Offshore Energies Magazine - Issue 55 Spring 2023

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I have been blown away by the positive feedback I have received on the course to date. We have several UK offshore operators undergoing trials of the course at present so I am hopeful that the content will resonate [with] those organisations, as it did with Serica Energy." Neptune pursues UK wind... Privately-held Neptune Energy is working with two other companies on a new approach to decarbonise its energy hubs offshore, it said December 29. Offshore wind could be used to power carbon capture and storage and hydrogen production projects. A memorandum of understanding it signed with Ørsted and Goal7 will see the trio examine the potential to supply renewable electricity from Ørsted’s Hornsea offshore windfarm projects to power future Neptune-operated hubs in the UK North Sea. Goal7 will provide project management support and technical input. Neptune’s New Energy director Pierre Girard said: "The development of integrated energy hubs is an important part of Neptune’s strategy to store more carbon than is emitted from our operations and the use of our sold products by 2030." ... and Norwegian CCS Neptune is alsoworking with Norwegian producer Sval and UK infrastructure planner Storegga on a project to store CO₂ under the Norwegian North Sea. The Trudvang project has the potential to store up to 9mn tonnes/yr of CO₂, or about a fifth of Norway’s total annual emmissions. The gas would be captured from industrial sites, liquefied and shipped to the site. It said in a February 27 statement: "Trudvang could be a key contributor to Neptune's 2030 goal of storing Energy Transition

ensuring a robust competence system is first in place." Salus issues guidance on safety Salus Technical has published a potentially life-saving guidance document based on extensive research into confidential non-compliance letters that the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) sent to offshore duty holders in 2019. Using the Freedom of Information Act, the team obtained the information and used it to produce an anonymised database. That led to the creation of a guidance document grouped by inspection topic, breaking down the detail of each topic, highlighting common areas of concern and offering real, actionable advice to prevent major accidents happening in the future. Each of the non-compliances was resolved by the duty holder before the HSE released the information, "a powerful signal that the industry takes its safety obligations very seriously," Salus Technical said January 30. Founder David Jamieson led the team’s analysis of 147 non-compliance letters. The document may be downloaded free at research-2019/ Salus signs up Serica Salus Technical has won a training contract from Serica Energy, with 250 delegates signed up to complete the course. The Process Safety Awareness Course was launched in September last year. Its objective was to address the backlog of safety training requirements from energy industry professionals following the Covid-19 pandemic. Serica said: "The content allows us to set the standard for process safety and make sure that everyone understands their role in major accident prevention, whether they work in HR, accounting, engineering or in frontline operations." Mr Jamieson said: "I am delighted that Serica Energy have signed-up and

Training & Safety AGR, AIS Survivex in training tie-up Energy-sector recruitment specialist Advance Global Recruitment (AGR) has signed a unique three-year training management service contract with AIS Survivex. They aim to create a new approach to the supply of energy industry personnel. This involves identifying and matching personnel and then delivering targeted training for a complete recruitment solution, to the benefits of employers and individuals. As part of the agreement, AIS Survivex will provide all UK training and competency delivery for AGR’s new division, as well as identify and manage training with recognised training partners outside the UK. AGR said: "We are delighted to work with AIS Survivex on this highly innovative agreement between a training provider and recruitment consultant." 3t Energy has new head trainer AIS Survivex' owner 3t Energy Group has appointed Deborah Yeats as its new training and competence Director. She will launch strategic training and competence consultancy services, systems and programmes globally for subsidiaries Drilling Systems, AIS Survivex, UCT, 3t Transform and 3t EnerMech. The appointment "further reinforces 3t’s position in striving for a safer, smarter and more efficient workforce now and in the future," the company said. Ms Yeats said she had worked with 3t on some "incredibly exciting projects already", and was looking forward to helping the company transform the future of training "through a tailored blend of traditional training methods and digital learning technologies,

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