Offshore Technology Focus: Safety and Security Special

6 June 2014 (Last Updated September 22nd, 2020 14:01)

In this issue we discover who stands out in the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, profile the changes that have been made to the NSOB, learn how flammable mists are made and much more

Offshore Technology Focus: Safety and Security Special

Issue 19: Safety and Security Special

We find out more about the influential UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards and discover what is behind the industry fallout between Norway's labour unions and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association. We also learn about flammable mists, what causes them and the dangers that they can pose.

In the latest issue, we also explore how the Civil Aviation Authority's shake-up of the rules around North Sea helicopter safety has highlighted the need for improved emergency equipment and training.

Moreover, we investigate the exercise behind the mock terrorist takeover which transformed the Californian coastline and profile the latest development in one of the most challenging decommissioning projects in Shell's Brent field in the North Sea.

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In this issue

Standing Up and Standing Out
In April, the offshore community met once again to decide the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards 2014, the most prestigious awards in the offshore field. Adam Leach finds out more.
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Union Revolt
Recent changes made to the NSOB have resulted in Norway's labour unions cancelling their membership. Frances Marcellin speaks to the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the unions to discover what lies behind this industry fall out.
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Danger in the Mists
The possibility of flammable mists raises questions of how they are formed and the danger they pose. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the startling conclusion of a new report.
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Sea Change
The Civil Aviation Authority's radical shake-up of the rules governing North Sea helicopter safety emphasises the need for improved emergency equipment and pilot training. Julian Turner finds out more.
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Californian Commotion
California's coastline resembled a Hollywood action movie in November 2013, as a multi-agency exercise took place to neutralise a mock terrorist takeover. Elly Earls finds out about the exercise's intricacies.
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Breaking Down Brent
As Able UK prepare to recycle and dispose of four offshore structures from Shell's Brent field in the North Sea, Ross Davies profiles the latest developments in one the most challenging decommissioning projects of its kind.
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Next issue preview

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, where safety negligence led to the death of 11 workers, whistleblowers that highlight poor safety culture in the workplace are still not protected from retaliation from their employers. We speak to industry unions and lawyers to find out more about the issue.

Also, we round up the best of the new ROV technology, look at how disused offshore platforms could make ideal locations for mariculture and discuss changing health and safety standards.

Moreover, we look at how progress on the world's deepest gas pipeline is going and take a look at the role performed by offshore divers.

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