July 18, 2019

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
Stephanie Sunley Aramark
Lee Chegwidden Apache
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 CNOOC International

Operational Integrity sponsored by Aker Solutions
Material Corrosion and Inspection Simplification Project  Shell UK Ltd
CNOOC International
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 RS & Inspection Services CAN Group
ASCO ASCO Group
Brent Decommissioning Project Shell UK Limited

The finalists will attend an interactive awards ceremony at P&J Live, Dyce on Thursday 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.

ENDS

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.