Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Human Factor Named Biggest Challenge Facing Offshore Oil and Gas [SURVEY]

Article at gCaptain 23 January 2012

Survey of industry professionals released today by Oil & Gas IQ.

Found that 48.6% said that human factors and behavioral safety is the biggest challenge regarding offshore safety.  Also, nearly three-quarters of survey respondents claimed there was more pressure on offshore operators regarding Health and Safety (HSE) than there had been in previous years, no doubt fueled by recent oil spill disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon spill.

The survey noted that 10.8% of respondents named problems with technology and equipment as a worry, with a similar number saying that having the right processes in place and reacting to new legislation were their firm’s biggest challenges. The study was released ahead of the 2012 Offshore Safety Summit, taking place March 19-21 in Aberdeen