April 26, 2018

In response to a letter issued by the Health and Safety Executive regarding hydrocarbon releases from offshore oil and gas installations, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie said:

 

“As the HSE recognises in the letter sent to our members, our industry has delivered ‘a substantial and welcome downward trend in the total number of HCRs since 2005’. However, we all know there is never room for complacency.

 

We understand why the HSE wants to highlight areas where industry can further improve and we continue to work closely with them to reduce hydrocarbon releases.

 

The industry is committed to ensuring lessons are learned and good practice is shared, and look forward to using the results of this initiative to progress this important work.”

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors:

Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Lucy Gordon, Communications Adviser on lgordon@oilandgasuk.co.uk / 01224 577331

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.