The Offshore Safety Awards – jointly organised by Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK – has been postponed until Wednesday 17 August.
The decision was made by the membership organisations so both companies can focus closely on supporting the industry and workforce following the helicopter crash in Norway on Friday (29 April).
By David Rennie, managing partner, Stronachs LLP
Given the devastating effects of the worst downturn in the energy sector since 1986, it is no surprise that fewer people are on the shuttle from Aberdeen to Houston for OTC 2016, but that fact belies the potential for North Sea and Gulf oilfield service companies, as well as firms from associated industries, to steal a march on their competitors and secure new opportunities.
Companies specialising in underwater oil & gas operations based in Milton Keynes will come together to discuss and seek solutions to overcoming the challenges facing them as a result of the low oil price.
Subsea UK, the body which represent the £9billion British subsea sector, is hosting its first event in Milton Keynes.
The event which takes place on 11 May will see 20 businesses in the region come together to identify ways they can work together to exploit potential opportunities and increase business both at home and abroad, in the lower oil price environment.
Swire Oilfield Services, the world’s largest supplier of cargo carrying solutions to the global energy industry, is taking part in a wireless communications and RFID technical session at this year’s OTC conference in Houston.
Nick Coaton, Swire Oilfield Services’ Track and Trace Solutions General Manager, is discussing operational efficiency gains from automated equipment tracking in oil and gas supply chains at the Wireless Communication and Radio Frequency Identifications Technologies technical session on Wednesday 4th of May.