July 15, 2015

Oil & Gas UK’s outstanding contribution to raising the professional standards of the industry by producing good practice guidelines has been recognised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) at an annual awards ceremony last night (July 14) in London.

IOM3 presented the Premier Award Medal for Excellence to Oil & Gas UK in recognition of its contribution to improving the safety and efficiency of UK offshore operations by publishing more than thirty peer-reviewed guidelines for the industry.

Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, Oonagh Werngren, said: “I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of Oil & Gas UK but also all the member companies who continue to dedicate specialist resources to facilitate the development of good practice guidelines to help the industry address issues including well operations, safe mooring of vessels, cargo handling , emergency response and decommissioning activities.

“This important work demonstrates the industry’s ongoing commitment to continually review and improve the performance of all aspects of offshore operations. It shows what can be achieved through working together with the operators, contractors, service companies, government representatives and other stakeholders to strengthen the long-term health of the UK offshore oil gas industry and improve safety for the people who work in it.”

More information about Oil & Gas UK’s guidelines is available on its website here and further information is available from Lucy Gordon at [email protected]  or 01224 577331.


Editors’ Notes

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producer and contractor companies, now numbers over 500.

Oil & Gas UK’s guidelines cover a wide range of topics including nine sets of guidelines specifically related to well operations.

IOM3 exists to promote and develop all aspects of materials science and engineering, geology, mining and associated technologies, mineral and petroleum engineering.


Wednesday 15 July 2015