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Oil & Gas UK safety conference - call for papers

Friday, October 12, 2012

UK industry body Oil and Gas UK has issued a call for papers for its offshore safety conference, to be held in 18-20 June 2013, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.

The keynote speaker will be Lord Cullen, who chaired the public inquiry into the disaster.

The conference aims to bring people together from the industry "to reflect on the lessons learnt from the tragedy, review how far offshore safety has evolved since and to reinforce industry commitment to continuous improvement."

Topics for papers might include safety management systems and control of work, major hazard management and safety technology, human and organizational factors and emergency preparedness and response. The deadline for abstracts is 30 November.

, said: 'Oil & Gas UK has decided to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster with an event which will draw on the experiences of people with direct knowledge of Piper Alpha, as well as those with a wider offshore safety background from the UK and abroad.

"We are also keen to learn lessons from other industrial sectors where these may be applied to improving safety in the upstream oil and gas industry," says Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK's health and safety director.

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