I have found myself, albeit bleary eyed, at two recent business breakfasts in Aberdeen.
Salus Technical has compiled a lessons database after combing through nearly 150 inspection letters from HSE for North Sea installations.
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.
“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.
The global Oil and Gas Industry has grown exponentially in the last 20 years seeing a 50% increase. Global dependency on these companies has never been so important as it is today, with growth parameters indicating energy demand to double by 2050.
The North Sea has gone without a major oil and gas release for the first time since industry trade association records began more than 25 years ago.
More than 500 incidents were reported for onshore wind farms in the UK in 2020, according to an inaugural safety report.
Independent energy consultancy and certification body DNV GL has given its seal of approval to an “innovative” double rotor floating wind turbine concept.
With increased maritime activity and the globalisation of demand, through ever-shorter supply chains focused on the Asian hub, there is a heightened potential for incidents at sea. This increase in shipping activity highlights a pressing need to improve safety and efficiency onboard ships through a focus on non‐technical skills. Our rationale is to optimise Human Factors training to prevent the next costly incident and help save lives.
An MP has demanded answers from the UK Government over the future of post-Brexit safety rules for North Sea helicopters.
Companies that have relied on the expertise of foreign nationals to provide leadership are looking increasingly to their own citizens to fill these positions.
The oil and gas industry cannot afford to go into “reverse” on health and safety in the North Sea, a sector chief has warned.
A North Sea safety chief has revealed plans to assemble a new work group to tackle the thorny subject of offshore lifeboat evacuation training.
With North Sea helicopter safety in the spotlight, there will doubtless be many offshore workers once again spooked by having to commute to their places of work using a mode of transport that they would not ordinarily choose.
Combining a mixture of clinical and safety responsibilities can, in the right circumstances, be extremely effective and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the offshore oil and gas sector.
One in four people in the UK will experience a diagnosable mental health problem in their lives, according to leading mental health charity, Mind.
About a third of claims for medical or sickness benefits are related to mental health issues, often resulting from stress.
A man who has worked tirelessly to improve working conditions in the North Sea after almost perishing on Piper Alpha has been appointed to lead Step Change in Safety.
A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
The oil industry’s cultural diversity can be a double-edged sword if key safety messages are blocked or lost in translation, guests at The Press & Journal's Morning Briefing heard yesterday.
New technology will help take the fear out of a North Sea rite of passage often referred to as “getting dunked”.
We recently published our Health and Safety Report 2018. Our annual report reflects on safety performance in the last year and looks at a range of issues affecting industry.
Like those who operate in the energy sector, flying passenger planes is a profession in which safety is of the highest priority, writes Jeff Skiles.
The latest safety report from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has announced a 36% drop in fatal accidents offshore, yet also found a slight increase in incidents resulting in fatalities for 2017.
It’s no surprise to hear that being within the legs which hold up massive North Sea platforms can be an “intimidating environment to work in”.