The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) issued a safety alert on risks associated with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The warning comes in relation to a worker who suffered burns after using such sanitizer.
The IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) which started on 2 March, is set to finalize the draft guidelines focused on the safety of offshore power supply to vessels’ operations, while is also working on crew safety matters.
According to reports, BP stated that 63 non-essential personnel were transferred from the Etap platform, situated about 100 miles east of Aberdeen, following issues with power generation on Tuesday, February 18.
Offshore operations can lead to accidents from blowouts and fires to explosions and collision; Thus, ABS issued an advisory on ABS Management, providing operators and owners with insight to barrier management.
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.
The Canadian offshore regulator, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), recently informed that Suncor Energy has been given a safety order following an investigation of an incident on the Terra Nova FPSO.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority has recently issued guidance and instructions concerning the variation in qualifications and training required for people on Bahamian registered Mobile Offshore Units (MOU) as well as other such units, as determined by the BMA, used in the offshore oil and gas industry.
On Monday, October 21st, the HM Coastguard assisted with the precautionary evacuation of 115 personnel from the Thistle Platform, operated by Enquest PLC, located almost 125 miles North East of Shetland, just over 100 nautical miles north east of Lerwick.
The US Department of Interior launched a new policy according to which it will act as the primary authority on workplace safety for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The new policy highlights the importance of advancing the renewable energy program on the Outer Continental Shelf.
In March 2019, the PSA decided to investigate an incident at Equinor’s land facility Hammerfest LNG. The plant has over time been driven by weaknesses in safety-critical equipment. The investigation found breaches of the rules and PSA has notified Equinor of orders.
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