ABS was recently awarded $2.1 million for two of its projects based on enhancing safety in the offshore oil and gas field. The grant was given by the Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under their $7.25 million investment on 8 projects, aiming to further develop safety offshore.
ABS is a safety leader in the marine and offshore industries. As part of our mission to promote the security of life and property and preserve the natural environment, we are continuously working to push the frontiers of safety and so we are delighted that GRP has chosen to support these exciting projects.
… said Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President for Global Offshore.
Led by Dr. Kevin McSweeney, ABS Manager of Advanced Technology & Research, in cooperation with Lamar University and the University of Houston, the first project aims to boost an integrated offshore energy industry safety culture, while received $1.440.330.
Dr. Xiaozhi (Christina) Wang, ABS Vice President of Digital Solutions, in cooperation with Safetec will lead the second project, providing recommendations on data science technologies focused on essential exposure data and enable analysis of safety incident rates globally. For the records, the project received $739.992.
Moreover, the Safer Offshore Energy Systems Grants program by GRP, supports projects which produce datasets, strategies, and tools that aid in promoting a safe environment in the oil and gas industry.
A culture of safety has nine characteristics. Through this grants competition, we hope to provide the tools to help strengthen some of those characteristics as well as answering a few critical questions.
…Kelly Oskvig, senior program officer for the Gulf Research Program’s SOES initiatives concluded.
In light of the safety culture situation, ABS recently celebrated an unprecedented third year of zero lost time work-related incidents. This historic achievement establishes ABS as an industry safety leader.