Watchdog also warned operators they "cannot contract out" their legal HSE obligations.
At every Q&A session following the many presentations I give, I am asked: “what are the things that keep you awake at night?” writes Steve Rae, Director with Fortitude – Action Beyond Compliance.
HSE inspectors have found nearly 26,000 hours of safety-critical maintenance work left outstanding across several Apache North Sea platforms.
"Unacceptably high” maintenance backlog, among other issues, raised by HSE across 15 oil and gas installations, Energy Voice can reveal.
Unresolved maintenance backlogs spur fears about potential disaster that could be ‘curtains’ for North Sea
North Sea operators are being warned they are running a “terrible risk” not dealing with offshore maintenance backlogs.
Oil Plus has secured a £2.5million contract with a North Sea operator to develop and deliver a topsides maintenance programme.
Globally, the oil and gas industry continues to wrestle with the challenges of reducing maintenance backlogs while ensuring costs don’t spiral out of control; SRCN Solutions’ expertise can help them do just that.
Higher oil prices may act as a “compelling driver” for North Sea operators to face up to their maintenance and operational backlogs.
Increasing manning levels offshore is the "only way" the North Sea sector will be able to clear its growing maintenance backlog, according to oil and gas safety chiefs.