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.
Candid (adjective): Saying what you think openly and honestly (Oxford learner’s dictionary)
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.
‘Risk of serious injury’: Valaris hit with HSE warning after two-tonne object dropped 30feet on oil rig
Valaris has been reprimanded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident on one of its jack-up rigs that posed a risk of “serious injury”.
‘Serious concern’ as PBS redundancy proposals clash with delayed maintenance on TotalEnergies assets
Redundancy proposals by the PBS contractor consortium on TotalEnergies’ North Sea assets have sparked “serious concern” amid a growing backlog of delayed maintenance work.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning after corrosion was found on a fire safety system on board the Forties Alpha platform.
Waste specialist Veolia has dismissed any suggestion that the smoke seen billowing from the decommissioned Ninian Northern platform in Shetland could have been toxic.
The HSE has issued a warning after an emergency stop prevented a collision between an offshore supply ship and a Perenco platform in the North Sea.
Trade unions and climate campaigners have called for the creation of an “offshore training passport” to help workers move between the oil and gas and renewables sectors more easily.
Oil firm Apache has been fined £400,000 over safety failings which led to a gas leak on one of its North Sea platforms.
Last month’s OGUK HSE Conference was inevitably going to involve discussions on Covid. It is inevitable, but also incredible, to reflect on how fast the industry adapted and worked together to manage the pandemic.
An offshore safety watchdog has criticised Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) over the condition of wells on several North Sea fields.
This year has been incredibly tough for everyone. Covid-19 has created enormous uncertainties in every aspect of our lives that will reverberate for years. And my strong suspicion is that our society and our industry cannot go through upheavals of this nature, and simply return to life as it was before.
Industry leaders reflected on a year spent “facing a common enemy” during the closing session of the Oil and Gas UK HSE conference.
Representative body OGUK has announced that tickets are now live for its first-ever wholly digital Health, Safety & Environment Conference.