Christie Arseneau has over 12 years of professional experience, mostly in process safety and risk management, and is currently a Process Safety & Risk Engineer supporting Gulf of Mexico (GoM) operations for BP. In this role, she supports major accident risk assessment activities for two deepwater production facilities in the GoM, as well as the GoM Regional HSSE team.
Prior to joining BP in 2011, Christie was the Coatings and Inks Process Safety Manager for Momentive Specialty Chemicals and a Process Safety Consultant with AcuTech. While at AcuTech, she participated in process safety audits and facilitated HAZOP/LOPA studies, including the Methomyl Unit HAZOP/LOPA following the 2008 explosion at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV.
Earlier in her career, Christie spent 8 years with PPG Industries. The first years were focused on field EHS roles in automotive resins, phosgene derivative specialty chemicals, and architectural finishes manufacturing facilities. In 2005, Christie joined PPG’s Corporate EHS team in Pittsburgh as a Process Safety Engineer and then Global Process Safety Manager in 2007. These roles provided an opportunity to set corporate direction for process safety, develop and deliver global training, lead audits, and support risk based process safety programs for the 80 manufacturing facilities in over 20 countries subject to internal and regulatory requirements for process safety.
Christie has been involved in many AIChE CCPS activities, including the Technical Steering Committee, contributing to the development of several guidelines books, and supporting CCPS Conferences as Conference Chair and Session Chair since 2009. She has also published several papers in previous CCPS Conferences. Christie has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University and resides near Houston, TX.