A major oil and gas safety conference is to take place next year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.
offshore safety regime
Offshore safety inspections in the UK have increased since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to law firm Pinsent Masons.
The UK oil and gas industry is constantly faced with challenges; technology, fiscal, skills retention and other business issues are all part and parcel of our day to day work. But as a major hazard industry, it is the safety of our people that comes before everything else.
Prime Minister David Cameron is on a collision course with the EU over its plans to seize regulatory control of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
THE UK Government has "serious concerns" about the impact of European Union plans to seize regulatory control of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Everyone involved in the US Gulf of Mexico deepwater sector must surely have heaved a sigh of relief when, on October 12, President Barack Obama said the temporary six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling had been lifted.
As the North Sea industry marks the 20-year anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, it seems fitting to take stock of the resultant changes, and in particular to note raised awareness of health and safety issues and ask whether all lessons may have been fully learned?