As an apprentice at Dounreay back in July 1988, I remember very clearly travelling the 22 miles from Thurso across the far north east corner of Scotland to Wick, to look out to sea.
Sadly, there has been political talk and expert commentary that safety will suffer as a result of the industry’s current ‘crisis’. And that we shouldn't be under any illusions that we don’t need to make some difficult decisions. So where does safety sit in the unholy trinity of safety, cost and production? Firstly, we need to look at what we say and what we do.
Industry group Step Change in Safety has revealed its measurement strategy for helicopter passengers travelling to and from offshore installations. The move comes after Step Change announced last year that passengers will be measured by the width of their shoulders for flights. Those whose shoulders measure greater than 22inches (55.9cm) will be classified as extra broad.
Travel offshore will be business as usual, according to Step Change and Safety's Les Linklater.
The UK offshore oil and gas industry’s flagship safety initiative Step Change has confirmed its newest recruit to its leadership team.
Aberdeen-based Aquatic Engineering and Construction has appointed Martyn Conroy as business development manager Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) - a new role.
Aberdeen-based explorer Bridge Energy said yesterday it was planning three exploration wells this year after a step change for the business in 2012.
There has been a "step change" in the relationship between the oil and gas industry and government, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said yesterday.