leads the industry association that represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies.
Senior Vice President at PG&E
Jesus Soto is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the second largest natural gas system in the United States.
Safety & Risk Consultant at Suisseplan Ingenieure
As a Safety and Risk Consultant, David Thurnherr supports facility owners in the oil and gas industry by developing strategies for risk management and the prevention of accidents.
Chairman and CEO at Nouveau Consulting
Brigham McCown is a safety expert with more than 26 years of experience. Until 2007, he served as the CEO and COO of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Senior Lecturer, Newcastle
Prof. Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences where he is currently the Programmer Leader for the BSc. (Hons) Computer and Digital Forensics.
CEO at Aerosafe Risk Management
Kimberley Turner is an international risk management expert for the aviation, defence and transport industries and pioneeer of Industry Risk Profiling.
Senior Pipeline Engineer at PETROBRAS, ASME FELLOW
Mr. Gomes has more than 30 years of experience in engineering of pipelines and terminals, with a special focus on R&D projects.
Vice-President Canadian Gas Operations
Bryce Lord provides functional leadership to the department to ensure the safe and responsible operations and maintenance of TransCanada’s Canadian natural gas pipeline network.
REIF takes place at our ROSEN Technology and Research Center in Lingen (Ems).
Creativity and innovation are at the heart of our group’s corporate culture. The ROSEN Technology & Research Center (RTRC) in Lingen is a key element of our worldwide multi-disciplinary R&D network. The RTRC centers are where we anticipate the market's future needs and perform extensive applied research and development in areas such as electronics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and software.
The Lingen facility acts as a partner in technology development and manufacturing for the global subsidiaries. With its solid expertise and extensive experience in technology research and development, the RTRC Lingen supports the entire ROSEN Group by developing, building and delivering innovative solutions based on client requests.
To learn more about the city of Lingen (Ems), please visit the official website.
The very first ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum took place on 17 September 2012 and was coupled with the opening of ROSEN’s Innovation Center. Many international guests and colleagues came to Lingen to hear about current topics and future trends in the oil and gas industry.
Taking place from May 15 to 17, 2018, REIF 2018 addressed the topic of zero incidents in the context of pipeline integrity and brought together members of both our industry and others to foster cross-sectoral learning. The conference sessions presented by renowned experts addressed the following issues:
Watch the 2018 event recap.
Visit the REIF 2018 event website for more information.
The third REIF took place from May 10 to 12, 2016, and addressed the topic of Pipeline Integrity 2030 – Ensuring Future Performance.
Our renowned speakers addressed the following issues:
Visit the REIF 2016 event website for more information.
Watch the 2016 event recap.
Taking place from June 4 to 6, 2014, the second REIF discussed Assurance, Safety and Innovation in the pipeline industry. The following issues were addressed:
Visit the REIF 2014 event website for more information.
Watch the 2014 event recap.
The very first REIF took place on September 17, 2012 in conjunction with the opening of ROSEN’s Innovation Center. Many international guests and colleagues came to hear about current topics and future trends in the oil and gas industry.