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Thank you for attending the SPE Workshop. The oil & gas industry exists in an evolving business climate where emphasis is placed on leveraging lessons learnt and innovations to increase efficiencies and create significant benefit. In today’s corporate environment, HSE and sustainability plays an equal role in that business mix. HSE-SR management is going beyond systems, processes and competencies to incorporate wider factors such as human performance and cultural aspects to achieve and sustain good HSE performance that will enhance asset value and increase profitability. Being ahead of the curve is not only the ability to anticipate, but to also create sustainable solutions for the future.
The people in the offshore oil and gas industry have an expectation that they can work each day with zero harm to their safety or the environment. The Ocean Energy Safety Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America have teamed up to create a roadmap to reach this goal. The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) has released its Technology Roadmap, a plan that outlines the challenges and research needs of the US onshore and offshore oil and gas industry for the coming decade.
Kentucky lawmakers have introduced House Bill 199 to plug orphaned oil and gas wells and abandoned storage tanks that threaten health, safety, and the environment. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a 7-part plan to improve safety, with plugging of orphan wells at the top of the list. You’ve heard about the earthquakes; the controversial claims of flammable tap water; and the potential contamination of streams, lakes, and drinking water aquifers, but the system that’s supposed to pay for these calamities may itself be a pending disaster.
A ring of at least five people targeted syntactic foam, a key material for deepwater oil drillers that also has military and commercial uses. Hans Leo Hals, managing director for Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Norway, met with leading oil and gas representatives in Mexico over a number of months to support improving the safety of Mexico’s offshore assets in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway is closely monitoring industry action over the current pandemic. So far, it has found that, while the pandemic is attracting great attention, there are no signs of safety being weakened. On 21–22 March, The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) held the Arctic Safety Conference. Now, the PSA has made several of the presentations available for download. The Norwegian model for managing safety in the petroleum sector may seem complicated.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of the hard hat, one of the most recognizable pieces of safety equipment in the world. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the State of North Dakota, and the Bakken Basin Safety Consortium have signed an alliance to protect employees and promote safety and health in the oil and gas industry. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is collaborating with partners in industry, government, academia, and labor and with other stakeholders to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes to improve worker safety and health across the oil and gas extraction industry. The tool, called the Field Analysis of Silica Tool, works with commercially available Fourier-transform infrared analyzers to determine a worker’s exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust, providing detailed results immediately following a worker’s shift. Millions of workers are exposed to noise in the workplace every day and, when uncontrolled, noise exposure may cause permanent hearing loss.
While drug use is a problem among industrial workers nationwide, it raises particular concern in the oil patch as US production surges to record levels in what is already one of the nation’s most dangerous sectors. Inhalation of crystalline silica dust is second only to asbestos as a hazard to construction workers. This video discusses important things to know. Evaluation of Occupational Ocular Trauma: Are We Doing Enough To Promote Eye Safety in the Workplace? The use of eye PPE among workers who sustain an eye injury in the workplace remains low.
Behavior-based safety is not a new concept nor is it new at Murphy Oil. But when Murphy launched its Safety Observation Program as a digital tool, it revitalized the way the culture of safety spread throughout the company. The company's 2019 report reinforces the strategic importance of responsible oil and natural gas development while investing in local communities.
A new package of regulations governing workers’ safety in the oil and gas sector in Guyana is being crafted, said the country's occupational safety and health consultant at the Ministry of Social Protection, Gwyneth King. The small rainforest country nestled between Venezuela and Suriname has recently struck oil—a lot of it. With this newfound vast potential comes concern about developing the resources sustainably and with proper consideration for the country’s people and environment. The program aims to advance Guyana’s sustainable economy through investments in education, research, sustainable management, and conservation of the country’s vast ecosystems. Proforma Safety International announced a partnership with the Guyanese agency Lomak Energy Services to support the oil and gas sector with safety consulting services.