Katherine E. Pearson

  • Citation name:
    Pearson, K. E.
  • Affiliation:
    BP Americas
  • Country:
    USA

Kathy is the HAZOP LOPA Advisor for BP Upstream. She has 30+ years’ experience working in engineering, production, safety, and risk analysis. Kathy has focused on process safety for 20+ years leading, teaching, and developing guidance with primary focus on HAZOPs, LOPAs, and Incident Investigations. She enjoys working with teams to develop solutions to reduce risk. She is a champion of systems-oriented thinking, employee involvement, and tracking actions to completion. Kathy has held many AIChE roles including: Chemical Technology Operating Council 2012-2018, Global Congress on Process Safety Chair in 2010, Safety and Health Division Chair in 2009. She was active on the Texas Chemical Council Safety Seminar Planning Committee from 1995-2010. Kathy earned her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology Cooperative Program. She is a PE in Texas and an AIChE fellow.

Sessions chaired or co-chaired:
Facility Siting, Consequence Analysis and Risk Assessment I2013 Spring Meeting & 9th Global Congress on Process Safety
Facility Siting, Consequence Analysis and Risk Assessment II2013 Spring Meeting & 9th Global Congress on Process Safety
Fires, Explosions and Reactive Chemicals I2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
Fires, Explosions and Reactive Chemicals II2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
Fires, Explosions, and Reactive Chemicals I
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Fires, Explosions, and Reactive Chemicals II
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Authored:
(100b) Lessons from the Past
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)