PIM is ringing the changes with its annual integrity management event this year with the addition of external speakers.
The company is launching the event with the announcement that Louise Atkin, principal specialist inspector at the Health and Safety Executive, will join experts from PIM to consider sustainability, integrity management and the North Sea. The free event will take place on Thursday March 26 2020 at the Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel.
Steven Plant, managing director of PIM, said: “During the course of the afternoon we will discuss the challenges we will all face as we continue to strive for the safe delivery of maximum economic recovery. The programme will be split into three sessions and we are delighted to welcome Louise Atkin from the HSE as a speaker in the first set of presentations; she will consider the longer-term safety risks to the integrity of our assets as a result of poor contractor management.”
Louise said: “Integrity management in the UKCS is challenging and complex. Changing economics, late life assets and approaching cessation of production pose different challenges. The use of contractors to manage asset integrity is commonplace. However, poor communication of aims and objectives, poor oversight and failure to review outcomes can result in failure to effectively manage integrity.
“With better contractor relationships and management, consideration of new technologies and new approaches to integrity management, better targeting and more effective strategies are possible.”
Steven said: “As well as getting the regulator’s perspective of the challenges the industry is facing from Louise, we will also hear from an operator, an industry body and a contractor during the first session. The sustainability of the supply chain will be debated by the speakers in the middle session while the final set of talks will look to the future of integrity management in the oil and gas industry.
“We want to further build on the success of our 2019 event, which attracted around 80 delegates from across the oil and gas industry including oilfield service companies, operators and industry bodies.”
Steven concluded: “It’s truly fantastic to see the format of our event continuing to grow as we engage and collaborate with the other parts of the supply chain, operators and industry bodies. A joined-up approach is key if we really want to achieve the goal of a sustainable industry that delivers results for all.”
Those interested in reserving a place at PIM’s free integrity management event can email PIMEvent@pim-ltd.com