HSE inspectors have found nearly 26,000 hours of safety-critical maintenance work left outstanding across several Apache North Sea platforms.
After an Energy Voice report on HSE last month, Drager's Paul Davidson assesses some steps firms should take.
Regulation of safety in the energy sector is uniquely challenging in high-hazard environments, particularly with increasing pressures to innovate to achieve the transition to net zero and provide energy security.
At ASCO, safety excellence is one of our fundamental obsessions. It’s an integral part of our company culture, and we strive to embed it in every aspect of our operations.
Maintenance backlogs on offshore installations peaked following the pandemic and have never returned to pre-covid levels, health and safety watchdog has warned.
“We should be ashamed of ourselves if we let our lawyers stop us from sharing things that can save people, businesses and lives,” a top North Sea safety boss has warned.
Inspections across the North Sea have been cancelled as dozens of HSE workers go on strike in a pay dispute.
The North Sea has been producing oil and gas for over 50 years.
Salus Technical has compiled a lessons database after combing through nearly 150 inspection letters from HSE for North Sea installations.
The outgoing Shell (LON: SHEL) chief executive Ben van Beurden has said "I don't have a plan" for his time after leaving the oil giant in an exit interview.
It is widely recognised that men find it incredibly difficult to discuss personal issues with friends, family and colleagues – but why is this? Is it a generational problem that older men find it more difficult to open up or do younger men feel the same?
Offshore workers often face long trips away from home missing family and friends.
Recently, SRCN Solutions facilitated a series of workshops with an oil and gas industry taskforce made up of maintenance managers from multiple operators, the OEUK and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
“The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don’t give up in the middle!” Dale Carnegie, American writer and lecturer.
In 2014, when involved in developing Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s roughly 100MW Aberdeen Bay Windfarm plan, I and other members of the team were offered a briefing on a new way of bidding projects designed to drive down prices.
"You can tell that people are still impacted by what happened on the 6th July 1988", says Piper Alpha survivor Steve Rae.
“We've got to learn from what others have gone through, but at the same time pass on our own learnings to other industries,” says Offshore Energies UK’s (OEUK) new safety boss Mark Wilson.
Two companies have been fined a total of £154,000 after a crew member of a vessel was run over by a forklift on the quayside at Invergordon.
Calls are being made to address women working offshore in the North Sea facing risk due to poorly-fitting PPE safety gear.
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Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has appointed a new health, safety and environment (HSE) director from EnQuest, as incumbent Trevor Stapleton is soon to retire.
BP has handed in the decommissioning plan for the Foinaven FPSO in the West of Shetland following a flurry of HSE issues.
Higher oil prices may act as a “compelling driver” for North Sea operators to face up to their maintenance and operational backlogs.
BP has agreed to acquire the stakes of Viaro Energy in the beleaguered Foinaven field in the west of Shetland.
A North Sea oil and gas platform has been down-manned after severe flooding ripped through workers’ accommodation block.