A ship’s crew with an impeccable safety record spanning 20 years and a woman whose dedication to her role as an offshore Safety Representative have each earned a spot as a finalist for this year’s Offshore Safety Awards.
18 entries have reached the shortlist across six categories covering Maritime Safety, Safety Representative of the Year, Innovation in Safety, Operational Integrity, Workforce Engagement and Sharing and Learning.
The awards – jointly organised by OGUK and Step Change in Safety with TOTAL as principal sponsor – celebrate the outstanding individuals and companies going the extra mile to ensure safe operations on the UK Continental Shelf.
Matt Abraham, Health, Safety and Environment Director with OGUK said:
“Recognising the achievements of those who have gone above and beyond to ensure safe operations is critical in our pursuit to continually improve industry’s safety performance across the North Sea. The calibre of entries we had this year was excellent and all our finalists should feel very proud of their achievements. Across all categories their case studies shine a real example on the good work going on to improve safety in our industry and I’m really looking forward to celebrating their success at the awards ceremony in August.”
Jean-Luc Guiziou, Managing Director TOTAL E&P UK Ltd said: “Total’s core value is safety and we are delighted to be supporting the Offshore Safety Awards this year. Safety is something everyone in the offshore industry in the UK believes in and these awards allow us to celebrate the best examples of how we bring that to life every day.”
The finalists across the six categories are:
Maritime Safety sponsored by Marine Safety Forum
|Oleg Krushynin / Solstad &Eric Wiseman||Seacroft Marine Consultants|
|Crews of the VOS supporter ERRV||Vroon Offshore Services|
|Douglas Bain & Crew||Nordic American Offshore|
Safety Representative of the Year sponsored by Drager
|Ian McKnight||Wood Plc|
Innovation in Safety sponsored by Bureau Veritas
|Epic Exploration & Production Company Ltd||EPIC|
|Shell UK Ltd||Shell UK Ltd|
|CNOOC International and DNV GL Limited – Spadeadam VR Simulator|
Operational Integrity sponsored by Aker Solutions
Material Corrosion and Inspection Simplification Project Shell UK Ltd
|CNOOC International – Hydrocarbon Release Prevention Programme|
|ABB (energy industries business line -Stuart Young) ABB|
Workforce Engagement sponsored by Peterson
|Robert Ferguson||Noble Drilling|
|Neptune Energy UK Ltd||Neptune Energy|
|Shane Gorman||Diamond Offshore|
Sharing and Learning sponsored by Spirit Energy
|QHSE Team with Company RPS & Inspection Services||CAN Group|
|Brent Decommissioning Project||Shell UK Limited|
The finalists will attend an interactive awards ceremony at P&J Live, Dyce on Wednesday 29 August where they will pitch their safety initiative directly to attendees, who will get the chance to cast their vote and ultimately decide on the winners of this year’s awards.
To book your place at the event visit: Offshore Safety Awards.
Notes to Editors:
About Oil & Gas UK
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.
About Step Change in Safety (SCiS)
Launched in 1997, Step Change in Safety was created to continue post-Piper Alpha safety improvements and drive sustained safety performance improvement and workforce engagement.
As a tripartite member-led safety body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, the membership and leadership of Step Change in Safety is made up of oil and gas operators, contractor companies, the Health and Safety Executive, and the Trades Unions.