New research has shed light on the role of the Piper Alpha disaster in preventing further oil and gas releases in the North Sea.
A top offshore safety watchdog has “deep concern” that barriers to prevent potentially deadly hydrocarbon releases (HCRs) from North Sea platforms have been “degraded” amid the pandemic.
A union boss said yesterday that the difficulty of balancing platform maintenance backlogs against the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks was putting North Sea workers in a “dangerous situation”.
The number of hydrocarbon releases and non-compliance issues increased in the UK offshore oil industry last year, according to new statistics from the country's workplace safety watchdog.
2019 has been an eventful year where further major hydrocarbon releases and events have occurred, proving we cannot afford to take our attention off other major accident hazards.
A North Sea boss has hailed new leadership measures to prevent major hazards offshore as being the “first time” in her career the industry has aligned in such a way.
An industry body will warn there is “much more to be done” to prevent major leaks in the North Sea at an Aberdeen conference later.
New figures published by the UK’s safety regulator have revealed there were 235 dangerous occurrences in the North Sea last year.
For some time now, Step Change in Safety has been focused on two key areas in the drive to continuously improve offshore safety: fostering better safety cultures through workforce engagement and reducing the number of hydrocarbon releases (HCRs).