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10th EUOAG meeting, 10th-11th June 2015

Date(s): 
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015
Thursday, 11 June, 2015
Place: 
Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Bruxelles

The 10th meeting of the EUOAG took place in Brussels, Conference Centre Albert Borschette on June 10th - 11th, 2015. The agenda of the meeting was the following:

TimeItemLead

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE 2015

09:30Registration 
WORKSHOP ON VERIFICATION AND SYRIO SOFTWARE
10:00

Introduction

The Offshore Safety Directive requires owners and operators to establish verification schemes and appoint Independent Verifiers.

Chair:

Arthur van Dalen (SSM)

10:10

Verification Scheme and the Independent Verifier:

  • Discussion.

 DNV

11:15Coffee/Tea Break
 
11:30

SyRIO software Workshop

Demonstation of alpha version of the software tool SyRIO, which is developed by the COM in order to be used on a voluntary basis by the MS.

Explanation of the structure (xml schemas) of the OSPIS system for publishing safety performance data to COM/public.

Feedback from the users.

Discussion.

Outline further development and interactions with MS CA (i.e. workshops, etc.).

The purpose of this Workshop is to demonstrate the current (alpha) status of the software tools for accident and safety performance data reporting and to get feedback from the users for improvement of the systems. The Workshop is restricted to Authorities, not only the "permanent" Members of EUOAG but also to experts from other Authorities, who are more directly involved in offshore accident reporting.

 JRC

12:50

Summary of the Session

Closing remarks

Chair:

Arthur van Dalen (SSM)

13:00Lunch Break
 
EUOAG Part 1: Ordinary Session – Regulatory Authorities

 

 14:00

 

 Introduction

Chair:

Stefan Moser, Head of Unit B4 (COM)

14:10

Summary Record of the 9th EUOAG meeting.

Follow up on action list (following discussion in COM/SSM Agenda only):

  • Update on Liability Report;
  • EC decision on transitional arrangements in Article 42(1) and (2).

Stefan Moser (COM)

14:20

EUOAG Work plan:

  • State of play on work plan;
  • Topics for EUOAG and Workshop.

 

COM

14:35

Sharing of Best Practice and Transposition topics:

  • All MS to present on status of their transposition process, development of a Competent Authority and regulatory policies, procedures and processes including production of CA annual plans.

All MS
15:30

Coffee/Tea Break

 
 

Sharing of Best Practice and Transposition topics (cont'd)

 

16:15

Directive 92/91:

  • MS completed survey on ovelap of Directives 92/917EEC and 2013/30/EU and possible improvements (01/05/2015);
  • Summary of MS comments for discussion with the aim of agreeing an EUOAG position.
COM

16:45

EC Major Accident Emergency Plans

Outline of joint approach in providing contacts, infomation sharing and other collaboration.

COM

17:15

MS CA Capacity Building

Completion of stage 2 of the study and the final report.

Bio by Deloitte

 17:45

Summary of the afternoon session

Closing remarks

Chairs:

Stefan Moser (COM)

DAY 2: THURSDAY 11th JUNE 2015

EUOAG Part 2: Plenary Session – Authorities and Stakeholders

09:00Registration 
09:30Welcome to the Plenary Session of EUOAG

Chair:

Stefan Moser (COM)

09:40Guidance on Member States' reporting of offshore accidents in the context of the Implementing Regulation (update).

Vincent Claessens (SSM)

09:45

The development of a BREF on Hydrocarbon Extraction and Production. (Also Question on the application of Large Combustion Plants legislation to offshore installations).

  • Presentation;
  • Discussion.
COM: DG ENV
10:15

Directive 92/91/EEC:

  • Follow-up to February 2015 meeting;
  • Presentation on EUOAG agreed position on Directives 92/91/EEC and 2013/30/EU and possible improvements (01/05/2015).

COM: DG EMPL, JRC

10:30

Coffee/Tea break

 
10:45

Step Change in Safety (UK) and/or Working Together for Safety (NO):

  • Outline of organisation;
  • Development of organisation (history);
  • Examples of Good practice in bringing together owners/operators, contractors, trade unions, regulators and the workforce.

PDF icon Presentation by Step Change in Safety (UK)

PDF icon Presentation by Working Together for safety (NO)

Step Change in Safety (UK),

Working Together for Safety (NO)

11:30

Industrial Associations presentations on:

  • How Industry Associations members (Owners and Operators within the OSD) are getting prepared to deal with the implementation of the Offshore Safety Directive;
  • Latest Safety/Environmental initiatives;
  • Latest developments in the Industry;
  • Recent accidents and incidents and lessons learned.

PDF icon Presentation by IOGP

Unions and other Stakeholders comments

Other business

IOGP/IMCA

 

 

 

 

IndustriAll

12:10

Summary of the morning session

Closing remarks

Chair:

Stefan Moser (COM)

AD HOC GROUP AND MS CA - IMPLEMENTING REGULATION GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

 

13:15

 

Welcome

Chair:

V. Claessens (SSM)

13:25

The IR Guidance Document - Presentation of the final draft.

Discussion.

V. Claessens

MS CA only

 

15:25

 

Summary and the way forward

Chair:

V. Claessens (SSM)