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Oil and Gas UK safety conference - 25th anniversary of Piper Alpha

Friday, September 21, 2012

UK oil and gas association "Oil and Gas UK" is holding an offshore safety conference in Aberdeen in June 18-20 2013, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.

The keynote speaker has been confirmed as Lord Cullen, who chaired the public inquiry into the disaster.

"It is aimed at bringing together people from across the oil and gas 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," Oil and Gas UK says.

"With Piper Alpha as a central theme, the conference will also explore broader safety issues and will feature high profile international speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds."

'Piper Alpha claimed the lives of 167 men and remains the world's worst offshore disaster. Its magnitude and the impact it has had on the oil and gas industry cannot be overstated. Piper Alpha was a transformational event in every respect," says Robert Paterson, health and safety director with Oil and Gas UK.

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