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Oil & Gas UK to hold Piper Alpha 25th anniversary offshore safety conference

03 December 2012

Oil & Gas UK is to hold a major offshore safety conference next summer, which will mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. Piper 25 will be a three-day event held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 18 to 20 June 2013. 

Piper 25 will bring together oil and gas industry professionals to reflect on the lessons learnt from the July 1988 Piper Alpha disaster, which killed 167
Piper 25 will bring together oil and gas industry professionals to reflect on the lessons learnt from the July 1988 Piper Alpha disaster, which killed 167

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.

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.

In addition, a series of technical presentations will be run in parallel – each focusing on a different theme.

*Safety management systems and control of work
*Major hazard management and safety technology
*Human and organisational factors
*Emergency preparedness and response

The keynote speaker has been confirmed as Lord Cullen, who chaired the public inquiry into the disaster. Lord Cullen’s report made 106 recommendations which have since transformed the way safety is managed offshore – to the point where the UK regime is now regarded as a global exemplar.
Judith Hackett, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive has also been confirmed and more speakers will be announced in due course.  




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