Tea Shack News

Tea Shack News

Having worked my way through an apprenticeship scheme onshore, I moved ito the oil industry five years ago. I initially worked in the UK North Sea, then the Norwegian sector, and now I am working in Egypt. Recently on the rig I was chatting to an agency technician who had moved to international...
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The number of collisions, near misses and serious marine incidents occurring within the 500m zone around an installation is increasing. These incidents range from objects being dropped when moving cargo between installations and ships, to potentially catastrophic collisions between ships and...
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This edition includes articles on safety in the downturn, what makes a good safety rep and Nexen's Golden Eagle.
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Former soldier Chris Kirk is months away from making a boyhood dream come true. By autumn, the 23-year old hopes to have completed commercial helicopter pilot training and begin a new career flying workers offshore from Aberdeen. Just five years ago, Chris was injured while serving for the 5th...
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Since the last issue of Tea Shack News, the oil and gas industry has taken a downturn which is challenging every part of the industry. We spoke to four individuals from the industry about how this has impacted safety in the North Sea. Many think involving the workforce is crucial to ensuring safety...
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Everyone agrees that the role of an elected safety rep (ESR) as a safety leader, a motivator and a driving force in workforce involvement is essential for our industry to achieve goal zero incidents. To achieve this goal, full participation of the workforce through their ESR is indispensable. But...
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